Vocational Counselling of Mentally Retarded Young Adults

Shunit Reiter, Edward Whelan

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Vocational counselling was given to a sample of mentally retarded young adults attending an Adult Training Centre. Counselling proved effective in the following areas: the dissemination of occupational information to the trainees; the development of trainees' vocational interests; the encouragement of trainees to express personal preoccupations; and the contribution to trainees' comprehension of the vocational and social aspects of their lives in the training centre. Counselling was too short to succeed in effecting a basic change of attitudes towards work. It is recommended that vocational counselling should be an integral part of any rehabilitation programme for retarded adults.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-106
Number of pages14
JournalBritish Journal of Guidance and Counselling
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1975
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology


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