Professionalization, Deprofessionalization, and Reprofessionalization of Rehabilitation Counseling According to Criteria of Professions

Authors

  • WILLIAM G. EMENER,

    professor, Corresponding author
    1. Department of Rehabilitation Counseling, University of South Florida, Tampa
    • Dept. of Rehabilitation Counseling, SOC 107, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620

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  • R. ROCCO COTTONE

    associate professor of behavioral studies
    1. University of Missouri, St. Louis
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Abstract

Using documentation from professional literature, this article reviews and examines the professionalization, deprofessionalization, and reprofessionalization of rehabilitation counseling according to selected descriptors of professionalism. Recommendations designed to facilitate the continuation of rehabilitation counseling's professional development are offered.

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