Career Development, Employment, and Disability in Rehabilitation: From Theory to Practice

Career Development, Employment, and Disability in Rehabilitation: From Theory to Practice

by David Strauser
     
 

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This text provides, from a rehabilitation perspective, comprehensive coverage of the dominant theories and techniques related to the occupational development, vocational behavior, and the organizational factors that impact the career development and employment of individuals with disabilities. It is designed for the CORE-mandated required course on employment and

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Overview

This text provides, from a rehabilitation perspective, comprehensive coverage of the dominant theories and techniques related to the occupational development, vocational behavior, and the organizational factors that impact the career development and employment of individuals with disabilities. It is designed for the CORE-mandated required course on employment and career development for the Master's Degree in rehabilitation counseling and for Licensed Professional Counselor certification. As the only book in rehabilitation and counseling that broadly addresses career development and employment of individuals with disabilities, it is a major contribution to the literature.

Topics covered include major constructs in career development and employment of disabled individuals, theoretical foundations, occupational assessment, information and evaluation, intervention strategies, and populations and settings. To facilitate learning and promote application of theories and techniques, each chapter includes chapter objectives, discussion and review questions, and case studies. An instructor's manual is also included.

Key Features:

  • The only book in rehabilitation and counseling to provide comprehensive coverage of career development and employment and disability-related theory and research
  • Fulfills CORE-mandated requirements and Professional Counselor licensure
  • Authored by respected leaders in the field
  • Provides chapter objectives, case examples, and discussion questions in each chapter along with instructor's manual

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826195630
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
09/27/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
472
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

David R. Strauser, PhD, is Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, and Department of Special Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also is on the Graduate Faculty, Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Research at the University of Memphis. Professor Strauser's teaching and research interests include the assessment of individuals with disabilities and psychological factors that impact the career development and vocational behavior of such individuals. He is also interested in the impact of trauma symptoms on career development and the impact of the working alliance on rehabilitation outcomes, psychological wellbeing and career development. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles ad is currently Editor-in-Chief of Rehabilitation Research, Policy and Education and editorial Board member of the Journal of Violence and Trauma Research, Dr. Strauser is the recipient of the United States Department of Education-Rehabilitation Services Administration Commissioners Award (2005), Deans Excellence Award- Excellence in Research and Scholarship (2004), and the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association Research Award (Second Place, 2004).

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