Dr. Rolf B. Gainer discussed what family caregivers go through when caring for a loved one with severe brain injury in a recent interview conducted by Dr. Gordon Atherley. Dr. Gordon Atherley founded Family Caregivers Unite!, a social media project in 2010. He uses his live internet talk radio show to connect with caregivers and to provide information and support. His most recent episode features a discussion with our Chief Executive Officer of the Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute at Brookhaven Hospital, Dr. Rolf B. Gainer.
Dr. Gainer explains that there is hope. Positive change can occur for the individual years post-injury. He provides valuable tips for caregivers, and looks to the future suggesting changes to our healthcare system.
Click here to listen to the episode featuring Dr. Gainer’s conversation with Dr. Gordon Atherley. Be sure to listen to the end to hear Dr. Gainer’s heartfelt and encouraging message for family caregivers.
Training Clinicians to Deliver a Mindfulness Intervention Written by: Carrie Gibbons, Melissa Felteau, Nora
Cullen, Shawn Marshall, Sacha Dubois, Hillary Maxwell, Dwight Mazmanian, Bruce Weaver, et al. Mindfulness ISSN 1868-8527Volume 5, Number 3, Mindfulness (2014) 5:232-237 DOI 10.1007/s12671-012-0170-x
*The final publication is available at link.springer.com
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Reduces Symptoms of Depression in People With a Traumatic Brain Injury: Results From a Randomized Controlled Trial (175 Kb) Written By: Michel B´edard, PhD; Melissa Felteau, MAEd; Shawn Marshall, MD; Nora Cullen, MD; Carrie Gibbons, MPH; Sacha Dubois, MPH; Hillary Maxwell, MPH; Dwight Mazmanian, PhD; Bruce Weaver, MSc; Laura Rees, PhD; Rolf Gainer, PhD; Rupert Klein, PhD; Amy Moustgaard, PhD – Copyright c 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Books:Michael Paul Mason is an editor, writer, speaker and journalist based in Tulsa. His works have appeared in several newspapers and magazines including Discover, The New York Times and The Believer. Mason has also appeared as a guest on several national media outlets including the Lehrer Newshour, CBS News and NPR’s Morning Edition. He currently serves as the editor of This Land Press, Oklahoma’s first New Media company, which he founded.
Mason’s book Head Cases: Stories of Brain Injury and Its Aftermath draws from the more than five years that he spent as a Brain Injury Case Manager at Brookhaven Hospital where he spent countless hours helping survivors of traumatic brain injuries and their families. The book explores how survivors of traumatic brain injuries make sense of the world around them.
A recognized expert in his field, Michael Paul Mason has served as a board member of the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists and is a past president of the Brain Injury Association of Oklahoma.
Head Cases: Stories of Brain Injury and Its Aftermath by Michael Paul Mason – Buy now on Amazon
Resources & Community Presentations:
Detours, road closings and potholes: assessing the barriers after brain injury Presented by Rolf B. Gainer, PhD and Nancy Weber, MA, CBIS, at the Southwest Disability Conference, October 7, 2015.
Lectures presented by Rolf B. Gainer, PhD, at the South African Neurological Rehabilitation Association Conference, August 27-30, 2015 in Johannesburg, SA:
Santa Clara Conference 2015:
The Psychometrics of Social Role Return for the Person with Brain Injury Presented by Rolf B. Gainer, PhD at the Santa Clara Valley Brain Injury Conference 2015.
TBI and Identity Loss: Recovering Self Presented by Ron Broughton, LPC, CBIST · Chief Clinical Officer · Brookhaven Hospital at the Santa Clara Valley Brain Injury Conference 2015.
ACRM 2014 Presentation MF4 Presented by Rolf B. Gainer, PhD and Melissa Felteau, MAdEd at Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, October 2014
Aging and Brain Injury – Colorado 10-28-16 (6 Mb) Presented by Rolf B. Gainer, PhD, Colorado, October 2016, Washington BIA, January 2016, Washington BIA, April 2015
Aging and Brain Injury: Expectations and Realities – AANLCP 2017 (6Mb) Presented by Rolf B. Gainer, PhD, and Jason Pirtle, MSM, at the American Association of Nurse Life Care Planners, October 2017
Aging and Brain Injury: Expectations and Realities (6Mb) Presented by Rolf B. Gainer, PhD, Tulsa OK, April 2017
Autonomy, Capacity and Beneficence: Ethical Considerations In a Disabled Population Presented by Ron Broughton, M.Ed., LPC, CBIST, Zarrow 2014
A Little Bit of Kramer in All of Us: Social Skills Training Using Sitcoms (276 Kb) Presented by Rolf B. Gainer, Ph.D., and Dan Harren, B.A. (Hon)
Barriers to Outcome: Brain Injury, Psychiatric Disorder and Substance Use (6.5 Mb) Presented By: Rolf B. Gainer, PhD
Brain and Memory (2.24 Mb) Presented by Pamela Washbourne, MS, CCC-SLP
Brain Injury and Behavior (361 Kb) Presented by Rolf B. Gainer, Ph.D.
Caregivers as Clients Presented by Nancy Weber, MA, CBIS as part of Brookhaven’s Professional Seminar Series on June 4, 2014.
Caregivers as Clients: Who’s Caring for the Caregivers? Presented by Nancy Weber, MA, CBIS, Southwest Disability Conference, October 2014
Combat Related PTSD Among The Sri Lankan Army Servicemen Written by Ruwan Jayatunge, M.D.
Counseling and Brain Injury: A Post Rehab Support View / (word doc layout) (171 Kb) Presented by Ron Broughton, MEd, LPC, CBIS, Chief Clinical Officer — Brookhaven Hospital presented at the 2013 Santa Clara Valley Brain Injury Conference.
Counseling and Brain Injury: A Post Rehab Support View / (powerpoint layout) (2.07 Mb) Presented by Ron Broughton, MEd, LPC, CBIS, Chief Clinical Officer — Brookhaven Hospital presented at the 2013 Santa Clara Valley Brain Injury Conference.
Death of a Soldier Written by Ruwan Jayatunge, M.D.
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and the Buddhist Jathaka Stories Written by Ruwan Jayatunge, M.D.
Did Travis Bickle Have a Brain Injury? Assessing the potential for violence in individuals with TBI (4.77 Mb) Presented by Rolf B. Gainer, Ph.D. October 2012
The Double Whammy: Living with a Brain Injury and a Psychiatric Disorder (2.84Mb) Presented by Rolf B. Gainer, Ph.D. Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute of Ontario, Etobicoke, Ontario / Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute at Brookhaven Hospital, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Dynamics of Attention (127 Kb)
The End of Caring (1.3MB) Presented by Rolf B. Gainer, Ph.D. at the Pacific Northwest (Portland) conference, March 2017
Guidelines for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Persistent Symptoms provided by Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (6.84 MB)
Healing the Addiction Memory Written by Ruwan Jayatunge, M.D.
Incidence and Neuropsychiatric Sequelae of Traumatic Brain Injury: Implications for the Military (650 Kb) Presented by Deborah L. Warden, M.D., National Director of Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center, at the Armed Forced Epidemiological Board in San Diego, Cal, Nov. 2004
Is Punishment Necessary in Brain Injury Rehabilitation? (1.27 Mb)Presented by Terry J. Page, Ph.D., BCBA at the 13th Annual Conference on Neurobehavioral Rehabilitation in Acquired Brain Injury in Hamilton, Ontario, May 2006
Living in the Community Following a Traumatic Brain Injury (0.2 Mb)
Presented at the 2004 Brain Injury Association of Iowa Conference and at the South Dakota Brain Injury Association Support Group, April 2004
Longterm Outcomes in TBI The NewNormal Presented by Rolf B. Gainer, PhD, at International Symposium of Life Care Planners September 2013
Long-term social role difficulties for the person with Brain Injury and a Psychiatric Diagnosis Presented by Rolf B. Gainer, PhD at the Washington BIA, April 2015
Loss of self Southwest SD SW ISLCP (19Mb) Presented by Rolf B. Gainer, PhD
Loss of self following brain injury BIA IA (14Mb) Presented by Rolf B. Gainer, PhD
Maintaining Intimacy After a Traumatic Brain Injury(0.3 Mb)
Presented at the 2004 Brain Injury Association of Iowa Conference
Meditation – an Effective Treatment Mode for Substance Use Disorders Written by Ruwan Jayatunge, M.D.
Meditation and Brain Plasticity Written by Ruwan Jayatunge, M.D.
Meet Me Where I AM … Presentation 2014 Presented by Michael J Bruns, MS, PLPC, CBIS – Michigan BIAMI 2014
Rolf B. Gainer, PhD and Matt Maxey, BSN, CBIS were invited by the International Brain Injury Association to present, “Reducing the need for seclusion and restraint on an inpatient neurobehavioral unit: Changing the treatment culture,” at the Tenth World Congress on Brain Injury, March 19-22, 2014, in San Francisco, California. Click here to view the poster presentation which is based on research done here at the Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute. Click here to read the abstract included in the Tenth World Congress on Brain Injury. This was delivered as an oral presentation last year at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine’s 90th annual conference, November 12-16, 2013, in Orlando, Florida. Click here to view the powerpoint presentation, “Reducing the need for seclusion and restraint on an inpatient neurobehavioral unit: Changing the treatment culture.”
Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy – 2012 Scotland Presentation (2.18 Mb ) Presented by Melissa Felteau, MAdED at the World Congress in Brain Injury, Edinburgh, Scotland, March 2012.
- Co-authored/investigated by Dr. Rolf Gainer, PhD, Rehabilitation Institutes of America, USA and Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute of Ontario, Toronto, Canada. Dr. Gainer is a co-investigator of a randomized, controlled trial of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for treating depression in a traumatic brain injury population.
- Co-authored/investigated by Shawn Marshall, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Medical Director, Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program, Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Center, Ottawa, Canada.
Moving through the lifespan with a brain injury: What really happens to people? (2.8 Mb) Presented By: Rolf B. Gainer, PhD and Nancy Weber, MA, CBIS
Neural Bases of Memory (387 Kb)
Neuroscience of Memory (3.2 Kb)
Presented by Pamela Washbourne at the 2006 Colorado Brain Injury Association Conference.
NRI Overview (0.8 Mb)
Patients’ Experiences of Near Death Experience Written by Ruwan Jayatunge, M.D.
Reducing the need for seclusion and restraint on an inpatient neurobehavioral unit(4.5Mb) Presented at ACRM November 2013 by Matt Maxey, Director of Nursing at Brookhaven Hospital.
Rehab Outside the Box: Lifespan Considerations for Individuals with Brain Injury (10.2 Kb) Presented by Dr. Rolf Gainer at the ABI Network Conference 2006 and Brookhaven Hospital.
Resilience after Brain Injury Disability – Zarrow (4.7Mb) Presented by Dr. Rolf Gainer at the Zarrow Mental Health Symposium, October 2017
Resilience after Brain Injury Disability (4.7Mb) Presented by Dr. Rolf Gainer at the University of Washington Brain Injury Conference, April 10, 2017
Sex and the Single Synapse (7.9 Kb)
Presented by Dr. Rolf Gainer and Mike Mason at the 2006 Southwest Conference for Disabilities.
Shake Hands with an Angel – Meeting With Lt. Gen Romeo Dallaire Written by Ruwan Jayatunge, M.D.
Shaken, not Stirred (845 Kb) Presented by Rolf B. Gainer, Ph.D., Diplomate ABDA
Shell Shock to Palali Syndrome Written by Ruwan Jayatunge, M.D.
Social Role Return Following Brain Injury (3.30 Mb) Presented by Rolf B. Gainer, Ph.D., at the 2008 Zarrow Symposium
Substance Abuse Issues after Traumatic Brain Injury (222 Kb)Educational Brochure from the Brain Injury Association of America
Suicide Attempts Following Traumatic Brain Injury: Identifying and Managing Risks (400 Kb) Presented by Rolf B. Gainer, Ph.D. at Brookhaven Hospital, April 2008
The Double-Whammy: Managing Brian Injury & Severe Mental Illness after
Rehabilitation (134 Kb) Presented by Rolf Gainer, PhD, at Brookhaven’s Professional Luncheon, 3-02-11
The End of Caring: Understanding the Dynamic of Failure in Rehab(425 Kb) Presented by Rolf B. Gainer, Ph.D., Diplomate ABDA
The Graying of Brain Injury: Aging and Lifespan Issues (3.45 Mb)
Presented by Rolf B. Gainer, Ph.D. at the 2007 Southwest Conference on Disability
The Greying of Brain Injury: The realities of aging with a brain injury (234 kb) Written by Rolf B. Gainer, PhD – OBIA Review December 2012
The Lifespan: Social Role Return Following Brain Injury (357 Kb)Presented by Rolf B. Gainer, Ph.D., Diplomate ABDA
The New Normal – 2012 Iowa BIA Conference Presentation (5.51 Mb ) Presented by Rolf B. Gainer, Ph.D.
Tracer Methodology (1.18 Mb) a Resource of the Joint Commission
Traumatic Brain Injury in Sri Lankan Combat Veterans Written by Ruwan Jayatunge, M.D.
Treating Chronic Pain With Meditation Written by Ruwan Jayatunge, M.D.
Triple Whammy Barriers Zarrow August 2016 (11 Mb ) Presented by Rolf B. Gainer, Ph.D.
Triple Whammy Barriers – Yankton (11 Mb ) Presented by Rolf B. Gainer, Ph.D.
What Happens When Rehabilitation Ends? Social Role Issues Ten Years Later(0.9 Mb) Presented at the 2004 Missouri Head Injury Advisory Council Conference
When Attempted Suicide is the Cause of Brain Injury: Implications for Rehabilitation (827 Kb) Presented by Rolf B. Gainer, Ph.D., Diplomate ABDA
For more information about traumatic brain injuries and related topics, please click on the informative links below:
Brookhaven Hospital, Tulsa, Oklahoma – http://www.brookhavenhospital.com
Brain Injury Association of America – http://www.biausa.org
Pathway Programs, Tulsa, OK – http://www.brookhavenhospital.com
Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute of Ontario, Canada – http://www.nrio.com
Connections: Living with a brain injury
Ray Ciancaglini is a former boxer turned inspirational advocate for the prevention of sport related brain injury. Check out his website: TheSecondImpact.com
George Visger-Brain Injury Awareness Is A Daily Reminder
Craig J.Phillips MRC, BA web site Second Chance to Live — http://secondchancetolive.org
Click the following link to read Craig Phillips’ latest e-books: Living with a Brain Injury Making Sense of Why and What is My Destiny and Living with a Brain Injury What Helped me to Stop being my enemy and create a life for myself
Check out all of Craig Phillips’ e-books by clicking here.
Disclaimer: The links above do not represent the hospital’s endorsement of any content conveyed on the linked site or the hospital’s recommendations of any therapies, strategies, equipment or providers identified on that site. The hospital recognizes the importance and value of creating access to information regarding brain injury, rehabilitation and treatment and advocacy.