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

ISCoS workshop

RPIG held its sixth one-day workshop on the 12th September 2018. Held in conjunction with the International Spinal Cord Society Annual Meeting in Sydney, the workshop featured lead clinicians and researchers in spinal injury rehabilitation. The RPIG are grateful to the State Insurance Regulatory Authority for sponsoring this.

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

 

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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