ERIC Number: ED237834
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Mar-21
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Rehabilitating the Industrially Disabled: Research Results and Counseling Strategies.
Shrey, Donald E.; Hursh, Norman C.
Private sector vocational rehabilitation programs, which serve the vocational needs of industrially injured workers, have experienced tremendous growth since 1970. Legislative mandates, worker compensation insurance, as well as the ineffectiveness of state rehabilitation counselors to provide adequate job placements for disabled workers are all contributing factors to this growth. Surveys, however, have shown that despite the expectations for private sector rehabilitation, private agencies share the same difficulties as the public sector. This paper presents, in a five-step sequential model written for rehabilitation counselors, program administrators, and counselor educators, a rehabilitation program specifically designed for industrially injured workers. Each step is defined in terms of function, purposes, outcome criteria, and procedures. Step 1 focuses on the assessment of the client's vocational, economic, medical, psychological, and social needs, motivations, and abilities. Step 2 involves the identification of a specific vocational rehabilitation goal, while step 3 identifies barriers and facilitators to that goal. During step 4, intermediate behavioral objectives toward accomplishing the overall goal are generated. The fifth and final step evaluates the effectiveness of the process and outcome of the rehabilitation activities. (BL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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