Grace M Couchman

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OBJECTIVE This study, which was the first evaluation in Australia of multiple-family group treatment, explored the effectiveness of this approach for a newly arrived non-English speaking migrant group, first-generation Vietnamese families, and for English-speaking families. METHODS Thirty-four pairs of English-speaking consumers and family members and 25(More)
The present study examined the impact of a family inclusive intervention on the multidimensional self-concept of individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Forty one individuals with TBI and a matched control group completed the Tennessee Self-Concept Scale: Second Edition (TSCS: 2), the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSE), the Family Assessment Device(More)
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE This study examined the multidimensional self-concept, global self-esteem and psychological adjustment of individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) as compared with healthy controls. RESEARCH DESIGN Group comparison on self-report questionnaires. METHODS AND PROCEDURES Forty-one individuals who had sustained a TBI were compared(More)
AIM Caregiver causal attributions influence patient and caregiver reactions to psychosis. The current study describes common caregiver causal attributions about psychosis onset in youth, including a subset of first-episode psychosis patients, and the patient and caregiver characteristics that influence these attributions. It also examines if caregiver views(More)
Acquired brain injuries (ABI) can have a major impact on social participation, causing increased social isolation and emotional distress for people with the injury and their family members. Multifamily Group Therapy (MFGT) provides information, resources, problem-solving strategies and opportunities for social networking for families where one member has an(More)
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