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Measuring Resilience: Use of the Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale for People With Spinal Cord Injuries

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Resilience, in its simplest terms, results in people “bouncing back” from adversity and getting on with their lives. To infer resilience, two major steps must occur: (a) exposure to significant adversity (e.g., car accident), and (b) a positive developmental outcome afterwards (e.g., substantial psychosocial adjustment). The construct of resilience has recently been explored among individuals with spinal cord injuries (SCIs). …

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The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law Releases Three New Fact Sheets on Supported Employment

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The Bazelon Center for Mental Health recently published three fact sheets following up on their report, Getting to Work: Promoting Employment of People with Mental Illness. Getting to Work discusses the reasons why states should expand supported employment services to increase employment opportunities for people with mental illness.  These fact sheets highlight three key reasons to increase the availability of supported employment that are discussed in more …

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RRTC-EBP VR Article Receives Top Honors from ARCA

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The article State unemployment rates and vocational rehabilitation outcomes: A multilevel analysis, published in the Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, received a second place research award from the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association (ARCA). This award recognizes and honors high quality, empirical research in the field of rehabilitation counseling.

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Promoting and Supporting Evidence-Based Rehabilitation Practice with Knowledge Translation

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Promoting and Supporting Evidence-Based Rehabilitation Practice with Knowledge Translation John Lui and Cayte Anderson Presented at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on February 4, 2015, as part of the RRTC-EBP VR’s Symposium “Evidence-Based Practices in Rehabilitation Counseling: Findings from the Field” PowerPoint: RRTC-EBP VR Promoting and Supporting Evidence-Based Rehabilitation Practice with Knowledge Translation Transcript of Presentation: RRTC-EBP VR Lui-Anderson Supporting EBP …

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Motivational Interviewing Strategies and Techniques: Rationales and Examples

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What we have learned from Motivational Interviewing is that how information is presented can affect how it is received. When relevant, new information should be presented in a neutral, nonjudgmental, and sensitive manner that empowers clients to make more informed decisions about quitting or changing a risky or problem behavior. The following paper outlines some of the Motivational Interviewing Strategies …

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Traumatic Brain Injury and Depression

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“We can see people who have brain injuries. Their lives have been disrupted and so forth, and our response to them can be like, I’d be depressed, too. And so we can kinda think, like, it’s normal to be depressed, and that could lead to a lack of treatment for depression.”  Dr. Chuck Bombardier, University of Washington’s TBI Model System …

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Evidence-Based Practices in Rehabilitation Counseling: Findings from the Field

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“Thank you to everyone who participated for making this a vibrant and relevant exchange of information and ideas!” More than 60 rehabilitation researchers, practitioners, and academics convened at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on February 4 to discuss findings from recent research on evidence-based practices in rehabilitation counseling. The symposium provided rehabilitation counselors and researchers an overview of evidence-based practices in …

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Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity Coding Manual 4.1 (MITI 4.1) Now Available

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The most recent version of the Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity Coding Manual 4.1 (MITI 4.1) is now available.  Here is an introduction to MITI: How well or poorly is a clinician using motivational interviewing?  The MITI is a behavioral coding system that provides an answer to this question.  The MITI also yields feedback that can be used to increase clinical skill …

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New SWEAP Tools Help State Policymakers Align Workforce and Education Programs

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The State Workforce and Education Alignment Project (SWEAP) is demonstrating how state policymakers can use information from three types of data tools to develop policies that align workforce and education programs with each other and with employer skill needs. These three tools — dashboards, pathway evaluators, and supply and demand reports – are discussed in a set of SWEAP papers …