ERIC Number: ED313858
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Occupational Choice Strategy: A Small Group Vocational Counseling Program. Trainer's Guide.
Schriner, Kay Fletcher; Roessler, Richard T.
Intended for use by rehabilitation professionals counseling small groups of disabled people, the Occupational Choice Strategy (OCS) was designed to be responsive to both the needs and desires of the disabled and the cost and time constraints faced by rehabilitation counselors. OCS incorporates: (1) concise occupational information easily accessed by the participants, (2) assessment methods that clarify a client's self-picture and vocational potential, (3) opportunities to practice decision-making and problem-solving skills, (4) supportive peers and counselors, (5) a cognitive model to organize self-knowledge and occupational information, and (6) activities to enhance participants' abilities to envision themselves in various work roles (based on Glasser's Reality Therapy and Control Theory techniques). The entire program consists of the trainer's guide, a participant's workbook, tape/slide presentations, and an occupational report diskette which transforms aptitude and interest scores into a list of occupations appropriate for that individual. The 27 lesson plans are grouped into four units: Understanding OCS, Understanding Myself, Knowing the World of Work, and Making a Vocational Choice and Plan. Appendixes provide a sample case, a transcript of a slide/audiotape presentation on the sample case, a shortened OCS program, and a supplementary occupational screen for low-functioning vocational rehabilitation clients. (DB)
Descriptors: Adults, Career Choice, Career Counseling, Computer Oriented Programs, Decision Making, Disabilities, Group Discussion, Lesson Plans, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Severe Disabilities, Social Support Groups, Vocational Evaluation, Vocational Interests, Vocational Rehabilitation
Arkansas Research and Training Center in Vocational Rehabilitation, University of Arkansas, P.O. Box 1358, Hot Springs, AR 71902 ($10.00); companion tape/slide presentation $30.00; companion diskette $10.00; participant's workbook $7.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Univ., Fayetteville. Research and Training Center in Vocational Rehabilitation.
Note: For participant's workbook, see EC 221 726.