The Geriatric and Rehabilitation Psychology Service at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, provides assessment and treatment for the following:
- Older adults (generally over the age of 60)
- People recovering from, or living with, residual effects of traumatic illness or injury, or chronic illness
- Family caregivers of older adults.
Psychological services are provided to individuals, their families, and groups in the inpatient acute rehabilitation units and on an outpatient basis in the Johnston R. Bowman Center. Issues addressed include depression, anxiety, coping with illness or hospitalization, adjustment to loss, grief, changes in levels of independence, family caregiving, and adherence to treatment, among others. Interventions include cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, mindfulness-based grief therapy, and interpersonal psychotherapy.
Jay Behel, PhD, is director of the Geriatric and Rehabilitation Psychology Service. The service is comprised of psychologists who specialize in aging, health psychology, behavioral medicine and rehabilitation. The staff works in conjunction with the multidisciplinary teams of the Johnston R. Bowman Health Center, the Center for Rehabilitation and Rush Senior Care, located on Rush's Chicago campus.p>
For more information, please contact Behel at (312) 942-3153.