Rehabilitation, Social Work and Addictions

Rehabilitation, RHAB

5040. Rehabilitation Foundations. 3 hours. An introduction to the broad field of human rehabilitation. Study includes historical, legislative and organizational bases; rehabilitation process; personnel standards and types of rehabilitation facilities.

5060. Systems of Care and Wraparound: Essential Framework and Process. 3 hours. Systems of care and wraparound services are based upon core values and principles that infuse all aspects of service planning and delivery. Course provides students with practical applications and best practices models on how to design, build and implement local systems of care and wraparound services that are family-driven, community-based, and culturally competent. Practical experience in working through an integrated, seamless delivery system, requiring collaborative partnerships in a variety of community settings will be explored.

5125. Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counseling Models. 3 hours. Models of alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) counseling provides students with a broad overview of intervention and counseling strategies utilized by rehabilitation programs serving persons with substance abuse disorders. Focuses on service delivery systems and AODA counseling theory. Students may choose to take this course as partial preparation for the AODA counselor licensure exam and as a prerequisite for RHAB 5150, Practice of AODA Counseling.

5150. Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counseling Practice. 3 hours. Practice of alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) counseling focuses on familiarizing students with the core competencies necessary for effective interventions within addiction treatment settings. Prepares students to apply these skills in AODA counseling practice. Builds directly on RHAB 5125, AODA Counseling Models, and students may take these courses as partial preparation for the AODA counselor licensure examinations.

5160. Families in Systems of Care: Defining Effective Parent-Professional Relationships. 3 hours. Provides students with practical applications and best practice models on how to build positive family-professional partnerships in the field of human services, including legal aspects and analysis of available resources necessary to address the complex needs of at-risk families. Emphasis placed on identified family-based principles associated with successful systems of care/wraparound programs targeting families who have children or family members with special needs. Prerequisite(s): RHAB 5060.

5230. Psychosocial Aspects of Rehabilitation. 3 hours. The course reviews the psychological and social aspects of individual and family adjustment to disability and chronic illness, including findings of research on the adjustment process and on the relationship of psychophysiological and social variables to the acquisition and maintenance of health and illness/disability. The course also reviews some of the current theories and methods for assisting individuals and families through the process of adjustment to disability and chronic illness.

5250. Topics in Rehabilitation. 1-3 hours. In-depth analysis and discussion of significant topics in rehabilitation. Topics may include but are not limited to the following: behavior change techniques in rehabilitation; individual and group counseling in rehabilitation; computing the value of rehabilitation services; legal, ethical and professional aspects of serving people with disabilities. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

5260. Cultural Competency in Systems of Care: Enhancing Helper Effectiveness with Ethnic Minorities. 3 hours. Cultural competence as a mental/behavioral health service delivery approach can be applied to systems that serve all persons. Provides students with practical understanding and applications on how to become culturally competent in the field of human services. Emphasis placed on how to collaborate effectively with ethnic minority families through systems of care/wraparound service programs in a variety of community settings. Prerequisite(s): RHAB 5060.

5270. Rehabilitation Research and Proposal Writing. 3 hours. Designed to provide rehabilitation professionals with tools for reading, evaluating and utilizing rehabilitation research. The course will also prepare students to systematically plan and develop research and/or program development and evaluation proposals for obtaining funding support for programs and projects in rehabilitation services.

5300. Rehabilitation Counseling Theories. 3 hours. Study of major counseling theories and techniques with focus on principles and competency in rehabilitation counseling. Course covers special applications and modifications that may be required in counseling people with mental, physical or emotional disabilities.

5350. Medical and Psychiatric Aspects of Rehabilitation. 3 hours. Advanced studies in common medical and psychiatric conditions most frequently encountered by the rehabilitation professional. A detailed study of the medical resources employed by the rehabilitation professional in service to people with disabilities.

5400. Techniques in Rehabilitation Counseling and Adjustment Services. 3 hours. Study of current techniques utilized in rehabilitation counseling and rehabilitation client services. Structured learning experiences for development of competency in utilization of the techniques with rehabilitation clients.

5410. Seminar in Techniques and Advanced Practices in Rehabilitation Counseling. 3 hours. For students who are qualified to develop professional competence in special areas of rehabilitation counseling. Prerequisite(s): RHAB 5300, 5400 or consent of instructor.

5411. Introduction to Assessment and Vocational Evaluation. 3 hours. Introduction to vocational assessment with focus on measurement concepts, procedures and practices used in conducting a systematic appraisal of individuals with handicapping conditions resulting from age, disease and trauma.

5413. Job Placement Theories and Methods. 3 hours. Provides an overview of job placement based on a systems perspective. Students will have an opportunity to explore various job placement philosophies, programs and techniques as well as to gain hands-on experience in job analysis, labor market analysis and career exploration.

5420. Vocational Evaluation Systems. 3 hours. Introduction to the use of commercial vocational evaluation systems. Design, construction and standardization of locally produced work sample devices. Prerequisite(s): RHAB 5411 or consent of instructor.

5430. Use and Interpretation of Vocational Evaluation Data. 3 hours. Data collection through systematic observation. Techniques, principles and processes of data interpretation. Report writing in vocational evaluation, communicating evaluation data to the rehabilitation counselor and the rehabilitation client. Prerequisite(s): RHAB 5420 or consent of instructor.

5450. Alcohol, Drugs and Disability. 3 hours. Exploration of the challenges presented by persons with disabilities who experience coexisting alcohol and other drug abuse disorders. Identification of strategies for effectively serving this population within rehabilitation settings.

5500. Management and Supervision in Rehabilitation. 3 hours. Basic principles and practices of management and supervisory concepts as applied to the operation of a rehabilitation facility or agency.

5600. Rehabilitation Case Management. 3 hours. Models and techniques for managing rehabilitation services for persons with disabilities. Focus on caseload as well as individual case management. Includes discussion of the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) code of ethics and ethical issues in rehabilitation case management.

5650. Rehabilitation in a Multicultural Society. 1-3 hours. Exploration of rehabilitation in the context of 21st-century American society. Ethnic, cultural and other diversity influences on the planning and delivery of rehabilitation services to persons with disabilities.

5811. Practicum in Rehabilitation. 3 hours. A minimum of 100 clock hours of supervised experiences in the student's area of concentration, to be performed in one of the on-campus CRS vocational rehabilitation laboratories and in related community agencies. Course includes a 1-hour-per-week seminar in ethics and standards of practice in rehabilitation, as well as regularly scheduled weekly meetings for individual and group supervision. Prerequisite(s): consent of department.

5812. Internship in Rehabilitation. 6 hours. A 600-hour applied experience in the student's area of concentration in a rehabilitation agency or facility external to the university. Course includes a 1-hour-per-week seminar and group supervision meeting. Prerequisite(s): RHAB 5811 and consent of department.

5900-5910. Special Problems. 1-3 hours each. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

5920. Problems in Lieu of Thesis. 3 hours.

5950. Master's Thesis. 3 or 6 hours. To be scheduled only with consent of department. 6 hours credit required. No credit assigned until thesis has been completed and filed with the graduate dean. Continuous enrollment required once work on thesis has begun. May be repeated for credit.

Social Work, SOWK

5100. Seminar in Social Welfare Policies and Issues. 3 hours. Selected social welfare policies and issues in the United States; their history and development, and their significance in the delivery of social welfare services.

5500. Seminar in Human Behavior and the Social Environment. 3 hours. An examination of normality and diversity in human behavior and of the various social service issues, societal values and social service programs addressing the needs and problems in human development and behavior.

5890. Seminar in Social Work, Current Issues. 3 hours. Issues and topics in contemporary social work of interest to students in various graduate programs but not covered by course offerings. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

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