The workshop will introduce a standardized family intervention program for brain injury survivors developed by Juan Carlos Arango-Lasprilla et al.
There is evidence that this program can improve levels of depression, anxiety, burden, and problem-solving appraisals in terms of confidence, approach-avoidance, and personal control. It is the first family intervention that includes family members "living in the home in addition to the caregiver".
Along with that, the workshop will include the Indian perspective of social support and family involvement. There will also be an open public forum where family members can directly interact with the faculty.
Dr. Arango has degrees in Psychology and Clinical Psychology with specialized training in Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. He is a Research Professor for Neuropsychology and has 7 published books, 38 book chapters and over 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Arun Shah is a Consultant Neurologist and Mentor of the Department of Neurosciences with vast experience of 30 years. Currently, holds the title of Emeritus Professor at the Department of Neurology at Topiwala National Medical College & Nair Hospital in Mumbai. He is actively involved in clinical research and has delivered several lectures at various meetings.
Dr. Urvashi Shah is the pioneer of the field of neuropsychology in Mumbai. She has vast experience in neuropsychology and rehabilitation since 20 years. She is a consultant at KEM Hospital, Hinduja hospital and Global hospital. She has several research publications in the field of neuropsychology and has been the recipient of the Mayor’s achievement award for her contribution to the field.
Ms. Shraddha Shah is educated in Neuroscience, Clinical Psychology and is currently, pursuing PhD research in Neuropsychology. Along with consulting at Sir HNRF and another hospital, she teaches at SNDT University and manages a clinical private practice. She has a special interest in neuropsychological rehabilitation for brain injury.