Rehabilitation, Social Work and Addictions

Rehabilitation, RHAB = 0450

Social Work, SOWK = 0470

Rehabilitation, RHAB = 0450

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.

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 instructor. (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 instructor.

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 advisor.

5040. Rehabilitation Foundations. 3 hours. An introduction to the broad field of human rehabilitation. Study includes historical, legislative and organizational bases; rehabilitation process; personnel standards and types of rehabilitation facilities.

5050. Rehabilitation Case Management and Reporting. 3 hours. Procedures and processes in individualized case planning, recording, management and reporting systems used by rehabilitation professionals in providing and coordinating available services to people with disabilities. Emphasis is upon the rehabilitation process, the professional/client relationship and interviewing techniques. Focus is upon case management in public and private rehabilitation settings.

5230. Psychosocial Aspects of Rehabilitation. 3 hours. The course reviews the psychological and social aspects of individual and family adjustment to disability and chronic illness, including findings of research on the adjustment process and on the relationship of psychophysiological and social variables to the acquisition and maintenance of health and illness/disability. The course also reviews some of the current theories and methods for assisting individuals and families through the process of adjustment to disability and chronic illness.

5250. Topics in Rehabilitation. 1-3 hours. In-depth analysis and discussion of significant topics in rehabilitation. Topics may include but are not limited to the following: behavior change techniques in rehabilitation; individual and group counseling in rehabilitation; computing the value of rehabilitation services; legal, ethical and professional aspects of serving people with disabilities. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

5270. Rehabilitation Research and Proposal Writing. 3 hours. Designed to provide rehabilitation professionals with tools for reading, evaluating and utilizing rehabilitation research. The course will also prepare students to systematically plan and develop research and/or program development and evaluation proposals for obtaining funding support for programs and projects in rehabilitation services.

5300. Rehabilitation Counseling Theories. 3 hours. Study of major counseling theories and techniques with focus on principles and competency in rehabilitation counseling. Course covers special applications and modifications that may be required in counseling people with mental, physical or emotional disabilities.

5350. Medical and Psychiatric Aspects of Rehabilitation. 3 hours. Advanced studies in common medical and psychiatric conditions most frequently encountered by the rehabilitation professional. A detailed study of the medical resources employed by the rehabilitation professional in service to people with disabilities.

5400. Techniques in Rehabilitation Counseling and Adjustment Services. 3 hours. Study of current techniques utilized in rehabilitation counseling and rehabilitation client services. Structured learning experiences for development of competency in utilization of the techniques with rehabilitation clients.

5410. Seminar in Techniques and Advanced Practices in Rehabilitation Counseling. 3 hours. For students who are qualified to develop professional competence in special areas of rehabilitation counseling. Prerequisite(s): RHAB 5300, 5400 or consent of instructor.

5411. Introduction to Assessment and Vocational Evaluation. 3 hours. Introduction to vocational assessment with focus on measurement concepts, procedures and practices used in conducting a systematic appraisal of individuals with handicapping conditions resulting from age, disease and trauma.

5412. Occupational Information and Vocational Analysis. 3 hours. A critical study of the occupational structure of society, current issues in the world of work, vocational choice and development, occupational information resources and the utilization of occupational information in the rehabilitation process. Special emphasis on the application of occupational information and vocational choice theories to people with disabilities.

5413. Job Placement Theories and Methods. 3 hours. Provides an overview of job placement based on a systems perspective. Students will have an opportunity to explore various job placement philosophies, programs and techniques as well as to gain hands-on
experience in job analysis, labor market analysis and career exploration.

5420. Vocational Evaluation Systems. 3 hours. Introduction to the use of commercial vocational evaluation systems. Design, construction and standardization of locally produced work sample devices. Prerequisite(s): RHAB 5411 or consent of instructor.

5430. Use and Interpretation of Vocational Evaluation Data. 3 hours. Data collection through systematic observation. Techniques, principles and processes of data interpretation. Report writing in vocational evaluation, communicating evaluation data to the rehabilitation counselor and the rehabilitation client. Prerequisite(s): RHAB 5420 or consent of instructor.

5500. Management and Supervision in Rehabilitation. 3 hours. Basic principles and practices of management and supervisory concepts as applied to the operation of a rehabilitation facility or agency.

5650. Ethnic and Cultural Variations in Service Delivery. 1-3 hours. An examination of ethnic and cultural factors influencing the planning and delivery of health and social services to the aged and handicapped. (Same as CSAG 5650.)

5811. Practicum in Rehabilitation. 3 hours. A minimum of 100 clock hours of supervised experiences in the student's area of concentration, to be performed in one of the on-campus CRS vocational rehabilitation laboratories and in related community agencies. Course includes a 1-hour-per-week seminar in ethics and standards of practice in rehabilitation, as well as regularly scheduled weekly meetings for individual and group supervision. Prerequisite(s): consent of department.

5812. Internship in Rehabilitation. 6 hours. A 600-hour applied experience in the student's area of concentration in a rehabilitation agency or facility external to the university. Course includes a 1-hour-per-week seminar and group supervision meeting. Prerequisite(s): RHAB 5811 and consent of department.

5900-5910. Special Problems. 1-3 hours each. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

5920. Problems in Lieu of Thesis. 3 hours.

5950. Master's Thesis. 3 or 6 hours. To be scheduled only with consent of department. 6 hours credit required. No credit assigned until thesis has been completed and filed with the graduate dean. Continuous enrollment required once work on thesis has begun. May be repeated for credit.

Social Work, SOWK = 0470

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.

4540. Race and Ethnic Minorities. 3 hours. Conditions and distribution of race and ethnic minorities; socio-psychological and cultural factors in race and ethnic relations; pattern of relations in the United States with emphasis on the Southwest and on social services. Prerequisite(s): SOWK 1450 or SOCI 1510 or equivalent.

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 program director.

4810. Social Work Practice II. 3 hours. Problems affecting individuals, families, groups and organizations; methods of social work intervention; evaluation of effectiveness. Prerequisite(s): SOWK 3800, senior standing in the social work program or consent of program director.

4820. Social Work Practicum I. 6 hours. Field practicum (16 hours per week) 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. Arrangements for the practicum have to 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 instructor.

4880. Quantitative Methods of Social Research. Role of quantitative methods in social research; application of quantitative techniques and procedures to social data, statistical inference; data processing. Prerequisite(s): SOWK 4870 or SOCI 3050 or equivalent. (Same as 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.

5100. Seminar in Social Welfare Policies and Issues. 3 hours. Selected social welfare policies and issues in the United States; their history and development, and their significance in the delivery of social welfare services.

5500. Seminar in Human Behavior and the Social Environment. 3 hours. An examination of normality and diversity in human behavior and of the various social service issues, societal values and social service programs addressing the needs and problems in human development and behavior.

5890. Seminar in Social Work, Current Issues. 3 hours. Issues and topics in contemporary social work of interest to students in various graduate programs but not covered by course offerings. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

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