Rehabilitation Psychology provides assistance coping with chronic illness, chronic pain or disability.

Rehabilitation Psychology focuses on behavioral and psychological treatment for patients and families coping with chronic illness, chronic pain and disability. Our specialists treat adults with disabilities related to physical, sensory, cognitive and emotional functioning.

Our Patients

We specialize in helping patients in these areas:

  • Neuropsychology (the brain’s influence function and behavior)
  • Brain injury, such as stroke or traumatic brain injury
  • Chronic pain
  • Stress-related disorders
  • Coping with disability

Why choose The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center?

Patients from across the region choose Ohio State for support found within our Rehabilitation Psychology program. Here’s why:

Unparalleled Expertise: There are only seven board certified rehabilitation psychologists in Ohio. Five of these experts are members of our staff. No other healthcare system in Ohio offers the depth of expertise and experience found within Ohio State’s Division of Rehabilitation Psychology.

Accredited Programs: We are proud that our Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs at Dodd Hall and our Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). CARF recognizes our programs as meeting the highest standards in quality, safety and outcome measures, which provide risk-reduction and accountability in our patient care. In addition, several of our therapists have attained Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) certification through The American Physical Therapy Association. This certification demonstrates advanced clinical knowledge and skills in the specialty of orthopedic physical therapy.

Nation’s Best: Ohio State’s rehabilitation program consistently ranks among the best in the nation. As an academic medical center, Ohio State offers comprehensive medical expertise, the most advanced technologies and treatment techniques, and innovative care backed by research knowledge.

Our Services

Our Services

Rehabilitation Psychology offers services to help in each phase of your rehabilitation — from treatment offered in the hospital (inpatient services) to those offered after returning home (outpatient services). These services help you achieve your highest level of recovery.

Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center offers comprehensive rehabilitation psychology services including:

  • Cognitive remediation – Enhances your ability to think, focus and remember
  • Health and behavior counseling – Helps you understand your medical conditions and provides advice on how to make behavior changes to improve life satisfaction
  • Managed work or school re-entry services – Helps you make a smooth transition back into the work or school setting
  • Neuropsychological assessment – Offers objective testing to provide an understanding of the capabilities you have after brain injury
  • Psychologists use tests and interviews to evaluate your abilities in areas such as attention span, memory, concentration, problem solving, social judgment and sensory awareness
  • Psychological assessment – Provides an understanding on your personality characteristics, expectations, social skills and current stresses and how they affect school, work and independent living
  • Psychological counseling – Helps you align attitudes and emotions with the need to change your behavior

Psychological and neuropsychological assessments show our physicians how you are doing today and plan for your future treatment and recovery. A complete assessment enables our rehabilitation psychologists to recommend specific techniques to help you function at your best. Full assessments typically include:

  • Interviews with you, family members and significant others
  • Review of medical, rehabilitation, educational or work records
  • Testing of thinking skills such as attention, memory, learning ability, problem solving and language
  • Testing emotional status and psychological issues
  • Communicating feedback and results to you, family members and treating professionals
  • Recommendations and treatment plans

Treatment Team

Your Treatment Team

Your assessment and personalized treatment plan are implemented by psychologists who are faculty members of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at The Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center.

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