This case history describes a client’s use of Therapeutic Recreation Community Liaison (TRCL), a on the reintegration of a woman with a traumatic brain injury. The thirty year old woman, who was in an automobile wreck, was a very active independent woman before her injury. After injury, her self esteem, which appeared low, made her reluctant to participate in recreational activities with unfamiliar people. Over the course of three years, leisure recommendations by the TRCL focused on re-establishing trust in unfamiliar people and positive self esteem, while providing positive alternatives to substance abuse, depression, and a troubled family life.
Author Sharon Baker-Roth, Ellen McLaughlin, David Weitzenkamp, Lori Womeldorff
Volume Vol 29, No 4 (1995)