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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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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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Phase I and II Research Plain Language Summaries Now Available

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Plain language summaries of Phases I and II research are now available: RRTC-EBP VR Findings_Phase I highlights RRTC-EBP VR Findings_Phase II Service Delivery Practices RRTC-EBP VR Findings_Phase II Organizational Practices RRTC-EBP VR Findings_Phase II Models of Effective Practice, Policy, and Procedures Do you have comments or questions?  Don’t forget to Ask the Experts!

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Hope and Rehabilitation Counseling: Measuring, Building and Nurturing Goal Attainment in Clients

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Many factors contribute to adjustment to disability; however, people with higher hope have been shown to adjust better to disability and the challenges that come with it.  Often in rehabilitation counseling it may be difficult to understand why one client has successful outcomes, while another one does not. Since goals are what drive hope, and identifying and reaching goals are …

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Multiple Case Studies on Effective Vocational Rehabilitation Service Delivery Practices

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The National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) have emphasized the focus on Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) in all research projects publicly funded through NIDRR (Brannon, 2010). There is now a heightened emphasis on the meaning of research findings and translating and disseminating evidence-based practices so they affect and inform practice and policy (Leahy & Arokiasamy, 2010). NIDDR and the …

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Using the Moorong Self-Efficacy Scale to Assist People with Spinal Cord Injuries

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Individuals with spinal cord injuries (SCI) may experience functional limitations and societal barriers that affect their belief in their ability to perform daily activities and achieve goals.  This belief, known as self-efficacy, helps individuals select goals and persist in attaining them.  People with high self-efficacy tend to persevere in challenging circumstances, and people with low levels of self-efficacy are less …

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Using Motivational Interviewing (MI) to Improve Employment Outcomes for Consumers Receiving Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Services

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The evidence-based IPS program underscores competitive work, rapid job search, integration of rehabilitation and mental health services, attention to consumer preferences, consumer choice, and time-unlimited support. IPS has been widely studied to show positive outcomes among people with psychiatric disabilities who receive services from the state/federal vocational rehabilitation system. Despite this, these consumers often demonstrate shorter job retention rates and …

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Quality of Life as an Outcome Measure of Rehabilitation Service?

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To ensure continued funding vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies must provide documentation that they deliver effective services efficiently.  Although overall quality of life is an established goal of all VR services, short-term job placement has historically served as the primary measure of service outcomes. Despite its clear importance, job placement as an outcome measure provides little information about consumers and their …