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Roles and Responsibilities

​The Rehabilitation Counselor . . .

. . . assists people with physical, mental, emotional, or social handicapping conditions to become independent or remain self-sufficient, employed citizens,

. . . interviews and advises individuals, utilizes assessment procedures, evaluates medical and psychological reports, consults with family members, and confers with physicians and occupational therapists about the types of work individuals can perform,

. . . helps individuals assume self-responsibility for their own rehabilitation and general health and prevents fragmentation and gaps in services, and

. . . works with individuals, professional organizations, and advocacy groups to address the environmental and social barriers that create obstacles for people with disabilities.