Course Description:
This course will present an overiew of the history, philosophy and legal basis of rehabilitation programs, the roles of the rehabilitation counselor and the process of rehabilitation; organizational structure of public and private rehabilitation systems; community resources in health care, education, and human services used in rehabilitation; societal trends in rehabilitation; professional and ethical issues of rehabilitation counseling; professional organizations, rehabilitation counselor certification, and licensure.

Required Course Resources:
Parker, R. & Patterson, J. (2012). Rehabiliation Basics and Beyond (5th Ed.) ISBN: 9781416404958

Course Learning Outcomes:
By the end of the course, the student will be able to meet the following CORE Standards:

1. C.1.1.a. Explain professional roles, purposes, and relationships of other human service and counseling/psychological providers.

2. C.1.1.b. Articulate the principles of independence, inclusion, choice and self- determination, empowerment, access, and respect for individual differences.

3. C.1.2 History, systems, and philosophy of rehabilitation

4. Integrate into one’s practice, the history and philosophy of rehabilitation, as well as the laws affecting individuals with disabilities.

5. Describe, in general, the organizational structure of the rehabilitation, education, and healthcare systems, including public, private-for-profit, and not-for-profit service settings.

6. Explain the role and values of independent living philosophy for individuals with a disability.

7. C.1.3 Legislation related to people with disabilities

8. C.1.3.a. Apply the principles of disability-related legislation, including the rights of people with disabilities, to the practice of rehabilitation counseling

9. C.1.4 Ethics

10. C.1.4 a. Practice rehabilitation counseling in a legal and ethical manner, adhering to the Code of Professional Ethics and Scope of Practice for the profession.

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