Revista chilena de neuro-psiquiatría
On-line version ISSN 0717-9227
SALAS R, Christian. Psychotherapy and therapeutic interventions in acquired brain injury survivors. Rev. chil. neuro-psiquiatr. [online]. 2008, vol.46, n.4, pp. 293-300. ISSN 0717-9227. doi: 10.4067/S0717-92272008000400007.
The place of psychotherapy in the rehabilitation processes of Acquired Brain Injury survivors is reviewed in this article. The main difficulties that psychotherapy has found to validate itself as a useful tool are summarized. The psychotherapy's primary goals are to facilitate the adhesion to rehabilitation and the emotional adaptation to physical, cognitive and behavioural changes. Finally, some directives in the use of this clinical tool are enumerated, differentiating between psychotherapeutic process and therapeutic interventions.
Keywords : Acquired brain injury; holistic neuropsychological rehabilitation; psychotherapy; therapeutic interventions.