What is Rehabilitation Psychology?

Rehabilitation psychology is a system of interventions that aims to empower individuals who are coping with chronic illness, have experienced a traumatic injury, or are adjusting to a new medical diagnosis.

How do I know if I need Rehabilitation Psychology?

Here are some of the conditions that lead to people seeking rehabilitation psychology:

  • Concussion
  • Brain Injury
  • Stroke
  • Chronic diseases like multiple sclerosis and Lyme disease
  • Chronic fatigue/pain
  • Chemotherapy
  • Dementing conditions

How can Rehabilitation Psychology help me?

  • Manage physical pain and adjust to new physical limitations
  • Cope with grief and loss
  • Plan return-to-work/school, including modified schedules
  • Enhance my cognitive abilities (e.g., memory, organization, planning, focusing)
  • Gain greater independence and choice
  • Increase my ability to do tasks of daily living (chores, work, school, etc)
  • Participate in a wider range of social activities
  • Cope with difficulties across the lifespan

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