ERIC Number: ED313859
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Occupational Choice Strategy: A Small Group Vocational Counseling Program. Participant's Workbook.
Schriner, Kay Fletcher; Roessler, Richard T.
The student workbook is part of the Occupational Choice Strategy (OCS) small group vocational counseling program. 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 a 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 26 lessons are grouped into four units: Understanding OCS, Understanding Myself, Knowing the World of Work, and Making a Vocational Choice and Plan. An appendix provides a sample case of the application of the OCS program to a physically disabled young adult. (DB)
Descriptors: Adults, Career Choice, Computer Oriented Programs, Decision Making, Disabilities, Group Discussion, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Severe Disabilities, Social Support Groups, Vocational Evaluation, Vocational Interests, Vocational Rehabilitation, Workbooks
Arkansas Research and Training Center in Vocational Rehabilitation, University of Arkansas, P.O. Box 1358, Hot Springs, AR 71902 ($7.50; companion tape/slide presentation $30.00; companion diskette $10.00; trainer's guide $10.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
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 trainer's guide, see EC 221 725.