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RS 2003
Introduction to Rehabilitation Services

A survey of the history, philosophy, and roles of the rehabilitation and social services movement. In addition, the course will focus on public attitudes toward people with disability, adjustment to disability, and an orientation to the various community resources which can be utilized toward the rehabilitation of people with disabilities.

RS 3004
Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Disability

A study of the etiology, treatment and prognosis of various disabling conditions. Emphasis will be placed on medical information as received in medical reports, and as related to vocational functioning and to the everyday psychological and social adjustment problems associated with disability.

Note: This course may not be taken for credit after completion of RS 3003.

RS 3013
The World of Work

A survey of the world of work emphasizing the role of work in our society, how disability changes one's work role, how career choices are made, and placement techniques.

$20 testing fee.

RS 3023
Principles and Techniques of Rehabilitation Services

Prerequisites: Junior standing and RS 2003.

An introduction to the casework process emphasizing principles of case management, interagency relations and interviewing skills.

RS 3033
Introduction to Vocational Rehabilitation and the Vocational Rehabilitation Process

An overview of the history, philosophy, and legal basis of vocational rehabilitation plus an in-depth study of the case process. This class will emphasize the vocational rehabilitation process through studying closed case files and case recording procedures.

RS 3043
Introduction to Social Services and the Social Service Case Process

An introduction to the history, philosophy, and legal basis of the social services movement. This class will also emphasize the social service case process and case management practices.

RS 3073
Organization and Structure in the Rehabilitation-Human Services Setting

This course will provide the student with an overview of organizational and administrative structure in the rehabilitation human services setting. Additionally, it will focus on the dynamics involved in developing a successful managerial style.

RS 3083
Supported Employment and Special Populations

Prerequisite: RS 3013 or consent.

An introduction to the ideas, philosophies, models, concepts, and issues that characterize supported employment. Applications with different disability populations will be reviewed.

RS 3093
Rehabilitation Programming and the Elderly

Prerequisite: SOC 3173 or consent of the instructor.

A study of aging and the elderly from a rehabilitation viewpoint. This course will focus on intervention strategies, actual and potential, that might enable other people to maximize their potential and affect the needs for institutionalization.

RS 3123
Ethics in Human Services

A study of personal values, CRCC, ACA, and APA professional guidelines, and decision making models that will assist future human service practitioners to effectively deal with ethical dilemmas. This course will emphasize critical thinking and problem solving, and will utilize instructor and student generated dilemmas.

RS 3133
Multicultural Issues in Human Services

An introduction to issues of multiculturalism and diversity and the importance of understanding these issues when working with individuals. This class will emphasize understanding one's own culture, examine various cultures including disability, and stress the importance of understanding each individual in relationship to his/her culture.

RS 3141, 3142, 3143
Rehabilitation Science Seminar

A directed seminar in an area of rehabilitation science. The specific focus will depend upon research underway, community or student need, and the unique educational opportunity available.

Note: May be repeated for credit if course content differs.

RS 3153
Assistive Technology in Rehabilitation Settings

Prerequisite: RS 2003 or consent.

A study of the types of technology devices and services available to individuals with disabilities. Emphasis will be placed on knowledge of resources, assessment of individual needs, funding of devices and services, and methods to use assistive technology to improve the quality of life for all individuals.

RS 3163
Addictions Assessment, Planning, and Treatment Strategies

Prerequisites: RS 2003 or consent of instructor.

A study and assessment of addiction disorders and related treatment planning approaches with an overview of evidence based intervention techniques and strategies. Group facilitation skills and meeting cultural issues in the group setting will be addressed.

RS 3173
Addictions and the Family

Prerequisites: RS 2003 or consent of instructor.

A study of the impact of addictions upon families, the social fabric of the nation. The course includes a review of family systems theory and family addictions counseling models.

RS 3243
Social Services for Individuals and Families

Prerequisite: RS 3043 or consent of instructor.

A study of the varied and numerous services offered by federal, state, and privately funded social service programs with an emphasis on protective services, foster care, and adoption services.

RS 4012
Internship in Rehabilitation Services

(Twelve hour course)

Prerequisites: RS 2003, grade of C or higher in RS 3023, rehab major, senior standing, 2.00 cumulative grade point average, and consent of the instructor.

A full-time, one semester supervised internship in a rehabilitation or social services setting, either public or private. Emphasis will be placed on the student acquiring first hand experience and entry level skills in practitioner roles such as case management, interviewing and counseling, and coordination of client services among the various community helping services.

Note: The purchase of professional liability insurance is required.

RS 4024
Field Placement in Rehabilitation Science

Prerequisites: RS 2003, grade of C or higher in RS 3023, junior standing, 2.00 grade point average and consent of the instructor.

A supervised 14 week field placement in which the student may either be placed in one agency setting or if a broader experience is desired may rotate among several agencies. Emphasis will be placed upon gaining an understanding of the community context and coordination of client services among the various rehabilitation and helping agencies.

Note: The purchase of professional liability insurance is required.

RS 4034
Field Placement Related to Vocational Rehabilitation

Prerequisites: RS 2003, grade of C or higher in RS 3023, junior standing, completion of at least six hours in the related emphasis area, 2.00 grade point average, and consent of the instructor.

A supervised 14 week field placement in a setting related to vocational rehabilitation. Emphasis will be placed on the student's acquiring first hand experience in practitioner roles such as case management, interviewing and counseling, and coordination of client services among the various community helping services.

Note: The purchase of professional liability insurance is required.

RS 4044
Field Placement Related to Aging

Prerequisites: RS 2003, grade of C or higher in RS 3023, junior standing, completion of at least six hours in the related emphasis area, 2.00 grade point average, and consent of the instructor.

A supervised 14 week field placement in a setting related to aging. Emphasis will be placed on the student's acquiring first hand experience in practitioner roles such as case management, interviewing and counseling, and coordination of client services among the various community helping services.

Note: The purchase of professional liability insurance is required.

RS 4054
Field Placement Related to Corrections

Prerequisites: RS 2003, grade of C or higher in RS 3023, junior standing, completion of at least six hours in the related emphasis area, 2.00 grade point average, and consent of the instructor.

A supervised 14 week field placement in setting related to corrections and delinquency. Emphasis will be placed on management, interviewing and counseling, and coordination of client services among the various community helping services.

Note: The purchase of professional liability insurance is required.

RS 4064
Field Placement Related to Social Services

Prerequisites: RS 2003, grade of C or higher in RS 3023, junior standing, completion of at least six hours in the related emphasis area, 2.00 grade point average, and consent of the instructor.

A supervised 14 week field placement in a setting related to social services. Emphasis will be placed on the student's acquiring first hand experiences in practitioner roles such as case management, interviewing and counseling, and coordination of client services among the various community helping services.

Note: The purchase of professional liability insurance is required.

RS 4074
Field Placement for Psychology and Sociology Majors

Prerequisites: RS 2003, grade of C or higher in RS 3023, fifteen hours in major, senior standing, 2.00 grade point average, and mutual consent of the student's advisor, the supervising faculty member, and the director of Rehabilitation Science.

A jointly supervised field placement in a human services agency setting, either public or private. Emphasis will be placed on the student's acquiring first hand experience in practitioner roles as they relate to his major and special interest.

Note: The purchase of professional liability insurance is required.

RS 4084
Field Placement Related to Child Welfare Services

Prerequisites: RS 3043, RS 3243, grade of C or higher in RS 3023, senior standing, completion of at least six hours in the related emphasis area, 2.50 grade point average, and consent of the instructor.

A supervised 14-week field placement in a Division of Children and Family Services setting. Emphasis will be placed on the student's acquiring first-hand experiences in practitioner roles such as case management, interviewing, risk assessment, interagency collaboration, crisis management, and problem solving.

Note: The purchase of professional liability insurance is required.

RS 4094
Rehabilitation Science Field Placement in Addictions

Prerequisites: RS 2003, RS 3023 (C or better), junior standing, completion of six hours in emphasis area (except RS 4024), 2.0 GPA and consent of instructor.

A supervised 10-14 weeks field placement in a setting related to addiction services. Emphasis will be placed on the student's acquiring first-hand experiences in practitioner roles such as case management, interviewing, risk assessment, interagency collaboration, crisis management, group services, motivational interviewing approaches, and client solution/change strategies.

RS 4123
Survey of Counseling Theories

Prerequisites: Nine hours of psychology to include PSY 2003, PSY 3063, and PSY 3003, or PSY 3153, senior standing, or consent of the instructor.

A comparative study of the major theories of counseling, stressing their philosophical views of mankind, assumptions, techniques, strengths, and weaknesses.

RS 4133
Seminar in Severe Disabilities

A study of what makes a disabling condition a severe disability. This course will stress independent research and class presentations by the students dealing with the various severe disabilities.

RS 4143
Rehabilitation of the Developmentally Disabled

Prerequisites: PSY 2003, RS 2003, or consent.

A study of the delivery of services to, and the rehabilitation of, those handicapped individuals classified as being developmentally disabled, i.e., mental retardation, cerebral palsy, and epilepsy. Emphasis will be placed on prevocational, vocational, and community-living training for such individuals and the planning required for the provision of such services.

RS 4163
Substance Abuse

Prerequisites: RS 2003, PSY 2003, SOC 1003, or consent of the instructor.

A study of drug abuse emphasizing etiology, patterns of use and abuse, and problems related to research and approaches to treatment.

RS 4173
Family Centered Services

Prerequisites: RS 3023 and 3243 or consent of the instructor.

An advanced course focusing upon family and community strengths and child welfare practice.

RS 4183
Family Services Seminar

Prerequisites: RS 3023 and 3243 or consent of the instructor.

A capstone course for students emphasizing child welfare services.

RS 4951, 4952, 4953, 4954
Undergraduate Research in Rehabilitation Science

Offered: On demand

Prerequisite: Departmental approval.

Advanced students carry out independent research activity relating to a significant problem in a major field of study. Supervised by faculty member. Formal report and presentation required. One to four credits depending on problem selected and effort made.

RS 4991, 4992, 4993, 4994
Special Problems in Rehabilitation Science

Prerequisites: Twelve hours of rehabilitation science and prior approval of the Director of Rehabilitation Science.

Independent work under individual guidance of a staff member.

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