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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.

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.

The Speakers

Dr. Juan Arango

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:

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

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

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.

Time Topic Speaker
08:30 am - 09:00 am Registration  
09:00 am - 09:30 am TBI: The Indian Perspective Dr. A. B. Shah
09:30 am – 10:15 am The impact of brain injury on family members and their role on the recovery Dr. Juan Arango
10:15 am – 10:30 am Coffee/Tea Break  
10:30 am – 10:45 am Introduction - overview of expectations and structure of sessions. Dr. Juan Arango
10:45 am – 12:00 noon Making meaning of TBI and psychoeducation Dr. Juan Arango
12:00 noon – 01:00 pm Family Matters - An India Perspective Dr. Urvashi Shah
01:00 pm – 02:00 pm Lunch  
02:00 pm – 03:00 pm Shifting focus - relationship among thoughts, mood, and behavior Dr. Juan Arango
03:30 pm – 03:30 pm Tea/Coffee Break  
03:30 pm – 04:30 pm Case presentations Shraddha Shah, Poonam Bajaj
04:30 pm – 05:00 pm Patient Family Forum Dr. Juan Arango

Time Topic Speaker
09:00 am -10:30 am Managing emotions and communicating effectively Dr. Juan Arango
10:30 am -10:45 am Tea/Coffee Break  
10:45 am – 12:00 noon Finding Solutions Dr. Juan Arango
12:00 noon – 01:00 pm Challenges in involving the Indian family Shraddha Shah
01:00 pm – 02:00 pm Lunch  
02:00 pm – 03:00 pm Boundary making, and Farewell - summary of skills learned Dr. Juan Arango
03:00 pm – 03:30 pm Tea/Coffee Break  
03:30 pm – 04:30 pm Case presentations Shraddha Shah, Lajja Shah
04:30 pm – 05:00 pm Patient Family Forum Dr. Juan Arango
REGISTRATION DETAILS* :
Please mail your NEFT Transaction Code to
sayali.deosthalee@rfhospital.org OR
hitendra.gandhi@rfhospital.org as a confirmation;
keeping the mail subject as "Brain Injury".
  • Bank Name: ICICI
  • Branch Name: HNH
  • Account Type: Savings
  • Account Name: Sir HN Hospital Trust
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  • IFSC CODE: ICIC0003611
  • MICR: 400229237
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