PI: Cindy Harrison-Felix, PhD
Funded by: Department of Defense
Grant Number: W81XWH-11-1-0635; PT100068
Contact: Clare Morey email@example.com 303 789 8621
Impairments in social competence are among the most prevalent sequelae after traumatic brain injury (TBI). Without successful social skills a person is often isolated, in conflict with others, and denied access to social and vocational opportunities. The aim of this study is to determine the effectiveness of a manualized group treatment program to improve and maintain social competence for individuals with TBI with identified social skill deficits. The Group Interactive Structured Treatment (GIST) - Social Competence program is a holistic, dual-disciplinary intervention targeting the pervasive interpersonal and communication problems that often interfere with participation at work, home, school and in the community after TBI.
This is a multi-site study with six centers across the country enrolling a total of 192 participants who will be randomized to either the GIST Treatment or an Alternative Treatment. Both treatment groups will run for 13 weeks.