Career Development and Employment of People With Disabilities

David R. Strauser, Stephen M. Kwiatek, Nicole L. Birri, D. George Strauser, Chelsea E. Greco

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


In this chapter, we provide rehabilitation counselors with an overview of information that is important to understanding career and vocational behavior and ultimately enhancing the career and employment outcomes of individuals with disabilities. Specifically, we will discuss the centrality of work and how work is critical in meeting human needs, the important role that work plays in an individual’s level of mental health and social integration, theories of career development and work adjustment, and vocational counseling interventions typically used within rehabilitation counseling. The Illinois Work and Well-Being Model is introduced as a framework that can be used in case conceptualization and guiding service delivery.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Professional Practice of Rehabilitation Counseling
EditorsMichael T. Hartley, Vilia M. Tarvydas
PublisherSpringer Publishing Company
Number of pages38
ISBN (Electronic)9780826139047
ISBN (Print)9780826139030
StatePublished - Sep 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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