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Citation:  Whitfield, H. W., Venable, R., & Broussard, S. (2010). Are client-counselor ethnic/racial matches associated with successful rehabilitation outcomes?. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 53 (2), 96-105.
Title:  Are client-counselor ethnic/racial matches associated with successful rehabilitation outcomes?
Authors:  Whitfield, H. W., Venable, R., & Broussard, S.
Year:  2010
Journal/Publication:  Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin
Publisher:  SAGE
DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1177/0034355209338526
Full text:  http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0034355209338526?journa...   
Peer-reviewed?  Yes
NIDILRR-funded?  Not reported

Structured abstract:

Purpose:  This study's purpose was to find if client-counselor ethnic/racial matches were associated with successful vocational rehabilitation (VR) outcomes.
Findings:  The authors found that there was no significant difference in rates of acceptance for VR services, but clients with racial/ethnic matches to their counselors had significantly better rehabilitation rates than those without. Racial/ethnic matches were also significantly associated with "achieved an employment outcome," "individual in institution," and closure for "all other reasons."

Populations served:  Culturally diverse populations (e.g., African Americans, Native Americans, and non-English speaking populations)
Interventions:  Job search and placement assistance
Vocational rehabilitation
Outcomes:  Employment acquisition