ERIC Number: ED169401
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Competency Evaluation in Rehabilitation (CEIR): Rehabilitation Counseling Competencies. Michigan Studies in Rehabilitation, Series 1, Monograph II.
Harrison, Don K.; And Others
The development of competencies for a rehabilitation counselor education program can enable the rehabilitation counselor to assist clients effectively. Survey results of members of the National Rehabilitation Counseling Association (NRCA) agreed that 70% of the Michigan Competencies for Rehabilitation Counselors were a legitimate part of the rehabilitation counselor's job. Slightly fewer than 30% were not considered to be a part of the rehabilitation counselor's job. Substantial agreement exists that the proposed competencies are relevant in several categories: counseling process, case management, human behavior, client assessment, medical aspects of disability and job analysis/placement/restructuring. Research utilization and management/supervision competencies were consistently perceived as irrelevant to the function of rehabilitation counselors. Although participants felt that some graduate education/training was required for the satisfactory achievement and demonstration of the competencies, most agreed that about 15 hours of graduate study is sufficient to achieve proficiency in 66% of the competencies. Different expectations exist between rehabilitation educators and personnel as to the division of labor and educational requirements in state-federal rehabilitation programs. (BN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Rehabilitation Services Administration (DHEW), Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Rehabilitation Research Institute.