Disability and Vocational Rehabilitation in Rural Settings

Challenges to Service Delivery

Editors: Harley, D.A., Ysasi, N.A., Bishop, M.L., Fleming, A.R. (Eds.)

  • Addresses a broad range of populations that reflect the contemporary composition of rural, frontier, and territory communities
  • Includes international perspectives
  • Provides the most up-to-date data on vocational rehabilitation in rural communities
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This first-of-its-kind textbook surveys rehabilitation and vocational programs aiding persons with disabilities in remote and developing areas in the U.S. and abroad. Contributors discuss longstanding challenges to these communities, most notably economic and environmental obstacles and ongoing barriers to service delivery, as well as their resilience and strengths. Intersections of health, social, structural, and access disparities are shown affecting rural disabled populations such as women, racial and sexual minorities, youth, and elders. In terms of responses, a comprehensive array of healthcare and health policy solutions and recommendations is critiqued with regard to health, employment, and service effectiveness outcomes.

Included among the topics:

  • Healthcare initiatives, strategies, and challenges for people with disabilities in rural, frontier, and territory settings.
  • Challenges faced by veterans residing in rural communities.
  • The Asia and Pacific region: rural-urban impact on disability.
  • Challenges after natural disaster for rural residents with disabilities.
  • Meeting the needs of rural adults with mental illness and dual diagnoses.
  • Capacity building in rural communities through community-based collaborative partnerships.

Disability and Vocational Rehabilitation in Rural Settings makes a worthy textbook for graduate students and upper-level undergraduates in the fields of social work, community and environmental psychology, public health, sociology, education, and geography. Its professional audience also includes vocational rehabilitation counselors serving these dynamic populations.

About the authors

Debra A. Harley, Ph.D., CRC, LPC is a Professor in the Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Mental Health program and co-coordinator of the Rehabilitation Counseling Education, Research, and Policy Doctoral Program at the University of Kentucky. She received her Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Dr. Harley has over twenty-three years of experience in teaching and research. Dr. Harley holds the distinction of Provost’s Distinguished Service Professor. She has published over 85 journal articles and 47 book chapters. Dr. Harley is past editor of the Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling and the Journal of Rehabilitation Administration and guest editor of numerous special issues of rehabilitation journals. She is co-editor of several books, Contemporary Mental Health Issues Among African Americans and the Handbook of LGBT Elders: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Principles, Practices, and Policies. Dr. Harley is a faculty affiliate with the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, the Center on Research on Violence Against Women, and the Human Development Institute at the University of Kentucky. She is recipient of the 2006 National Council on Rehabilitation Education Educator of the Year Award and a National Rehabilitation Association Switzer Scholar.


Noel A. Ysasi, Ph.D., CRC, is an Assistant Professor in the Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Mental Health program at the University of Kentucky. He acquired his Ph.D. from the University of Texas Pan-American. Dr. Ysasi’s professional work experience involves over seven years of teaching in higher education; forensic rehabilitation; working with the veteran population. His research interests include the veteran population, people with spinal cord injuries, forensic rehabilitation, and perceptions of individuals with disabilities. Dr. Ysasi has been the recipient of multiple awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award by the U.S. Veterans Affairs, and the 2015 national doctoral student awards by the national Council on Rehabilitation Education and the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association. 


Malachy L. Bishop, Ph.D., CRC, is a Professor in the Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Mental Health program at the University of Kentucky. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Bishop is the coordinator of the Rehabilitation Counseling Education, Research, and Policy Doctoral Program. He also serves as Director of Development and Research for the University of Kentucky’s University Center for excellence in Developmental Disabilities in the Human Development Institute. Dr. Bishop’s clinical background includes rehabilitation counseling, rehabilitation psychology and neuropsychology in physical medicine and rehabilitation and other health care settings, and vocational assessment. Dr. Bishop has authored over 100 journal article and book chapters and two books in health care and rehabilitation counseling. He conducts research psychosocial and employment-related aspects of chronic neurological conditions, including epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and brain injury; quality of life and adaptation to disability; self-management; and developmental disabilities. Dr. Bishop is a five-time recipient of the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association’s Research Award, and the 2015 recipient of the National Council on Rehabilitation Education Researcher of the Year Award.


Allison R. Fleming, Ph.D., CRC, is an Assistant Professor in the Human and Rehabilitation Services program at Pennsylvania State University. She received her Ph.D. from Michigan State University. Dr. Fleming’s professional experience includes work as a vocational rehabilitation counselor, a staff trainer for RCEP, and faculty in rehabilitation counseling at the University of Kentucky. Her research interests include the application of the International Classification of Functioning to the conceptualization of quality of life among individuals with disability, professional identity in rehabilitation counseling, and post-secondary and employment outcomes for young adults with disabilities.

Table of contents (39 chapters)

  • Entrepreneurship and Economic Development in Rural America

    Hustedde, Ronald J.

    Pages 3-16

  • Disability, Income, and Rural Poverty

    Erickson, William A. (et al.)

    Pages 17-41

  • Transportation, Accessibility, and Accommodation in Rural Communities

    McDaniels, Bradley W. (et al.)

    Pages 43-57

  • The Role of Technology in Service Delivery for People with Disabilities in Rural Communities

    Robertson, Stacie L.

    Pages 59-76

  • Health-Care Initiatives, Strategies, and Challenges for People with Disabilities in Rural, Frontier, and Territory Settings

    Lawson, Erma J.

    Pages 77-94

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-64786-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for Mexico
  • ISBN 978-3-319-64785-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Disability and Vocational Rehabilitation in Rural Settings
Book Subtitle
Challenges to Service Delivery
Editors
  • Debra A Harley
  • Noel A. Ysasi
  • Malachy L. Bishop
  • Allison R. Fleming
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-64786-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-64786-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-64785-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 735
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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