SAGE Journal Articles

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Article 1: Matrone, K. F., & Leahy, M. J. (2005). The relationship between vocational rehabilitation client outcomes and rehabilitation counselor multicultural counseling competencies. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 48(4), 244-244.

Summary: Multicultural issues in rehabilitation counseling continue to be a focus of practice and research because of the rapidly changing racial and ethnic profiles of persons with disabilities seeking services in the United States. This study investigated the relationship between vocational rehabilitation client outcomes and the rehabilitation counselor multicultural counseling competencies of 118 rehabilitation counselors working in a large midwestern vocational rehabilitation agency.

Questions to consider:

  1. When thinking of your own professional training, how prepared do you feel to address multicultural issues related to rehabilitation counseling?
  2. Why is sound rehabilitation training essential for counselors in training?
  3. How can you help your clients that have disabilities advocate for themselves in relation to their needs?


Article 2: Pande, N., & Tewari, S. (2011). Understanding coping with distress due to physical disability. Psychology and Developing Societies, 23(2), 177-209.

Summary: This article presents findings of two studies that investigated coping with physical disability within the multivariate transactional model of stress.

Questions to consider:

  1. How does anasakti and positive life orientation moderate the relationship between perceived distress and coping?
  2. How can you, as a counselor, help clients manage ego-related stressors to enable the to function at their best?
  3. Why do you think education is the strongest predictor of perceived distress?