Rehabilitation Psychology is a specialty area within psychology that focuses on the study and application of psychological knowledge and skills on behalf of individuals with disabilities and chronic health conditions in order to maximize health and welfare, independence and choice, functional abilities, and social role participation across the lifespan. (What is rehabilitation psychology?n.d.)
As rehabilitation psychologists affiliate with organizations according to their specific professional and clinical interests, it is impossible to give an accurate overall number of rehabilitation psychologists. There are several relevant organizations. Within the American Psychological Association (APA), Division 22 (Rehabilitation Psychology) is specifically dedicated to this work. As of July 2017, Division 22 had 1,164 members.
The American Board of Rehabilitation Psychology (ABRP) is one of the specialty boards associated with the American Board of Professional...
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