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Master of Arts in Counseling: Rehabilitation Counseling

Rehabilitation

Courses marked by an asterisk (*) are required courses in the curriculum.

COUN 7360 Rehabilitation Foundations*
The purpose of this course is to provide both a broad foundation for students beginning their journey into the profession of rehabilitation and a broad based reference for current practitioners. The contents provide a conception overview of the professional, historical, theoretical, research and applied foundations of the rehabilitation profession as they relate to the services for individuals with disabilities.

COUN 7361 Medical Aspects of Disability*
A course that covers the medical aspects of disability. Managing the medical aspects and functional assessment of frequently occurring medical impairments and disorders of older adolescents and adults are stressed. Topics include the medical aspects and functional assessment of neurological/cognitive/neuromuscular disorders, psychiatric/developmental disabilities. Click on the course title above to see the course description.

COUN 7362 Psychological Aspects of Disability*
Psychological and sociological aspects of disability, including community attitudes toward individuals with disabilities, strategies to change negative attitudes, adjustment factors in living with disabilities, and methods for supporting successful adjustment to disabilities. Click on the course title above to see the course description.

COUN 7363 Career Counseling and Placement*
The purpose of this course is to provide students with theories and techniques for empowering persons with disabilities to: a) explore their aptitudes, interests, and other vocational evaluation areas that will assist them in career decision making, b) begin an appropriate job search with selected approaches in job development, finding and placement, and c) maintain and promote productivity and employment outcomes.

COUN 7364 Rehabilitation Case Management*
Case management in rehabilitation is a skill that rehabilitation professionals must possess in order to successfully guide clients through the rehabilitation process from referral to case closure. This course provides guidelines that will enable rehabilitation professionals to collect information form the intake interview, physicians, psychologists, vocational evaluation, etc. in an effort to develop appropriate rehabilitation plans with clients. Guidelines for case recording will be provided. Case management models within various rehabilitation settings such as, the state rehabilitation agency, independent living centers, community mental health agencies, private rehabilitation firms and disability management programs, will be the focus. A number of rehabilitation approaches and strategies utilized for goal setting will be discussed. Click on the course title above to see the course description.

EDFN 7303 Introduction to Research and Its Applications*
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Application of scientific approaches, methodology to problem solving; includes research design, data techniques analysis, their relation to action research; requires a research project. Offered on demand.

COUN 7367 Assessment in Rehabilitation*
Prerequisites: COUN 7360 and EDFN 7303 or the consent of the instructor. The purpose of this course is to provide students with theories and techniques for empowering adults with disabilities to explore their aptitudes, interests, and other vocational assessments areas that assist them in career decision making.

Updated 1.5.2010