2019-2020 Graduate and Continuing Education Catalog 
    
    Nov 27, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate and Continuing Education Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

The 48 Credit Master of Arts Rehabilitation Counseling Program-CACREP Accredited


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(Total of 15 courses/48 credits)

Goal of the 48 Credit Rehabilitation Counseling Program


The goal of the rehabilitation counseling program is to prepare students to become rehabilitation counselors who have the clinical competencies to perform a vital role in the educational, vocational, and personal adjustment of persons with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities, co-occurring disorders, substance abuse and advocacy for the rights of all people with disabilities.

Clinical Requirements (2 courses/9 credits)


The clinical component of the rehabilitation counseling program includes two clinical experiences that emphasize acquiring and developing clinical counseling skills. Skills are developed during the classroom experiences using role plays, audio/video tapes and feedback and are applied to the clinical setting with supervision from a site supervisor and University faculty instructor.  Upon completion of both clinical courses students will have completed 900 hours of clinical training in the field and an additional 60 hours of clinical supervision in the classroom.  Ethical practices, multicultural competencies, principles and models of biopsychosocial case conceptualization, and rehabilitation treatment planning are emphasized through a holistic approach to rehabilitation counseling.

Program Objectives/Outcomes


Student objectives/outcomes for the rehabilitation counseling program include the following:

  • To develop professional counselors committed to lifelong learning; to promote a thorough understanding of the ethics and standards of practice for rehabilitation counseling;
  • To achieve an appreciation of the history and philosophy of rehabilitation counseling, including an understanding of the laws and policies related to disability issues;
  • To develop the competencies to serve persons with a wide array of disability-related or mental health problems impacting the individual and the family from a whole person perspective;
  • To apply a multicultural perspective in relation to understanding access to services, effective disability and case management, discrimination, and public policy;
  • To develop values consistent to practice that respect human dignity, independent living and advocacy for the rights of all people with disabilities;
  • To learn theories of human development and growth including physical, cognitive, psychological, familial, behavioral, social, vocational, moral, and spiritual.
  • To acquire skills in job analysis, job development and placement and supported employment options.
  • To develop the counseling and consultation skills for working with families and groups for effective systems change;
  • To develop research skills to create viable research for program evaluation and to become intelligent consumers of research.

Degree Plan Fall Cohort


Degree Plan for M.A. in
Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling
Fall Cohort
 
Fall
Spring
Summer
First Year
 
 
 
RHB505: Foundations of Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling (3 credits)  
X
 
 
RHB508: Human Growth and Development (3 credits)
X
 
 
RHB509: Counseling and Personality Theory (3 credits)
 
X
 
RHB540: Medical and Psychological Aspects of Disability (3 credits)
 
X
 
RHB513: Couples and Family Counseling (3 credits)
 
 
X
RHB520: Practicum and Seminar I: Motivational Interviewing (3 credits)
 
 
X
Second Year
 
 
 
RHB516: Group Process (3 credits)
X
 
 
RHB535: Career Development and Counseling (3 credits)
X
 
 
RHB542: Evaluation and Assessment (3 credits)
 
X
 
RHB550: Vocational Rehabilitation, Case Management and Employment (3 credits)
 
X
 
RHB527: Substance Abuse Counseling and Treatment (3 credits)
 
 
X
RHB601: Cross-Cultural Counseling (3 credits)
 
 
X
Third Year
 
 
 
RHB500: Research Methods (3 credits)  
X
 
 
RHB521: Practicum and Seminar II (3 credits)
X
 
 
RHB570: Rehabilitation Counseling Internship and Seminar (6 credits)
 
X
 

*Suggested Plan to Complete Degree Requirements


Degree Plan Spring Cohort


Degree Plan for M.A. in
Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling
Spring Cohort
 
Spring
Summer
Fall
First Year
 
 
 
RHB505: Foundations of Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling (3 credits)  
X
 
 
RHB508: Human Growth and Development (3 credits)
X
 
 
RHB520: Practicum and Seminar I: Motivational Interviewing (3 credits)
 
X
 
RHB601: Cross-Cultural Counseling (3 credits)
 
X
 
RHB509: Counseling and Personality Theory (3 credits)
 
 
X
RHB513: Couples and Family Counseling (3 credits)
 
 
X
RHB535: Career Development and Counseling (3 credits)
 
 
X
Second Year
 
 
 
RHB540: Medical and Psychological Aspects of Disability (3 credits)
X
 
 
RHB542: Evaluation and Assessment (3 credits)
X
 
 
RHB527: Substance Abuse Counseling and Treatment (3 credits)
 
X
 
RHB550: Vocational Rehabilitation, Case Management and Employment (3 credits)
 
X
 
RHB516: Group Process (3 credits)
 
 
X
RHB521: Practicum and Seminar II (3 credits)
 
 
X
Third Year
 
 
 
RHB500: Research Methods (3 credits)  
X
 
 
RHB570: Rehabilitation Counseling Internship and Seminar (6 credits)
X
 
 

*Suggested Plan to Complete Degree Requirements


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