Me Before, Me After is a complete programme for professionals who run rehabilitation groups for brain injury survivors. The programme's overarching goal is to retrieve the person behind the injury by helping survivors master the consequences of their brain injury. The approach combines CBT principles that develop awareness and recognition of mental events with CBT techniques that are instrumental in achieving behaviour change. The manual focuses on the three aspects of acquired brain injury that are integral to achieving gains through rehabilitation:

1) Change-awareness: develops awareness of the changes that are consequent upon brain injury.

2) Change-investigation: helps understand why these changes occur; how we interpret them and how we cope with them.

3) Change-mastery: helps gain mastery over these changes by developing and mobilising adaptive capability.

Including extensive resources for practitioners, clients and support workers, this comprehensive manual provides everything you need in order to run the most effective brain injury rehabilitation groups in one place.

part |97 pages

Practitioners’ guide

module 1|31 pages

Recognising change

chapter Session 1|5 pages

Welcome and introduction

chapter Session 3|7 pages

How do I gather information? sensing vs. intuition

chapter Session 4|6 pages

How do I make decisions? thinking vs. feeling

chapter Session 5|6 pages

How do I organise my life? judging vs. perceiving

module 2|32 pages

Exploring change

chapter Session 6|5 pages

How we think impacts how we behave

chapter Session 9|5 pages

What happens when post-ABI rules break down?

chapter Session 10|8 pages

Someone to watch over me

module 3|31 pages

Mastering change

chapter Session 11|7 pages

Breaking rules voluntarily

chapter Session 13|5 pages

Are our negative beliefs about ourselves true?

chapter Session 14|5 pages

Evidence for our beliefs and our rules

chapter Session 15|5 pages

Goodbye: ABI – a life-long learning experience

part |70 pages

Participants’ handout

part |37 pages

Support workers’ guide