Handbook of Rehabilitation Psychology

Pages: 727
Item #: 431742A
ISBN: 978-1-55798-644-3
List Price: $49.95
Member/Affiliate Price: $39.95
Copyright: 2000
Format: Hardcover
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Rehabilitation psychology is one of the fastest growing areas in psychology, and practitioners in this area must now understand an astounding array of information. Handbook of Rehabilitation Psychology is here to help, providing a groundbreaking resource that captures the depth and breadth of this changing field. A comprehensive overview of rehabilitation psychology, the handbook covers both the traditional core of the field and related areas such as the social psychology of disability, behavioral neuroscience, and the critical contributions of neuroimaging.

Written for both scientists and practitioners, the book covers chronic disease, injury, and disability and addresses contemporary practice issues, research, and policy concerns. Also explored throughout is the value of rehabilitation psychology to serve the psychological needs of the chronically ill, who now take up half of today's health care dollars. With its broad coverage and stellar list of contributors, Handbook of Rehabilitation Psychology is destined to become a classic in the field.

Table of Contents


Rehabilitation Psychology: Hope for a Psychology of Chronic Conditions
—Robert G. Frank and Timothy R. Elliot

I. Clinical Conditions

  1. Spinal Cord Injury
    —J. Scott Richards, Donald G. Kewman, and Christopher A. Pierce
  2. Limb Amputation
    —Bruce Rybarczyk, Lynda Szymanski, and John J. Nicholas
  3. Traumatic Brain Injury
    —Mitchell Rosenthal and Joseph Ricker
  4. Stroke
    —Bruce Caplan and Steve Moelter
  5. Geriatric Issues
    —Peter A. Lichtenberg and Susan E. MacNeill
  6. Neuromuscular and Musculoskeletal Disorders in Children
    —Dennis C. Harper and David B. Peterson
  7. Brain Injuries
    —David R. Patterson and Greg R. Ford
  8. Multiple Sclerosis
    —Gerald M. Devins and Zachary M. Shnek
  9. Chronic Pain
    —Daniel M. Doleys
  10. Hearing and Vision Loss
    —Robert Q. Pollard, Jr., Ilene D. Miner, and Joe Cioffi
  11. Psychiatric Rehabilitation
    —Gary R. Bond and Sandra G. Resnick

II. Critical Factors

  1. Functional Status and Quality of Life Measures
    —Allen W. Heinemann
  2. Assessment of Psychopathology and Personality in People With Physical Disabilities
    —Cynthia L. Padnitz, Neil Bockian, and Alberto I. Moran
  3. Evaluating Outcomes Research: Statistical Concerns and Clinical Relevance
    —Mary McAweeney and Nancy Crewe
  4. Neuropsychological Assessment
    —Tim Conway and Bruce Crosson
  5. Forensic Psychological Evaluation
    —Brick Johnstone, Laura H. Schopp, and Cheryl L. Shigacki
  6. Brain Tumors
    —Marc W. Haut, Stephen M. Bloomfield, Jody Kashden, and Jennifer S. Haut
  7. Pediatric Neuropsychology
    —Janet E. Farmer and Laura Muhlenbruck
  8. Alcohol and Traumatic Disability
    —Charles H. Bombardier
  9. Postacute Brain Injury
    —James F. Malec and Jennie L. Ponsford
  10. Neuroimaging and Outcome
    —Erin D. Bigler
  11. Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy Based on Behavioral Neuroscience
    —Edward Taub and Gitendra Uswatte

III. Social Interpersonal Issues

  1. Disability and Vocational Behavior
    —Edna Mora Szymanski
  2. Injury Prevention
    —Frank A. Fee, Dawn A. Bouman, and Pamela A. Corbin
  3. Social Support and Adjustment to Disability
    —Kathleen Chwalisz and Alan Vaux
  4. Family Caregiving in Chronic Disease and Disability
    —Richard Shewchuk and Timothy R. Elliott
  5. Social Psychological Issues in Disability
    —Dana S. Dunn
  6. Culture and the Disability and Rehabilitation Experience: An African American Example
    —Faye Z. Belgrave and S. Lisbeth Jarama

IV. Professional Issues

  1. Medicare and Prospective Payment Systems
    —Kristopher J. Hagglund, Donald G. Kewman, and Glenn S. Ashanazi
  2. Doctoral Education in Rehabilitation and Health Care Psychology: Principles and Strategies for Unifying Subspecialty Training
    —Robert L. Glueckauf
  3. Ethics: Historical Foundations, Basic Principles, and Contemporary Issues
    —Stephanie L. Hanson, Robert Guenther, Thomas Kerkoff, and Marcia Liss

Afterword: Drawing New Horizons
—Timothy R. Elliott and Robert G. Frank




Author Index

Subject Index

About the Editors

Editor Bios

Robert G. Frank, PhD, is a professor and dean of the College of Health Professions at the University of Florida. He has a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of New Mexico. He joined the faculty of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Missouri–Columbia's School of Medicine in 1979, where he established the Division of Clinical Health Psychology and Neuropsychology.

From 1991 to 1995, Frank worked on federal and state health policy. As a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow, he worked for Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM). After completing his fellowship, he returned to the University of Missouri, where as an assistant to the dean for health policy, he continued to work with Senator Bingaman and managed the ShowMe Health Reform Initiative, Missouri's health reform effort.

He is a diplomate in clinical psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is also a past president of the Division of Rehabilitation Psychology of the APA and a Fellow in APA's Divisions of Rehabilitation Psychology (22) and Health Psychology (38).

His empirical publications focus on coping with chronic illness.

Timothy R. Elliott, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He received his PhD in counseling psychology from the University of Missouri–Columbia in 1987.

He is a diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology and has been named a Fellow by three divisions (Rehabilitation, Health, and Counseling Psychology) of APA. He was recently elected president (2000–2001) of the Division of Rehabilitation Psychology.

He serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, and Rehabilitation Psychology. He has authored over 100 empirical articles and numerous book chapters.