2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    Apr 14, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

REHB 561 - Foundations of Rehabilitation Counseling

Credits: Three (3)
This rehabilitation foundations course acquaints the student with the legislative, historical, and philosophical roots of rehabilitation counseling. Emphasis will be placed on understanding ethics in rehabilitation counseling and professional counseling issues. Topics covered include Federal and State mandates for rehabilitation of individuals with disability, progress of the profession in rehabilitation towards these mandates, the basic principles of counseling and the varied services as well as organizational structures to assist individuals with disability. A cross-disability and multicultural focus will be presented throughout the course; therefore, a broad base of disability categories will be presented and discussed including physical, emotional, cognitive, and sensory disabilities. The course will introduce the student to the professional expectations, values, and ethical standards of the profession of rehabilitation counseling. Students will have an opportunity to explore their own thoughts, feelings and perceptions about issues related to the disability community. In conjunction with course content, discussion, and assignments, students will demonstrate they are thinking, feeling, and acting critically, ethically, and culturally to strive for effective rehabilitation counseling practice.