foundations from the Foundation
foun•da•tion noun a basis upon which something stands or is supported
The field of rehabilitation psychology arose from the multiple schools of thought that were present or emerged in the first half of the 20th century. The founders of the Division of Rehabilitation Psychology and the scholars who sought to understand the psychology of disability are the foundation upon which our specialty was built. Their scholarly writing provides a historical context for how the field conceptualizes issues today.
The board of directors of the Foundation for Rehabilitation Psychology thought that current students and professionals in the field might find interest in some of the early writings of the psychologists whose writings have provided the theoretical underpinning for the specialty of rehabilitation psychology. As a service to the field, board members will periodically highlight published work by these rehabilitation psychology pioneers . For those interested in reading the original publication, PDF links are posted below. We hope to strengthen the field by linking the present with our rich past.
Roberta Trieschmann (1939-)
The role of the Psychologist in the treatment of spinal cord injury (PDF, 707KB)
Trieschmann, Roberta B.
Paraplegia 16, 1978-79; 212-219
Operant conditioning in the treatment of chronic pain (PDF, 1.52MB)
Fordyce W.E., Fowler R.S. Jr., Lehmann J.F., Delateur B.J., Sand P.L., Trieschmann R.B. ( 1973)
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 1973 Sep;54(9):399-408.)