RCON - Rehabilitation Counslng (RCON)
Development of communication skills necessary to foster and develop effective counseling relationships.
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.
Origin, evolution, and future of the rehabilitation counseling profession. Role and functions, scope of practice, and practice settings of rehabilitation counselors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Supervised counseling experience in an approved institution or agency.
Supervised counseling experience in a work setting suitable for a clinical rehabilitation counselor.