Horizontal expansion of the role of the rehabilitation counselor

William Jenkins, David R. Strauser

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This article's purpose is to emphasize to the rehabilitation counseling profession that the dynamic state of the economy and business practice, smaller government, and decentralized social services presents the profession of rehabilitation counseling with significant challenges and changes in the future. The authors discuss the need for rehabilitation counselors to horizontally expand their interaction with businesses and organizations. The authors argue that if rehabilitation counselors continue to provide only rehabilitation services according to traditional guidelines, they will remain niche players and eventually be replaced by professionals who are able to offer more comprehensive services to a broader population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4-9
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Rehabilitation
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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