ERIC Number: ED058583
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
The Future Roles and Functions of Rehabilitation Counselors: Projections of Leaders in Rehabilitation. Traditional Professionalism in Rehabilitation Counseling: Successes and Failures.
Salomone, Paul R.
The paper on traditional professionalism in rehabilitation counseling discusses why attempts to make it a profession have failed. Rehabilitation counselors are criticized for their failure to reach disadvantaged clients, become leaders of public opinion, struggle for role definition, and work for certification of rehabilitation agencies. It is suggested the 2 national organizations representing rehabilitation counselors, ARCA and NRCA, merge and that the United Rehabilitation Counselors' Association (URCA) encourage state certification, effective employment services, agency evaluation procedures and accreditation of rehabilitation agencies and facilities, and possibly even unionize. The 2nd paper presents and discusses the projections of leaders in rehabilitation counseling concerning the future roles and functions of rehabilitation counselors, and uses these perspectives to make predictions regarding new philosophies in rehabilitation and new priorities for the rehabilitation counselor. A brief glance at rehabilitation's history is presented, together with a concise examination of current issues in rehabilitation counseling including the rehabilitation counselor's role as coordinator, qualifications, accreditation of facilities, and general adequacy of services. (KS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY.
Note: Papers presented at New York Personnel and Guidance Association conventions, Kiamesha Lake, N. Y., October 25-28, 1970 and 1971