Well-Being in Rehabilitation

Mission of the Well-Being in Rehabilitation SIG:

The mission of the Well-Being in Rehabilitation SIG is to promote science and practice that facilitates thriving in the context of disability and chronic illness. This SIG aims to integrate positive psychology theory, research, and interventions into rehabilitation contexts. We strive to (a) assist members of our Division to meet and work with others in the Division who share this specific interest, and (b) network with other professional organizations and interest groups having a similar focus.

Initiatives

We seek to support collaboration, dialogue, and creation/sharing of resources for those interested in well-being and positive psychology in rehabilitation settings. Our current and potential future projects include the following:

• facilitate communication among people doing similar research and practice activities through an online listserv

• create a web-page with shared resources

• provide research alerts for the Division regarding new findings in positive psychology and rehabilitation

• create a bibliography of recommended reading on positive psychology and rehabilitation

• contribute a special issue of Rehabilitation Psychology

• facilitate research collaborations, including potential multi-site trials

• work together to publish an edited book on positive psychology in rehabilitation

• share ideas about how to best integrate with VA Whole Health initiatives

• share resources for inter-professional education/training of psychology interns and fellows, our rehabilitation colleagues in other professions, and the broader public.

Resources

Check back soon for resources on research, assessment, and interventions relevant to well-being and positive psychology in rehabilitation contexts!

Get Involved

We welcome new members, as well as suggestions/requests about how we can serve our colleagues in Division 22. For more information, or to join our online conversations about well-being in rehabilitation, reach out!

Contact

Chair: Ann Marie Roepke, PhD
Evoke Training and Consulting, PLLC
Seattle, WA

Chair-Elect: Alexandra Terrill, PhD
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT