RCON - Rehabilitation Counslng (RCON)

RCON 601  - Helping Relationships: Fundamentals of Counseling Practice  (3 Credits)  
Development of communication skills necessary to foster and develop effective counseling relationships.
RCON 605  - Culture and Disability  (3 Credits)  
Concepts and procedures relating to disability and culture, covering relevant issues affecting racially and culturally diverse individuals with disabilities, as well as promoting sensitivity and competence. Includes implications for an array of helping professions.
RCON 610  - LGBT Issues Counseling and Rehabilitation  (3 Credits)  
Contemporary issues related to the provision of effective counseling and rehabilitation services with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT+) population. The focus will be on attaining a level of applied knowledge and awareness commensurate with professional practice.
RCON 680  - Human Development and Disability Across the Lifespan  (3 Credits)  
Theories and principles of human development as applied to working with people with disabilities and disadvantagement across the lifespan. Focus on evaluation of the effects of service delivery systems and principal contexts (e.g., the family, peer groups, and culture) on individuals. Application of developmental assessment strategies and interventions that helping professionals can utilize to address clients’ needs and enhance positive potentials.
RCON 700  - Foundations of Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling  (3 Credits)  
Origin, evolution, and future of the rehabilitation counseling profession. Role and functions, scope of practice, and practice settings of rehabilitation counselors.
RCON 701  - Foundations in Addictions and Treatment in Counseling  (3 Credits)  
Examines the structure and application of theories of addiction, techniques, strategies, and resources for dealing with a broad range of addictive behavior, including substance related and process, or behavioral, focused, and the environmental, social, and cultural contexts related to addiction.
RCON 702  - Introduction to Rehabilitation Research and Program Evaluation  (3 Credits)  
Foundations underlying research and assessment methodologies and their application to counseling. Research design, program evaluation, ethical principles in research, the scholarly research process, and statistical software packages.
RCON 703  - Foundations in Career Counseling  (3 Credits)  
Introduction to the origin and evolution of career counseling as well as the social, cultural, and political issues, trends, and organizational variables that impact the field. Presents the role and functions, scope of practice, and practice settings of career counselors.
RCON 704  - Ethics in Rehabilitation Counseling and Helping Relationships  (3 Credits)  
Examines contemporary ethical concerns, issues, decision-making models, and best practices in rehabilitation counseling and the helping professions. Knowledge and awareness appropriate for master's-level professionals with a particular focus on working with people with disabilities or disadvantagement. Application of knowledge across a range of helping relationships.
RCON 711  - Rehabilitation Counseling Theories and Practice  (3 Credits)  
Individual counseling theories and techniques applied to a wide range of persons, including persons with a disability (emotional, psychosocial, mental, and physical) and disadvantaged persons.
Prerequisites: RCON 601 or equivalent.
RCON 712  - Addiction and the Family  (3 Credits)  
Examines theories and principles of family systems and systems-based approaches as applied to working with people with substance use disorders and/or addictive behaviors and their families.
RCON 714  - Rehabilitation Assessment  (3 Credits)  
Assessment in clinical rehabilitation, including assessment instruments, methods, materials, and interpretation as applied to a variety of rehabilitation clients. Concepts, skill development, and application of clinical rehabilitation assessment.
RCON 720  - Group Counseling in Rehabilitation Settings  (3 Credits)  
Principles and practice of group counseling techniques applied to a wide range of persons, including persons with a disability (emotional, psychosocial, mental, and physical) or disadvantaged persons.
Prerequisites: RCON 601 and RCON 711 or equivalents.
RCON 725  - Career Counseling Theories and the World of Work  (3 Credits)  
Career counseling theories, processes, and techniques, with emphasis on persons with disabilities and vocational placement. Identification of values, interests, abilities, and methods for obtaining, organizing, and utilizing career information to enable career success of persons with disabilities and disadvantagement.
RCON 733  - Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Disability  (3 Credits)  
Medical and psychosocial aspects of chronic illness and disability, including physical, psychological, social, and educational impacts of disability. Functional limitations and impact on employment, family/social life, and daily living. Approaches to treatment, prevention, and an overview of adaptive measures to enhance functioning and overall quality of life.
RCON 734  - Professional Issues in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling  (3 Credits)  
Professional issues and functions within the clinical rehabilitation process. Includes a detailed exploration of the case management process, independent provider status, expert witness status, forensic rehabilitation, life care planning, and managed care systems. Addresses emerging professional issues.
RCON 735  - Leadership in Rehabilitation and the Helping and Healthcare Professions  (3 Credits)  
Explores leadership skills, traits, and theories, and their relevance in helping and health professions and rehabilitation.
RCON 880  - Counseling Practicum in Clinical Rehabilitation  (3 Credits)  
Supervised counseling experience in an approved institution or agency.
Prerequisites: Official application must be submitted no later than the semester preceding enrollment.
Corequisite: 150 hours of supervised counseling experience in an approved clinical setting.
RCON 883  - Internship in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling  (3,6 Credits)  
Supervised counseling experience in a work setting suitable for a clinical rehabilitation counselor.
Prerequisites: RCON 880.