2011-2013 Undergraduate Catalog

Course Descriptions

Rehabilitation and Related Services
Rehabilitation & Human Services
(406) 896-5830

* REHA 201 Introduction to Diversity in Counseling
3 cr.  Introduces counseling and the importance of multicultural knowledge, skills, awareness, and attitudes toward the clients they serve.  The course focuses on counselor perspectives for understanding and interacting with diverse groups, and will examine theoretical and research literature concerning cultural characteristics and differences related to disability, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, geography, advanced aging, and social class.  Students will be provided the opportunity to explore scholarly as well as practical resources for interacting with diverse individuals and families.

REHA 216 Psychosocial Aspects of Disability, Addiction and Rehabilitation
3 cr.  Provides overall knowledge of psychological and social factors affecting adjustment to disability and addiction.  Examines the unique characteristics of specific disability groups and their implications for intervention.  One group will include rehabilitation for addiction.

REHA 292 Independent Study
[formerly REHA 291 Independent Study]
V1-3 cr.  Provides an experience for students of superior academic standing to explore material not covered by regular college courses.

REHA 294 Seminar/Workshop
[formerly REHA 292 Seminar]
V1-3 cr.  Provides students an opportunity to intensively investigate topics pertinent to the field of Rehabilitation.

REHA 298 Internship
[formerly REHA 290 Internship]
V1-6 cr. Prerequisite: An application for field experience is required with prior approval from the field placement supervisor.  Provides freshmen and sophomores with a supervised field experience in an appropriate setting specifically related to the students’ major/minor area.  In-field contact time is 45 hours per semester credit.

REHA 298 Cooperative Education/Internship
[formerly REHA 296 Cooperative Education/Internship]
3 cr. Prerequisite:  Permission of Instructor.  Provides university credit for a sophomore level field experience in the area of Rehabilitation and Related Services supervised by faculty.  Learning agreement must be completed prior to registration.

REHA 301 Principles of Counseling and Group Theory
3 cr. Prerequisite: upper division standing.  Develops an understanding of group process, provides an introduction to conducting interviews and skills in the helping process, and emphasizes group membership skills for rehabilitation clients.

REHA 303 Assistive Technology Applications Across the Lifespan
3 cr. Prerequisite: REHA 201.  Examines applications of Assistive Technology (AT) to maintain or increase levels of functioning and independence for individuals across the life span.  The spectrum of low to high technology options in several life domain areas for children and adults with disabilities, those with chronic illness, and the aging population will be explored.  Assessment, public policy, universal design, and multicultural considerations are also addressed.

REHA 406 Assessment in Human Service and Addiction Programs
3 cr.  Teaches skills for assessment and diagnosis of addictions.  Also, applies empirical principles to appraisal of client characteristics, needs, and potential.  Provides practice with assessment data recording, interpretation, and application to an overall view of a case.

REHA 418 Counseling for Loss and Bereavement
3 cr. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.  Examines the process of adjustment to losses of many different kinds that frequently occur in the lives of consumers serviced by counselors and human service agencies.  Course will discuss counseling techniques and strategies to facilitate successful adjustment to loss.

REHA 425 Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Co-Occurring Disorders
3 cr. Prerequisite: upper division standing.  Provides an orientation to the field of psychiatric rehabilitation.  The course will include historical antecedents, philosophical and traditional connections with the field of rehabilitation and addictions counseling, assessment, planning, and service delivery methods for those intending to work in rehabilitation focused programs serving persons with psychiatric and addiction disabilities.  Diagnostic methods for assessing co-occurring psychiatric and addictive disorders utilizing the DSM IV will be explored.

REHA 453 Case Management and Community Resources
3 cr. Prerequisite: upper division standing.  Covers methods for effectively managing a case and caseload.  Areas covered include writing a case history, treatment planning, and writing case notes.  Aids counselors serving consumers, determining appropriate community resources, and making a proper referral.

REHA 458 Community Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities
1 cr. R-3.  Provides students with experience in providing advocacy for individuals with disabilities.

REHA 492 Independent Study
[formerly REHA 491 Independent Study]
V1-3 cr.  Provides an experience for students of superior academic standing to explore material not covered by regular college courses.

REHA 494 Seminar/Workshop
[formerly REHA 492 Seminar]
V1-3 cr.  Investigates special topics pertinent to the area of Health and Human Services.

REHA 494 Seminar/Workshop
[formerly REHA 493 Workshop]
V1-3 cr.  Provides an opportunity for experimental study in an area of Health and Human Services.

REHA 498 Internship
[formerly REHA 490 Internship:  Rehabilitation Agency]
6 cr. Prerequisite: upper division standing.  Provides a supervised field experience within a Rehabilitation or allied agency setting.  An application is required with prior approval needed for registration.  In-field contact time is 45 hours per semester credit.

REHA 498 Internship
[formerly REHA 490 Internship:  Community Agency]
6 cr. Prerequisite: upper division standing.  Provides a supervised field experience within a community agency which provides people services.  An application is required with prior approval needed for registration.  Infield contact time is 45 hours per semester credit.

REHA 498 Cooperative Education/Internship
[formerly REHA 496 Cooperative Education/Internship]
3 cr. Prerequisite:  Permission of Instructor.  Provides university credit for a junior or senior level field experience in the area of Rehabilitation and Related Services supervised by faculty.  Learning agreement must be completed prior to registration.

REHA 499 Capstone:  Addiction Treatment Planning and Documentation
2 cr. Offered ONLY Online.  Reviews assessment of individuals with a variety of types of addiction and creating client treatment plans.  Course content will also include becoming knowledgeable of the DSM and the ASAM and including them in the assessment and treatment of co-occurring disorders.

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