What is the significance of enlisting the support and involvement of others -- in particular, family members -- in the rehabilitation counseling process? Use the Code of Ethics to guide your decisions about the appropriate way to work with support networks.
This course emphasizes family support of adults and examines why involvement of family members may be important in the rehabilitation process. Family support may be most visible during acute phases of an illness or in chronic illnesses resulting in disability. Involvement might include identifying the individual’s strengths, making explicit cultural nuances impacting family-based decision-making in setting goals, and acknowledging stresses associated with caregiving.
Once you complete this course, you will have an understanding of issues in the involvement of family members in client rehabilitation. You will be able to define family for the purpose of deciding whether, when, and how to enlist the support and involvement of others. You’ll also be able to recognize when cultural factors indicate that family be included in a client’s rehabilitation. The learning activities in the course are designed to help you apply the course content. These learning activities focus on the role of family members as caregivers in chronic conditions and help you recognize the impact of long-term caregiving on family members. When analyzing the case scenarios in the learning activities, you’ll also identify ways to enhance your own skills related to working with support networks. The Code of Ethics is integrated into the feedback provided for each learning activity.
Catherine A. Marshall, PhD, CRC
You must achieve a minimum performance level of 70% (6 of 9 questions correctly answered) to successfully complete the course. Once the learning activities are successfully completed, CE credit will be automatically awarded.
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