Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

American Board of Rehabilitation Psychology

  • Daniel E. RoheEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_591


The American Board of Rehabilitation Psychology (ABRP) is 1 of 15-member boards of the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). The ABRP has certified 186 (as of 2017) doctoral-level psychologists who are engaged in provision of rehabilitation psychology services to individuals and their families affected by a wide range of disabilities and chronic health conditions including brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputations, chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, cancer, and sensory impairment such as blindness and deafness. In addition to clinical services, the majority of the board certified rehabilitation psychologists also engage in research, teaching, and administration of rehabilitation programs. Rehabilitation psychologists are also involved in interdisciplinary teamwork with other medical and rehabilitation providers. Rehabilitation psychologists who are boarded in the specialty reside in 30 states and 1 Canadian province.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mayo ClinicRochesterUSA