Rehabilitation Psychology

Welcome to the Rehabilitation Psychology Interest Group

The Rehabilitation Psychology Interest Group (RPIG) is focused on bringing together psychologists with an interest in the principles, processes and practice of rehabilitation psychology. Psychologists who are involved in the rehabilitation field may work in private practice or in public rehabilitation facilities as part of a multi-, inter- or transdisciplinary team, helping individuals affected by a chronic, traumatic or congenital illness or injury. This may involve contact not only with the injured or ill person but also their family, friends and support networks in order to help the individual achieve optimal physical, cognitive, psychological and social functioning. Psychologists contribute to collaboratively setting and achieving rehabilitation goals that encourage healthy beliefs and behaviours, using evidence-based practice. For more information see our 'About Us' page.

Member Updates

Resilience seminar a success 

In our aim of delivering quality professional development activities, RPIG held its fourth one-day seminar on the 10th November 2016. The seminar, titled 'Promoting resilience and post-traumatic growth following injury' was supported by the State Insurance Regulatory Authority (formerly Motor Accident Authority).

The presenters' slides are now available on our 'Resources and Publications' page. 

The RPIG national committee are considering further workshops for 2017. Please email the convenor, Diana Dorstyn, with your ideas:


2016 AGM 

Our AGM was held on 10 November with the following committee members nominated:

Treasurer - John Alder

Committee members -  Karleigh Kwapil, Jennifer Dietrich (co-opted).

Minutes of the 2016 AGM are now available here.


Online networking opportunity 

If you have not already done so, please register with the RPIG group on LinkedIn. This online forum is a great networking opportunity for our interest group!

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