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Geriatric and Rehabilitation Psychology
About Geriatric and Rehabilitation Psychology
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The Geriatric and Rehabilitation Psychology Service at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, provides psychological services to individuals, their families, and groups in the acute rehabilitation program at Rush and on an outpatient basis.
Our team is devoted to assisting people through the challenges of recovering from and/or adjusting to illnesses or injuries such as stroke, MS, Parkinson’s disease, orthopedic and spinal cord injuries, and cancer. We provide comprehensive psychological assessment and treatments based on the best available science.
We primarily serve the following people:
- Older adults (generally over the age of 60)
- Adults (including those younger than 60) coping with chronic illness and disability or recovering from an acute illness or injury
- Family caregivers
We provide comprehensive psychological assessments and treatments for issues including (but not limited to) the following:
- Coping with illness or hospitalization
- Behavioral pain management
- Changes in levels of independence
- Family caregiving
- Adherence to treatment
Evidence-based treatments that we use include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, mindfulness-based grief therapy, acceptance-based approaches and interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT).