Positive Psychology Theory, Research, and Practice: A Primer for Rehabilitation Counseling Professionals

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Abstract Positive psychology is a scientific study that explores what makes life most worth living and applies psychological theory to understand the human strengths that are important for enhancing overall well-being and happiness. The rehabilitation counseling philosophy shares a similar emphasis on personal strengths and the importance of enhancing what is good rather than merely addressing the negative aspects of …

Introduction to Positive Psychology in Rehabilitation

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Abstract Positive psychology has received increasing attention in rehabilitation counseling research and practice. The rehabilitation counseling philosophy shares a similar emphasis of personal assets and strengths, which provides a solid foundation for the integration of positive psychology into the professional practice of rehabilitation counseling. In this article, the guest editors present their rationale for developing this special issue on positive …

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Self-Assessment Tool: Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Training Needs and Competence – SAP-SASC

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The goal of state-federal vocational rehabilitation (VR) systems is to provide high quality and culturally appropriate services to consumers. To accomplish this, VR counselors must be trained in both traditional and emerging practices. The Systems Approach to Placement: Self-Assessment for Students and Counselors (SAP-SASC) is designed to measure state VR Counselors’ self-reported levels of knowledge and skill in critical areas …

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Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors Speak: Preliminary Findings

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The RRTC-EBP-VR recently completed a study to learn what vocational rehabilitation (VR) counselors need to enable them to better implement evidence-based practices into their rehabilitation plans when working within the state-federal VR program. The title of the survey is “Engaging Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors in Knowledge Translation (KT) Processes: A Participatory Action Approach.” The survey was sent to VR Counselors nationally …

Professional Practice of Rehabilitation Counseling

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Overview Based on the Handbook of Rehabilitation Counseling (Rigger/Maki 2004), this new volume has been completely revised and updated to accommodate the overarching changes that have recently occurred in the field. It reflects the new, accepted definition of rehabilitation counseling as a specialization within the field of counseling and demonstrates how the knowledge, skills and attitudes of rehabilitation counseling complement …

Study Guide: Certified Rehabilitation Counselor Examination Preparation

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Overview This user-friendly study guide will help graduate students and professionals in rehabilitation counseling to prepare thoroughly for the CRC® examination. It provides a complete, detailed review of the CRC exam built on the most recent, empirically based rehabilitation counselor roles and function studies. Each chapter contains a concise overview of the topic, summary tables of key concepts, practice questions …