Rehabilitation Counseling Online Grad (old)

Rehabilitation Counseling and Case Management Requirements

Practicum and Internship Requirements

The student must have a 3.0 GPA or above overall before taking the practicum & internship.  Additionally for the internship, the practicum must be completed with a grade of B or above and at least 75% of coursework must be completed with a 3.0 GPA or above.


Requirements are mandated by CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education):
·         The Practicum is 100 hours of observation and activities in a professional Rehabilitation setting
·         The Internship is a full 600 hours of indirect and direct service (at least 240 hours) to clients in a professional Rehabilitation setting.*
·         This comes out to 40 hours per week for 15 weeks. We are now offering to offer students a variable, 300 internship starting Fall Semester, 2015.  This allows students with other daytime responsibilities to split the 600 hour Internship into two semesters if desired with 300 total hours and 120 hours of direct service per semester.
·         Different job activities are utilized that are related to CORE requirements (e.g., Job Placement).  Please see the following link to CORE standards:
·         It is generally not possible to use a current job for these experiences, but it can be done if different job activities are used. These activities are related to CORE requirements (e.g., Job Placement).
·         Please note that the outcomes for the Practicum and Internship experiences are related to both generic counseling experiences (the C.5 outcomes), and to specific Rehabilitation Counseling (the C.10 outcomes).  Therefore, to be approved, all sites must have these activities reflected in the experience.
Outcomes as demonstrated by the ability to:
·         C.5.1 conduct individual counseling sessions with consumers;
·         C.5.2 develop and maintain a counseling relationship with consumers;
·         C.5.3 establish, in collaboration with the consumer, individual counseling goals and objectives;
·         C.5.4 assist the consumer with crisis resolution;
·         C.5.5 facilitate the consumer’s decision-making and personal responsibility in a manner consistent with the individual’s culture and beliefs;
·         C.5.6 recommend strategies to assist the consumer in solving identified problems that may impede the rehabilitation process;
·         C.5.7 explain the implications of assessment/evaluation results on planning and decision-making;
·         C.5.8 demonstrate consultation and supervisory skills on behalf of and with the consumer;
·         C.5.9 assist the consumer in developing acceptable work behavior;
·         C.5.10 adjust counseling approaches or styles to meet the needs of individual consumers;
·         C.5.11 terminate counseling relationships with consumers in a manner that enhances their ability to function independently;
·         C.5.12 recognize consumers who demonstrate psychological problems (e.g., depression, suicidal ideation) and refer when appropriate;
·         C.5.13 interpret diagnostic information (e.g., vocational and educational tests, records and medical data) to the consumer;
·         C.5.14 assist consumers in modifying their lifestyles to accommodate individual functional limitations; and
·         C.5.15 assist consumers to successfully deal with situations involving conflict resolution and behavior management.  Additional clinical practice- related skill outcomes (or possible activities);
C.10, Rehabilitation Services and Resources are:
·         C.10.1 provide the information, education, training, equipment, counseling, and supports
·         that people with disabilities need in order to make effective employment and life-related decisions;
·         C.10.2 evaluate the adequacy of existing information for rehabilitation planning;
·         C.10.3 integrate cultural, social, economic, disability-related, and environmental factors in rehabilitation planning;
·         C.10.4 plan and implement a comprehensive assessment including individual, ecological, and environmental issues (e.g., personality, interest, interpersonal skills, intelligence, and related functional capabilities, educational achievements, work experiences, vocational aptitudes, personal and social adjustment, transferable skills, employment opportunities, physical barriers, ergonomic evaluation,
attitudinal factors);
·         C.10.5 develop jointly with the consumer, an appropriate rehabilitation plan that utilizes personal and public resources;
·         C.10.7 identify and plan for the provision of independent living services with consumers;
·         C.10.8 establish working relationships and determine mutual responsibilities with other service providers involved with the individual and/or the family, or consumer’s advocate, including provision of consumer involvement and choice;
·         C.10.9 develop a knowledge base of community resources and refer individuals, when appropriate;
·         C.10.10 assist individuals in identifying areas of personal responsibility that will facilitate the rehabilitation process and maximize their vocational rehabilitation potential
(e.g., potential fiscal resources to obtain needed services);
·         C.10.11 serve as a consultant to other community agencies to advocate for the integration and inclusion of individuals with disabilities within the community.
Required Courses for Practicum
RCCM 5403- Intro to Rehab
RCCM 5413- Intro to Case Management
CPSY 5623- Counseling Theories & Process
RCCM 5423- Medical Case Management
CPSY 5633- Group Theory & Process


Required Courses for Internship
RCCM 5403- Intro to Rehab
RCCM 5413- Intro to Case Management
CPSY 5623- Counseling Theories & Process
RCCM 5423- Medical Case Management
CPSY 5633- Group Theory & Process
RCCM 5441 – Practicum
75% of all other coursework completed