Critical readings for doctoral training in rehabilitation counseling: A consensus-building approach

Malachy Bishop, Lebogang Tiro, Allison R. Fleming, Bradley McDaniels

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ln this paper we present the results of research among US graduate programs in Rehabilitation Counseling aimed at identifying and developing consensus among rehabilitation counselor educators about key readings in doctoral rehabilitation counselor education. In this two-part, National Council on Rehabilitation Education (NCRE)-Approved research, we first conducted a survey of the NCRE membership to identify: (a) the topics of existing professional seminars and doctoral level courses in rehabilitation counseling, and (b) suggestions for an initial list of key readings in these topic areas from educators in rehabilitation counseling or related programs. We then completed a Delphi analysis with a diverse panel of rehabilitation counseling educators in order to establish consensus on a list of key readings by topic area. Panel ratings resulted in a list of 84 readings in 6 topic areas: Education and pedagogy, clinical supervision, psychosocial issues, research and assessment, ethics and professional issues, and counseling theories and mental health. This list of key readings, generated through a consensus building process, is provided as a resource for educators and graduate students in rehabilitation counseling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-10
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Rehabilitation
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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