Senior Health Scientist Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Atlanta, Georgia
This talk will focus on the use of Centeredness Theory as a visual framework to assist client-directed goals development in adolescents with TBI. A description of Centeredness Theory as a model of well-being will precede a discussion of how this concept relates to the aspects of social participation that affects persons with pediatric TBI as they grow into adulthood. Case study examples of this approach and the goals developed using this model to frame goal development will be presented. Case study video examples will provide interview approaches and data about progress toward these goals. Linkage of this approach to Mark Ylvisaker's treatment principles of identify reconstruction, metaphor therapy, and positive behavioral supports will be discussed.
Describe Centeredness Theory.
Use the Centeredness Theory Approach to develop client-centered goals for social communication targets.
Link the presented assessment approach to Mark Ylvisaker's treatment principles.