Rehabilitation Psychology is a specialty area within psychology that focuses on the study and application of psychological knowledge and skills on behalf of individuals with disabilities and chronic health conditions in order to maximize health and welfare, independence and choice, functional abilities, and social role participation across the lifespan.
Resilience, depression, PTSD, & TBI among veterans
Timothy Elliott, PhD speaks with Rehabilitation Psychology editor Stephen Wegener, PhD about resilience, traumatic brain injury, depression, & post-traumatic stress in Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans in a project conducted by Sandra B. Morissette and her research team at the VA VISN 17 Center of Excellence for Research on Returning War Veterans, Central Texas Veterans Health Care System in Waco, Texas.
Reference: Elliott, T. R., Hsiao, Y. Y., Kimbrel, N., Meyer, E., DeBeer, B., Gulliver, S., Kwok, O. M., & Morisette, S. (2015). Resilience, traumatic brain injury, depression and posttraumatic stress among Iraq/Afghanistan war veterans. Rehabilitation Psychology, 60, 263-276.
Subtitles available at: https://youtu.be/PVb6zcue9OU
Active ingredients of rehabilitation psychology
Tessa Hart, PhD speaks with Rehabilitation Psychology editor Stephen Wegener, PhD about the active ingredients of rehabilitation psychology.
Reference: Hart, T., & Ehde, D. M. (2015). Defining the treatment targets and active ingredients of rehabilitation: Implications for rehabilitation psychology. Rehabilitation psychology, 60(2), 126.
Subtitles available at: https://youtu.be/-oatG1_PEsY