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Effectiveness of rehabilitation counseling in the adjustment to disability process of returning Iraq and Afghanistan military service members with disabilities

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2014
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This article seeks to determine the effectiveness of rehabilitation counseling in the adjustment to disability process of returning Iraq and Afghanistan military service members with disabilities. Psychosocial adaptation to disability is the process by which individuals respond to changes (e.g., functional, psychological, social) that occur subsequent to the onset of disability or chronic illness (Bishop, 2005). The ultimate goal of rehabilitation counseling, as it relates to psychosocial adaptation to disability, is to help clients achieve a state of overall adjustment whereby they move beyond physical losses to value existing abilities (Livneh & Antonak, 1997; Wright, 1983). Veterans are one of the groups that benefit from rehabilitation counseling. Approximately 2.2 million U.S. military personnel have deployed as part of the Iraq and Afghanistan operations (Institute of Medicine March 2013 Report). It is estimated that for every military personnel killed in these wars, there are at least sixteen wounded, and many will return to the United Sates with some type of disability (Frain, 2010). Rehabilitation counselors work in numerous Department of Veterans Affairs settings: rehabilitation hospitals, outpatient clinics, and Veteran Benefits Administration’s Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program (Patterson, 2009). Through these services, rehabilitation counselors assist veterans with disabilities to prepare for and find jobs, or improve the quality of their lives. The research will explore the correlation between injured veterans’ adjustment to disability levels and participation in rehabilitation services. In this ongoing research the data is being collected through an internet survey.
Title: Effectiveness of rehabilitation counseling in the adjustment to disability process of returning Iraq and Afghanistan military service members with disabilities.
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Name(s): Torres, Ayse
Frain, Michael
Graduate College
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Abstract
Date Created: 2014
Date Issued: 2014
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
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Extent: 1 p.
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This article seeks to determine the effectiveness of rehabilitation counseling in the adjustment to disability process of returning Iraq and Afghanistan military service members with disabilities. Psychosocial adaptation to disability is the process by which individuals respond to changes (e.g., functional, psychological, social) that occur subsequent to the onset of disability or chronic illness (Bishop, 2005). The ultimate goal of rehabilitation counseling, as it relates to psychosocial adaptation to disability, is to help clients achieve a state of overall adjustment whereby they move beyond physical losses to value existing abilities (Livneh & Antonak, 1997; Wright, 1983). Veterans are one of the groups that benefit from rehabilitation counseling. Approximately 2.2 million U.S. military personnel have deployed as part of the Iraq and Afghanistan operations (Institute of Medicine March 2013 Report). It is estimated that for every military personnel killed in these wars, there are at least sixteen wounded, and many will return to the United Sates with some type of disability (Frain, 2010). Rehabilitation counselors work in numerous Department of Veterans Affairs settings: rehabilitation hospitals, outpatient clinics, and Veteran Benefits Administration’s Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program (Patterson, 2009). Through these services, rehabilitation counselors assist veterans with disabilities to prepare for and find jobs, or improve the quality of their lives. The research will explore the correlation between injured veterans’ adjustment to disability levels and participation in rehabilitation services. In this ongoing research the data is being collected through an internet survey.
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