Christine Lefaivre has spent more than 25 years perfecting and implementing a unique treatment strategy for the traumatically brain injured as they return to their homes and communities. Lefaivre’s clinical practice provided consulting services throughout most regions in Canada and parts of the United States and France to third-party funders, such as litigators, insurance companies, and workers compensation boards. Lefaivre hired many clinicians who were required to complete a comprehensive in-house training program lasting up to a year on the topic of the rainbow effect.
Lefaivre holds a degree in occupational therapy from the University of Alberta and is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus and an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Health and Social Development, School of Health and Exercise Sciences, University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus.
At the time of the writing of this book Lefaivre was instructing a tutorial in neuroanatomy and neurorehabilitation to second year master’s level students at UBC. Her alma mater recognized her achievements with the University of Alberta Alumni Honor Award for her groundbreaking work with the traumatically brain injured and she has twice been named British Columbia Female Entrepreneur of the Year in the “quality plus” category. Lefaivre has been a consultant, lecturer, keynote speaker, member of advisory committee, and workshop leader on brain injury related topics and courses, workshops, and conferences in Canada, the United States, and Europe.