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Interpersonal Skills Treatment for TBI Survivors

Treatment for Social Competence in Military Veterans, Service Members and Civilians with Traumatic Brain Injury

This study is a multi-site, randomized, controlled trial of a group intervention to improve social competence in survivors of mild and moderate traumatic brain injury (TBI).

You may be eligible for this study if you:

·       Have had a traumatic brain injury

·       Find it hard to interact with other people

·       Find it difficult to make and keep friends

·       Have problems getting along with family or co-workers


If you qualify for the study, you would take part in a 13 week treatment program at University of Washington Medical Center with about 7 other individuals who have had a TBI.


If you are interested in learning more about taking part in this study, please call Leslie Kempthorne, Study Coordinator

(206) 543-0219 or 1-800-246-6968


Would you answer yes to any of these?

I have difficulty taking turns in a conversation; I don‘t ask questions of the other person or give him or her a chance to talk.

I have a hard time maintaining eye contact during a conversation.

I feel uncomfortable in many social interactions, and lack confidence in my social skills.

I would like to meet new people, but I can't think of any places to go to meet people.

I have difficulty controlling my emotions in social interactions I often become angry, frustrated, or giddy.

What is the study doing?

The University of Washington is taking part in a research study that is investigating the effectiveness of a treatment program for Social Competency for people who have sustained a TBI.

If eligible, the treatment program is 13 weeks, and would require the ability to attend classes at University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, WA.

Interested in participating?

Contact Leslie Kempthorne at
(206) 543-0219 or