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​Treatment of Social Competence in Military Veterans, Service Members, and Civilians with Traumatic Brain Injury

Treatment of Social Competence in Military Veterans, Service Members, and Civilians with Traumatic Brain Injury

PI: Cindy Harrison-Felix, PhD
Funded by: Department of Defense
Grant Number: W81XWH-11-1-0635; PT100068
Dates: 2011-2016
Contact: Clare Morey (cmorey@craighospital.org or 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.

This is a multi-site study with six centers across the country enrolling a total of 192 participants who will be randomized to one of two treatment programs that target improving social competence. Both treatments will run for 13 weeks.