Title

Addressing National Concerns through Supervision: The Role of theRehabilitation Agency Supervisor

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling

Volume

38

Issue

4

Publication Date

2007

First Page

11

Last Page

18

Abstract

The field of Rehabilitation is faced with a number of critical issues at the national level. The rehabilitation agency supervisor is in a unique position to address these issues at the local level. This article examines the unique, complex, and challenging role that the supervisor has in addressing issues of recruitment and retention of qualified personnel, working within outcomes based framework of evaluation, and facilitating continuous learning and training within the rehabilitation agency. Specifically, supervisors benefit from an understanding of the developmental nature of the professional, issues surrounding professionalization and licensure, program evaluation, and professional centered training. The purpose of this article is to discuss these issues in more detail, and provide supervisors with ideas of how they can have an impact on national concerns at the practitioner level.

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