ERIC Number: ED042207
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Feasibility for Vocational Rehabilitation of a Perplexing Group of Mental Health Patients. Final Report.
Cohen, Albert; Orzech, David
This project explored the feasibility for vocational rehabilitation of a perplexing group of patients awaiting separation from a state mental hospital. The patients were of dubious employability. The design was a series of sequential stages through which the 98 workshop participants passed, with attrition taking place at each stage. The program lasted for eight weeks and provided work adjustment rather than specific skill training. It consisted of a highly individualized, focused rehabilitation plan for each client, which centered around work assignments in the shop, but included counseling on a regular basis. Future plans were arranged for each client. A total of two follow-up studies were done. Results include: (1) graduation from the workshop greatly increased a client's probability of vocational rehabilitation; and (2) many patients, while adjusting to the workshop and later employment, experienced major difficulties in other spheres of community adjustment. (KJ)
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Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Research and Demonstration Grants.
Authoring Institution: Jewish Vocational Service and Community Workshop, Detroit, MI.