NeuroNotes welcomes Dan Harren


Dr. Rolf Gainer, PhD, Diplomate, ABDA

Rolf B. Gainer, PhD

Dan Harren is joining NeuroNotes as a guest blogger. Dan is the Business Development Manager for Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute of Ontario (NRIO), our sister facility in Toronto. He brings a background in brain injury rehabilitation for individuals with severe brain injuries and a dual diagnosis in hospital, residential and outreach settings through NRIO and other organizations. Dan has worked as a Behavior Therapist, Program Manager and Case Manager, and we look forward to Dan’s blogs continuing to expand the scope of NeuroNotes.
I personally collaborated with Dan on the development of two presentations which we presented at the Ontario Brain Injury Association conference. One presentation, “A Little Bit of Kramer in All of Us: Social Skills Training Using Sitcoms,” was based on creating a social learning curriculum using television sitcoms such as Seinfeld or The Office. The other, “The Double-Whammy: Managing Brain Injury and Severe Mental Illness After Rehabilitation” addressed the complex rehabilitation challenges created by individuals with brain injuries and mental health and/or substance abuse problems. Additionally, Dan has presented at other national and international conferences including the Brain Injury Awareness Day conference in Ottawa in 2011.

About Rolf Gainer Ph.D.

Dr. Rolf Gainer is the founder of the Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute at Brookhaven Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma as well as the Neurological Rehabilitation Institute of Ontario, in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Gainer is a psychologist with more than twenty-five years of experience in the treatment and rehabilitation of individuals with brain injuries and a dual diagnosis. Dr. Gainer has designed and operated innovative rehabilitation programs in the United States and Canada for individuals who have been regarded as difficult to serve. He is currently involved in conducting two outcome studies related to the long-term issues faced by individuals with brain injuries and a dual diagnosis. He has presented papers throughout the United States and Canada in many professional conferences and educational forums.

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