The recent issue of the Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin (RCB) features six articles based on findings from VRTAC-QE’s Comprehensive Review White Paper. The focus of this special series is on the application of vocational rehabilitation services.
The RCB features articles important to rehabilitation counseling practitioners in counseling, education, or research settings. Each issue includes original empirical research, theoretical essays, comprehensive literature reviews, intensive case studies, research critiques, and brief reports.
RCB's Special Series Articles
More about the six articles based on findings from TACQE in RCB’s Special Series focused on the application of vocational rehabilitation services:
Differential Effects of Functioning on the Career Development of Individuals with Disabilities
Chelsea E. Brehmer, David R. Strauser, Sa Shen, Brian N. Phillips, John F. Kosciulek, Bryan S. Austin
The Essential Elements of Customized Employment: Results From a National Survey of Employment Providers
Katherine J. Inge, Adam P. Sima, Tim Riesen, Paul Wehman, & Nancy Brooks-Lane
Use of Customized Employment in State Vocational Rehabilitation Programs: A Retrospective Study 2017–2020
Jaeyoung Kim, Katherine Inge, Beth Keeton, Tim Riesen, & Timothy N. Tansey
The results of this study indicated that consumers who have cognitive disability and cultural barriers; are migrant farmworkers and/or dependents; and receive job placement assistance, short-term job supports, maintenance services, benefits counseling, and supported employment are more likely to get competitive integrated employment at exit.
Internal Consistency of the Customized Employment Discovery Fidelity Scale: A Preliminary Study
Tim Riesen, Steve Hall, Beth Keeton, & Aubrey Snyder
This study is the initiation of the third step of the fidelity process to determine if items on the Discovery Fidelity Scale accurately and reliably measure the discovery process consistency. The study also examined outcomes for individuals engaged in the discovery process. The results of the study suggest that (a) both the systems and services components appear to measure their respective constructs and (b) the overall discovery construct appears to have acceptable internal consistency.
Persons With Disabilities in Self-Employment Served by the Federal/State Vocational Rehabilitation System: Differences Between 2011–2013 and 2017–2019
Jennifer Sánchez, Michael Frain, Ghari Shirley, Devin Rohack, & Deyu Pan
The Time Is Ripe for Entrepreneurship in Vocational Rehabilitation: A Four-Pronged Approach
Michael Frain, Devin Rohack, Malachy Bishop, Julianne Frain, & Jennifer Sánchez