HSR 330 - Rehabilitation Counseling

3 credits (PREREQUISITES: HSR 108 and HSR 230)

This course provides the student with an understanding of the field and practice of rehabilitation counseling. It is designed to help students understand and work to overcome the barriers to full participation of people with disabilities in the community and society.The major elements encompassing the rehabilitation service system will be explored including the federally-legislated state/federal program, the not-for-profit community, rehabilitation programs, and the private-for-profit rehabilitation counseling business. The course will address the disability rights movement and the history of significant disability-related legislation as well as the scope of practice in rehabilitation counseling. Students will study the professional issues related to the role of the rehabilitation counselor, the process of rehabilitation, and develop an understanding of a wide-range of techniques and methodologies utilized by professional rehabilitation counselors. (Sp)