Rehabilitation Counseling and Emerging Disabilities

Double click on above image to view full picture

Zoom Out
Zoom In
Read a Sample Chapter

Rehabilitation Counseling and Emerging Disabilities

SKU# 9780826120687

Medical, Psychosocial, and Vocational Aspects

Author: Lynn C. Koch PhD, CRC, Phillip D. Rumrill PhD, CRC

$80.00

Buy From:

Description 

Emerging disabilities are disabling conditions that are new to medical science, often medically debated, and lacking in known etiology; or those increasing in prevalence in recent years. This master's-level text is the first to eschew traditional disabilities to focus specifically on the unique characteristics and needs of individuals with disabilities such as multiple chemical sensitivity, fibromyalgia, and Lyme disease, or those currently increasing in prevalence (e.g., diabetes, autism, PTSD), and explore their implications for rehabilitation counseling practice. The text is also unique in its examination of how disability causes, types, and patterns are changing in response to current medical, social, cultural, and environmental trends and addressing necessary changes to rehabilitation policies and practices to better serve consumers with emerging disabilities.

The book explores important sociological and environmental phenomena such as global warming, pollution, poverty, violence, migration patterns, addiction, and substance abuse, and the changing age demographic of the United States that has altered the landscape of disability policy and rehabilitation services in the 21st century. Each chapter provides specific examples of disabling conditions and discusses their medical, psychosocial, and vocational significance. The authors examine implications for rehabilitation assessment, planning, and placement, and emphasize changes needed to rehabilitation policy and practice. The text is replete with practical evidence-based strategies for meeting the psychosocial and vocational needs of people with emerging disabilities. Chapters include case examples, learning objectives, and discussion questions.

Key Features:

  • Describes disabling conditions either new to medical science or increasing in prevalence in modern society
  • Examines sociocultural, environmental, and legislative trends that have resulted in emerging disabilities
  • Delivers policy, programming, and research recommendations to improve services and supports for Americans with emerging disabilities
  • Provides practical, evidence-based strategies for meeting the psychosocial and vocational needs of people with emerging disabilities
  • Includes learning objectives, case examples, and discussion questions
  • Supplemental materials include PowerPoints, syllabus, and test bank

Product Details 

  • Publication Date October 07, 2016
  • Page Count 328
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826120687

About The Author(s) 

Lynn C. Koch, PhD, CRC, is a nationally certified rehabilitation counselor and professor, Rehabilitation Education and Research Program, University of Arkansas, where she has been employed since 2006. Prior to that she was coordinator, Rehabilitation Counseling Program, Kent State University, Ohio, and a faculty member in the Center for Disability Studies. Dr. Koch has authored or coauthored 75 professional journal articles, 16 book chapters, and one book, Emerging Issues in Rehabilitation Counseling. She has guest-edited three special issues of professional and academic journals in the field of rehabilitation and allied health professions, including a special issue of WORK on emerging disabilities. She also guest-edited a forthcoming special issue of Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education on psychiatric rehabilitation. Additionally, she has delivered over 85 presentations to consumer, professional, academic, and policymaking audiences. Dr. Koch served as the chair of the National Council on Rehabilitation Education (NCRE) Research Committee for 11 years. She also has served as cochair of the NCRE Psychiatric Rehabilitation Council and has served on the editorial boards of five journals. Dr. Koch was the recipient of the 2014 University of Arkansas College of Education and Health Professions Career Faculty Award; 2013 NCRE President's Award for Exemplary Diligence and Fortitude in Promoting Rehabilitation Research, Education, and Service; the 2008 and 2009 University of Arkansas Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders; Outstanding Researcher Award; and the 2001 American Rehabilitation Counseling Association Research Award (third place).

Phillip D. Rumrill, Jr., PhD, CRC, is a nationally certified rehabilitation counselor. He is professor and coordinator, Rehabilitation Counseling Program, and director, Center for Disability Studies, Kent State University, Ohio. Dr. Rumrill has authored or coauthored more than 200 professional journal articles; 50 book chapters, monographs, measurement instruments, and training manuals; and 13 books. He has also guest-edited 21 special issues of professional and academic journals in the fields of education and rehabilitation. Dr. Rumrill is a highly sought speaker at national and international conferences in a variety of fields. He has received honors and recognition for his work from such organizations as the International Organization of Social Sciences and Behavioral Research, the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, the National Council on Rehabilitation Education, the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, and the National TRIO Foundation. Dr. Rumrill has held distinguished lecturer or visiting scholar appointments at University of Pittsburgh, Ohio State University, University of Hawaii, University of Leeds Medical School in England, University of Glasgow in Scotland, and the Arla Institute of Finland. He coauthored The Sandwich Generation's Guide to Eldercare, which won the Gold Medal in the Foreword Reviews INDIEFAB 2013 Book of the Year Awards in the Family and Relationship Books category.

Table of Contents 

Contents

Contributors

Foreword by Malachy Bishop

Preface

1. INTRODUCTION TO EMERGING DISABILITIES

Chapter Objectives

Defining Emerging Disabilities

Contemporary Trends Linked to Emerging Disabilities

Medical, Psychosocial, and Vocational Characteristics of Emerging Disabilities

Populations at Risk of Acquiring Emerging Disabilities

Conclusions

Discussion Questions

2. CHRONIC PAIN

Chapter Objectives

Case Illustration: Linda

Definitions, Types, and Causes of Chronic Pain

Examples of Emerging Chronic Pain Conditions

Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Pain

Vocational Aspects of Chronic Pain

Characteristics of Individuals Living With Chronic Pain

Rehabilitation Counseling Implications

Rehabilitation Assessment and Planning

Rehabilitation Services

Conclusions

Discussion Questions

3. NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES: AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER AND ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER

Coauthored by Frank J. Sansosti With Contributions From Alexa Herrera

Chapter Objectives

Case Illustration: Conner

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Psychosocial Aspects of ASD and ADHD

Vocational Aspects of ASD and ADHD

Characteristics of Individuals With ASD and ADHD

Rehabilitation Counseling Implications

Conclusions

Discussion Questions

4. DISABILITIES RELATED TO AGING

Coauthored by Kelly Cichy and Mykal Leslie

Chapter Objectives

Case Illustration: Adaline

The Graying of America

Implications of Population Aging

Aging, Health, and Disability

Medical, Psychosocial, and Vocational Aspects of Emerging Age-Related Disabilities

Rehabilitation Counseling Implications

Conclusions

Discussion Questions

5. EMERGING POPULATIONS AND ISSUES IN PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION

Coauthored by Stephanie L. Lusk

Chapter Objectives

Case Illustration: Maya

Youths and Young Adults With Psychiatric Disabilities

College Students With Psychiatric Disabilities

Individuals With Psychiatric Disabilities and Co-Occurring Medical Conditions

Individuals With Psychiatric Disabilities and Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders

Psychiatric Disabilities and Corrections Involvement

Rehabilitation Counseling Implications: A Recovery-Oriented Approach

Conclusions

Discussion Questions

6. EMERGING DISABILITIES ASSOCIATED WITH LIFESTYLE AND CLIMATE CHANGE

With Contributions by Rachel Timblin

Chapter Objectives

Case Illustration: David

Emerging Disabilities Linked to Lifestyle

Emerging Disabilities Linked to Climate Change

Psychosocial Aspects

Vocational Aspects

Characteristics of Individuals at Risk for Lifestyle Disabilities and Disabilities Linked to Climate Change

Rehabilitation Counseling Implications

Conclusions

Discussion Questions

7. DISABILITIES CAUSED BY VIOLENCE

Coauthored by Melissa D. Wilkins

Chapter Objectives

Case Illustration: Amalia

Types of Violence and Resulting Disabilities

Psychosocial Implications

Vocational Implications

Demographic Characteristics of People at Risk of Experiencing Disabilities Related to Violence

Rehabilitation Counseling Implications

Rehabilitation Services

Conclusions

Discussion Questions

8. REHABILITATION COUNSELING IMPLICATIONS

Chapter Objectives

Self-Reflective Practice

Outreach and Eligibility Determination

Rehabilitation Assessment and Planning

Rehabilitation Services

Conclusions

Discussion Questions

9. NEW DIRECTIONS IN EMERGING DISABILITIES RESEARCH

Chapter Objectives

A Framework for Organizing Rehabilitation Counseling Research Involving People With Emerging Disabilities

The Role of Theory in Emerging Disabilities Research

Emerging Subject and Topic Areas in Rehabilitation Counseling Research

Emerging Research Techniques and Strategies

Conclusions

Discussion Questions

Index