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).
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