Career Development, Employment, and Disability in Rehabilitation

Career Development, Employment, and Disability in Rehabilitation

From Theory to Practice

David R. Strauser, Ph.D.

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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. An eBook is included with the purchase of the print edition.

    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


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David R. Strauser, Ph.D.:
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.

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