Improving employment outcomes through quality rehabilitation counseling [QRC]

James Mullins, Richard Roessler, Kay Schriner, Patricia Brown, James Bellini

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Selected by either empirical (high case closure rates) or peer nominations, 11 exemplary vocational rehabilitation counselors described how they responded to the legislative mandate to serve more people with severe disabilities at a higher rate of competitive employment closures. In a grounded theory analysis of interview transcripts, researchers organized counselor responses into system diagrams depicting the counselors' methods of Quality Rehabilitation Counseling (QRC). Conclusions were drawn regarding counselor predispositions that affect service delivery as well as specific counseling techniques involved in relationship building, assessment, goal-setting and planning, and intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-31
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Rehabilitation
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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