RHAB - Rehab Counseling (RHAB)
The use of Assistive Technology as it relates to employment, education, communication, recreation, and mobility for individuals with disabiliities. Explores types of assistive technologies, functional assessments, and resources through hands-on application, lectures, and discussions.
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.
Theory, research, and practice which contribute to an understanding of disability; attitudes, psychological, and social factors.
Examines contemporary ethical concerns and issues in rehabilitation counseling profession. The focus will be on attaining a level of applied ethical knowledge and awareness for master’s-level professionals.
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.
This course is concerned with imparting medical terminology, the muscular, skeletal, and neurological systems, and common diagnostic categories encountered in rehabilitation counseling. Understanding and utilization of symptomology, treatment, and other management aspects of physical medicine are emphasized. The major outcome is directed toward developing the counselor’s ability to interpret medical information meaningfully to a plan of action for the client’s rehabilitation.
Individual counseling theory and technique applied to persons with a disability (emotional, psychosocial, mental, and physical) and disadvantaged persons.
Career development theories and their relevance to persons with disabilities. Identification of values, interests, abilities, and methods for obtaining, organizing, and utilizing career information to enable career success.
Vocational assessment instruments, methods, materials, and interpretation are applied to a variety of rehabilitation clients. Concepts, skill development, and application of vocational assessment.
Principles and practice of group counseling applied to persons with a disability, or disadvantaged persons.
Focuses on factors which facilitate or deter rehabilitation caseload movement. A detailed task analysis of case intake, case study, individualized written rehabilitation program planning, case services, and case closure within agency procedural regulations are emphasized.
The application of microcomputers and other technology in services for special populations. Case management, assessment, and instructional uses of technology are included.
Cross-listed course: EDEX 750
Impact of major disabling conditions on sexual functioning; sex education and counseling of disabled persons.
Course examines the specialized knowledge and techniques required to rehabilitate persons with severe physical, mental-emotional, and social disabilities.
Counseling approaches with the terminally ill and surviving family members.
Supervised counseling experience in an approved institution or agency. Official application must be submitted at least one month before the end of the semester preceding enrollment. Supervised counseling experience in an approved institution or agency. Required 150 hours.
Counseling experience will be gained in a work setting similar to that in which a counselor will eventually be employed.