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

I am honored to have been elected to lead Division 22, which has been my professional "home" within APA for 30 years. I am writing this column three weeks following the release of the Independent Review Relating to the APA Ethics Guidelines, National Security Interrogations, and Torture which detailed alleged collusion and currying of favor by APA with the Department of Defense and a subversion and manipulation of APA Council's power. 

Full President's message here.