Rehabilitation, Social Work and Addictions Courses

Rehabilitation, RHAB = 0450

Social Work, SOWK = 0470

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.

2500. Introduction to Rehabilitation. 3 hours. History and philosophy of rehabilitation; laws related to rehabilitation; community and state agencies; services provided, career opportunities.

3000. Microcounseling. 3 hours. Microcounseling skills and case presentation. Students will learn and practice specific interpersonal communication and microcounseling skills related to human service delivery.

3050. Introduction to Addictions. 3 hours. Covers the physiological effects of drugs and behavioral addictions. Addresses addiction as a physical, social, emotional, psychological, family and spiritual problem.

3150. Treatment Issues in Addiction. 3 hours. Addresses treatment phases and processes in addictions. Includes a variety of treatment perspectives, including legal, social, family and systems interventions; stage II issues and relapse issues.

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.

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 instructor.

3600. Rehabilitation Casework Techniques. 3 hours. Methods and techniques used in casework recording and report writing; conducting a helping interview; gathering data; organizing, analyzing and synthesizing information; writing individual rehabilitation programs.

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.

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.

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

Social Work, SOWK = 0470

1450 (SOCW 2361). 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.

3500. Human Behavior and the Social Environment. 3 hours. Incorporates knowledge of human development and social interaction in families, groups and communities. Builds on pre-major course work to synthesize a broad understanding of human behavior. Prerequisites(s): completion of pre-major courses or consent of instructor.

3800. Social Work Practice I. 3 hours. Conceptual framework and skills in communication, information gathering and referral, work management and methods of social intervention, problem assessment, contracting, and use of community resources. Requires 30 hours
of community work. 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.

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. Satisfies the Diversity in the United States requirement in the University Core Curriculum.

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): senior standing in the social work program. 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.

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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