Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation believes in resilience promotion through whole family support following Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Our research, publications, trainings, and clinical services are geared toward promoting a whole family, resilient response following brain injury.

Based on decades of research, we have developed a comprehensive approach to supporting survivors of TBI and their family members. The Brain Injury Family Intervention (BIFI) is a mainstay of our research program and is designed to address the emotional, behavioral, relational, and cognitive challenges that can arise after TBI. As a result of the success of the BIFI, we have now also developed the Resilience and Adjustment Intervention (RAI) for individual survivors, and the Therapeutic Couples Intervention (TCI) for couples adjusting to one partner’s TBI. All of our interventions use the Curriculum-Based (C-B) model of combining psychological support, psychoeducation, and skills development to promote resilient family healing after brain injury.


Upcoming Events

Current Psychotherapy Research Programs 

VCU is proud to announce an ongoing research project for TBI survivors. Drawing from the success of the BIFI, the RAI (Resilience and Adjustment Intervention) is based on the Curriculum Based (C-B) framework that guided the BIFI. To learn more about the RAI, please click here. Clinicians who would like to refer a TBI survivor to the RAI, please call Jenny Marwitz at 804-828-3704 or toll free at 866-296-6904 or email

Customized BIFI Training

Virginia Commonwealth University proudly offers customized BIFI trainings for organizations and / or practitioner groups interested in integrating the BIFI into their practice. Customized trainings are available internationally. Click here for more information.

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National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR)