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

Managing depression seminar a success 

In our aim of delivering quality professional development activities, RPIG held its fifth one-day seminar on the 27th November 2017. The seminar, titled 'Treating Major Depressive Disorder Following Physical Injury' was supported by the State Insurance Regulatory Authority (formerly Motor Accident Authority).

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

The RPIG national committee are considering further workshops for 2018. Please email the new convenor, Professor Ashley Craig, with your ideas: a.craig@sydney.edu.au

 

2017 AGM 

Our AGM was held on 27th November and Committe members can be viewed on the 'Committee information' tab.

Minutes of the 2017 AGM are now available

 

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!

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