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Findings from the Field: Symposium on Evidence-Based Practices in Rehabilitation Counseling and Forum of the U.S. Department of Education’s RSA’s Technical Assistance Centers

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“This was a truly fantastic conference… It was refreshing to see a conference that was evidence-based and designed to provide tools and resources to VR professionals both in academia and in the field in our endeavor to serve individuals with significant functional limitations reach their vocational goal. Well done!” Approximately 150 vocational rehabilitation researchers, administrators, educators, and counselors participated in …

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Path Analysis of a Self-Determination Model of Work Motivation in Vocational Rehabilitation

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Researchers from the RRTC-EBP VR and partner Universities presented at the National Council on Rehabilitation Education’s Spring Conference in Newport Beach, CA in April of 2016.  They shared with attendees their recent path analysis of a self-determination model of work motivation in relation to increasing employment and improving employment outcomes for people with disabilities. You can download their presentation materials here: Path Analysis …

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Evidence-Based Practices: Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How

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Experts from the RRTC-EBP VR shared information about evidence-based practice (EBP) with practitioners at the National Rehabilitation Association’s Annual Training Conference in Richmond, Virginia, in September of 2016.  The interactive presentation helped attendees define the term “EBP,” encouraged discussion on the importance of integrating EBP into vocational rehabilitation (VR) practice, and provided resources and examples of EBP that can be provided in …

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An Upstream Approach to Acquiring, Applying, and Sharing Evidence-Based Practice in Vocational Rehabilitation

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Does acquiring new knowledge about evidence-based practices by VR Counselors result in applying and sharing such knowledge?  How do master’s level VR students perceive the importance of evidence-based practices, and their ability to implement them as future professionals? The RRTC-EBP VR, in partnership with UW-Stout’s Department of Rehabilitation & Counseling, addressed these questions at the National Rehabilitation Association’s Annual Training …

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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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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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State-of-the-Science Re-Cap: Advancing Evidence-Based Practices and Policies to Close the Employment Gap

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Members of the RRTC-EBP VR research team presented on April 8 & 9, 2014 in Bethesda, MD on the theme of “Advancing Evidence-Based Practices and Policies to Close the Employment Gap.”  Vocational rehabilitation professionals received information to improve employment rates and quality of employment outcomes within the state/federal vocational rehabilitation system. Presentations topics included: VR Counselors’ Perception of EBP: Value, Barriers, and …