Case Management Rehab Counseling

Intake Interviewing
Conversation between counselor and client with a definite mutually acceptable purpose
General goals to be addressed:
Providing the client with necessary info about the role of the agency, available services, and client responsibilities
Initiating the diagnostic process (information collection)
Developing adequate rapport
Medical Evaluation
To determine client medical limitations & capacities
Primary interest to RC is information regarding client’s abilities to fulfill various types of vocational demands
Significant part of diagnostic database essential for development of tx plan (IPE for VR and IWRP for IL)
Psychological Evaluation
Report ability to cope with life demands:
Predictive statements regarding behavior in situations
Vocational Evaluation
The purpose is to assess client’s vocational aptitudes, interests, and behaviors in order to determine potential employment goals and services needed to achieve these goals
Psychometric Testing
Used when eligibility for services cannot be demonstrated in other ways and RC believes this would facilitate plan development
Work Sample Analysis
actual performance of real or simulated job tasks is preferred over psychometric testing (time constraints as well)
Functional Job Analysis
Used when the RC needs to gather info about a particular job
Vocational Interviewing
Used when the info needed can be gathered directly form the client or their guardians
Situational Assessment
Used when the performance of real or simulated work tasks is preferred to psychometric testing and time and cost are a factor
Learning Style Assessment
Used to identify factors inhibiting a person’s ability to learn certain types of material (when a person wants to learn about his or her preferred learning style)
Vocational Evaluation Plan
Referral Question
Client History and Additional Info Needed
Assessments and Behavioral Observations
Goals and Objectives (can be affected by things such as vocational aptitudes, physical endurance, interests, interpersonal skills, tolerance for stress, job-seeking skills, side effects of medication)
Methods for Evaluating Progress
Used to search skills of jobs
Vocational Planning
Goal Setting
Information Processing
Decision Making
Action and Self-Evaluation
Job Placement
Need to know job requirements and how they apply to client
Physical setting
Direct observation to better understand type of work and work activities, how the work is done and what equipment is used, purpose of work, what is produced, skills and abilities required to complete the job, work climate
Planning as a Case Manager
Goal-setting- selecting the goals to be achieved and determining the order in which the goals should be addressed
Set in collaboration with client and family
CM must exercise good judgment in balancing the allocation of resources
Client welfare comes first
Case Management Model of Rehabilitation
Intake interviewing
Counseling and rehabilitation planning
(identify medical, psychological, and vocational evals, process info, establish goals)
Arranging, coordinating, or purchasing rehabilitation services
Placement and follow-up
Monitoring and problem-solving
Family Centered in CM
Level 1- focus is solely on the PWD—assesses needs and problems
Level 2- provides info to the family—minimum involvement with the family—restricted to facts and info
Level 3- provide emotional support to the family
Level 4- provide structured assessment and intervention (reduces family stress and empowers them)
Level 5- provide family therapy

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