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RMHC at the Southeast Regional National Rehabilitation Association Conference

Drs. Tina Dillahunt-Aspillaga and Tammy Jorgensen Smith presented their research at the annual meeting of the Southeast Regional National Rehabilitation Association Conference.

Dr. Dillahunt-Aspillaga examined vocational evaluation following traumatic brain injury, focussing on key processes, factors and implications for rehabilitation.  In a second presentation, with master's student, Richard Chapman, they addressed the implications for counseling skills, techniques and ethical practice when counseling professionals have disabilities.

Dr. Tammy Jorgensen-Smith  presented "Secondary trauma in the non-military spouse" and "One Stop Service Center Initiative (OSSCI)".  The first paper addressed the growing number of reports that have established a link between combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in military service members/veterans and psychological distress in spouses and the implications for rehabilitation counselors.  Dr. Jorgensen-Smith's second paper examined the One Stop Service Center Initiative and its strategies for serving persons with disabilities.  She emphasized the importance of access for all customers and offered several universal strategies for one-stop career centers.

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