Welcome to the Rehabilitation Psychology website!

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. We welcome visitors of this site to learn more about the field of Rehabilitation Psychology and join the Division (Division 22 of the American Psychological Association).


kathleen (Kate) S. brown, phd

Thank you for your time...the best gift of all. 

Wow! What an incredible year.  Where has the time gone?  This has been a busy and productive year with an amazing team of volunteer Rock Stars who have given freely of their time and talents to grow opportunities for the Division, despite the APA crisis in which this year began and unfortunately continues.  It is still hard to believe that my year as President is coming to an end and this is my last column.  I want to end this year with some specific “Honoring” that needs to go on record. 

Full President's message here.