Strengths-Based Rehabilitation Counseling

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Strengths-Based Rehabilitation Counseling

About this Session

Strengths-based Rehabilitation Counseling, as explained by Steve Upchurch, is a client-centered approach that focuses on individuals' abilities and capabilities rather than their limitations and barriers. This approach encourages clients with disabilities to see the best in themselves, considers the individual within the context of their environment, and identifies constraints that might be hindering their growth. By using a strengths-based approach, rehabilitation counselors empower clients, enhance their self-concept, and foster personal growth, self-actualization, and hope. The principles and techniques of strengths-based counseling involve building a strong working alliance between the counselor and the client, considering the whole person across all life domains, and identifying integrated supports to help individuals pursue their dreams and achieve their Good Life.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the fundamental principles of strengths-based rehabilitation counseling, emphasizing the importance of focusing on abilities and capabilities.
  • Explore various strengths-based counseling techniques designed to empower and enhance clients' self-concept, personal growth, and self-actualization.
  • Recognize the value of a working alliance between counselors and clients and the significance of considering the whole person within their family and community context when applying a strengths-based approach.

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1 CRC Credit Available Upon Completion

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