Presents an innovative family-based approach to rehabilitation counseling that can be put to use immediately!
While the family has traditionally been a secondary consideration in rehabilitation, this graduate text presents an innovative approach to rehabilitation counseling that focuses on the family as the center of a person-centered model, rather than as an adjunct to individual counseling. It advocates counseling in the context of community, requiring the recognition of social transaction as the primary focus of all interventions. The book provides the tools and knowledge base to effectively work with the family and within the community, delivering a new inclusive model of care and establishing best practices in research, practice, training, and management.
The text examines the rationale for embracing family values in rehabilitation counseling and provides a framework that redefines the relationship between counselor and client in the context of family and community. It describes the community-based rehabilitation model in detail according to the International Classification of Function (ICF) and presents a series of illustrative disability profiles—distilled from systematic reviews of the literature—reflecting this framework. In each case, the impact upon family participation is illustrated and optimal service and support resources are identified. The role and function of the rehabilitation counselor provide the integrative conclusion to each chapter. The book also describes grassroots initiatives, the role of family in community-based rehabilitation in developing countries, family policy across rehabilitation systems, and best practices in research, training, and management. Additionally, the text comes with access to an Instructor‘s Manual that includes case study discussion questions, classroom activities, and multiple-choice questions.
• Describes an innovative family-/community-focused approach to rehabilitation counseling, framed in ICF taxonomy
• Presents a pragmatic model that can be put to use immediately
• Describes an array of family experiences across disability contexts, providing an opportunity to critique current practice through the lens of community-based constructs
• Provides plentiful case studies based on family narratives
• Broadens the scope of practice with service initiatives from around the world
• Includes an Instructor‘s Manual with case study discussion questions, classroom activities, and multiple-choice questions