Rehabilitation Psychology 2019 | Science and Practice Across the Lifespan

February 7-10, 2019 | Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista at Disney Springs

The 21st Annual Rehabilitation Psychology Conference is a continuing education program sponsored by the Division of Rehabilitation Psychology (Division 22) of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Academy of Rehabilitation Psychology in affiliation with the American Board of Rehabilitation Psychology (ABRP), the Foundation of Rehabilitation Psychology (FRP), and the Council of Rehabilitation Psychology Postdoctoral Training Program (CRPPT). 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. 


Call for Proposals

The Rehabilitation Psychology 2019 call for proposals is now open. Submissions are encouraged for paper presentations and posters. Students are strongly encouraged to submit. Please see detailed submission instructions belowWe are pleased to introduce an e-submission portal for this year's conference. Our submission portal is now open.

Paper & Poster Submission Deadlines extended to September 15th, 2018.

Submission types

Podium - brief presentation (20-30 minutes)
Podium - 1 hour
Podium - 1.5 hours
Podium - 2 hours
Poster
Preconference (4-8 hours; those submitting will be contacted for further information)

submission requirements

Abstract (500 words) - including as appropriate:

  • Objective
  • Design
  • Setting
  • Participants
  • Main Outcome Measure(s)
  • Results/Conclusions

3-4 learning objectives (4 for submissions 2 hours long)
Author names and emails (all authors)
CV for all authors (podium only; pdf or word format)
3-4 references (APA format)
Brief description of how the presentation will contribute to the conference theme

*NOTE: Please DO NOT use any identifying information in your abstract including author(s), affiliations and/or institutions. For assistance with writing learning objectives please follow this link.

Through a peer-review process, a select group of submitted abstracts will be chosen for oral presentation at the conference. Abstracts for poster presentations also will be peer-reviewed. With a focus of this year’s theme, the program committee strongly encourages submissions related to the practice and science of rehabilitation psychology (including the business of practice) in both academic and nonacademic settings, rehabilitation topics for pediatrics and geriatrics, as well as caregiver issues for individuals living with chronic health conditions and/or disability. 

Division 22 places a high value on learning from and collaborating with:

  • Professionals at all levels (e.g.., student/interns/postdoctoral trainees, early, mid, and late career) 
  • Professionals providing rehabilitation services in a wide variety of settings (e.g., academic, educational, inpatient, outpatient, private sector, University Hospital, Community Medical Settings, government agencies, Department of Defense, and Veterans Health Administration)
  • Professionals providing rehabilitation services to diverse populations (e.g., children/adults, rural/urban, limb loss, burn, cardiac, chronic health conditions/disability, critically ill/intensive care, LGBTQ, MS, psychiatric, SCI, stroke, TBI)
  • Professionals providing rehabilitation services within interdisciplinary teams

target audience

This conference is designed for psychologists in practice and/or academic settings who focus on rehabilitation with individuals having chronic health conditions, impairments and / or physical and cognitive disabilities as well as for trainees (students, interns, and postdoctoral residents) with interests in rehabilitation psychology. Program content will be directed to all skill levels (basic, intermediate, and advanced).

Presenters can request 30 minutes to 4 hours of presentation time. At the time of submission, authors must include a CV, at least three APA formatted references, learning objectives, as well as intended audience level. Also, presenters interested in being considered for a full-day (i.e., 6-8 hours) preconference (Thursday, February 7th) please indicate this on the submission form. 

For additional information about this call, please email apa.div22@gmail.com

ALL OF THOSE ACCEPTED TO CONDUCT PRESENTATIONS, WORKSHOPS AND SYMPOSIA ARE REQUIRED TO REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE, ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN EXPENSES (I.E., TRAVEL, REGISTRATION) AND WILL RECEIVE A REDUCED REGISTRATION FEE

Please direct questions/problems regarding the e-submission portal to apa.div22@gmail.com


Hotel Information

Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista in the Walt Disney World® Resort

1751 Plaza Blvd | Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Use this link to reserve your room at the conference rate. Hotel reservations are now open and will be available until January 15, 2019 or until the group block is sold out. 

 

Questions?

Please contact the Rehabilitation Psychology 2019 Program Chair, Dr. Ann Marie Warren.