Rehabilitation Counseling and Disability Issues

Friday, April 1, 2016
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Program ID #613, Room 210A, Table 3
Training on Disability in Counseling Programs: A National Research Study
30-Minute Roundtable Session, Advanced
Victoria S. Maneev, Na Mi Bang         
This roundtable examines the current status of teaching disability issues in master’s counseling programs. Using the national survey data, the roundtable investigates the disability-related learning experiences of students in counseling programs. The roundtable also covers effective counseling interventions and strategies that are necessary to support individuals with disabilities.


Saturday, April 2, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Program ID #628, Room 210A, Table 3
Invisible Disabilities: Where Counselors and Clients Intersect
30-Minute Roundtable Session
Fred L. Hall         
Counselors of all kinds are aware of impairment and disabilities in their clients and people in general. This is learned by formal clinical training and life experiences. The identification of invisible disabilities and the experiences of those who have them are far less seen and heard of. This roundtable will highlight the recent experience of partial blindness in the presenter and the challenges faced in providing clinical services and counselor education. Discussion, strategies, and cases studies also will be examined.