COUN 202 – Professional Orientation and Ethics - This course is intended for students planning to work in the helping profession with a concentration in mental health. The goal is to provide students with an orientation to and a foundation of understanding about the mental health field and helping profession by examining topics related to the roles and functions, history, and basic concepts of the profession. Ethical and legal issues related to the field will also be addressed.
COUN 210 – Counseling and Helping Relationships - In this course students examine counseling concepts and techniques that influence the helping processes, as well as learn about and practice the essential interviewing and counseling skills used to develop a therapeutic relationship. Students also receive a general orientation to the major counseling theories including family systems theory to enable them to conceptualize client presentation and select appropriate mental health counseling interventions.
COUN 261 – Understanding Psychopathology in Counseling- This course is designed to provide a conceptual framework for understanding psychopathology and its relationship to treatment, planning and referral in counseling. Students will learn how to recognize various forms of emotional and behavioral disorders and maladjustment in children, adolescents and adults through the use of the DSM-IV-TR multiaxial system. In addition to gaining an understanding of the diagnostic criteria and symptomology of mental disorders, students will discuss the important ethical, multicultural, and gender issues related to counseling, assessment and practice.
Theory and practical methods for assisting the change process in individuals and organizations along with contemporary challenges facing the mental health practitioner. Includes theory and practice techniques of consultation applied to the counseling and human service programs.
COUN 277 – Group Counseling: This course is designed to provide a theoretical and experiential understanding of the formation, development and dynamics of groups and of the leadership skills involved in group counseling. Students are required to be active participants in the group experience.
MFT 204 – Individual and Family Life Cycle Development: Eight stages of family-life cycle are examined at three different levels of analysis: individual, systemic, and relational ethical. Major psychological tasks of each stage are presented with an examination of the potential problems. Family dysfunctions at each stage are considered from a systemic point of view as compared to other, more individually oriented theories, such as behaviorism, psychodynamic and developmental theories.
REHB 230 - Philosophy and Principles of Vocational Rehabilitation
Review of the historical background of the movement for vocational rehabilitation including history, philosophy, and principles. A study of programs on local, state, and federal levels; the interdisciplinary nature of vocational rehabilitation. Interrelationship between vocational rehabilitation and private and public agencies rehabilitation and independent living centers.
REHB 231 - Techniques and Theories in Rehabilitation Counseling
Discussion of the role of the rehabilitation counselor including techniques involved in counseling and the rehabilitation process: case finding, client interviewing and evaluation of behavior, the development, formulation and implementation of individualized rehabilitation plans, referral and advocacy. Study of technology and insurance.
REHB 232 - Medical Information in Rehabilitation
Study of medical evaluation of persons with disabilities: medical description and terminology as well as therapies. Impact and implications of diseases and disabilities upon the individual. Interpretation and application of medical information in the rehabilitation process.
REHB 233 - Job Placement and Development in Rehabilitation
Community attitudes and vocational placement factors for persons with disabilities. Selective placement and job development for specific disabling conditions such as chronic mental illness, neurological disability, mental retardation, amputations, hearing and visual handicaps, traumatic brain injury, AIDS. Students participate in practical situations and perform job placement and development in a fieldwork setting.
REHB 234, 235 - Internship: Rehabilitation Counseling I & II
Observation and participation in the delivery of services in one or more comprehensive vocational rehabilitation agencies, either voluntary, public or private. Placement is made with advisor's approval and according to the student's needs. Students are under supervision of both the agency and the University; they meet biweekly in seminar to review internship experiences as well as administrative planning and professional development issues. A minimum of 300 clock hours is required for each semester, totaling a minimum of 600 clock hours.
REHB 236 - Practicum: Rehabilitation Counseling
Students practice personal and vocational counseling skills in a rehabilitation counseling setting. Experiences include case management, observations, readiness assessment, effective problem solving, and goal development and supervision. Legal and ethical issues are discussed. A minimum of 100 clock hours of practicum experience are required.
REHB 242 - Psychoeducational Assessment in Rehabilitation
The construction, use and interpretation of clinical and psychoeducational measuring instruments and evaluation techniques for the assessment of persons in programs for individuals with mental, emotional, physical/learning handicaps. Basic descriptive statistics and the diagnostic-remediation process are examined with emphasis on individual and group assessment.
REHB 243 - Vocational Evaluation Techniques
Provides students with skills, competencies, attitudes and approaches to evaluate and assess the vocational potential of persons with severe disabilities.
SPED 249 - Nature and Needs of Individuals with Physical Impairments: Psychology of the Disabled
An exploration of the effects of the physical disability (including neurological impairments) on psychological adjustment in rehabilitation settings as it relates to concepts of self, learning and interpersonal interaction. Emphasis placed on the rehabilitation counselor's therapeutic role through counseling and group dynamics. Discussion of the sociocultural relativity of disability and theories of the impact of disability on adjustment.
RES 258 – Understanding Research Methodology - An overview of research methodology for the consumer of educational, health, and human services research. Basic concepts in measurement, qualitative and quantitative research, statistics, and program evaluation are interrelated, and appropriate concepts from these areas will be applied to reading and critiquing research articles as well as conducting research in substantive areas of education, health, and human services.
REHB 267 - Rehabilitation Counseling for Persons with Severe Disability
Emphasizes specific disabilities such as mental retardation, chronic mental disability, learning disability or substance abuse. Includes an examination of physical, intellectual and emotional impairments which severely limit sensory functions, communication, mobility, self-care or self-direction. Problems address vocational selection and placement, transportation, household management, impact on the family and sexual adjustment. The use of assistive devices and special resources are considered along with the specialized knowledge and rehabilitation techniques needed to deal with these problems.
REHB 268 - Occupational Information and Vocational Analysis in Rehabilitation
The vocational and occupational choice from the psychosocial point of view. The vocational structure of society, the world of work, occupational skills, entry requirements and physical and emotional demands. Practice in the use of occupational information including job analysis. Emphasis on collection, evaluation and use of various sources of occupational information relevant to rehabilitation counseling, job placement, job modification and re-engineering of disabled populations.