Applied Counselling and Case Management (REHB5072)


The unit covers counselling as practiced by rehabilitation counsellors. It includes advanced counselling microskills in a problem solving approach. Application of these skills to the rehabilitation context is a major focus, for example, in adjustment to disability, vocational counselling and occupational rehabilitation case management. Students are introduced to action-based and family counselling theory and techniques as applied to rehabilitation counselling. The unit is also focused on the area of case and caseload management. Students are exposed to both the theoretical and practical aspects of managing individual clients and a caseload of clients through a rehabilitation process. Issues addressed in this unit are: how to determine appropriate assessments, how to draw up individual rehabilitation plans, how to monitor and document progress in rehabilitation and the negotiation skills needed to work with a variety of rehabilitation providers. Strategies to be an effective and efficient manager of clients within a human service environment are also discussed.

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Web-based learning: CD-ROM, distance learning packages, interactive online discussion forums and email support, On campus: 2hr lecture/week, 1-day intensive workshop


applied counselling: 2000wd counselling essay (50%); case management: two take-home exams (2x25%)


Chan, F., Berven, N. L., and Thomas, K. R. /Counselling theories and techniques for rehabilitation professionals. /2004/ -- Corey, G. /Theory and practice of counselling and psychotherapy./2009/

Practical work

Non-compulsory workshop. Online exercises within the unit of study.

Faculty/department permission required?


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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge



REHB5051, REHB5049

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