ERIC Number: ED059376
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May
Reference Count: 0
Rehabilitation of Individuals with Behavioral Disorders. A Report from the Study Group on Rehabilitation of Individuals with Behavioral Disorders. A Training Guide.
Wolfe, Richard R., Ed.
To develop guidelines for the identification of behavioral disorders and devise more effective means for working with people classified as having behavioral disorders, a study group reviewed knowledges and experiences of group members, conducted a literature study, and surveyed 91 state vocational rehabilitation agencies with respect to: (1) guidelines directed to staff for providing services, (2) approaches followed in obtaining evaluations, (3) number of clients with behavioral disorders who were rehabilitated, (4) programs and delivery systems utilized by the agencies in serving clients, and (5) urgent needs and greatest barriers in serving clients with behavioral disorders. The survey revealed that a diversity of programs were taking place on a broad base with varying degrees of success. However, it is unclear who should properly be identified as having a behavior disorder. A review of the issues in counseling approaches suggests that the traditional approach is based upon underlying assumptions of questionable validity, and criticisms have been leveled against inappropriate use of the medical model, diagnostics, and middle-class conceptions of counseling. In terms of training needed by counselors, aides, supervisors, and administrators, several techniques based on experiences of the study group are presented. (SB)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Counselor Training, Rehabilitation Counseling, Rehabilitation Programs, Training Methods, Vocational Rehabilitation
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock No. 1761-0028, $1.25)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rehabilitation Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Note: Report of the Institute on Rehabilitation Services (7th, Lincoln, Nebraska, May 19-21, 1969)