An integrated model of psychosocial adjustment following acquired disability
Kendall, E. Buys, N.
Abstract: Psychosocial adjustment following an acquired disability is often represented as a linear sequence of stages which do not sufficiently address the complexity of this process. In contrast to the linear model, some researchers have suggested that adjustment is best described as recurrent process, characterized by ongoing sorrow. The purpose of the current paper is to integrate existing knowledge about psychosocial adjustment, using the recurrent model as a framework. The model conceptualized in the current paper should provide rehabilitation counselors with a comprehensive understanding of psychosocial adjustment that can be used to guide rehabilitation efforts.