Rehabilitation, Social Work and Addictions

Rehabilitation, RHAB = 0450

1010. Sign Language I. 3 hours. Developmental use of non-verbal communication through receptive and expressive finger spelling; receptive and expressive sign language.

1020. Sign Language II. 3 hours. Expanded signing vocabulary; increased finger spelling, and American sign language and idioms.

2430. Policies, Issues, and Programs in Social Welfare. 3 hours. Current social policies and issues affecting the development of social welfare services; relationships between basic social values and social welfare services. (Same as SOWK 2430.)

2500. Disability and Society. 3 hours. Explores the historical and current treatment of persons with disabilities. Examines the impact of social institutions, public policy, and attitude on service provision, with emphasis on the impact current legislation and research have had on the marginalization and segregation of persons with disabilities. Satisfies the Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement of the University Core Curriculum.

3000. Microcounseling. 3 hours. Microcounseling skills and case presentation. Students learn and practice specific interpersonal communication and microcounseling skills related to human service delivery. Satisfies the Communication requirement of the University Core Curriculum.

3050. Drugs and Alcohol. 3 hours. Covers the causes, effects, treatment and prevention of substance abuse and behavioral addictions as they impact physical, social, emotional, psychological, family and spiritual life. (Same as SOWK 3050.)

3200. Physical and Psychosocial Aspects of Disability I. 3 hours. Stages of adjustment to disability, impact of age at onset, impact on family. Introduction to consumer-based health perspectives. Overview of etiology, progression and treatment of major disabling conditions related to cognition, emotion and addiction and other disorders related to the nervous system. Includes the interplay of physical, psychosocial and vocational implications of these disorders. (Same as SOWK 3200.)

3400. Physical and Psychosocial Aspects of Disability II. 3 hours. Continuation of material begun in RHAB 3200. Overview of etiology, progression and treatment of major disabling conditions. Includes the interplay of physical, psychosocial and vocational implications. Includes the emphasis on medical terminology and adaptive equipment. Prerequisite(s): RHAB 3200 or consent of department.

4050. Assessment of Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency. 3 hours. Explores the tools and dynamics of assessing chemical dependency, the placement and referral of these clients and treatment planning. Students learn to systematically gather data from clients and other sources; to use psycho-social instruments that are sensitive to age, gender and culture; and to apply accepted criteria in diagnosing substance abuse disorders and making treatment recommendations. Prerequisite(s): RHAB 3050 or substantial knowledge of the chemical dependency process.

4125. Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counseling Models. 3 hours. Models of alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) counseling provides students with a broad overview of intervention and counseling strategies utilized by rehabilitation programs serving persons with substance abuse disorders. Course focuses on service delivery systems and AODA counseling theory. Students may choose to take course as partial preparation for the AODA counselor licensure exam and as a prerequisite for RHAB 4150.

4150. Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counseling Practice. 3 hours. Practice of alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) counseling focuses on familiarizing students with the core competencies necessary for effective interventions within addiction treatment settings and prepares them to apply these skills in AODA counseling practice. This course builds directly on RHAB 4125 and students may take these courses as partial preparation for the AODA counselor licensure examinations. Prerequisite(s): RHAB 3050 and 4125.

4250. Group Issues in Chemical Dependency Treatment. 3 hours. Concepts and skills for dealing with substance issues in a group format. Students are provided the opportunity to practice group skills within an educational group context. Prerequisite(s): RHAB 3050 and 3150.

4350. Current Issues in Substance Abuse. 3 hours. Current issues in chemical dependency are explored using various types of research reports and other professional literature. These sources are used to help students understand the role of research in developing programs, formulating policies and evaluating one's practice. Students become critical consumers of professional literature as they develop specialized expertise on specific problems, groups or practices used in treating addictions and substance abuse. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

4450. Substance Abuse, Addictions and Rehabilitation. 3 hours. Examines the biological, psychological and systemic nature of substance abuse and addiction, their overlap with other mental and physical disabilities and relationship to the process of rehabilitation.

4500. Assessment in Rehabilitation. 3 hours. Principles, techniques and procedures used in the assessment process in rehabilitation, including assessments related to identification of issues of addiction, vocational assessments and situational assessments.

4600. Case Management in Rehabilitation. 3 hours. Reviews models of case management and caseload management utilized in a broad range of rehabilitation settings. Application of the techniques and tools utilized for rehabilitation interviewing, assessment and individualized planning. Includes professionalism and ethical responsibilities of the rehabilitation case manager.

4700. Employment Services. 3 hours. Covers basic job development and job placement skills and activities. Includes job analysis, supported employment, transition services and labor market analysis. Prerequisite(s): RHAB 2500 and 3600 or consent of department. (Same as SOWK 4600.)

4800-4810. Studies in Rehabilitation. 1-3 hours each. May be repeated for credit as topics vary. Prerequisite(s): consent of department.

4860. Pre-Practicum. 3 hours. Professional issues in rehabilitation practice and advanced microcounseling skills. Review of community rehabilitation programs and selection of practicum site. Prerequisite(s): RHAB 2500, 3000 and 4600.

4880. Practicum. 6 hours. (1.5;0;14) Practical experience in a supervised rehabilitation setting aimed at the integration of theory and practice and refinement of applied human service skills. Requires a minimum of 200 clock hours within the practicum setting plus the weekly integrative seminar. Prerequisite(s): 15 hours of rehabilitation course work, including RHAB 3000 and RHAB 3600. Application for approval of the practicum site occurs in the semester prior to enrollment in this course and is facilitated by the practicum instructor and/or student adviser.

4900-4910. Special Problems. 1-3 hours each.

Social Work, SOWK = 0470

1450 (SOCW 2361 or 2362). Introduction to Social Work. 3 hours. History and philosophy of social work in the United States; social welfare agencies in the community and social services offered; requirements for professional social work practice.

2430. Policies, Issues and Programs in Social Welfare. 3 hours. Current social policies and issues affecting the development of social welfare services; relationships between basic societal values and social welfare services. Prerequisite(s): SOWK 1450 or consent of program director. (Same as RHAB 2430.)

3050. Drugs and Alcohol. 3 hours. Covers the physiological effects of drugs and behavioral addictions. Addresses the social, emotional, psychological, family and spiritual effects of substance abuse and its treatment on society, users and their loved ones. (Same as RHAB 3050.)

3150. Treatment of Addictions. 3 hours. Addresses phases and processes used in the treatment of addiction. Covers a range of perspectives on treatment including emotional, cognitive, legal, social, family and systemic interventions as well as relapse prevention. (Same as RHAB 4150.)

3200. Physical and Psychosocial Aspects of Disability I. 3 hours. Stages of adjustment to disability, impact of age of onset, impact on family. Introduction to consumer-based health perspectives. Overview of etiology, progression and treatment of major disabling conditions related to cognition, emotion and addiction and other disorders related to the nervous system. Includes the interplay of physical, psychosocial and vocational implications of these disorders. (Same as RHAB 3200.)

3500. Human Behavior and the Social Environment I. 3 hours. Theories of human interaction as a framework for practice decisions. Ecological and strengths-based perspective to explore social systems as vehicles for individual and societal change. Part of a two-course sequence focusing most specifically on the human life course as it is impacted by biological, psychological, social and cultural factors. Prerequisites(s): completion of pre-major courses or consent of department.

3800. Social Work Practice I. 3 hours. Focuses on generalist social work practice with families and groups. Presents conceptual frameworks, intervention methods, and skills for practice with diverse client populations. Uses the strengths perspective for fostering client growth and empowerment. Emphasizes the interaction of the family/group and the surrounding social systems. Prerequisite(s): formal admission to the major or consent of program director.

3870. Social Work Research and Practice. 3 hours. Information about social scientific methods for social work practice and its evaluation, including research quantitative and qualitative methodologies and designs, data sources, analysis. Prerequisite(s): advanced (junior or senior) standing.

4430. Applied Social Welfare Policy. 3 hours. Exploration of the philosophies that underlie social welfare policy; in-depth analysis of social policies and exploration of ways to impact social policy development and change. Students carry out an analysis of a selected social welfare policy area.

4500. Human Behavior and the Social Environment II. 3 hours. Presents theories of human interaction as a framework for practice decisions. Employs an ecological and strengths-based perspective to explore social systems as vehicles for individual and societal change. This is part of a two-course sequence and focuses most specifically on systems which impact life, starting with the individual as a multi-dimensional system and moving through families, groups, organizations, communities, and society. Prerequisite(s): completion of pre-major courses or consent of department.

4540. Human Diversity for the Helping Professions. 3 hours. Conditions and issues affecting human diversity across American populations; including socio-psychological and cross-cultural patterns and traditions of oppression, with emphasis on social policies in the Southwest and strategies for change. This course is intended for human service professionals. Satisfies the Cross-cultural, Diversity and Global Studies requirement in the University Core Curriculum.

4600. Employment Services. 3 hours. Covers basic job development and job placement skills and activities. Includes job-analysis, supported employment, transition services and labor market analysis. (Same as RHAB 4700.)

4700. Child Welfare Theory, Practices and Services. 3 hours. Contemporary theory, practices and services in child welfare; services for abused and neglected children, adoptions, foster care and unwed mothers. Prerequisite(s): SOWK 1450 or consent of department.

4810. Social Work Practice II. 3 hours. Macro practice for generalist social workers. Includes work in communities, organizations and other social systems. The impact of social policy is a particular focus. Presents conceptual frameworks, intervention methods and skills for practice in diverse settings. Uses the strengths perspective for fostering community empowerment. Prerequisite(s): SOWK 3800, senior standing in the social work program or consent of department.

4820. Social Work Practicum I. 6 hours. Field practicum in a social agency; organized class one day per week. Includes direct service activities related to previous course work. Prerequisite(s): concurrent registration in SOWK 4810 and senior standing in the social work program. Arrangements for the practicum must be completed in the semester prior to enrollment.

4830. Social Work Practicum II. 6 hours. Continuation of SOWK 4820. Refinement of applied skills and evaluation of social work practice in an applied setting. Prerequisite(s): senior standing in the social work program and consent of department.

4880. Quantitative Methods of Social Research. 3 hours. Role of quantitative methods in social research; application of quantitative techniques and procedures to social data, statistical inference; data processing. (Same as AGER 4880 and SOCI 4880.)

4890. Topics in Social Welfare. 3 hours. Selected topics in social welfare. Prerequisite(s): SOWK 1450 or consent of chair. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

4900-4910. Special Problems. 1-3 hours each.

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