Retraining Cognition

Techniques and Applications

Fourth Edition
Rick Parenté | Maria E. Pierre | Douglas Herrmann
  • Format 7" x 10" softcover
  • Pages 520
  • Copyright 2023
  • Product Code 40008 ( MR #069463 )

Price $84.00

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This revised fourth edition of Retraining Cognition: Techniques and Applications is a wealth of knowledge for professionals who treat persons with brain injuries, strokes, developmental delays, posttraumatic stress disorder, cognitive rehabilitation, and learning disabilities. Retraining Cognition focuses on existing theories as well as providing the latest discoveries and techniques that have stood the test of time, are confirmed by systemic research, and have proven especially effective in clinical rehabilitation therapy.
Chapters are updated with new information from the field, such as research and theories of forgetting and techniques for helping a person learn to forget traumatic experiences; attention theory and procedures for retaining the attention process and auditory sensory memory, as well as treating emotional issues and posttraumatic stress, two critical areas especially relevant for therapists who work with military personnel returning from war zones.
New topics include sexuality after brain injury, legal considerations, and military applications. The epilogue presents a structured therapy program for training and maintaining hope after trauma. Appendix A, The Problems—Solutions Treatment Planner includes Client and Observer versions of a 58-item questionnaire: the combination of these two perspectives will help identify areas of cognitive strengths and weaknesses while each item on the questionnaire is associated therapy suggestions. Appendix B Neuro Rehabilitation Assessment is new to the fourth edition and provides suggestions for a battery of tests for an initial evaluation of the survivor’s sensory, motor, intellectual, attention, memory and emotional state.

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