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Abstract Details for Advice from the Trenches: Senior VR/ AIVR Counselors Share their Wisdom and Perspectives - Community of Practice

Between June 2019 and January 2020, the National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM) hosted a Community of Practice (CoP) as a deliverable of the NCRTM contract. This CoP was for new vocational rehabilitation (VR) counselors and professionals in State VR agencies (SVRAs) and American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services programs (AIVRS) to learn from senior vocational rehabilitation (VR/AIVRS) counselors sharing their experiential knowledge. The NCRTM also shared topical resources available in the NCRTM library to complement the topics discussed. The objectives of this CoP were for early career VR counselors and other professionals to: • Develop and sharpen their own practices by learning from the experiences, perspectives, successes, challenges, and wisdom of a diverse group of senior VR counselors. • Share their questions and curiosities about working for different SVRAs and AIVRS programs and helping VR clients become successfully employed in different settings and situations. • Consider opportunities for professional growth and a career pathway. • Become familiar with resources available in the NCRTM library to further develop their knowledge about topics discussed during the webinars.