Guidelines for Rehabilitation Services
Table of Contents1. Purpose
2. General Collection Guidelines
D. Publication Date
E. Treatment of Subject
F. Types of Materials and Formats
3. Area Resources
4. Related Subject Policy Statements
5. Subjects and Collecting Levels
To support teaching and research for the undergraduate (BS in Rehabilitation Services) and graduate (MS in Rehabilitation Counseling) programs. The undergraduate program provides a broad interdisciplinary educational background for dealing effectively with the problems of various disabled and disadvantaged client groups. The program includes the choice of two tracks: (1) general client services and (2) alcoholism and drug services.
The MS program in rehabilitation counseling prepares an individual to meet the requirements necessary to become recognized as a professional rehabilitation counselor, i.e, the Virginia Substance Abuse Counselor Certification. Graduate specialization areas include (1) mental health rehabilitation, (2) correctional rehabilitation, (3) vocational evaluation and work adjustment, (4) services to the severely physically handicapped, (5) community resources development, (6) group and individual counseling, and (7) alcohol and drug rehabilitation.
The program also provides advanced training for persons presently employed in agencies and facilities offering services to handicapped individuals. The Department conducts institutes and workshops as part of an ongoing in-service training program for employed personnel.
2. General Collection Guidelines.
English is the primary language of the collection. Foreign journals are acquired only if the majority of articles are in English. In all cases, translations into English are preferred over the original language.
Treatment of Subject.
Lower division textbooks are not generally acquired. Primary emphasis is on acquiring upper division, graduate and professional texts and journals. Materials on group and individual counseling approaches, especially gestalt, rational emotive, and Adlerian methods, are collected broadly. Juvenile and popular (self-improvement) counseling materials are not purchased for the general collection.
Types of Materials and Formats.
Most materials acquired for the rehabilitation collection are in book or periodical format. Indexes, abstracts, handbooks, proceedings, symposia, publications of private or quasi-public agencies, including research foundations, are collected. Purchases of dissertations and theses from other institutions is restricted. Reprints are considered if the library does not have an original copy or if the library copy is in unusable condition. Other instructional and research formats for the collection may include microformed research collections, online databases, data sets, software, CD-ROM, film, video, and audio casettes.
ULS is a partial depository library for U.S. Government Documents and a Depository Library for Virginia state documents.
3. Area Resources.
Faculty and students have access to the specialized collection of the Center for Research Libraries. CRL is a cooperative research library that acquires, stores, preserves, and provides bibliographic access to a collection which supplements and complements the collections of the major research libraries of North America.
4. Related Subject Policy Statements.
Rehabilitation Services faculty and students share interests with other disciplines, among them psychology, psychiatry, sociology, social work, education, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and justice administration.
5. Subjects and Collecting Levels.
|Subject||Call Number Range||Present||Desired|
|Counseling (Applied Psychology)||BF637||B||B|
|Rehabilitation of the Disabled||HD7255-7256||C1||C1|
|Mental Health Counseling||RC466-467||B||B|
ULS' collection was assessed quantitatively by "list checking" the following general bibliographies:
- Books for College Libraries. 3d
ed. vols. 4-5. Chicago, IL: American Library Association, 1988.
Social Science Citation Index Journal Citation Reports. Philadelphia, PA: ISI, 1988.
Corsini, Raymond J. Encyclopedia of Pshchology. New York: Wiley, 1984.
Psychological Abstracts Coverage List, 1988. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 1988.
National Association of Social Workers. Encyclopedia of Social Work. 18th ed. Silver Spring, MD: NASW, 1986.