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A Field in Flux: The History of Rehabilitation Psychology

Elisabeth Sherwin

in The Oxford Handbook of Rehabilitation Psychology

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199733989
Published online November 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199733989.013.0002

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

A Field in Flux: The History of Rehabilitation Psychology

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Rehabilitation psychology is a field in flux. With roots in the early legislation to protect those injured in the course of their job or duty (or both), the field now faces those very same issues again: (welfare) legislation of health care and provision of services to those injured in the course of their job and/or duty. This chapter outlines the path from then to now, and addresses the struggles and milestones the field has faced and crossed. Finally, in an attempt to place the field in a bigger context, a modest review of rehabilitation psychology efforts around the world is presented.

Keywords: Rehabilitation psychology; history; international; future

Article.  15814 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Clinical Psychology ; History and Systems in Psychology

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