Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation

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Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation
ISSN print
ISSN online
46-47; 6 issues
Last issue (45:3) online on 18 November 2016
Next issue
45:4 scheduled for February 2017
Back volumes
Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology
Institutional subscription for 2017 €570 / US$745 Excluding VAT

The journal is associated with APSE, the Association for Persons in Supported Employment.

Proceedings of the 2015 Annual APSE National Conference are now freely available online. Please click here and download 7 articles.

The Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation will provide a forum for discussion and dissemination of information about the major areas that constitute vocational rehabilitation. Periodically, there will be topics that are directed either to specific themes such as long-term care or different disability groups such as those with psychiatric impairment. Often a guest editor who is an expert in the given area will provide leadership on a specific topic issue. However, all articles received directly or submitted for a special issue are welcome for peer review. The emphasis will be on publishing rehabilitation articles that have immediate application for helping rehabilitation counselors, psychologists and other professionals in providing direct services to people with disabilities. Original research articles, review articles, program descriptions, and case studies will be considered for publication. Ideas for special topical issues are welcomed as well.

P.H. Wehman, PhD
Virginia Commonwealth University
Rehabilitation Research and Training Cente on Workplace Supports
1314 West Main Street
PO Box 842011
Richmond, VA 23284-2011
Tel.: +1 804 828 1851
Fax:+1 804 828 2193

Technical Editor
Roberta S. Martin
Virginia Commonwealth University
Rehabilitation Research and Training Center
Richmond, VA
Tel.: +1 804 827 0749
Fax:+1 804 828 2193

Editorial Board
M. Agran, USA
R. Alston, USA
A.J. Armstrong, USA
S. Asselin, USA
R. Baer, USA
L. Bambara, USA
K. Bargiel-Matusiewicz, Poland
D. Becker, USA
F. Bellver, Spain
S. Beyer, UK
M. Bishop, USA
G. Bond, USA
V. Brooke, USA
N. Brooks-Lane, USA
J. Butterworth, USA
M. Callahan, USA
E. Carter, USA
F. Chan, USA
D. Cifu, USA
R. Cimera, USA
J. Cook, USA
A. Condelucci, USA
D. DiLeo, USA
N. Ditchman, USA
C. Dukes, USA
S. Dymond, USA
R. Elston, UK
E. Fabian, USA
S. Foley, USA
R. Fraser, USA
K. Gary, USA
E. Getzel, USA
T. Golden, USA
C. Graham, USA
M. Grigal, USA
M. Haddock, UK
C. Hanley-Maxwell, USA
A. Henry, USA
T. Honeycutt, USA
B. Johansson, Sweden
L. Jönsson, Sweden
B. Jordán De Urríes, Spain
T. Jorgensen-Smith, USA
M. Kamp, The Netherlands
F. Kiuppis, Norway
B. Lawhead, USA
M. Leahy, USA
A. Lewis, USA
R. Luecking, USA
J. Lui, USA
C. Lynch, Ireland
J. Madaus, USA
P. Malette, Canada
D. Mank, USA
I. Marini, USA
J. McDonnell, USA
C. Michaels, USA
R. Morgan, USA
J. O’Neill, USA
L. Owens, USA
W. Parent-Johnson, USA
B. Phillips, USA
A. Plotner, USA
K. Rabren, USA
G. Revell, USA
E.S. Rogers, USA
D. Rosenthal, USA
C. Schall, USA
R. Schalock, USA
K. Shogren, USA
M. Simonsen, USA
K. Spence, USA
Ø. Spjelkavik, Norway
K. Storey, USA
D. Strauser, USA
D. Test, USA
C. Thoma, USA
A. Trainor, USA
P. Tuckerman, Australia
D. Unger, USA
M.A. Verdugo, Spain
D. Wandry, USA
M. Wehmeyer, USA
S. West, USA
M. West, USA
D. Wittenburg, USA
P. Wolfe, USA
F. Wolfmayr, Belgium
L. Zelderloo, Belgium
D. Zhang, USA


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    Beck, A. T., Epstein, N., Brown, G., & Steer, R. A. (1988). An inventory for measuring clinical anxiety:
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    Calvo, M. G., & Lang, P. J. (2004). Gaze patterns when looking at emotional pictures: Motivationally 
                   biased attention.Motivation and Emotion, 28, 221–243.
    Carretie, L., Hinojosa, J. A., Martin-Loeches, M., Mecado, F., & Tapia, M. (2004). Automatic attention 
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