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Introduction to Vocational Rehabilitation


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Part 1: Health, Disabilty and Worklessness in the UK 1. Recognising Vocational Rehabilitation 2. The Nature of the Problem: Sickness, Disability, Absenteeism, Worklessness and a Developing Compensation Culture 3. The Public Sector Policy Response 4. The Private Sector Response 5. The Legal Context Part 2: Employment and Disability Services in the UK: Vocational Rehabilitation Practice 6. The Vocational Rehabilitation Service User 7. The Vocational Rehabilitation Service Provider 8. Jobcentre Plus: Employment and Disability Services 9. National Health Service Part 3: The Vocational Rehabilitation Process: The Application of Skills and Knowledge 10. Vocational Rehabilitation Counselling, Multi-Disciplinary Working and Client Case Management 11. The VR Process Stage 1: Initial Evaluation, Inclusion and Rehabilitation Planning 12. The VR Process Stage 2: Assessment 13. The VR Process Stage 3: Pre-placement Support and Job Development 14. The VR Process Stage 4: Placement, Job Retention and Case Closure 15. Considering the Future

About the Author

Clive Langman has held senior vocational rehabilitation positions in the public and private sectors. He is a visiting lecturer at City University, UK, and, as a member of the Vocational Rehabilitation Association's Professional Development Committee, is involved in training and standards development.


'This is a highly usable resource for all those involved in supporting individuals in accessing, returning to or staying in work. Although it targets the "core" practitioners in Vocational Rehabilitation, this book is also highly relevant to "non-core" practitioners. The author's broad range of experience gives him a unique perspective, providing a clear and comprehensive account of the development of a multi-faceted process for VR. This book will assist practitioners in understanding both their own role and the roles and contributions of others...The identification of key issues and learning outcomes at the start of each section, with the challenging and pertinent student questions at the end of each section, make for a structured learning resource that most practitioners in this field should be able to apply to their own context.' -- Christine Parker, University of Salford, UK 'This book is a really excellent overview of the state of vocational rehabilitation in the UK. Clive Langman has drawn heavily on his extensive experience as a practitioner and his impressive scholarship, which has made it possible for him to provide a comprehensive review of the literature.' -- Mike Floyd, City University, UK

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