Status
Definition added 1/1/2019
Code
103TR0400X
Type
Level III Area of Specialization
Rehabilitation
A psychologist who specializes in the study and application of psychological principles on behalf of persons who have disability due to injury or illness. Rehabilitation psychologists, often within teams, assess and treat cognitive, emotional, and functional difficulties, and help people to overcome barriers to participation in life activities. Rehabilitation psychologists are involved in practice, research, and advocacy, with the broad goal of fostering independence and opportunity for people with disabilities. Source: American Psychological Association, www.apa.org [1/1/2019: definition added]