Neuropsychology is the application of neuropsychological knowledge to the assessment, management and rehabilitation of people who have suffered illness or injury (particularly to the brain and spinal cord) which has caused neurocognitive problems. In particular they bring a psychological viewpoint to treatment, to understand how such illness and injury may affect and be affected by psychological factors. Learn more about Neuropsychology.
Rehabilitation Psychology is that area of psychological practice concerned with assisting individuals with disabilities (congenital or acquired) in achieving optimal psychological, physical, and social functioning. Rehabilitation Psychologists consider the entire network of biological, psychological, social, environmental, and political factors that affect the functioning of persons with disabilities. Learn more about Rehabilitation Psychology.
Health psychology is the use of psychological principles to promote health and to prevent illness. It is also part of clinical treatment for established illness. This approach considers the biological, cognitive, behavioral, emotional, social, psychosomatic and environmental factors as they relate to health, illness and health care at the level of individuals. Learn more about Health Psychology.