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Psychology and Neuropsychology

If your illness or injury affects your thought processes or emotional reactions, your physiatrist may refer you to a psychologist for counseling or neuropsychological testing. You will talk with a licensed psychologist who will provide you and your family with support while making the adjustment to your illness or injury and the effects it has had on your lifestyle.

The goal of psychological intervention is to decrease emotional distress, and promote adjustment to disability, adaptation to impairments, and the development of good health habits.

Our psychology team evaluates each patient, which may include the assessment of the following:

Cognitive Functioning Emotional Functioning
Concentration Premorbid Functioning
Memory Depression
Language Anxiety
Visual Spatial Abilities Adjustment to/understanding of a disability
Problem Solving Substance Use/Abuse

Once evaluated, our psychology team will provide treatment based on the results of the assessment and your goals.

You will receive education about your disability as well as training in guided relaxation to deal with stress or pain, if needed. If problems with concentration, memory, visual abilities or language are present, the psychologist might complete some testing to determine the nature and cause of these problems.

In conjunction with Pediatrics, the psychology staff works with school systems to facilitate a child’s successful return to school.

You Want the Best

The Psychology Department consists of licensed clinical psychologists and professional counselors. The members of our staff belong to a number of organizations, including the American Psychological Association, the Brain Injury Association of Illinois, the National Spinal Cord Injury Association, and the Midwest Neuropsychology Group.

For More Information

To learn more about our Psychology and Neuropsychology Program, please call 630-909-8000.