Title Career Development, Employment, and Disability in Rehabilitation, 2/e
Subtitle From Theory to Practice
Author David R. Strauser
ISBN 9780826158154
List price USD 75.00
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 450
Book size 178 x 235 mm
Publishing year 2021
Original publisher Springer Publishing Company
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Uses an integrated rehabilitation perspective to address career, vocational behavior, employment, and disability related theory and research

This highly regarded resource is the only book in rehabilitation counseling to provide comprehensive coverage of vocational behavior and employment theory and intervention techniques as they apply to individuals with disabilities. Scholarly yet practical, the second edition is updated with key information and research, delivering new employment statistics, employment rates, and poverty levels of people with disabilities. Woven throughout this new edition, is the Illinois Work and Well-Being Model, incorporating foundational theories and providing a framework for understanding the critical factors that impact the career development process.

Chapters—written by leaders in the field—are consistently organized for ease of use. Each chapter includes of an Overview of Major Constructs followed by Theoretical Foundations; Occupational Assessment, Information and Evaluation; Intervention Strategies; and Population and Settings. Case examples and discussion questions highlight and reinforce application of theories and techniques. New Sample Syllabi, Classroom Activities, PowerPoints, and a Test Bank are included for instructors.

New to the Second Edition:

  • Provides new employment statistics, employment rates, and poverty levels of people with disabilities
  • Reviews details of the Work Force Innovation Act
  • Integrates the Illinois Work and Well-Being Model throughout as a framework for understanding critical factors impacting the career development process
  • Links with CACREP standards
  • Discusses relevant new legislation
  • New Key Concept Boxes, Chapter Summaries, and Chapter Glossary increase accessibility of the new edition
  • Includes sample syllabi, classroom activities, PowerPoint slides, and test bank

Key Features:

  • Addresses contemporary career, vocational behavior, employment, and disability related theory and research from an integrated rehabilitation perspective
  • Written by well-respected practitioners and educators
  • Organized to facilitate instructor flexibility in assigning chapters without losing course continuity






Part I: Overview of Major Concepts

Chapter 1. Introduction to the Centrality of Work for Individuals With Disabilities (David R. Strauser)

Chapter 2. Disability Prevalence and Economic Outcomes (Andrew J. Houtenville, Purvi Sevak, Gina Livermore, John O’Neill, and Elizabeth Cardoso)

Chapter 3. The Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program, and Key Employment and Civil Rights Legislation: Are They Working for People With Disabilities? (Debra A. Harley, David Beach, Shondra Loggins Clay, Reginald Alston, Kathy Sheppard-Jones, Josh Taylor, and Allison Fleming)

Chapter 4. The Causal Relationship Between Chronic Poverty and Disability (Daniel C. Lustig)


Part II: Theoretical Foundations

Chapter 5. Personality Development and Adjustment Considerations in Vocational Rehabilitation Contexts (Deirdre O’Sullivan, Jennifer L. Hanna, and David R. Strauser)

Chapter 6. Theories of Career Development and Work Adjustment (David R. Strauser, Deirdre O’Sullivan, and D. George Strauser)

Chapter 7. Career Development and Disability: A Social Cognitive Perspective (Robert W. Lent, Ashley Morrison, and Ijeoma Ezeofor)

Chapter 8. Cognitive Information Processing Theory (Debra S. Osborn and Denise E. Saunders)

Chapter 9. Empowerment Through Employment: Job Satisfaction Theories and Research (Barbara A. Frtizsche and Lauren I. Murray)

Chapter 10. Work Values: Understanding and Assessing Motivation to Work (Melanie E. Leuty and James Rounds)


Part III: Occupational Assessment Information and Evaluation

Chapter 11. Vocational Interests (Rong Su and James Rounds)

Chapter 12. Vocational Evaluation in Rehabilitation (David R. Strauser, Fong Chan, Julianne Frain, Timothy Tansey, and Michael Frain)

Chapter 13. Occupational and Labor Market Information (Mary Barros-Bailey)

Chapter 14. Computer-Assisted Vocational Guidance Systems and Job Matching (Jeffrey A. Truthan)

Chapter 15. Understanding Work Analysis and Its Application (Shanan G. Gibson)


Part IV: Intervention Strategies

Chapter 16. Career Counseling With People With Disabilities (David R. Strauser, Chelsea Greco, Deirdre O’Sullivan, and D. George Strauser)

Chapter 17. Elements of Effective Job Development: Environmental Trends and the Work of Rehabilitation Professionals (Wendy Strobel Gower, Hannah Rudstam, and Ellice Switzer)

Chapter 18. Supported Employment and Customized Employment (Paul Wehman and Lauren Avellone)


Part V: Population and Settings

Chapter 19. Public Vocational Rehabilitation (Nicole Ditchman, Ming-Yi Wu, Fong Chan, Sandra Fitzgerald, Chen-Ping Lin, and Wei-Mo Tu)

Chapter 20. Private Practice in Vocational Rehabilitation (Scott F. Beveridge, Randall S. McDaniel, and Courtney P. Glickman)

Chapter 21. Results-Focused Service Delivery for the Transition From High School to Adult Life (Anthony J. Plotner, Charles B. Walters, Kathleen M. Oertle, and John S. Trach)

Chapter 22. Youth and Adults With Psychiatric Disabilities: Improving Career and Employment (Monica Simonsen, Mazneen Havewala, Ellen S. Fabian, and Glacia Ethridge)

Chapter 23. Career Development and Employment for Persons With Physical Disabilities (Wendy Coduti, Michael J. Leahy, and Suprana Roy)

Chapter 24. Facilitating Career Development for Women With Disabilities Using the Client-Focused Considering Work Model (Yung-Chen (Jen) Chiu, Liza M. Conyers, Pia Smal, and Hsiao-Ying (Vicki) Chang)

Chapter 25. Essential Knowledge to Improve Employment of Ethnic Minorities With Disabilities in the United States (Shondra Loggins Clay, Allen N. Lewis, Jenelle S. Pitt, Abbas H. Quamar, Jennifer L. Burris, Reginald Alston, and Mimi Almaz Getachew)

Chapter 26. Employment, Career Development, and Vocational Rehabilitation Considerations for People With Emerging Disabilities (Phillip D. Rumrill and Lynn C. Koch)



About the Author:

David R. Strauser, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he also directs the Work and Disability Lab. He received his Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1995. He received the James Garrett Distinguished Career Research Award (2011) from the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association, the New Career Award (1997) and Researcher of the Year Award (2011) from the National Council on Rehabilitation Education, and received multiple research awards from the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association and National Rehabilitation Association. In 2014 Dr. Strauser received the George N. Wright Varsity Award given to an outstanding Alumni of the Rehabilitation Psychology Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and in 2019 he received the King McCristal Distinguished Research Award from the College of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research focuses is on the career and vocational development of young adults, including young adults with cancer. Dr. Strauser is the Editor in Chief of Rehabilitation Research, Policy and Education and serves on multiple editorial boards of journals related to rehabilitation and individuals with disabilities. He is the editor of the book Career Development, Employment, and Disability in Rehabilitation: From Theory to Practice and is co-editor of Assessment in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling. He has authored over 120 journal articles and book chapters and is consistently recognized as an international leader regarding the career and vocational development of individuals with disabilities and chronic health conditions.

Target Audience:

Rehabilitation counselors.


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