VCU Family Publications

VCU is home to clinical researchers and clinicians interested in helping families after brain injury. For your information we have provided a list of VCU-authored journal articles, books, and book chapters. 


Kreutzer, J., Marwitz, J., Klyce, D., Schaaf, K., Sima, A., Welch, A., & Niemeier, J. (2018). Family needs on an inpatient brain injury rehabilitation unit: A quantitative assessment. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 33(4), 228-236.

Stevens, L.F., Lapis, Y., Tang, X., Sander, A.M., Dreer, L., Hammond, F., Kreutzer, J.S., O’Neil-Pirozzi, T. M., & Nakase-Richardson, R. (2017). Relationship stability after traumatic brain injury among veterans and service members: A VA TBI Model Systems study. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 32(4), 234-244.

Kreutzer, J.S., Mills, A., & Marwitz, J.H. (2016). Ambiguous loss and emotional recovery after traumatic brain injury. Journal of Family Theory and Review, 8, 386-97.

Kreutzer, J., Sima, A., Marwitz, J., & Lukow, H. (2016). Marital instability after brain injury: An exploratory analysis. NeuroRehabilitation, 38, 271-279.

Kreutzer, J., Marwitz, J., Sima, A., & Godwin, E. (2015). Efficacy of the Brain Injury Family Intervention: Impact on family members. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 30(4), 249-260.

Godwin, E., Chappell, B., & Kreutzer, J. (2014). Relationships after TBI: A grounded research study, Brain Injury, 28(4), 398-413.

Stolwyk, R., Downing, M., Taffe, J., Kreutzer, J., Zasler, N., & Ponsford, J. (2013). Assessment of sexuality following traumatic brain injury: Validation of the Brain Injury Questionnaire of Sexuality. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 28(3), 164-170.

Schaaf, K., Kreutzer, J., Danish, S., Pickett, T., Rybarczyk, B., & Nichols, M. (2013) Evaluating needs of military veterans’ families in a polytrauma setting. Rehabilitation Psychology, 58(1), 106-110.

Stevens, L., Arango-Lasprilla, J., Deng, X, Schaaf, K., Aragon, C., Quijano, M., & Kreutzer, J. (2012). Factors associated with depression and burden in Spanish speaking caregivers of individuals with traumatic brain injury. NeuroRehabilitation, 31(4), 443-452.

Godwin, E., Kreutzer, J., Arango-Lasprilla, J., & Lehan, T. (2011). Marriage after brain injury: Review, analysis, and research recommendations. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 26(1), 43-55.

Arango-Lasprilla, J., Plaza, S., Drew, A., Romero, J., Pizarro, J., Francis, K., & Kreutzer, J. (2010). Family needs and psychosocial functioning of caregivers of individuals with spinal cord injury from Columbia, South America. NeuroRehabilitation, 27, 83-93.

Arango-Lasprilla, J., Quijano, M., Aponte, M., Cuervo, M., Nicholls, E., Rogers, H., & Kreutzer, J. (2010). Family needs in caregivers of individuals with traumatic brain injury from Columbia, South America. Brain Injury, 24(7-8), 1017-1026.

Kreutzer, J., Stejskal, T., Godwin, E., Powell, V., & Arango-Lasprilla, J. (2010). A mixed methods evaluation of the brain injury family intervention. NeuroRehabilitation, 27, 19-29.

Gan, C., Gargaro, J., Kreutzer, J., Boschen, K., & Wright, V. (2010). Development and preliminary evaluation of a structured family system intervention for adolescents with brain injury and their families. Brain Injury, 24(4), 651-663.

Kreutzer, J., Marwitz, J., Godwin, E., & Arango-Lasprilla, J. (2010). Practical approaches to effective family intervention. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 25(2), 113-120.

Arango-Lasprilla, J., Ketchum, J., Francis, K., Premuda, P., Stejskal, T., & Kreutzer, J. (2009). The influence of race and ethnicity on divorce and separation 1, 2, and 5 years post spinal cord injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 90, 1371-8.

Kreutzer, J., Livingston, L., Everley, R., Gary, K., Arango-Lasprilla, J., Powell, V., & Marwitz, J. (2009). Caregivers’ concerns about judgment and safety of patients with brain injury: A preliminary investigation. PM&R, 1(8), 723-728.

Kreutzer, J., Stejskal, T., Ketchum, J., Marwitz, J., Taylor, L., & Menzel, J. (2009). A preliminary investigation of the Brain Injury Family Intervention: Impact on family members. Brain Injury, 23(6), 535-547.

Kreutzer, J., Rapport, L., Marwitz, J., Harrison-Felix, C., Hart, T., Glenn, M., & Hammond, F. (2009). Caregivers’ well-being after traumatic brain injury: A multi-center prospective investigation. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 90, 939-946.

Arango, J., Ketchum, J., Dezfulian, T., Kreutzer, J., O’Neil-Pirozzi, Hammond, F., & Jha, A. (2008). Predictors of marital stability two years following brain injury. Brain Injury, 22(7-8), 565-574.

Hart, T., O’Neil-Pirozzi, T., Williams, K., Hammond, F., & Kreutzer, J. (2007). Racial differences in caregiving patterns, caregiver emotional function, and sources of emotional supporting following brain injury. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 22(2), 122-131.

Kreutzer, J., Marwitz, J., Hsu, N., Williams, J., & Riddick, A. (2007). Marital stability after brain injury: An investigation and analysis. NeuroRehabilitation, 22(1), 53-59.

Meade, M., Taylor, L., Kreutzer, J., Marwitz, J., & Thomas, V. (2004). A preliminary study of acute family needs after spinal cord injury: Analysis and implications. Rehabilitation Psychology, 49, 150-155.

Kreutzer, J., Kolakowsky-Hayner, S., Demm, S., & Meade, M. (2002). A structured approach to family intervention after brain injury. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 17(4), 349- 367.

Kolakowsky-Hayner, S., Miner, K., & Kreutzer, J. (2001). Long-term life quality and family needs following traumatic brain injury. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation,16(4),374-385.

Kreutzer, J., & Kolakowsky-Hayner, S. (2001). Family aspects of return to work after brain injury. Brain Injury Source, 5(1), 20-21, 45.

Kolakowsky-Hayner, S., Kreutzer, J., & Miner, D. (2000). Validation of the Service Obstacles Scale for the traumatic brain injury population. NeuroRehabilitation, 14(3), 151-158.

Kreutzer, J., & Sander, A. (1998). Issues in brain injury evaluation and treatment. Rehabilitation Psychology, 42(3), 231-239.

Kreutzer, J., Sander, & Fernandez, C. (1997). Misperceptions, mishaps, and pitfalls in working with families after traumatic brain injury. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 12(6), 63-73.

Seel, R., Kreutzer, J., & Sander, A. (1997). Concordance of patients’ and family members’ ratings of neurobehavioral functioning after brain injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 78, 1254-9.

Gervasio, A., & Kreutzer, J. (1997). Kinship and family member’s psychological distress after traumatic brain injury: A large sample study. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 12(3), 14-26.

Serio, C., Kreutzer, J., & Witol, A. (1997). Family needs after traumatic brain injury: A factor analytic study of the Family Needs Questionnaire. Brain Injury, 11, 1-9.

Witol, A., Sander, A., & Kreutzer, J. (1996). A longitudinal analysis of family needs following traumatic brain injury. NeuroRehabilitation, 7, 175-187.

Serio, C., Kreutzer, J., & Gervasio, A. (1995). Predicting family needs after traumatic brain injury: Implications for intervention. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 10(2), 32-45.

Kreutzer, J., Devany, C., Keck, S. (1994). Family needs following brain injury: A quantitative analysis. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 9(3), 104-115.

Kreutzer, J., Gervasio, A., Camplair, P. (1994). Patient correlates of caregiver's distress and family functioning after traumatic brain injury. Brain Injury, 8(3), 211-230.

Kreutzer, J., Gervasio, A., Camplair, P. (1994). Primary caregiver's psychological status and family functioning after traumatic brain injury. Brain Injury 8(3), 197-210.

Kreutzer, J., Marwitz, J., & Kepler, K. (1992). Traumatic brain injury: Family response and outcome. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 73(8), 771-778.

Eisner, J., & Kreutzer, J. S. (1989). A family information system for education following traumatic brain injury. Brain Injury, 3, 79‑90.

Kreutzer, J.S., & Zasler, N. (1989). Psychosexual dysfunction following traumatic brain injury: Methodology and preliminary findings. Brain Injury, 3(2), 177-186.

Waaland, P., & Kreutzer, J. S. (1988). Family response to childhood traumatic brain injury. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 3(4), 51‑63.

Rogers, P. M., & Kreutzer, J. S. (1984). Family crises following head injury: A network intervention strategy. Journal of Neurosurgical Nursing, 16,343‑346.

Publications – Books

Kreutzer, J., Kolakowsky-Hayner, S., & West, D. (1999). The brain injury handbook: A guide for rehabilitation providers. Richmond: The National Resource Center for Traumatic Brain Injury.

Kreutzer, J., & Kolakowsky-Hayner, S. (1999). Getting better (and better) after brain injury: A guide for families, friends, and caregivers. Richmond: The National Resource Center for Traumatic Brain Injury.

Publications - Book Chapters

Gan, C., Kreutzer, J., & Agyemang, A. (in press). Family intervention after adult and pediatric brain injury. In J. Silver, T. McAllister, & D. Arciniegas (Eds.), Textbook of traumatic brain injury (3rd ed.). Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Association Publishing.

Kreutzer, J., Gan, C., & Marwitz, J.H. (2017). Neurobehavioural disorders and the family. In T. McMillan and R.Ll. Wood (Eds.), Neurobehavioural disability and social handicap following traumatic brain injury, 2nd edition (pp. 69-83). London: Routledge.

Godwin, E., Schaaf, K., & Kreutzer, J. (2012). Practical approaches to family assessment and intervention. In N. Zasler, D. Katz, R. Zafonte, D. Arciniegas, M. Bullock, & J. Kreutzer (Eds.), Brain injury medicine: Principles and practice (2nd ed., pp. 1328-1348). New York: Demos Medical.

Taylor, L.A., Livingston, L.A., Kreutzer, J.S.,& West, D. (2004). Neuropsychologists as family service providers after the onset of neurological disorders in older adults. In S. S. Bush & T. A. Martin (Eds.), Geriatric neuropsychology: Practice essentials (pp. 453-490). London: Taylor & Francis.

Kolakowsky-Hayner, S. A., & Kreutzer, J. (2000). Family intervention after traumatic brain injury. In M. Grabois, S. Garrison, K. Hart, & L. Lehmkuhl (Eds.). Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: The Complete Approach (pp. 504-512). Malden, MA: Blackwell Science.

Sander, A., & Kreutzer, J. (1999). A holistic approach to family assessment after brain injury. In M. Rosenthal, E. Griffith, J. Kreutzer, J., & B. Pentland, B. (Eds.). Rehabilitation of the adult and child with traumatic brain injury (3rd ed., pp. 199-215). Philadelphia: F. A. Davis.

Zasler, N. D., & Kreutzer, J. S. (1990). Family and sexuality. In J. Williams & T. Kay (Eds.), Impact of head injury on family systems: An overview for professionals (pp. 253-270). Baltimore: Paul Brookes.

Kreutzer, J. S., Zasler, N. D., Camplair, P., & Leininger, B. E. (1990). A practical guide to family intervention following adult traumatic brain injury. In J. Kreutzer & P. Wehman, P. (Eds.), Community integration following traumatic brain injury (pp. 249‑286). Baltimore: Paul Brookes.

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