CLINICAL REHABILITATION AND MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING (CRMH)
This course will cover topics germane to the history and philosophy of rehabilitation. Students will obtain an overview of the field, its consumers, and methods of service delivery. .
An introduction to the traditional theories of individual and family counseling. Emphasis on application of theories to persons with disabilities, ethics, and multicultural awareness.
Functional, psychological, vocational, familial, social, and sexual aspects of medical disabilities. Includes the human body system and medical terminology. Focus on assistive technology and functional capacity.
This course is an overview of the selection, administration, and interpretation of major assessment tools. Emphasis is on persons with mental illness or developmental disabilities.
This course will cover career development and counseling with emphasis on community integration in vocational and leisure pursuits of persons with disabilities, particularly those with mental illness and developmental disabilities.
A multicultural perspective of developmental theories and counseling through the lifespan will be covered with overall themes of positive development, resiliency, and healthy life transitions of persons with disabilities.
An introduction to diagnosing clients with mental illness and developmental disabilities. Focus is on best practice treatment and the vocational, social, and familial implications of living with a DSM disorder.
Strategies and techniques in developing and implementing groups in counseling. Attention to group counseling with persons with disabilities, specifically those with mental illness and developmental disabilities.
Emphasis on leadership in all aspects of person-centered service coordination to include transdisciplinary and multi-agency effectiveness, knowledge of community organization and resources, service and support options.
This course covers counseling with those who have co-occuring psychiatric and developmental disorders with substance abuse.
Research methods, evidence-based practice, and ethical, legal, and cultural issues related to research and evaluation. Covers basic statistics, library research for rehabilitation-related information, proposal development, and grant writing.
Required preparation, all rehabilitation counseling and psychology first-year didactic courses. Direct experience with clients/patients in varied service delivery settings.
Introduces the range of evidence-based practice and new effective models for treating individuals with severe and persistent mental illness demonstrated through levels of evidence empirically.
Designed to teach foundational counseling skills that will enable students to begin counseling. Focus on counseling individuals with mental illness and developmental disabilities. Includes ethics and multicultural awareness.
Internship is a 640 hour (40 hours/week,16 weeks) clinical experience designed to provide students with opportunities to apply theoretical and clinical skills in a rehabilitation setting.
Historical perspective, description, diagnoses, classification, etiology, patterns of functioning, current best practices with focus on RCP service delivery and community support; day-in-the-life component included.
Prepares students for counseling practice with persons with developmental disabilities; focuses on achievement of person-centered, independent community life.
Prepares students for RCP practice with persons with psychiatric conditions; introduces the range of evidence-based practice and effective models for treatment of this population.
Prepares students for clinical rehabilitation and mental health counseling with families of persons with psychiatric and developmental disabilities. Family and couples counseling theory, research and practice will be covered.
Faculty-mentored independent study to pursue specific interests and topics.
Individual work by a student (supervised by faculty) to explore an area of interest in a research paper, program development, or a professional project.
Individual research supervised by a faculty member in a special field of study.