ISCoS Psychosocial Special Interest Group Live Webinar

The ISCoS Psychosocial Special Interest Group  welcomes everyone involved with spinal cord injury with an  interest in psychosocial care including psychologists, social workers,  peer counsellors, users, researchers, medical staff, and therapists to participate in our first live webinar including presentation, discussion and networking on  26th April 2022  08:00 (PDT), 11:00 (EDT), 16:00 (BST), 17:00 (CET), 20:30 (IST) 


Dr Kimberley Monden, Angie Philippus and Dr Jane Duff discussing: “If only I’d taken a different route”  Appraisals of Injustice after Spinal Cord Injury 


To register your interest email by 20th April 2022


Speaker Biographies: 

Kimberley Monden, PhD, is an Assistant Professor and Licensed Psychologist 

in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Minnesota 

Medical School. She has 12 years of experience in spinal cord injury clinical 

care and research. Dr. Monden’s research focuses on psychosocial 

adaptation to injury, including resilience and appraisals of injustice. She has a 

specific interest in improving quality of life and long-term psychosocial 

outcomes after SCI. Dr. Monden has developed unique expertise in 

dissemination and implementation science via enrollment in a graduate 

certificate program at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical School. 

She is the founder and director of the Spinal Cord Injury Psychosocial 

Outcomes and Wellbeing Research (SCIPOWeR) laboratory. Her contributions 

to the field have been recognized with the Division 22 Harold Yuker Award 

for Research Excellence and the Division 22 Rosenthal Early Career Research 


Angela Philippus, MS, is a Research Project Specialist II in the Department of 

Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. She 

has over 12 years of experience in spinal cord injury research. Ms. Philippus’ 

research focuses on identifying modifiable factors that contribute to 

psychosocial outcomes after neurologic injury. Ms. Philippus is currently 

pursuing a doctorate in clinical science at the University of Colorado Denver 

Anschutz Medical Campus with the goal of becoming an independent 

rehabilitation researcher. She has led or been a co-investigator on a number 

projects highlighting protective factors (i.e., volunteer activity, religious 

attendance, resilience) and risk factors (i.e., perceived injustice, perceived 

stigma) associated with psychosocial outcomes after traumatic brain injury 

and spinal cord injury. 

Jane Duff, D. Clin. Psych, is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Head of the 

NSIC Clinical Psychology Department at Stoke Mandeville Hospital. She has 

worked in spinal cord injury rehabilitation for over 25 years providing direct 

clinical therapy, research, teaching/training and consultancy. Dr Duff is Chair 

UK and Ireland Spinal Injury Psychologists Advisory Group (SIPAG), European 

Spinal Psychologists Association (ESPA) and ISCoS Psychosocial Special 

Interest Group. She is an expert panel member on the SCI Development 

Group of the WHO Rehabilitation 2030 Package of Rehabilitation 

Interventions and a member of the ISCoS Psychosocial Dataset Group. Dr 

Duff’s research and publications concern coping and adjustment, appraisals, 

quality of life, rehabilitation/goal planning and promoting the development 

of self-management skills. Dr Duff holds a dual qualification as a health 

coach and works alongside the Back Up Trust, Spinal Injuries Association and 

Aspire in the UK to promote personalised care. 


90 minute event, 45 minute presentation followed by moderated panel and  30 minute SIG meeting and member networking


Where to find us

National Spinal Injuries Centre,
Stoke Mandeville Hospital,
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire,
HP21 8AL, United Kingdom

How to contact us

Tel: +44 1296 315 866


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