Rehabilitation Counseling and Disability Issues

Friday, April 1, 2016
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Program ID #719, Room 210E, Poster 7
Incentives for Employment Among Rural Residents and Implications for Counselors
30-Minute Poster Session
Courtney T. Thompson, Caroline Booth
Disability programs and spending are growing at a much faster rate than the population. Less than 1 percent of people with disabilities who receive compensation leave the program for reasons other than aging out or dying. Concerns have been raised about the long-term impact of disability compensation on return to work. An important topic for discussion is the effects of disability compensation for rural residents.


Friday, April 1, 2016
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Program ID #779, Room 210E, Poster 7
Disability and Forgiveness: An Intervention for Persons with Disabilities
30-Minute Poster Session
Susan Stuntzner
Forgiveness is a means to help people reduce negative thoughts and feelings and build self-esteem, resiliency, and positive psychological well-being. Yet, it has rarely been applied to the needs of people with disabilities or to the numerous difficult, hurtful, and unpleasant obstacles, people, or situations that often accompany disability. The seven-module forgiveness intervention presented in this session was developed to meet this need.


Saturday, April 2, 2016
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Program ID #803, Room 210E, Poster 7
Mindfulness and Workplace Accommodations Among Individuals with Disabilities
30-Minute Poster Session
Stacy Rademacher, Shengli Dong
Despite the efforts of the ADA, job accommodations remain an underused right among people with disabilities in the workforce (Davision, O’Leary, Schlosberg, & Bing, 2009). This poster session will examine the relationship of mindfulness on positive effect, self-efficacy, outcome expectations, as well as the overall effect on an individual’s decision to withhold or request workplace accommodations. Implications for helping professionals who work with people with disabilities and organizations will be discussed.


Saturday, April 2, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Program ID #852, Room 210E, Poster 8
Chronic Pain and Work: Implications for the Vocational Rehabilitation Professional
30-Minute Poster Session
David A. DeLambo, Debra Homa, Steven Schreiber, Kananur V. Chandras
The presenters will review evidence-based approaches used to enhance the vocational rehabilitation of consumers with chronic pain.


Sunday, April 3, 2016
9:00 am - 9:30 am
CSI Session
Program ID #879, Room 210E, Poster 11
Advocating Across Community Settings for Children and Adolescents with Special Needs
30-Minute Poster Session
Jennie Whitlock, Yoonsuh Moh
This poster session explores the varied opportunities for clinical mental health, school, and rehabilitation counselors to engage in advocacy for children and adolescents with special needs. Advocacy within school, clinical, home, and other community settings, as well as integration of these services, is integral in helping individuals with special needs grow and succeed, reinforcing counselors’ pivotal roles in meeting the needs of children, adolescents, and their families.