By On November 13th, 2013

Brainline Interviews Ron Broughton: Loss of identity after TBI


Ron Broughton, LPC, CBIST

Brainline.org is a resource, a place of support and information, for anyone who deals with brain injury from the individuals with brain injury to their families as well as professionals working within the field.  It is part of WETA which is the public television and radio station in Washington, D.C.  Brainline has interviewed the Chief Clinical Officer of the Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute (NRI) here at Brookhaven Hospital, Ron Broughton.

Mr. Broughton has been with NRI at Brookhaven Hospital for over eleven years.  He serves as the Chairman of the Ethics and Performance Improvement Committees at our hospital.  Mr. Broughton received a Master of Education in Community Counseling from the University of Central Oklahoma.  He is a Licensed Professional Counselor, is approved to supervise LPC candidates, and is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer.  He has worked extensively with severely mentally ill and brain injured patients in community mental health and inpatient settings.  Mr. Broughton has written academic papers and given presentations on schizophrenia, psychosis, ethics and counseling those with brain injury.  He also served on an expert panel for the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health Substance Abuse Services and is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Oklahoma Counseling Association.

In this third clip of a series of topics in Mr. Broughton’s interview with Brainline, he discusses the loss of identity that often occurs after a brain injury.  Mr. Broughton explains this is very difficult for the individual as well as the family, and that a “new normal” must be explored post injury.

Click here to watch the interview.

One Response

  1. As a brain injury survivor, I am seeking information regarding loss of self after TBI. Do you have a transcript of Dr. Broughton’s interview on this subject? I have visual processing problems that make watching computer/TV screens challenging. Also, can you refer me to articles and papers by Dr. Broughton and others on this subject?

    I found Dr. Broughton’s PDF slideshow presentation to other therapists on this subject – alas, while the diagnosis was painfully spot on, the solutions were too abstract and complex for me to understand.

    Thank you for being there and caring.

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