Facilitating Adjustment to Spinal Cord Injury

Description: This program presents a perspective regarding normal adjustment to spinal cord injury and a framework for conceptualizing how treatment team members can be of help to the spinal cord injured individual. Pragmatic suggestions will be provided for integrating theory with practice.

Instructor: Jeri Morris, PhD, ABPN, Board Certified Neuropsychologist; former Senior Pychologist, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

Audience:  Physicians, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Nurses

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

  • Identify aspects of adjustment to spinal cord injury that are common to many individuals.
  • Discuss the psychosocial factors that influence adjustment to spinal injury both during and following the rehabilitation process.
  • Identify potential treatments or therapeutic responses that can be used by the treatment team to facility the adjustment of the individual who has sustained a spinal cord injury.

Successful Completion: After viewing the 1.5 hour pre-recorded webinar, you will complete a course evaluation and take a short assessment. You may download copies of your certificate from the RIC Learning Portal or request a copy to be sent to you by mail.

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

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 0.15 CEUs or 1.5 contact hours. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Physical Therapy
This course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 1.5 Contact Hours. Approval #216-000069

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91) (OH-362- 9/01/2017).

This CNE activity is being offered for 1.5 contact hours


Online Learning Nurses Occupational Therapists Physical Therapists


Spinal Cord Injury