ERIC Number: ED079623
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
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The Future Roles of the Rehabilitation Counselor.
Muthard, John E.; Salomone, Paul R.
This study asked a group of 70 rehabilitation leaders to: (1) project the major tasks of the rehabilitation counselor in the future; (2) to comment upon the goals which would guide him; and (3) to speculate on the new settings in which the counselor would work, the kinds of clients he would serve and the types of services he would provide. Rehabilitation leaders were unanimous in anticipating that the 1980 counselor would work with a broader range of clients, particularly the disadvantaged, that there would be less restriction upon client selection, and that the counselor would work not only with clients who are physically handicapped but also with those who have all kinds of adjustment problems. In the future, rehabilitation counselors will need to cope with these developments: (1) the reordering of national priorities; (2) the impact of the current manpower shortage on rehabilitation services; and (3) the calls for greater accountability on the part of counselors and agencies. (Author/LAA)
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Note: Paper presented at the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association Meeting (Chicago, Illinois, March 26-30, 1972)