Rehabilitation psychology focuses on applying psychological knowledge to help individuals with disabilities and chronic medical conditions maximize their health and welfare, independence and choice, functional abilities, and social role participation throughout the lifespan. We work with patients and families, to help them cope with the unpredictable aspects of chronic illness and disability.
The Rehabilitation Psychology Program provides the following:
- Acute and chronic pain management
- Adjustment to injury and/or medical illness
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy for depression and anxiety
- Brief neuropsychological evaluations (standardized evaluation of cognitive skills, including attention, memory, language, sensory-perceptual skills, and reasoning capacity).
- Cognitive rehabilitation therapy
- Stress management
- Decision-making capacity evaluation
- Information for rehabilitation management, including issues related to treatment, return to independent living, and return to work or school.
- Patient and family education