Lenore Hawley

Lenore Hawley

Biography

Lenore “Lenny” Hawley, MSSW, LCSW, CBIST, has served individuals living with acquired brain injury and their families for over 35 years through clinical treatment, program development, and research. Her career has been focused on community based life-long living after brain injury, with specific expertise in group therapy, social competence, cognitive-behavioral intervention, and self-advocacy.  She is the Brain Injury Education Counselor at Craig Hospital, providing community advocacy and education, outpatient group treatment, and program development.  As a Research Clinician, she has served as an Investigator for research projects on social competence and wellness interventions, and as a Principal Investigator on studies investigating psychological well-being, cannabis use, and the development of self-advocacy measures.  She is currently Principal Investigator on a TBIMS randomized controlled trial investigating the Self Advocacy for Independent Life (SAIL) program, aimed at enhancing self advocacy after brain injury. Lenny is the author of A Family Guide to the Head Injured Adult, The Self-Advocacy for Independent Life Workbook, and co-author and developer of Group Interactive Structured Treatment – GIST: for Social Competence. She has authored numerous journal publications and book chapters related to brain injury rehabilitation. Ms. Hawley is a member of the Executive Committee of the International Network for Social Workers in Acquired Brain Injury.