Enhance Your Relationship after Brain Injury
Who: For the survivor of brain injury and their partner
What: This class is designed to enhance relationship satisfaction and quality after brain injury. Couples will be taught how relationships change after brain injury, how to communicate more effectively with each other, address each other’s relational needs, improve their ability to cope effectively with changes after brain injury, and even learn to have fun with each other during these difficult times.
When: 16 weeks, 2-hour sessions
How: Call Sue Underbrink, Practice Manager, at (317) 329-2194 to be placed on a waiting list for the next session
Note: This is not a treatment designed for couples on the brink of divorce/separation.
Before this group...I barely knew my husband. Now our marriage is an 8 on a scale 0-10. I would highly recommend this class to others.
More About Couples CARE
Couples who have gone through the Couples CARE (CAring & Relating with Empathy) class have consistently reported how much they liked the experience of meeting and finding support through other couples who are going through something similar.
Hear from lead investigator and program creator, Dr. Samantha Backhaus, in the February 2019 #RehabCast from the Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, where she and her work are featured: Treating the Couple Following Brain Injury. Listen to the audio interview (38:04) as she describes the research that led to this novel intervention for couples, the first of its kind of couples therapy targeting acquired brain injury. Her research is published in the February Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Published research: Investigation of a New Couples Intervention for Individuals with Brain Injury: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
Authors: Backhaus, Samantha et al., Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, February 2019, Volume 100, Issue 2, 195 - 204.e1
Dr. Samantha Backhaus, PhD
The primary investigator in developing the Couples CARE program focused on improving marital quality and satisfaction after brain injuryView Biography See All Staff Bios