ERIC Number: ED407766
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Career Counseling with Persons Who Have a Severe Psychiatric Disability: Implementation for Practice.
Katz, Lynda J.
This report provides an overview of career counseling in vocational rehabilitation programming for individuals with severe psychiatric disabilities. It begins by reviewing the five basic premises for vocational counseling and programming and then discusses how adaptations to the traditional practice of career and vocational counseling might be implemented. Specific topics that are addressed include: (1) the concept of vocational maturity and the developmental stages wherein the self-concept of the worker emerges; (2) the nature of and necessity for a collaborative relationship between the practitioner and the primary consumer; (3) states in the career counseling process; (4) the role of formal vocational measurement; (5) aspects of the interviewing process in light of particular symptoms and communication barriers (including symptomatology, verbal expression, regulation of emotions, flat or inappropriate affect, symbolic use of language, and diminished empathy); (6) the implementation of a career plan and the impact of motivation and unrealistic career goals on the plan; and (7) special concerns which arise with women and ethnic and racial minority groups in the career counseling process. Summary sheets of the information are provided for a slide presentation. (Contains 30 references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Dept. of Rehabilitation Science and Technology.