Health professionals working with clients who have suffered traumatic brain injury (TBI) often face problems with insomnia or persistent fatigue in their clients.
In collaboration with clinicians from several rehabilitation centres in Quebec and knowledge transfer specialists (the CLIPP), and with the financial support of the FRQS Consortium for the Development of Trauma Research, a team of researchers has developed an assessment and intervention manual for insomnia and fatigue after TBI. Constructed according to cognitive behavioural principles, the content of the manual was developed based on evidence gathered from CBT clients and other populations and the expertise of clinicians working with these individuals.
The manual is intended for health professionals who have minimal knowledge and experience in psychological intervention.
The manual has three distinct sections:
Know: Summary of scientific knowledge about insomnia and fatigue problems experienced following CBT;
Evaluate: a collection of assessment tools (interviews, agendas, grids, questionnaires), many of which can be completed on the screen;
Intervene: elements of psychoeducation and cognitive behavioural interventions, including several fact sheets and exercises that can be given to clients.