Rehabilitation Psychology and Public Health: Commonalities, Barriers, and Bridges

Don Lollar

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Purpose: Those in rehabilitation and those in public health have worked to find a place in their respective disciplines. In this article, the author attempts to outline some of the commonalities inherent in the two areas, the barriers to joint work, and the bridges that may be able to allow a more comfortable interaction between the two. Conclusion: Practical realities in modern society have created the need for a closer bond among rehabilitation psychology, disability, and public health.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)122-127
Number of pages6
JournalRehabilitation Psychology
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2008


  • ICF
  • disability
  • health promotion
  • public health
  • rehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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