What is Rehabilitation Psychology?

The RPN providers at the University of Michigan offer services for pediatric, adolescent/young adult and adult patients. The focus of rehabilitation psychology includes assisting individuals and families adjust to changes or chronic delays in physical and/or cognitive status secondary to developmental disability, illness and injury. Our team commonly works with individuals who present with spinal/back injury, traumatic brain injury, stroke, amputation, chronic pain, developmental disabilities and debility due to severe medical problems.

While our clinical efforts focus on direct treatment of patients, the research team in Rehabilitation Psychology works to understand congenital and acquired illnesses and injuries and how we can best treat and study these conditions. From developing computer based assessment and outcome tools and questionnaires, to using gaming technology to help ensure optimal self-care after a spinal cord injury our team has research programs and collaborations that are internationally recognized and making a difference.

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Did you have a positive experience with the RPN team? Consider sharing your story with our office, or contacting the Office of University Development (888.518.7888).