Rehabilitation counselling : the quest for professional relevance

Biggs, Herbert C. (2004) Rehabilitation counselling : the quest for professional relevance. Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling, 9(2), pp. 130-136.

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The global community is experiencing widespread and rapid changes to labour force participation with increasing expectations of flexible and highly adaptable skill sets. Workers can expect demands to acquire new and augment existing competencies as an integral part of he labour contract. Continuing education, professional development, competency augmentation, and lifelong learning are the occupational mantras of the Millennium. If this is an expectation within the workforce, what then are the expectations of support professionals such as rehabilitation counsellors who expect to exercise considerable skill at client workforce re-entry? This paper examines a range of issues for ongoing skilling and provides a set of recommendations for ongoing contemporary professional relevance.

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ID Code: 10159
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: professional development, competency augmentation, rehabilitation counsellors
ISSN: 1323-8922
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Health Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 Australian Academic Press
Deposited On: 15 Oct 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2016 05:27

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