ERIC Number: ED376389
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Counseling and Career Guidance in the Rehabilitation Partnership. Twentieth Institute on Rehabilitation Issues. Report from the Study Group.
Wisconsin Univ.-Stout, Menomonie. Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Inst.
The case for vocational counseling/guidance as an invaluable community service has been widely accepted. However, the main issues of rehabilitation counseling need restating and, in some cases, reexamining. Vocational guidance and personal, psychological, and family counseling can all be daily duties. The distinctions between counseling and guidance need to be clearly stated. Professionals in the field should identify the specifics of their job performances in daily practice. Also discussed are the prerequisite knowledge and skills for rehabilitation counselors, desirable psychological counseling skills, and issues in career counseling versus career guidance, case documentation, and vocational rehabilitation counselor education. Emphasis on improved training could especially benefit the large number of individuals employed as vocational rehabilitation counselors who do not have an educational background in rehabilitation or social services. There should, above all, be a renewed emphasis on the understanding of dynamics of interpersonal relationships and of human communication and interaction, which lie at the heart of the technology of counseling. Rehabilitation counselors should look for ways to constantly improve their proficiency in these areas. Contains 142 references. (CC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ.-Stout, Menomonie. Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Inst.