To read the Foreword written by Joseph S. Ratner, M.D., Chief of Psychiatry at New England Rehabilitation Hospital, go to the Excerpts section of the website.
“Personal and insightful, it is a must read for anyone but especially for . . . us who work in rehabilitation.” Chris Wismer, Physical Therapist, Certified Feldenkrais Instructor
“I work with TBI clients and found Climbing Back "right on" in expressing how this injury affects the family and loved ones. . . . I am using this book in my psychotherapy practice to lend hope and shared experience with my head injured clients and family members. Wonderfully written and highly recommended for therapists, nurses, social workers and anyone dealing with this trauma.” Sandi Wright, Psychotherapist
“I feel that the family's perspective of dealing with a traumatic injury of their child is largely unrepresented in disability narratives. A large part of what I do with families is to build rapport and provide education about how they can help their child. Reading your book has helped me to be a better therapist by reminding me of the struggles, emotional toll and deep worry that comes with having a child in intensive care without a certain outcome. It has also helped me to celebrate the small successes in bigger ways.” Jena Masland, Occupational Therapist
"This is the kind of book that could help so many people. No matter what the dire medical challenge, people need to know they aren't alone, that others have faced similar challenges and that there can be good resolutions. Elise Rosenhaupt has written an insightful, informative and loving account of how one family not only endured but grew in understanding and wisdom through the trauma of a son's life-threatening injuries." L.S., Clinical Psychologist