ERIC Number: ED054322
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Professional Associations and Memberships in Rehabilitation Counseling.
Sussman, Marvin B.; And Others
As part of a study of the career contingencies of the rehabilitation counselor, an examination was made of the role, membership patterns, and goals of three professional associations--the National Rehabilitation Counseling Association (NRCA), the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association (ARCA), and the American Psychological Association (APA). Some preliminary conclusions were: (1) Association memberships differ greatly according to the institutional milieu in which counseling tasks are performed, with Veterans Administration personnel in APA, State Vocational Rehabilitation counselors in NRCA, and private agency workers divided fairly evenly among the three associations, (2) The analysis of professional association affiliations in different work settings and regions suggests that there is no single organization which can speak for the needs of rehabilitation counseling as an emerging profession, (3) Training requirements differ by institutional setting, and (4) A future trend may be to consider counseling as an occupational entity, with guidance counseling, employment counseling, rehabilitation counseling, and the like as specialties. (SB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Western Reserve Univ., Cleveland, OH. Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology.