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Vocational Rehabilitation after Traumatic Head Injury



Speaker: Dr Andy Tyerman, Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist / Head of Service Community Head Injury Service, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Please note the event is now full, unfortunately we cannot accept any further attendees and registration is now closed.

Location: Convocation Suite, City University London, Centenary Building, Spencer Street, EC1V 0HB

Each year the Division of Health Services Research and Management at City University London runs a series of events and seminars which provide a platform for academics, practitioners and service users to discuss developments on best practice and help promote social inclusion for disabled people and others at risk of social exclusion, through research, teaching and consultancy. Previous topics have included: welfare at work, disability services in an age of austerity, challenges for the third sector, insurance and social inclusion.

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February 12th - Andy Tyerman

Models of vocational rehabilitation (VR) after traumatic brain injury (TBI) will be outlined, drawing on illustrative international examples. A variety of models have been developed including TBI rehabilitation programmes with added VR elements, VR models adapted for TBI, case coordination / resource facilitation models, and consumer-directed models. Provision of VR after TBI in the UK will be reviewed, drawing on both key illustrative examples and our attempts to address the wide range of vocational needs after TBI through the Working Out Programme in Buckinghamshire.

Andy has worked in neurorehabilitation since qualifying as a clinical psychologist in 1979. Since 1992 he has led the development of the Community Head Injury Service in Aylesbury. This comprises three specialist programmes; core inter-disciplinary brain injury rehabilitation; services for families and friends; and 'Working Out', a specialist brain injury vocational rehabilitation programme, which won the NHS Nye Bevan Modernisation Award 2000 (South East Region.

Andy was co-convenor of an advisory group which produced inter-agency guidelines on 'Vocational assessment and rehabilitation after brain injury' in 2004 and subsequently co-convenor of a development group, which produced further guidance on 'Vocational assessment and rehabilitation for people with long-term neurological conditions: Recommendations for best practice' in 2010. 

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When & where

1.00pm - 2.15pmTuesday 12th February 2013

Contact Details

Doria Pilling

City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 8992 4302

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