Master of Rehabilitation Counselling

Rehabilitation Counselling

Master of Rehabilitation Counselling

Credit points for award: 96, including:
(a) 84 credit points of core units; and
(b) 12 credit points of elective units listed below.
On and off-campus: full-time, 4 semesters; part-time, 8 semesters

Full-time mode

Year 1

Semester 1 - Core
REHB5911 Rehabilitation Counselling I

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Erin M Fearn-Smith and Gillian Boardman Session: Semester 1 Classes: Weekly in class tutorial for on-campus students, weekly on-line tutorial for distance students. Prohibitions: REHB5043 or REHB5076 Assessment: Tutorial participation (30%), practical test - skill demonstration (40%), Reflective Writing (30%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
This unit provides the foundation for student identification with the profession of rehabilitation counselling and acquisition of basic knowledge and specific skills central to counselling in the context of disability. Students will study the philosophical origins of the profession, its evolving scope of practice, the utility of counselling theory and the evidence-base of counselling practice. They will reconcile their generic counselling aspirations with the community-based, person/family-centred, solution-focused, and strengths-based social justice framework of rehabilitation counselling. The primary thrust of the unit is micro-skills acquisition and development. Upon completion the successful student will have full awareness of and nascent proficiency in case conceptualisation, clinical reasoning, developing a working alliance, communication, problem solving, and basic counselling techniques.
Textbooks
Corey, G. (2017). Theory and practice of counseling and psychotherapy (Tenth ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning. Ivey, A. E., Ivey, M. B., & Zalaquett, C. P. (2018). Intentional interviewing and counseling: Facilitating client development in a multicultural society (Ninth ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.
REHB5912 Rehabilitation Resource Management

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2-hr lecture/week, 1-hr tutorial/week Prohibitions: REHB5051 or REHB5049 or REHB5072 Assessment: online tests (10%), case study (30%), skill clinic project (35%), tutorials (25%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
The unit co-creates a rehabilitation counselling profile in case management and explores its potential impact on the profession. Case management (CM) discipline is introduced through a Taxonomy. The CM Taxonomy frames investigation of the nature of service and the role of rehabilitation counselling in the networks of care and support. Counselling in systems is a consistent theme across modules. The explication of the component parts of CM service leads to an exploration of their application. CM discourse leads to Case Load Management issues. Seeking relevance, students peruse current industry case management models in situ.
REHB5913 Assessment, Evaluation and Planning

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: Weekly 2 hour in class tutorial for on-campus students, weekly on-line tutorial for distance students. Prohibitions: REHB5073 Assessment: online tests (20%), case study (30%), skill clinic project and presentation (40%), tutorials (10%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
This unit covers the scientist/practitioner model as the epistemological engine of evidence-based practice. Principles of measurement, psychometrics, assessment and evaluation inform a review of theory and models relevant to vocational assessment. Associated tools and strategies are profiled. Application of thinking processes, procedural steps, and tools are integrated into case study and simulation activities.
REHB5914 Applied Vocational Rehabilitation

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2-hr lecture/week, 1-hr tutorial/week Prohibitions: REHB5044 or REHB5070 Assessment: Quizzes (25%), skill clinic portfolio (50%), tutorials (25%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
The Vocational context of community inclusion is central to the professional identity of rehabilitation counselling and the most common focus of applied RC practice. Students will study the nature of work from theory to management; career theories and their application in vocational rehabilitation counselling (VRC), and the role of VRC in facilitating employment for persons with disabilities.; Students will engage in VRC interviewing, assessment, planning, implementing and monitoring of placement interventions in case study, simulation, and in situ contexts. Students practice using the international classification of function as a taxonomy for case conceptualisation and planning. The range of evidence-based and innovative vocational rehabilitation practices reviewed will expand student understanding of the scope of the counselling role especially in regards to work and disability.
Semester 2 - Core
REHB5921 Rehabilitation Counselling II

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Erin M Fearn and Gillian Boardman Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2-hr lecture/week, 1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: REHB5911 Assumed knowledge: Fundamental principles of counselling. Assessment: Group Facilitation (20%) Tutorial Participation (30%), weekly reflections (20%), Reflective Journal (30%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
The unit of study builds upon work done in REHB5911, extending individualised counselling into the community and group counselling contexts. Students revisit and refine Micro-skills development specifically in group settings. Group and family variations of applied counselling theory are explored. Specific practical counselling situations involving problem solving, communication, conflict resolution, motivation, stress and coping, etc will provide the context for developing clinical reasoning skills and advancing practice in evidence-based group facilitation techniques. The student reflects upon experience in counselling education in the creation of a personal statement of practice, a toolbox of skills upon which to practice, and a plan for the initial next steps in life long professional learning.
Textbooks
Corey, M., Corey, G., & Corey, C. (2016). Groups: Process and Practice (Tenth edition). Boston, Massachusetts: Cengage Learning.
REHB5922 Disability Management

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Gilliam Boardman Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2-hr lecture/week, 1-hr tutorial/week Assumed knowledge: Fundamental principles of work-related injury and vocational rehabilitation Assessment: Quizzes (25%), disability management project (45%), tutorial (30%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
The unit of study covers the history, models, theory, practice and evidence of Disability Management (DM). Disability management is systemic in nature; the UoS will reflect this in its dual consideration of service and management perspectives. Teacher/student activity is embedded in project based learning. Students plan and document a project designed to advance the cause of good and evidence based practices in DM. Lectures and on-line self-directed learning will be concentrated in the early weeks in preparation for the project. Project will require self-directed work between sessions, and active group and individual work in class settings. In this way, students will develop an understanding of the technical ideal, the pragmatically real, and the evolution of DM in Australia. The project will culminate with a portfolio product comprised of group and individual contributions.
REHB5923 BioPsychoSocial Aspects of Disability

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2-hr lecture/week, 1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: REHB5911 Prohibitions: REHB5061 Assessment: online test (10%), case studies (30%), portfolio project (35%), tutorial (25%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
This unit operationalises the International Classification of Function (ICF) in a review of the systemic impact of Health conditions, disorder, or disease on the experience of Disability in community. ICF Profiles are developed and/or analysed in investigation of the arc and strategy of treatment, care, and support across a representative span of case studies/health conditions. Students will build health care/rehabilitation vocabulary and explore the rehabilitation counsellor role in each case setting.
REHB5924 Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Gillian Boardman Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2-hr lecture/week, 1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: REHB5911 Prohibitions: REHB5046 or REHB5071 Assumed knowledge: University of Sydney Code of Conduct Assessment: Quizzes (30%), skill clinic portfolio (45%), tutorial (25%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
This unit examines workplace disability, rehabilitation, and worker's compensation system. The major health conditions responsible for work disability are identified and profiled from psychological, social, economic, and medical perspectives. Profiles of work disability are used to illustrate how the system works and the stakeholder roles within. Each aspect of work rehabilitation is considered from the stakeholder standpoint. Recovery-at-work and Return-to-work are the contexts for exploring good and evidence based practice; finding the rehabilitation counsellor role, and reflecting on ethical considerations in service of multiple client stakeholders.

Year 2

Semester 1 - Core
REHB5082 Professional Practice 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive January,Intensive May,Intensive November Classes: Web-based. No on-campus attendance required. Prerequisites: (REHB5070 or REHB5914) and (REHB5071 or REHB5924) and (REHB5076 or REHB5911) and (REHB5061 or REHB5923) and (REHB5072 or REHB5912) and (REHB5073 or REHB5913) and ((REHB5060 and REHB5075) or (REHB5911 and REHB5922)) Prohibitions: REHB5074 Assessment: Supervisor evaluations at midterm and final (Satisfactory / Unsatisfactory) and Review of Student Log (Satisfactory / Unsatisfactory) Practical field work: 5 weeks of placement full time Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Intensive November
Note: Students must submit and pass a criminal record check, and demonstrate assumed knowledge requirements prior to placement
Supervised and structured on-the-job training and application of rehabilitation counseling skills in vivo. Students integrate theory in practice, demonstrate skill mastery,socialize in professional settings, document experience, and engage supervisors in service based learning.
Professional practice spans a 6 week block of full time employment (240 hours).
REHB5931 Disability, Public Policy, and Change

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Michael Millington Session: Semester 1 Classes: On campus: 2hr lecture/week - live/synchronous and recorded Online: module page and LMS resources Prerequisites: REHB5911 Prohibitions: REHB5079 Assessment: Quizzes (25%), position papers (50%) and tutorial participation (25%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
The unit covers disability policy and its expression in legislation, governance, services, and politics. Students will study the origins and evolution of disability policy to better comprehend the values that drive change and the real world challenges that shape it. Disability inclusion in policy will be explored across sectors as well as disability-specific initiatives. Beyond understanding policy frameworks, students will reflect on the role of advocacy in creating positive change in the public weal on behalf of people with disabilities. Student project will focus on generating student positions on current policy issues.
REHB5933 Research and Evidence in Practice

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: On campus: 2hr lecture/week - live/synchronous and recorded Online: Module page and LMS resources Prerequisites: REHB5911 and REHB5913 Assumed knowledge: Basic statistics, graduate level proficiency in writing (English) Assessment: Capstone plan (25%), annotated bibliography (10%), literature review (50%), tutorial participation (15%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
The unit prepares the student for the Masters' capstone project. Content focuses on the fundamentals of evidence and research as it applies to the field of Rehabilitation Counselling. Students will explore quantitative research models and concomitant statistical designs; qualitative research and protocol; and the integrative thinking behind mixed methods. Action research will be a focus of discussion and activities in-class. Students will learn and model the scientist/practitioner as critical consumers of research and advocates for evidence-based practice. Students will prepare for their capstone project by engaging the field and placement site in topic development, and through an initial, supporting literature review.
Master of Rehabilitation Counselling elective [6] (see list below and note)
Semester 2 - Core
REHB5083 Professional Practice 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Kate Thomson Session: Intensive January,Intensive July,Intensive May,Intensive November,Intensive October Classes: Web-based. No on-campus attendance required. Prerequisites: REHB5082 Assessment: Supervisor evaluations at midterm and final (Satisfactory / Unsatisfactory) and Review of Student Log (Satisfactory / Unsatisfactory) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Intensive January,Intensive July,Intensive May
Note: Students must submit and pass a criminal record check, and demonstrate assumed knowledge requirements prior to placement
Supervised and structured on-the-job training and application of rehabilitation counseling skills in vivo. Students integrate theory in practice, demonstrate skill mastery,socialize in professional settings, document experience, and engage supervisors in service based learning.
Professional practice spans a 6 week block of full time employment (240 hours).
REHB5941 Inclusive Community Development

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: On campus: 2hr lecture/week - live/synchronous and recorded Online: Module Page and LMS resources Prerequisites: REHB5911 Assumed knowledge: International Classification of Function Assessment: Quizzes (25%), portfolio project (50%), tutorial participation (25%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
The overarching theme of this Unit of Study is community-based inclusive development as an applied rehabilitation counselling strategy. Students will study WHO Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR) guidelines and the principles of Community-based Inclusive development (CBID) as a systems framework for emerging professional practice. Students will explore how this systems framework informs modern practice at clinical, agency, and policy levels in the contexts of health, education, livelihood, social life, empowerment, and the environment. Student assignments will involve research on international and local case studies, and a portfolio project that profiles real, or potential Australian applications.
REHB5943 Rehab Counselling Capstone

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: On campus: 2hr lecture/week - live/synchronous and recorded Online: Module page and LMS resources Prerequisites: REHB5933 Prohibitions: REHB5081 Assessment: presentation (10%), tutorial (20%) and capstone project (70%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
The Capstone experience represents the culmination of learning in the Master of Rehabilitation Counselling. Students will have a choice of producing a dissertation-style research product or a service-learning portfolio project. The research project entails development of a systematised review of literature and a research proposal based on findings. The service-learning portfolio project entails the development of a research/essay paper and resource product(s) that can be adapted for use by the Rehabilitation Counselling profession in the delivery of service or education. Examples of resource products include: Case study and training module, critical review and application of assessment tools, mapping community resources, program monitoring and evaluation report, etc. Students projects will be self-directed with supervision and support integrated into tutorials.
Master of Rehabilitation Counselling elective [6] (see list below and note)

Part-time mode

Year 1

Semester 1 - Core
REHB5911 Rehabilitation Counselling I

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Erin M Fearn-Smith and Gillian Boardman Session: Semester 1 Classes: Weekly in class tutorial for on-campus students, weekly on-line tutorial for distance students. Prohibitions: REHB5043 or REHB5076 Assessment: Tutorial participation (30%), practical test - skill demonstration (40%), Reflective Writing (30%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
This unit provides the foundation for student identification with the profession of rehabilitation counselling and acquisition of basic knowledge and specific skills central to counselling in the context of disability. Students will study the philosophical origins of the profession, its evolving scope of practice, the utility of counselling theory and the evidence-base of counselling practice. They will reconcile their generic counselling aspirations with the community-based, person/family-centred, solution-focused, and strengths-based social justice framework of rehabilitation counselling. The primary thrust of the unit is micro-skills acquisition and development. Upon completion the successful student will have full awareness of and nascent proficiency in case conceptualisation, clinical reasoning, developing a working alliance, communication, problem solving, and basic counselling techniques.
Textbooks
Corey, G. (2017). Theory and practice of counseling and psychotherapy (Tenth ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning. Ivey, A. E., Ivey, M. B., & Zalaquett, C. P. (2018). Intentional interviewing and counseling: Facilitating client development in a multicultural society (Ninth ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.
REHB5912 Rehabilitation Resource Management

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2-hr lecture/week, 1-hr tutorial/week Prohibitions: REHB5051 or REHB5049 or REHB5072 Assessment: online tests (10%), case study (30%), skill clinic project (35%), tutorials (25%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
The unit co-creates a rehabilitation counselling profile in case management and explores its potential impact on the profession. Case management (CM) discipline is introduced through a Taxonomy. The CM Taxonomy frames investigation of the nature of service and the role of rehabilitation counselling in the networks of care and support. Counselling in systems is a consistent theme across modules. The explication of the component parts of CM service leads to an exploration of their application. CM discourse leads to Case Load Management issues. Seeking relevance, students peruse current industry case management models in situ.
Semester 2 - Core
REHB5921 Rehabilitation Counselling II

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Erin M Fearn and Gillian Boardman Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2-hr lecture/week, 1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: REHB5911 Assumed knowledge: Fundamental principles of counselling. Assessment: Group Facilitation (20%) Tutorial Participation (30%), weekly reflections (20%), Reflective Journal (30%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
The unit of study builds upon work done in REHB5911, extending individualised counselling into the community and group counselling contexts. Students revisit and refine Micro-skills development specifically in group settings. Group and family variations of applied counselling theory are explored. Specific practical counselling situations involving problem solving, communication, conflict resolution, motivation, stress and coping, etc will provide the context for developing clinical reasoning skills and advancing practice in evidence-based group facilitation techniques. The student reflects upon experience in counselling education in the creation of a personal statement of practice, a toolbox of skills upon which to practice, and a plan for the initial next steps in life long professional learning.
Textbooks
Corey, M., Corey, G., & Corey, C. (2016). Groups: Process and Practice (Tenth edition). Boston, Massachusetts: Cengage Learning.
REHB5923 BioPsychoSocial Aspects of Disability

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2-hr lecture/week, 1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: REHB5911 Prohibitions: REHB5061 Assessment: online test (10%), case studies (30%), portfolio project (35%), tutorial (25%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
This unit operationalises the International Classification of Function (ICF) in a review of the systemic impact of Health conditions, disorder, or disease on the experience of Disability in community. ICF Profiles are developed and/or analysed in investigation of the arc and strategy of treatment, care, and support across a representative span of case studies/health conditions. Students will build health care/rehabilitation vocabulary and explore the rehabilitation counsellor role in each case setting.

Year 2

Semester 1 - Core
REHB5913 Assessment, Evaluation and Planning

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: Weekly 2 hour in class tutorial for on-campus students, weekly on-line tutorial for distance students. Prohibitions: REHB5073 Assessment: online tests (20%), case study (30%), skill clinic project and presentation (40%), tutorials (10%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
This unit covers the scientist/practitioner model as the epistemological engine of evidence-based practice. Principles of measurement, psychometrics, assessment and evaluation inform a review of theory and models relevant to vocational assessment. Associated tools and strategies are profiled. Application of thinking processes, procedural steps, and tools are integrated into case study and simulation activities.
REHB5914 Applied Vocational Rehabilitation

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2-hr lecture/week, 1-hr tutorial/week Prohibitions: REHB5044 or REHB5070 Assessment: Quizzes (25%), skill clinic portfolio (50%), tutorials (25%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
The Vocational context of community inclusion is central to the professional identity of rehabilitation counselling and the most common focus of applied RC practice. Students will study the nature of work from theory to management; career theories and their application in vocational rehabilitation counselling (VRC), and the role of VRC in facilitating employment for persons with disabilities.; Students will engage in VRC interviewing, assessment, planning, implementing and monitoring of placement interventions in case study, simulation, and in situ contexts. Students practice using the international classification of function as a taxonomy for case conceptualisation and planning. The range of evidence-based and innovative vocational rehabilitation practices reviewed will expand student understanding of the scope of the counselling role especially in regards to work and disability.
Semester 2 - Core
REHB5922 Disability Management

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Gilliam Boardman Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2-hr lecture/week, 1-hr tutorial/week Assumed knowledge: Fundamental principles of work-related injury and vocational rehabilitation Assessment: Quizzes (25%), disability management project (45%), tutorial (30%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
The unit of study covers the history, models, theory, practice and evidence of Disability Management (DM). Disability management is systemic in nature; the UoS will reflect this in its dual consideration of service and management perspectives. Teacher/student activity is embedded in project based learning. Students plan and document a project designed to advance the cause of good and evidence based practices in DM. Lectures and on-line self-directed learning will be concentrated in the early weeks in preparation for the project. Project will require self-directed work between sessions, and active group and individual work in class settings. In this way, students will develop an understanding of the technical ideal, the pragmatically real, and the evolution of DM in Australia. The project will culminate with a portfolio product comprised of group and individual contributions.
REHB5924 Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Gillian Boardman Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2-hr lecture/week, 1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: REHB5911 Prohibitions: REHB5046 or REHB5071 Assumed knowledge: University of Sydney Code of Conduct Assessment: Quizzes (30%), skill clinic portfolio (45%), tutorial (25%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
This unit examines workplace disability, rehabilitation, and worker's compensation system. The major health conditions responsible for work disability are identified and profiled from psychological, social, economic, and medical perspectives. Profiles of work disability are used to illustrate how the system works and the stakeholder roles within. Each aspect of work rehabilitation is considered from the stakeholder standpoint. Recovery-at-work and Return-to-work are the contexts for exploring good and evidence based practice; finding the rehabilitation counsellor role, and reflecting on ethical considerations in service of multiple client stakeholders.

Year 3

Semester 1 - Core
REHB5931 Disability, Public Policy, and Change

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Michael Millington Session: Semester 1 Classes: On campus: 2hr lecture/week - live/synchronous and recorded Online: module page and LMS resources Prerequisites: REHB5911 Prohibitions: REHB5079 Assessment: Quizzes (25%), position papers (50%) and tutorial participation (25%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
The unit covers disability policy and its expression in legislation, governance, services, and politics. Students will study the origins and evolution of disability policy to better comprehend the values that drive change and the real world challenges that shape it. Disability inclusion in policy will be explored across sectors as well as disability-specific initiatives. Beyond understanding policy frameworks, students will reflect on the role of advocacy in creating positive change in the public weal on behalf of people with disabilities. Student project will focus on generating student positions on current policy issues.
Master of Rehabilitation Counselling elective [6] (see list below and note)
Semester 2 - Core
REHB5941 Inclusive Community Development

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: On campus: 2hr lecture/week - live/synchronous and recorded Online: Module Page and LMS resources Prerequisites: REHB5911 Assumed knowledge: International Classification of Function Assessment: Quizzes (25%), portfolio project (50%), tutorial participation (25%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
The overarching theme of this Unit of Study is community-based inclusive development as an applied rehabilitation counselling strategy. Students will study WHO Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR) guidelines and the principles of Community-based Inclusive development (CBID) as a systems framework for emerging professional practice. Students will explore how this systems framework informs modern practice at clinical, agency, and policy levels in the contexts of health, education, livelihood, social life, empowerment, and the environment. Student assignments will involve research on international and local case studies, and a portfolio project that profiles real, or potential Australian applications.
Master of Rehabilitation Counselling elective [6] (see list below and note)

Year 4

Semester 1 - Core
REHB5082 Professional Practice 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive January,Intensive May,Intensive November Classes: Web-based. No on-campus attendance required. Prerequisites: (REHB5070 or REHB5914) and (REHB5071 or REHB5924) and (REHB5076 or REHB5911) and (REHB5061 or REHB5923) and (REHB5072 or REHB5912) and (REHB5073 or REHB5913) and ((REHB5060 and REHB5075) or (REHB5911 and REHB5922)) Prohibitions: REHB5074 Assessment: Supervisor evaluations at midterm and final (Satisfactory / Unsatisfactory) and Review of Student Log (Satisfactory / Unsatisfactory) Practical field work: 5 weeks of placement full time Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Intensive November
Note: Students must submit and pass a criminal record check, and demonstrate assumed knowledge requirements prior to placement
Supervised and structured on-the-job training and application of rehabilitation counseling skills in vivo. Students integrate theory in practice, demonstrate skill mastery,socialize in professional settings, document experience, and engage supervisors in service based learning.
Professional practice spans a 6 week block of full time employment (240 hours).
REHB5933 Research and Evidence in Practice

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: On campus: 2hr lecture/week - live/synchronous and recorded Online: Module page and LMS resources Prerequisites: REHB5911 and REHB5913 Assumed knowledge: Basic statistics, graduate level proficiency in writing (English) Assessment: Capstone plan (25%), annotated bibliography (10%), literature review (50%), tutorial participation (15%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
The unit prepares the student for the Masters' capstone project. Content focuses on the fundamentals of evidence and research as it applies to the field of Rehabilitation Counselling. Students will explore quantitative research models and concomitant statistical designs; qualitative research and protocol; and the integrative thinking behind mixed methods. Action research will be a focus of discussion and activities in-class. Students will learn and model the scientist/practitioner as critical consumers of research and advocates for evidence-based practice. Students will prepare for their capstone project by engaging the field and placement site in topic development, and through an initial, supporting literature review.
Semester 2
REHB5083 Professional Practice 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Kate Thomson Session: Intensive January,Intensive July,Intensive May,Intensive November,Intensive October Classes: Web-based. No on-campus attendance required. Prerequisites: REHB5082 Assessment: Supervisor evaluations at midterm and final (Satisfactory / Unsatisfactory) and Review of Student Log (Satisfactory / Unsatisfactory) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Intensive January,Intensive July,Intensive May
Note: Students must submit and pass a criminal record check, and demonstrate assumed knowledge requirements prior to placement
Supervised and structured on-the-job training and application of rehabilitation counseling skills in vivo. Students integrate theory in practice, demonstrate skill mastery,socialize in professional settings, document experience, and engage supervisors in service based learning.
Professional practice spans a 6 week block of full time employment (240 hours).
REHB5943 Rehab Counselling Capstone

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: On campus: 2hr lecture/week - live/synchronous and recorded Online: Module page and LMS resources Prerequisites: REHB5933 Prohibitions: REHB5081 Assessment: presentation (10%), tutorial (20%) and capstone project (70%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
The Capstone experience represents the culmination of learning in the Master of Rehabilitation Counselling. Students will have a choice of producing a dissertation-style research product or a service-learning portfolio project. The research project entails development of a systematised review of literature and a research proposal based on findings. The service-learning portfolio project entails the development of a research/essay paper and resource product(s) that can be adapted for use by the Rehabilitation Counselling profession in the delivery of service or education. Examples of resource products include: Case study and training module, critical review and application of assessment tools, mapping community resources, program monitoring and evaluation report, etc. Students projects will be self-directed with supervision and support integrated into tutorials.

Master of Rehabilitation Counselling electives

Semester 1
REHB5069 Rehabilitation of Alcohol and Drug Misuse

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Rodd Rothwell Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online Prohibitions: REHB5014 or REHB3064 Assessment: Mid-semester quiz (30%), tutorial discussions (30%), essay (40%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Distance education
This unit introduces students to issues relating to a major contemporary social and community health problem; the misuse of alcohol and other addictive drugs - both licit and illicit. Two major areas will be examined: a) issues relating to the development of health promotion and preventative heath policy relating to the abuse of drugs. This will cover current debates relating to harm minimisation and associated legal and ethical considerations regarding illicit substances; and b) an examination and analysis of the varying approaches to treatment and rehabilitation for drug addiction. The unit will introduce students to current debates relating to public health policy approaches to addiction giving due consideration to the complications of illegality. Students will be required to report on the value and effectiveness of current harm minimisation practices; e.g., needle sharing programs, needle injecting facilities, methadone maintenance. Students will be asked to examine and report on the practical effectiveness and moral and ethical considerations surrounding the operation of such programs and possible alternatives. In the second half of the unit students will consider the effectiveness and community acceptance of the various established rehabilitation and treatment programs. This will include research into programs such as Alcoholic and Narcotic Anonymous, Therapeutic Communities, and the range of professionally-based therapeutic counselling approaches. The role of health professionals in these programs will also be examined.
REHB5954 Mental Health and Recovery

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: online Prohibitions: REHB5077 or REHB5042 or HSBH3015 Assumed knowledge: REHB5911 Rehabilitation Counselling I Assessment: Online tests (20%), essay (50%), participation (30%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Online
In this unit, students will be introduced to the concept of recovery for people diagnosed with mental illness and to the goals, values and guiding principles of psychiatric rehabilitation. Rehabilitation interventions that have demonstrated efficacy in promoting recovery by reducing barriers to participation will be presented. Practices that aim to address the culture of stigma and low expectations by society of people with mental ill health will be examined. Local and international research underpinning best practice in rehabilitation management and service delivery will be reviewed and consumer perspectives and experiences explored.
Semester 2
REHB5063 Rehabilitation of PTSD

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Lynda Matthews Session: Semester 2 Classes: Online Prohibitions: REHB5034 or REHB3065 Assessment: 2 x online tests (20%), Essay (50%), Participation (30%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Online
Exposure to traumatic events such as natural disasters, assaults and road accidents are relatively common in Australia. This unit examines the causes and consequences of posttraumatic stress disorder. Students will learn about the nature of traumatic stressors and the course of PTSD reactions. Major evidence-based approaches to treatment and rehabilitation are examined with interventions for both acute and persisting forms of the disorder being presented.
REHB5068 Public Offenders: Aspects of Rehab

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Rodd Rothwell Session: Semester 2 Classes: Online Prohibitions: REHB5016 or REHB3062 Assessment: Mid-semester quiz (30%), tutorial discussions (30%), essay (40%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Distance education
This unit introduces students to issues relating to the management of public offenders for both adults of young offenders. Students will consider the major theories of criminality and their implications for rehabilitation in correctional settings. They will examine and comment on the different approaches to males/females/young offenders. Attention will be paid to incarceration policy and issues relating to those with mental health problems and with problems of addiction. Students will also be introduced to the range of correctional alternatives within and outside jails, e.g., community service options, weekend jail, work release and probation and parole, etc. In addition, students will examine the role of professionals in and out of jails. They will examine and assess the role of health professionals in the area of addiction, mental health, and HIV counselling within the jail system and the ethical issues surrounding these services. Also covered will be the role of health service professionals working with offenders in non-jail programs: e.g., probation and parole, community service and civil rehabilitation.
REHB5084 Work and Developmental Disability

This unit of study is not available in 2020

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Assessment: Field research project 2000wd (45%), online examination (40%), online tutorial participation (15%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Online
This is a transdisciplinary unit of study on the role of work (including voluntary work) in the lives of persons with developmental disabilities and the state of practice, policy, theory and research in facilitating full participation in these roles. Both inclusive and segregated employment are encompassed as work. The unit will focus on the full age span of work life: transition to work, issues involved in obtaining and maintaining employment, as well as transition from work to retirement. These issues will include work training and support, work-related skills (e.g., travel skills), adaptations of work processes and environments, social inclusion and social interactions at work, industrial relations, wages systems (including productivity-based wages), job loss and return to work, career pathways and development, and the relevant policy and social context. Work-related rights, such as employment discrimination and income support entitlements will be addressed.
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Availability of electives may vary from year to year. With the approval of the Course Director electives, including FHS Abroad, may be selected from those available in the [[http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks/health_sci/postgraduate/coursework/faculty_electives.shtml||Faculty Electives]] chapter of the handbook.