Career Counseling Research Paper by writingsensation

Career Counseling
A review of career counseling for disabled persons.
# 75645 | 3,488 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 18, 2006 in Sociology (Social Work)

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The paper provides a literature review of career counseling of physically and mentally disabled individuals. The paper also discusses the types of programs that have been implemented and the outcomes of some of the programs. The review shows how career counseling and development for the physically disabled is vitally important in ensuring that these individuals are able to acquire and keep jobs. The paper concludes that programs in the United States have been relatively successful. However, researchers have found lower occurrences of employment amongst women and African Americans that are disabled and have participated in such programs.

Literature Review
Discussion and Conclusion

From the Paper:

"Wadsworth et al (2004) explains that career development is essential to the promotion of a productive life for those with physical and mental disabilities. The authors also point out that most of the current research on the topic of career development for the disabled is focused on occupational choice instead of career development (Rumrill & Roessler, 1999; Wadsworth et al 2004). The authors explain that occupational choice concerns itself with a person's vocational decision at any point in time (Wadsworth et al 2004). On the other hand, career development is concerned with the sustained developmental process that integrates both personal and environmental information (Wadsworth et al 2004). In addition the authors assert that career development is a unique process that forces individuals to engage in the unending analysis, and combination of information about the workforce and self (Wadsworth et al 2004)."

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