Practical Psychology in Medical Rehabilitation

  • Maggi A. Budd
  • Sigmund Hough
  • Stephen T. Wegener
  • William Stiers

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Basics and Biopsychosocial Practicalities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nathan M. Parmer
      Pages 3-10
    3. Kristina A. Agbayani
      Pages 11-16
    4. Thomas R. Kerkhoff, Lester Butt
      Pages 17-26
    5. Rebecca Baczuk, Marlís González-Fernández
      Pages 27-32
    6. Steven Kirshblum, Monifa Brooks
      Pages 33-40
    7. Randall D. Buzan, James Schraa
      Pages 41-55
    8. Ann Marie Warren, Stephanie Agtarap, Terri deRoon-Cassini
      Pages 57-66
    9. Laura E. Dreer, Alexandra Linley
      Pages 67-76
    10. Erin E. Andrews
      Pages 77-83
    11. Angela Kuemmel, Katie Powell
      Pages 85-92
    12. Heather Rodas Romero, Tracy O’Connor Pennuto
      Pages 93-100
  3. Populations, Problems and Procedures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Mark Sherer
      Pages 103-108
    3. William Stiers
      Pages 109-118
    4. Rachel L. Orr
      Pages 119-125
    5. Thomas M. Dixon, Maggi A. Budd
      Pages 127-136
    6. Kevin N. Alschuler, Aaron P. Turner, Dawn M. Ehde
      Pages 137-146
    7. Amy Szarkowski
      Pages 147-154

About this book


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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Maggi A. Budd
    • 1
  • Sigmund Hough
    • 2
  • Stephen T. Wegener
    • 3
  • William Stiers
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationJohns Hopkins University School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA
  4. 4.Department of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationJohns Hopkins University School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-34032-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-34034-0
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