Adjustment to Disability

Description:  The webinar will discuss common adjustment reactions to patients with disabilities, review some of the emotional disorders seen with rehabilitation populations, review common emotional issues with TBI, SCI, CVA, and amputation, and discuss caregiver stress.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify normal reactions to disability
  • Discuss the symptoms of major depression, anxiety and PTSD
  • Identify common emotional issues with SCI, CVA TBI and amputation
  • Identify caregiver stress and have tools to help address it

Instructor:  Aaron C. Malina, Ph.D., ABPP, Clinical Neuropsychologist, Manager, Psychology/Patient Family Counseling, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Feinberg School of Medicine 
Audience:  Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists, Social Workers

Note: You will have 3 months from the date of purchase to complete and review the course material. You will receive a reminder email 2 weeks before the expiration date.

    Continuing Education Credits


    The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This CNE is being offered for 1.0 contact hours.

    In order to receive contact hours, nurses must watch the entire webinar, complete the evaluation, and also complete a post-test with a minimum passing score. Contact hours will be available until 12/31/2024. 

    Occupational Therapy

    The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an approved provider for the American Occupational Therapy Association to offer continuing education in occupational therapy. This intermediate level program awards occupational therapists 0.1 CEUs or 1 contact hour. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Category 2: OT Process – Outcomes 

    Physical Therapy

    The Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 1 Contact Hour has approved this course. Approval #216-000069

    The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education. This course has been approved by the New York Physical Therapy Board for 1 Contact Hour

    Speech-Language Pathology

    This course is offered for 0.10 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Related area).

    Social Work

    The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is registered by the State of Illinois to sponsor continuing education programs for social workers. This program will award 1 Continuing Education Credit Hour. Sponsor License #159001466


    Financial: Receives an Honorarium for teaching this course from the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.
    Non-Financial: No relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

    Basic Computer Requirements: You will need access to a computer with an Internet connection. High speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended.

    • PC: Compatible Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer 10 or higher
    • MAC: Compatible Operating System: OS X Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Safari

    Cancellation Policy: To request a cancellation of an on-demand program, please provide written notice by letter, email, or fax or contact us by phone within 24 hours of placing your order and we will refund you the full course fee. If you cannot give notice within 24 hours, a credit towards a future course of equal value would apply.


    Online Learning Occupational Therapists Occupational Therapy Assistants Physical Therapist Assistants Physical Therapists Social Workers Speech Language Pathologists Nurses