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Current Studies & Research
Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana Research Participant Registry

James Malec, Ph.D. – Principal Investigator The purpose of RHI’s Research Participant Registry is to create a RHI Research Participant Registry of individuals who are interested in participating or who… Read More

IU InterFACE Center at Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana

The IU Interactive and Functional Assessment of Communication and Emotion Center is a natural observation laboratory designed to research emotional and behavioral deficits in people with neurological, psychological, and developmental… Read More

Resource Facilitation-Best Practices Manual for Return to Work/School

Resource Facilitation: Indiana Best Practices Manual for Return-to- Work or Return-to-School     Click on the read more button to get a link to download the full manual.  Once you… Read More

Multicenter Evaluation of Memory Remediation after TBI with Donepezil (MEMRI-TBI-D Study)

Multicenter Evaluation of Memory Remediation after TBI with Donepezil (MEMRI-TBI-D Study) March 10, 2015 Flora Hammond, MD (PI); Funded by National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR).  This study… Read More

Brain Injury Association of America ~ The Challenge

Flora M. Hammond, M.D. is featured as one of the TBI Model Systems Researchers in the Fall Edition of the Brain Injury Association of America ‘The Challenge’ Publication. Click on… Read More

Couples Caring and Relating with Empathy-Brain Injury Program (Couples CARE): A skills-based intervention to improve marital satisfaction and adjustment after brain injury March 26th, 2013

Samantha Backhaus, PhD (PI), Dawn Neumann, PhD, Taryn Skejstal, PhD, funded by Indiana Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Fund (ISCBIRF).


This is a 2-year study that will be looking at the efficacy of doing a 16 week, small group, marital treatment program for couples after one of them has sustained a brain injury (BI).

This program will consist of psychoeducation, in-session activities, homework activities, and small group intervention and will be taught by 2 facilitators.

The program will consist of cognitive-behavioral treatment, dialectical-behavioral treatment, as well as standard marriage workshop-like training.

The intervention will be manualized and scripted so that all facilitators can at least review the same content, even if they use slightly different wording.

Year 1:  In this year, we will run 2 groups that will run simultaneously for the 16 weeks. The purpose of this is to do baseline testing, run a focus session at the end to ask what people liked or didn’t like about the group, and to do post-intervention testing on the 16th session. Modifications will be made based on feedback.

Year 2: In this year, we will run a Tx group vs Wait-list control group for 16 weeks. We will do that twice.  Also, we will follow-up with 3 month testing.



Contact Person:  Devan Parrot at devan.parrott@rhin.com or 317-294-6161