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SPECIAL EPISODE - 'The Matt Duffin Show' Dr Samatha Backhaus & Michael Roberson

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This show is what the word "Ta-Da" why Webster put it in his book!  We'll start with my (an many) personal recovery 'guru' Dr.  Samanatha Backhaus, and end with my personal (again, an many) friend Micheal Roberson; a very recent TBI Survivor.

 Samantha L. Backhaus, Ph.D. is a Clinical Neuropsychologist at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana’s comprehensive outpatient brain injury Neuro Rehab Center. She works with and directs an interdisciplinary rehabilitation team to assist individuals with reintegration.  Her passion is working with families as well, with the overall goal of the survivor achieving positive long-term outcome following brain injury.  Dr. Backhaus developed a 20-week treatment intervention, the Brain Injury Coping Skills Group (BICS) that won the 2009 McDowell Award for Best Presentation presented by the American Society for Neurorehabilitation and American Congress of Rehabilitation. She has completed several evidenced-based studies investigating this treatment and won Healthcare Hero Finalist in her community in 2011 for her work in traumatic brain injury and neurorehabilitation. She is asked to teach this intervention to clinicians throughout the rehabilitation field, both nationally and internationally. She also developed a Peer Mentoring Program for brain injury survivors and family members, and directs a support group called Bridging the Gap, specifically designed to meet the needs of families and survivors of BI. Currently, Dr. Backhaus is the primary investigator in developing a new program, in collaboration with other professionals, on improving marital quality and satisfaction after brain injury, Couples CARE (Coping and Relating with Empathy).

Micheal Roberson is a good man, who switched his  life away from Canal Town, where he met many  more friends - sans one idiot.  Listen in with Mike and I, he'd like to say Hello.