USU REH 6200 - Syllabus (12 pages)

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Utah State University
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Reh 6200 - Theories of Counseling Applied to Persons with Disabilities

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Counseling Theories REH 6200 Utah State University Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation Rehabilitation Counseling Program Fall 2007 Instructor Jared C Schultz Ph D CRC Phone 435 797 3478 Email jared schultz usu edu Please do not email me in Blackboard Vista I do not check that email Use the email above Office Hours Availability Mondays 3 00 4 30 or by appointment Time Thursdays 5 00 7 30 pm MST Place HSRC 105 Online Course Overview Counseling theories play a large role in what we do as rehabilitation counselors What separates rehabilitation counselors from other rehabilitation professionals is that we operate from a counseling modality We use counseling theories and techniques to effect change in the lives of our clients At any point in the services you provide for a client you should be able to identify the theoretical basis for what you are doing That ability is dependent upon your understanding and knowledge of the counseling theories Every counselor should develop a theoretical orientation and you will as one of the required papers is designed for that purpose There are two major factors that you will need to consider as you begin to develop your own theoretical orientation 1 Your awareness of yourself 2 Your personal philosophy of behavior Each theory offers an approach that is different and techniques that are applied for a variety of reasons You will be looking for the best match of theory to who you are To do this you must know who you are You will also be attempting to find the best match between theory and how you believe people develop and change This is where your philosophy comes into play For example if you concur with John Lennon that all you need is love then your approach to counseling will be much different than if you think people just shouldn t act so dumb This course will be a process of learning both new theories as well as learning about yourself Regardless of how much you know about one you can t be an effective counselor



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