Frain, Ferrin, Rosenthal, and Wampold, (2006) performed a meta-analysis of consumer outcomes based on education level of the rehabilitation counselor
competencies include mental health counseling.
The recent federal mandate to employ only qualified rehabilitation counselors
with appropriate graduate degrees in rehabilitation counseling or a closely related area who are eligible for the certification in rehabilitation counseling (Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
[CRC]) in the state-federal rehabilitation agency was another influential factor for returning to school for some entering RCE students.
When Geri was ready to begin return-to-work planning, CIGNA's vocational rehabilitation counselor
worked directly with Geri's employer, a hospital outside of Dallas, to find the right job based on Geri's physical limitations.
Here, as in the entire process, the rehabilitation counselor
must carefully refrain from allowing the information presented to be affected by her or his own values and attitudes about death and the meaning of life.
The rehabilitation counselor
generally determines eligibility, and that determination usually is made utilizing the student's existing medical and educational records.
Employers did not specify education for the following job titles: rehabilitation counselor
technician, peer counselor, independent living counselor/rehabilitation counselor
, rehabilitation technician, and rehabilitation engineer.
This single standard in that first Code stood out to recognize that the individual receiving services from a rehabilitation counselor
is typically part of a greater community of individuals whose composition, traditions, values, mores, and behaviors could affect rehabilitation outcomes.
Using "person first" language hen referencing people with disabilities is accepted as a professional standard in rehabilitation, as evident in language of the Code of Professional Ethics for Rehabilitation Counselors
(Roessler & Rubin, 1998) and in psychology, as evident from the publication guidelines (American Psychological Association, 1994).
Thus, prior to moving into the facilitation phase, the rehabilitation counselor
and client should carefully weigh the pros and cons of the each potential advocacy action, ultimately evaluating if social media advocacy is appropriate based on accurate information and the client's feelings (Brophy et al.
To the rehabilitation counselor
working with deaf consumers, this low-average reading level cautions against any assumptions about deaf people's literacy.
A registered nurse who also holds a master's degree in counseling, Pless is a Certified Disability Management Specialist (CDMS), a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
, a QRP, a CCM, and is Certified Ergonomics Evaluator eligible.