phe4par psychosocial asp of rehab



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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will be given the opportunity to explore the psychological and social dimensions of the experience and management of disability, as well as the psychological processes that can aid understanding of the individual's response to disability and rehabilitation. Content is organised into two areas. Topics in rehabilitation psychology include responses to stress and trauma, adjustment to disabling conditions, developmental perspectives, learning theories and behavioural rehabilitation principles and techniques. Topics in social influences in rehabilitation include disabling attitudes, empowerment, handicapping social attitudes, and group differences in rehabilitation outcome achievements.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGregory Murphy

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Special conditions Offered in block mode subject to sufficient enrolments numbers. Check school for dates.

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsThe psychological and social impact of disabilityRecommendedMarinelli, R. P. and Dellorto, A. E. (eds)3RD EDN, NEW YORK: SPRINGER, 1991.

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