2010-2012 Graduate Studies Catalog

Course Descriptions

Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling
APS 107, (406) 896-5830

REHA 501 Principles of Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling
3 cr. (F, Su)  Provides a survey of the history, principles, philosophy, and legal aspects of rehabilitation and mental health counseling.  Integration of rehabilitation and mental health services is stressed, utilizing the objectives and organizational basis of rehabilitation and mental health programs.

REHA 502 Individual and Family Adjustment to Disability
3 cr. (Sp, Su)  Provides an overall knowledge and understanding of the psychological and social impact of disability on individual and family life.  Examines the unique characteristics and/or problems associated with specific disability groups.  Describes and evaluates various treatment approaches available for counselors working with individuals and families with disabilities.

REHA 503 Psychiatric Rehabilitation
3 cr. Prerequisite: REHA 502. (F, Sp)  Provides an orientation to the field of psychiatric rehabilitation.  Includes historical antecedents, philosophical and traditional connections with the field of rehabilitation counseling, assessment, planning and service delivery methods for those intending to work in rehabilitation focused programs serving persons with psychiatric disabilities.

REHA 504 Career and Lifestyle Development
3 cr. (F, Su)  Focuses on methods of assisting rehabilitation consumers to obtain, organize, and analyze occupational, educational, personal, and social information, and to use such information in making career and lifestyle decisions.  Traditional and contemporary career and lifestyle development theories and methods are explored.

REHA 505 Theories of Counseling
3 cr. (F)  Explores the general theories (behavioral, cognitive, humanistic, and Freudian) that have played major roles in the development of the counseling profession.  Examines representative theories of each of the general counseling perspectives and asks the student to relate these positions to their personal theory of counseling.

REHA 507 Ethics in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling
3 cr. (F, Su)  Provides an overview of current legal, ethical, and professional issues related to the practice of rehabilitation and mental health counseling.  Focuses on relevant ethical principles, codes, and decision making along with regulatory procedures.

REHA 508 Multicultural and Gender Issues in Counseling
3 cr. (Sp)  Examines current counseling from practical culture-centered perspectives while simultaneously respecting traditional individual approaches to the field.  Promotes the development of diversity sensitivity in support of counseling practices that reflect an understanding of psychosocial influences, cultural beliefs, values, and psychological dynamics related to self-identity, self-advocacy, competency, adjustment, and attitude formation.

REHA 515 Medical and Psychological Aspects of Disability
3 cr. (F, Sp)  Provides knowledge of medical terminology and processes, understanding of various disabling diseases and psychological conditions, and the necessary related information needed to carry out service delivery to a consumer.  The student will also become aware of the range of medical and psychological services utilized by rehabilitation and mental health counselors.

REHA 520 Group and Individual Evaluation
3 cr. Prerequisites: HADM 685, REHA 505, REHA 507 or consent of instructor. (Sp)  Provides training in the proper evaluation, selection and administration of psychological tests as well as correct interpretation and use of test results.

REHA 521 Advanced Individual and Group Counseling
3 cr. Prerequisite: REHA 505. (F, Sp)  Focuses on advanced knowledge, techniques, and treatment strategies of individual and group counseling.  Concepts and skills needed to provide advanced counseling to individuals, groups, and families will be presented.  Strategies and techniques designed to help consumers with specific counseling needs will also be highlighted.

REHA 525 Vocational Placement and Support
3 cr. (F)  Explores those issues involved in job development for persons with disabilities and studies techniques for maintaining those people on the job; classroom lectures, community experiences, and guest lecturers are utilized.

REHA 530 Case Management Principles and Plan Development
3 cr. (F)  Covers methods for effectively managing a case and a caseload.  Areas covered include writing a case history, treatment planning, and writing case notes.

REHA 543 Marriage and Family Therapy:  Theory and Practice
3 cr. Prerequisite: REHA 505. (Sp)  Designed to introduce students to systems theory and to survey the major models of family therapy.  Ideas about how families operate and how these ideas underpin schools of family therapy will be explored.

REHA 560 DSM-IV for Rehabilitation Counselors
3 cr. Prerequisite: REHA 503 or Consent of instructor.  Provides understanding of the structure, content, and uses of the DSM-IV-TR.  General concepts and theoretical assumptions of the DSM diagnostic system will be explored.  Strategies and techniques designed for assessment of specific disorders will also be illustrated and practiced.

REHA 591 Independent Study
V1-6 cr. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor, approval of the Department Chair and the Dean of Allied Health Professions, and Independent Study contract filed with the Office of Graduate Studies.  Provides an opportunity for students of superior academic standing to explore material not covered by regular graduate courses in Counseling.

REHA 592 Seminar
V1-6 cr.  Provides an opportunity to investigate topics at the advanced level pertinent to the area of counseling.

REHA 593 Workshop
V1-6 cr. (F, Sp)  Provides an opportunity for experimental study at the advanced level in an area of counseling.

REHA 594 Counseling Practicum
3 cr. Prerequisites: REHA 501, 502, 503, 504, 505, 507, 508, 515, 520, 521, 525, 530, 560, HADM 685, EDF 530, or consent of instructor. (F, Su)  Provides the graduate student with an opportunity to acquire counseling experience and firsthand knowledge of the purpose, function, services, and clientele of a specific rehabilitation agency or mental health counseling setting.  In addition to on-site work experience, the practicum placement will be supplemented with counseling clinic activities for faculty/group supervision, feedback exchange, and counseling skill enhancement.

REHA 596 Cooperative Education/Internship
V3-12 cr. Prerequisites: REHA 501, 502, 503, 504, 505, 507, 508, 515, 520, 521, 525, 530, 560, 594, HADM 685, EDF 530, or consent of instructor. (F, Sp)  Provides the graduate student with a supervised placement in a rehabilitation/mental health counseling setting which is related to the student’s career goals.  The student is expected to assume the full complement of duties performed by a rehabilitation/mental health counselor in that setting.  These include, but are not limited to:  individual counseling, case management, utilization of community resources, advocacy and client assignment.  Supervision is provided by a professional in the setting and by Departmental faculty on both counseling and case management issues.  In addition to on-site work experience, the internship placement will be supplemented with weekly counseling clinic activities for faculty/group supervision, feedback exchange, and counseling skill enhancement.

REHA 599 Thesis
6 cr. Prerequisites: HADM 685 or equivalent and approved plan of study required.  This course may be given the grade of “T” until research and writing is completed and accepted within the time limit of the degree.

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