Practical Psychology in Medical Rehabilitation
Description of Practical Psychology in Medical Rehabilitation
This easy-access guide summarizes the dynamic specialty of rehabilitation psychology, focusing on real-world practice in the medical setting. It begins by placing readers at the frontlines of practice with a solid foundation for gathering information and communicating effectively with patients, families, and staff.
The book’s topics run a wide gamut of patient conditions (neurological, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular), related problems (sleep and fatigue issues, depression) and practitioner responses (encouraging coping and compliance, pediatric and geriatric considerations). Models of disability and adaptation, review of competency concerns, and guidelines for group and individual therapy offer evidence-based insights for helping patients manage their health conditions, benefit from rehabilitation interventions, and prepare for their post-rehabilitation lives and activities.
Coverage spotlights these core areas:
- Basics and biopsychosocial practicalities, from behavioral medicine and psychopharmacology to ethical and forensic issues.
- Populations, problems, and procedures, including stroke, TBI, substance abuse, transplants, and severe mental illness.
- Assessment and practical interventions such as pain, anxiety, cognitive functioning, and more.
- Consultation, advocacy, and interdisciplinary teams.
- Practice management, administration, and professional self-care.
- Research, technology, and program evaluation.
Practical Psychology in Medical Rehabilitation is an essential professional development tool for novice (and a refresher for veteran) psychologists and neuropsychologists, as well as rehabilitation physicians, nurses, therapists, psychiatrists, and social workers. It presents in depth both the hallmarks of the specialty and the nuts and bolts of being a valuable team player in a medical setting.
About the Author
Maggi A Budd, MPH, Ph.D, board certified in rehabilitation psychology, provides direct patient care for individuals with spinal cord injury and/or head injury at Boston VA Healthcare System. An instructor at Harvard Medical School, licensed in Massachusetts, Dr. Budd is director of the VA Boston Practicum Rehabilitation Psychology program and also actively serves on the Advisory Medical Bioethics Committee for VA Boston.
Sigmund Hough, Ph.D, ABPP-RP is assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and adjunct assistant professor of psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine. He is a Fellow in the National Academy of Neuropsychology, registered as a National Health Care Provider in Psychology, licensed in Massachusetts and Maine. Dr. Hough is an AASECT certified sex therapist and of the international journal Sexuality and Disability.
William Stiers, Ph.D, ABPP-RP. Dr. Stiers is a licensed psychologist, board certified in rehabilitation psychology, and a faculty member at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation where he provides direct patient care for persons with brain injury and serves as the director of psychology training.
Stephen T. Wegener, PhD ABPP (Rp) is Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Director of the Division of Rehabilitation and Neuropsychology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
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