Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

American Board of Rehabilitation Psychology

  • Daniel E. Rohe
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-79948-3_591


The American Board of Rehabilitation Psychology (ABRP) is one of 13-member boards of the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). The ABRP consists of 135 (as of 2010) doctoral-level psychologists who are primarily engaged in provision of clinical 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 members 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 Canada.

Major Areas or Mission Statement

The mission of the ABRP is to protect the public and enhance the...

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References and Readings

  1. Frank, R., Rosenthal, M., & Caplan, B. (Eds.). (2009). Handbook of rehabilitation psychology (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.Google Scholar
  2. Nezu, C., Finch, A., Jr., & Simon, N. (Eds.). (2009). Becoming board certified by the American board of professional psychology. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, Inc.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel E. Rohe
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  1. 1.Mayo ClinicRochesterUSA