Retraining Cognition–Fourth Edition: Techniques and Applications

Parenté, St. Pierre , Herrmann
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Rick Parenté • Maria E. St. Pierre • Douglas Herrmann

Details: 520 pages, 7" × 10" softcover
ISBN13: 978-1-416-41206-9
Release Date: 05/10/2022


The recently revised fourth edition of Retraining Cognition: Techniques and Applications is a wealth of knowledge for professionals who treat persons with brain injuries, strokes, developmental delays, posttraumatic stress disorder, cognitive rehabilitation, and learning disabilities. Retraining Cognition focuses on existing theories as well as providing the latest discoveries and techniques that have stood the test of time, are confirmed by systemic research, and have proven especially effective in clinical rehabilitation therapy. 

Chapters are updated with new information from the field, such as research and theories of forgetting and techniques for helping a person learn to forget traumatic experiences; attention theory and procedures for retaining the attention process and auditory sensory memory, as well as treating emotional issues and posttraumatic stress, two critical areas especially relevant for therapists who work with military personnel returning from war zones. 

New topics include sexuality after brain injury, legal considerations, and military applications. The epilogue presents a structured therapy program for training and maintaining hope after trauma. Appendix A, The Problems—Solutions Treatment Planner includes Client and Observer versions of a 58-item questionnaire: the combination of these two perspectives will help identify areas of cognitive strengths and weaknesses while each item on the questionnaire is associated therapy suggestions. Appendix B Neuro Rehabilitation Assessment is new to the fourth edition and provides suggestions for a battery of tests for an initial evaluation of the survivor’s sensory, motor, intellectual, attention, memory and emotional state.




1. The History and Systems of Cognitive Rehabilitation
2. A Multimodal Model of Cognitive Rehabilitation
3. The Neuropsychology of Thinking
4. The Dynamics of Attention and Memory
5. Theories and Models of Recovery
6. Transfer and Generalization of Cognitive Skills
7. Theories of Forgetting



8. Retraining Sensory Memory
9. Retraining Attention and Concentration
10. Maintenance Rehearsal
11. Retraining Working Memory
12. Teaching Memory Strategies
13. Rehearsal and Organization
14. Retraining Organizational Skills
15. Retraining Problem-Solving Skills
16. Retraining Concept Learning, Reasoning, and Comprehension
17. Retraining Decision Making
18. Retraining Executive Skills
19. Physical, Social, and Environmental Conditions
20. Treating Emotional Issues and Post-Traumatic Stress
21. Learning to Forget
22. Incentives and Cognitive Rehabilitation
23. External Aids to Cognition
24. Selected Topics
25. The Effectiveness of Cognitive Rehabilitation

Epilogue: Fostering Hope After Brain Injury

Appendix A: Problems–Solutions Treatment Planner

Appendix B: Neurorehabilitation Assessment