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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Psychology