Rehabilitation Psychology of Injury, Chronic Illness, and Pain Interest Group

Welcome to the Rehabilitation Psychology of Injury, Chronic Illness, and Pain Interest Group

The Rehabilitation Psychology of Injury, Chronic Illness, and pain Interest Group (RPICIPIG) is focused on bringing together psychologists with an interest in the principles, processes and practice of rehabilitation psychology in the context of injury, chronic illness and pain. 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.