Psychosocial Aspects of Rehabilitation - PT88

Psychosocial Aspects of Rehabilitation

by Pat Precin, PhD, PsyaD, OTR/L, LP, NCPsyA, FAOTA
(4.5 / 46 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


Clients’ psychosocial issues can profoundly affect rehabilitation for individuals with disabilities. Most individuals undergoing rehabilitation are under stress, and their ability to cope with anxiety may be compromised. Depression also can occur secondary to physical disability and/or changes in levels of functioning and occupational participation. Clients who are anxious, emotionally upset, or depressed may struggle to concentrate on rehabilitation goals and may not be able to employ therapeutic techniques unless their psychosocial factors are identified and managed. Psychosocial status has been shown to be a significant predictor of physical health. Thus, education on identifying and managing psychosocial concerns within the therapeutic scope of practice is vital for physical, occupational, speech-language pathology, and audiology rehabilitation specialists.


The goal of this education program is to provide rehabilitation therapists with information about the definition, incidence, identification, and treatment of clients with psychosocial issues during rehabilitation. After reviewing the information presented in this module, you should be able to:
  • Define and describe how the psychosocial aspects of coping skills, anxiety, and depression affect rehabilitation
  • Identify psychosocial intervention techniques to help promote psychosocial adaptation and adjustment to illness and disability
  • Discuss resources and tactics for psychosocial client education, wellness, and prevention

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists and audiologists.
Physical therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of CE for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 11/16/2018 to 6/10/2022.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider 2202008TX for 02/01/2019 to 02/28/2022 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California for 4/5/10 to 12/31/18. Relias LLC is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California as of 1/1/2019.
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000290) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from October 2018 through September 30, 2020.
This course has been approved as meeting the CE requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
The NJ Board of PT Examiners (approval no. 1910-166 for 2/1/20 to 1/31/22).
The OH PT Association (approval no. 19S2270 for 11/1/19 to 11/1/20).
This course has been approved by the NV State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 12/27/2019 to 7/31/2021.
The MD State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 11/06/19 to 11/06/23
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

Course Originally Released on: 9/12/2019
Date of Most Recent Review: 9/12/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 9/12/2022


Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Karla L - Aurora, CO  ·  May 04, 2020
It contains some practical, helpful information even for the experienced rehabilitation therapist.
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Renee G - Huntingdon Valley, PA  ·  Apr 30, 2020
too much into the psychology of things. not enough specifics on what actual exercises or therapies I can provide to my pts.
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Joseph M - Mt. Juliet, TN  ·  Apr 23, 2020
contains a lot of generic information and little practical application
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Mary C - Indianola, MS  ·  Apr 18, 2020
Comprehensive information on psychosocial models
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Kathleen G - Loveland, CO  ·  Mar 25, 2020
A bit hard to follow, some info was confusing.
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Price: $19.00
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