Change of the Patient’s Life Style as a Target for Psychological Rehabilitation: Organization of Rehabilitation as an Interpersonal Activity on Personal and Interpersonal Levels



Development of health behavior in patients is an important task of psychological rehabilitation. The models of behavior change and their application in psychological rehabilitation are analyzed. We discuss applications of the PROCEED–PROCEED model to the evaluation of rehabilitation. The value of the model is in the possibility to operationalize and formalize assessment of the effectiveness of the organization of rehabilitation. Based on interdependence theory the importance of achieving consistency of rehabilitation goals and the gradual transformation of expectations is discussed. The effectiveness of rehabilitation and the possibility of patient's behavior change at early stage are associated with the formation of interpersonal relationships that are consistent with the expectations of the patient and his family. The lifestyle changes and active participation of the patient in rehabilitation can only be provided by the transformation of one’s relations with specialists. Subsequently, this interaction has to be reconstructed in the direction of greater participation and responsibility of the patient.

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Keywords: psychological rehabilitation, rehabilitation as interpersonal activity, PRECEED–PROCEDE model, theory of interdependence, norm of reciprocity

Journal rubric: Theoretical Research

Article type: scientific article


Funding. The study was supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR, project № 17-29-02169 "Modern information technologies (virtual reality, eye-tracking, neurobiology) in the system of clinical and psychological diagnosis and rehabilitation of persons with cognitive and emotional disorders")

For citation: Rasskazova E.I., Tkhostov A.S., Kovyazina M.S., Varako N.A. Change of the Patient’s Life Style as a Target for Psychological Rehabilitation: Organization of Rehabilitation as an Interpersonal Activity on Personal and Interpersonal Levels [Elektronnyi resurs]. Klinicheskaia i spetsial'naia psikhologiia = Clinical Psychology and Special Education, 2020. Vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 47–63. DOI: 10.17759/cpse.2020090103. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Elena I. Rasskazova, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Department of Neuro- and Patopsychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Senior Researcher,Mental Health Research Center, Senior Researcher, International Laboratory of Positive Psychology of Personality and Motivation, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Aleksandr S. Tkhostov, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Professor, Head of Department of Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Moscow State University Lomonosov, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Maria S. Kovyazina, Doctor of Psychology, Associate Professor, Professor of the Chair of Neuropsychology and Abnormal Psychology of the Department of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Corresponding Member of Russian Education Academy; Senior Scientist, Research Center of Neurology, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Natalia A. Varako, PhD in Psychology, Senior Researcher of the Department of Psychological Methodology of the Faculty of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Senior Scientist, Research Center of Neurology, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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