ERIC Number: ED029333
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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A Survey of Counselor Perceptions. Wisconsin Studies in Vocational Rehabilitation. Monograph II.
Wright, George N.; And Others
Counselors' perceptions of problems encountered in the delivery of rehabilitation services to handicapped persons, were surveyed by the University of Wisconsin's Regional Rehabilitation Research Institute. The survey schedule, based on a twofold concept of the rehabilitation process: (1) characteristics of the counselor, agency, clients and community, and (2) counselor functions; was administered to 280 rehabilitation counselors. Results of the survey indicated many problems in client rehabilitation are perceived by counselors as beyond their immediate control. These problems included: (a) eligibility determinants, (b) delays in case processing, (c) lack of client motivation, (d) insufficient time for intensive treatment, (e) limited funds and personnel, and (f) insufficient employment opportunities for the handicapped. In addition, the average counselor indicated a need for additional training because of the multiplicity of assigned tasks. The expressed willingness of counselors to participate in further research has implications for future problem-solving efforts. (LS)
Descriptors: Counselor Attitudes, Counselors, Disabilities, Perception, Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Counseling, Surveys, Vocational Rehabilitation
The University of Wisconsin Rehabilitation Research Institute, Master Hall, 415 West Gilman Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53702 (Single copies free, no price listed for copies ordered in quantities).
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Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Regional Rehabilitation Research Inst.