Course Description –
Students will be placed in case management settings most closely associated with theircareer development needs for this 600-clock hour pragmatic experience. Students will encouraged to apply the knowledge and counseling skills in a clinical setting that they learned in prerequisite courses. In addition, students will be required to receive weekly

Pre-requisite –

  • Permission of Adviser

The student must have taken and satisfactorily completed the following courses: RCCM 5403, RCCM 5413, RCCM 5423, RCCM 5441, CPSY 5623 AND CPSY 5633. In addition, students must be in good standing with an overall GPA of 3.0 or above at the start of their final semester in the program with no outstanding “Incomplete” grades. A student is also required to complete and submit the Student Fieldwork Application at least one semester before registration.

Required Course Resources –
Essentials of Intentional Interviewing: Counseling in a Multicultural World, 2nd Edition. Cengage Learning Publishers.

Allen E. Ivey, Mary Bradford Ivey Carlos P. Zalaquett;
Kathryn QuirK
ISBN-13: 9780840034564
400 Pages Paperback

We will also be using the book from the Practicum for a least one learning Module:
Boylan, J. C. and Scott, J. Practicum and Internship, 4th Edition, Routledge Publishing: New York.

Course Learning Objectives –
As a result of the Internship in Rehabilitation Counseling, the student will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Assess personal and professional competences required to successfully complete the internship experience.
  2. Integrate knowledge and skills learned in pre-requisite courses and apply knowledge and skills to the clinical setting.
  3. Develop and refine basic Rehabilitation Counseling skills within the context of a rehabilitation setting, including building rapport, facilitating behavior change, adjustment, and personal growth.
  4. Assess consumers’ needs, recognize problem areas, and develop a goal-oriented approach to Rehabilitation Counseling.
  5. Demonstrate professional responsibility and ethical behavior in accordance with the Code of Professional Ethics for Rehabilitation Counselors throughout the internship experience.
  6. Demonstrate self-awareness regarding how personal values, attitudes, and beliefs influence the Rehabilitation Counseling process, and accurately evaluate one’s own counseling skills.
  7. Work effectively with consumers (i.e., persons with disabilities), supervisors, site employees, and other students.
  8. Demonstrate awareness and sensitivity to issues related to serving individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures, and with various disabilities.
  9. Display the personal characteristics that reflect the ethical and professional expectations within the field of rehabilitation

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