ERIC Number: ED330913
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluating Rehabilitation Caseload Management Skills through Computer Simulations [and] Development and Validation of a Computerized Caseload Management System.
Chan, Fong; Rosen, Andrew J.
Part 1 of this two-part document reviews efforts to develop computer-based case management simulations for use in rehabilitation education. It examines both single-case management simulations which concentrate on clinical problem-solving skills required to serve a single client and multiple-case management simulations which focus on skills required to serve entire caseloads. Exemplary systems are described. Issues related to research and development of computer software in case management are discussed, including procedures for quantifying case simulation performance; psychometric issues such as reliability, validity, and norms; and future research. Part 2 is a master's thesis by Andrew Jay Rosen on the development and validation of a computerized caseload management system which simulates the responsibilities of a state vocational rehabilitation counselor. It is noted that the simulation presents eight cases for trainees to manage through the statuses of the state vocational rehabilitation system, and that when the completed simulation was presented to state vocational rehabilitation counselors and to graduate and undergraduate rehabilitation students, the counselors performed with superior caseload management skills in several important areas. This difference between the performance of counselors and trainees is presented as evidence that the computer simulation represents an educational tool which could be used to address the lack of training in caseload management skills presently occurring in the education of the rehabilitation counselor. (66 references) (NB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
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Sponsor: American Association for Counseling and Human Development Foundation, Alexandria, VA.
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