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  Nov 20, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Rehabilitation Services Minor


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Program Contact/Coordinator
Alan Davis, Professor
Department of Counseling and Human Development
605-688-4715
E-mail: alan.davis@sdstate.edu
www.sdstate.edu/counseling-and-human-development
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Program Information
A minor in rehabilitation services fits well with majors such as Human Development, Psychology, Sociology, etc. Rehabilitation counselors provide services that assist people with physical or psychiatric disabilities to become or remain self-sufficient, productive citizens. They help people with disabilities accept themselves and lead satisfying and productive lives.

Their knowledge of specific disabilities as well as related knowledge and skills, distinguish rehabilitation counselors. Rehabilitation counselors address the environmental and social obstacles facing people with disabilities; facilitate connections between people with disabilities and their families, communities, and employers; and utilize knowledge from several fields, including psychology, medicine, psychiatry, sociology, education, and law. 

Student Learning Outcomes
Each student will develop an employment portfolio that includes a project from each class. The projects will include evidence of the competencies and dispositions relevant to the work position being sought.
Students will demonstrate the ability to:

  • monitor and facilitate client progress toward goals and objectives;
  • maintain records and case files;
  • recognize and understand community referral sources;
  • develop job placement sites;
  • recognize client strengths and weaknesses from both a personal and employment standpoint;
  • identify various cultural characteristics; and
  • recall and apply ethical guidelines

Course Delivery Format
The courses for the minor in rehabilitation services are offered predominantly through Internet delivery.

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