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(p. 101) Consumer Protection 

(p. 101) Consumer Protection
(p. 101) Consumer Protection

David R. Cox

, Richard H. Cox

, and Bruce Caplan

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date: 18 January 2021

Chapter 7 discusses the expectation of the RP to act as advocate for and protect the interests of persons with disability and other consumers of rehabilitation psychology services, historically a major focus of the specialty area. It covers how the ABRP expects that candidates demonstrate competency in consumer protection through effective advocacy about laws related to and including the ADA; sensitivity to multicultural and diversity factors, including participation in consumer groups; activity in professional organizations on local, state and national levels; earning board certification in the specialty; and provision of public education services. It also discusses services and community supports for the patients RPs treat, focusing on the patient’s ability to engage maximally in independent living and on increasing patients’ quality of life.

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