KC-Jones Event

Relational Approaches to Rehabilitation Following Acquired Brain Injury

Venue: London Voluntary Sector Resource Centre
Date: Friday 27th November 2009


This day is an opportunity to bring together clinicians who prioritise, relationships, the relational, interpersonal and social in their neuro-rehabilitative work. To think differently about both traditional concepts and new challenges within community ABI services. Speakers will present in groups of two or three within this spirit of relationships & community

09.30  Registration

10.00  Introduction: Invitations inwards & outwards in ABI services
Ceri Bowen, Royal Hospital for Neuro-Disability Putney, Siobhan Palmer, BIRT & Giles Yeates, Community Head Injury Service, Aylesbury


10.15  Feelings, beliefs & self-other representations following ABI:  Neuropsychoanalytical perspectives
Oliver Turnbull, University of Wales & Aikaterini Fotopoulou, University College London

10.45  Understanding & Supporting Intimacy after ABI 
Giles Yeates, Community Head Injury Service, Aylesbury & Siobhan Palmer, BIRT

11.15  Tea/Coffee 


11.30  Systemic approaches to family work following ABI
Ceri Bowen, Royal Hospital for Neuro-Disability Putney & Siobhan Palmer, BIRT

12:00  Working with child relatives following adult ABI
Audrey Daisley, Oxford Centre for Enablement & Sal Connolly, Royal Hospital for Neuro-Disability, Putney        

12.30  Supporting Dads and Parents after ABI 
Stephen Weatherhead, South Cheshire Acquired Brain Injury Service & Rachel Skippon

13.00  Lunch and Division of Neuropsychology AGM


14.00  Survivors' use of shared executive minds in neuro-rehabilitation: The Psychological Support Group
Fergus Gracey, Oliver Zangwill Centre, Siobhan Palmer, BIRT & Giles Yeates, Community Head Injury Service, Aylesbury 

14.30  Relationships in the work-place following ABI 
Andy Tyerman & Ruth Tyerman, Community Head Injury Service, Aylesbury

15.00  Tea/Coffee

15.15  The community neuropsychologist: Developing new models and practices in neuro-disability services
Phil Yates, Mardon Neuro-Rehabilitation Centre & University of Exeter & Gail Leeder, BIRT

15.45  The distributed mind and assisting cognition 
Brian O'Neill & Alex Gillespie

16.15  Plenary Discussion with all speakers

16.45  Close

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