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Course Descriptions

COUN 602  - Introduction to Rehabilitation Counseling (3 hours)
Overview of the history, philosophy, and legal basis of rehabilitation programs, the roles of the rehabilitation counselor, and the process of rehabilitation. Also includes organizational structure of public and private rehabilitation systems, societal trends in rehabilitation, professional issues related to the role of the rehabilitation counselor, literature use, and professional organizations.

COUN 612 - Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Disability (3 hours)
The psychological and sociological aspects of disabilities, including the adjustment factors in living with disabilities, knowledge of community attitudes, and strategies to change these attitudes. 

COUN 625  Case Management and Consultation (3 hours)
This course is designed to assist students in developing the skills associated with effective case management and consultation in a social services/correctional setting.

COUN 613 Cultural Perspectives in Counseling (3 Hours)
This course will provide an overview of counseling approaches and research on culturally diverse peoples, such as African-American, Asian, Hispanic, Native American, and Disabled populations.

COUN 614 Life span Development (3 hours)
This course provides a framework of the theoretical understanding of human development from birth to later adulthood, including issues of gender, family and socialization. The course is intended to illustrate the normal developmental processes that occur over a life span and sensitize counselors to events that may lead to a disruption of events that may eventually lead a person to seek counseling.

COUN 601 Career/Vocational Counseling (3 hours)
This course helps familiarize the student with the nature and scope of career/vocational development and counseling. Emphasis will be placed upon the content and process of career/vocational development and choice.

COUN 606 Psychological Helping Skills (3 hours)
This course is an introductory course for prospective counselors who seek to improve their listening skills, responding skills, and interpersonal effectiveness. The course is designed primarily as a personal experience in practicing newly acquired communication skills. This course uses an experiential format and requires participation in exercises and role play. 

COUN 605 Group Techniques and Procedures (4 hours)
This course is designed to familiarize the student with theory and techniques in group counseling. The student will be exposed to selected experiences in group participation, and provided limited opportunity to practice group leadership skills. 

COUN 617 Individual Analysis and Testing (3 hours)
The main focus of this course is the development of techniques for collecting, organizing, and using relevant information from tests and non-test methods in assisting individuals understanding themselves and in making meaningful life and career decisions. The instruments and inventories to be studied in this course will include paper and pencil tests, group administered tests, and inventories.

COUN 621 Research and Program Evaluation (3 hours)
This course is designed to provide an understanding of research methods, statistical analysis, needs assessment and program evaluation.

RHAB 619 – Practicum (3 hours)
The practicum in Rehabilitation Counseling is a one semester supervised experience. It is designed to place rehabilitation counseling students in rehabilitation settings with a variety of clients under close supervision. The practicum will allow students the opportunity to practice previously learned counseling skills with disabled individuals and to shadow an experienced rehabilitation counselor in day-to-day activities.

RHAB 620 – Internship I (3 hours)
Students are required to complete 600 hours of internship (300 per semester) at a rehabilitation counseling agency within the private and/or public setting. This experience must include both observation and practice of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to function as a rehabilitation counselor.

RHAB 621 – Internship II (3 hours)
The primary goal of the course is to increase mastery and be able to demonstrate in practice knowledge and skills for effective rehabilitation counseling - from intake to termination and case closure. Additional goals include promoting knowledge and skill in a variety of approaches to working with individuals with disabilities and their problems, increasing knowledge of specific human service agencies and other community resources, incorporating case management techniques into rehabilitation counseling practice.