The Rehabilitation Counselor in Professional Practice

Part 1: The Professional, the People, and the Practice

The Rehabilitation Counselor in Professional Practice contains ten chapters, each 30 to 40 pages in length. Part 1 contains four chapters focused on management of the rehabilitation practice, the clientele with whom rehabilitation counselors work (the employers, the people with the jobs, and the injured or disabled workers, the people in need of a job) and motivational principles for a receptive counseling climate between counselor and client.

Chapter 1: The Rehabilitation Counselor’s Management Role in Job Placement
Chapter 2: The American Character: Life and Structure in the American Society
Chapter 3: The American Character: Job Placement in a Structured Society
Chapter 4: Client Motivation: Setting a Receptive Climate for Job Placement within the Counselor-Client Relationship

Part 2: An Introduction to Forensic Rehabilitation

Part 2 contains a chapter on client function (Chapter 5) and a second chapter (Chapter 6) which provides an application of the principles of client function in a court of law. This application discusses the court process and ways administrative law judges with the Social Security Administration decide their disability cases based on a claimant’s ability to function in the workplace.

Chapter 5: Determining Client Function: An Introduction to Forensic Rehabilitation
Chapter 6: The Vocational Expert in Social Security Hearings

Part 3: Job Placement in Rehabilitation

Finally, Part 3 contains four chapters on the techniques and strategies for finding jobs for persons with disabilities. The first two chapters contain an overview of employment in the national economy over the past 40 or so years, identifying the kinds of jobs most often found for the disabled, forecasting the future outlook for these jobs, and creating the tools of the job search, the resume, etc. The final two chapters offer two alternative approaches or strategies for job placement. These are job placement approaches well-documented in rehabilitation literature.

Chapter 7: The Counselor’s Introduction to the World of Work in the New American Economy
Chapter 8: The Job Search
Chapter 9: The Selective Approach: Using the Internet for Direct Job Placement
Chapter 10: Networking for Jobs in the Hidden Job Market: A Client-Centered Approach

You may also be interested in the Job Search Organizer. This can be used by counselors, job consultants, or even individuals looking for a job. Any educator who is helping people learn how to apply for and find a job, needs to check this out.

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