Original ArticlesNarrative Medicine Suggestions for Clinicians to Help Their Clients Construct a New Identity Following Acquired Brain InjuryFraas, Michael R.Author Information Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Western Washington University, Bellingham. Corresponding Author: Michael R. Fraas, PhD, CCC-SLP, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Western Washington University, 516 High St, Bellingham, WA 98225 ([email protected]). The author has indicated that he has no financial and no nonfinancial relationships to disclose. Topics in Language Disorders: July/September 2015 - Volume 35 - Issue 3 - p 210-218 doi: 10.1097/TLD.0000000000000063 Buy Metrics Abstract Survivors of brain injury from trauma and stroke often lose their sense of identity and face a series of lifelong obstacles that challenge their ability to integrate back into their communities and live meaningful and productive lives. Their stories provide powerful accounts of these challenges, which can inform clinical decision-making. Arguably, the act of telling their stories is, in and of itself, a means for creating a new identity and fostering recovery. This article examines how clinicians can utilize the subjective techniques of narrative medicine to facilitate the rehabilitation process and provide their clients with a holistic approach to meet their needs. Narrative accounts from survivors of acquired brain injury support the relevance of this process as a therapeutic modality. Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.