One of the primary focuses of rehabilitation counseling is the career development, employment, and vocational behavior of individuals with disabilities. Career assessment plays a very large role in the conceptualization of career-related issues and the delivery of appropriate career and employment services to people with disabilities. This chapter provides rehabilitation counselors with the necessary information and understanding of concepts and career assessments that impact the career development and employment of people with disabilities. It begins with an overview of the importance of work and the benefits derived from engaging in productive work—related activities. The chapter briefly discusses the factors that impact the career development and employment of people with disabilities and introduces the Illinois Work and Well-Being Model as a conceptual framework that can be used to guide career assessment. The chapter concludes with a description and overview of commonly used career measures used in rehabilitation counseling setting.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Assessment in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling|
|Editors||David R. Strauser, Timothy N. Tansey, Fong Chan|
|Publisher||Springer Publishing Company|
|State||Published - Aug 2019|