Basic competency about death and dying should be a primary consideration for rehabilitation counselors choosing to provide services (Allen & Jaet
, 1982; Allen & Miller, 1988; Hunt & Rosenthal, 2006).
Allen and Jaet (1982) surveyed 198 vocational rehabilitation counselors about their experiences with client death and bereavement training.
Allen and Miller (1988) replicated Allen and Jaet's (1982) study by surveying 627 certified rehabilitation counselors (CRC) about their training and experiences with client death between 1982 and 1985.
Respondents who had a client die within the previous five years were asked which of a list of 11 feelings they experienced using a five-point Likert scale from "strongly disagree" to "strongly agree." The list was adapted from one Harry Allen (personal communication, September 25, 1995) used in two previous studies (Allen & Jaet, 1982; Allen & Miller, 1988).