University of Arkansas CURRENTS
"Using Vocational Evaluation to Discover a Client's Potential"
March 20 - 22, 2018
CRC Credits: 3.00
|3/20/2018||12:00 PM - 1:15 PM|
|3/21/2018||12:00 PM - 1:15 PM|
|3/22/2018||12:00 PM - 1:15 PM|
The challenge of the vocational evaluator is to help a client discover his or her best employment potential. The client may ask: How can an employer use my skills and interests? Or, How will my community support me when I go to work? Using a client centered and strengths based approach may help to answer these questions and also result in a customized employment plan. Participants will learn about three techniques used in this process: the use of a conversational interview, the importance of acurate, non judgemental behavior observations across multiple sites, and documenting the service via rich descriptions and a complimentary visual resume.
Topics and Learning Objectives:
- Day 1: The conversational Interview and Data Collection:
- Describe the difference between a conversation, an interview and a conversational interview.
- Identify how the clients background influenced success.
- Day 2: Collecting Observational Data:
- Explain how the role of a participant observer may influence the observation.
- Evaluate writing samples to determine the writer's level of accurate, non-judgemental reporting.
- Day 3: Documenting the Results:
- Review qualitative features in report writing to include rich descriptions.
- Describe a visual resume and its importance.
You must complete all 3 hours to receive the CRC credit. This class will take place in webinar format using Blackboard Collaborate.
Registration is $199 per person.
Group registration for 5 people is $900.