RCHS - Rehabilitation Counseling and Human Services

Kathy Canfield-Davis, Dept. Chair, Dept. of Leadership and Counseling (208/292-1286; canfield@uidaho.edu). Bryan Austin, Program Coordinator (208/364-9902; baustin@uidaho.edu); Michelle McKnight-Lizotte (208/292-1377; mlizotte@uidaho.edu).


RCHS 405 Professional Development

RCHS J405/J505 (s) Professional Development (cr arr)

Professional development and enrichment of certificated school personnel. Credit earned will not be accepted toward grad degree programs, but may be used in a fifth-yr program. Additional projects/assignments reqd for grad cr.

RCHS 500 Master's Research and Thesis

RCHS 500 Master's Research and Thesis (cr arr)

RCHS 502 Directed Study

RCHS 502 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)

RCHS 503 Workshop

RCHS 503 (s) Workshop (cr arr)

RCHS 504 Special Topics

RCHS 504 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)

RCHS 505 Professional Development

RCHS 505 (s) Professional Development (cr arr)

See RCHS J405/J505

RCHS 506 Human Growth & Development

RCHS 506 Human Growth and Development (3 cr)

Human development theories and needs across a lifespan, personality development and their implications for rehabilitation and counseling of people with disabilities.

RCHS 510 Assessment in Rehabilitation

RCHS 510 Assessment in Rehabiliation (3 cr)

Theoretical background and practical skills needed to administer, score, and interpret individual assessment procedures in counseling and human services. Broad exposure to techniques and instruments of psychological and educational assessment is provided.

Prereq: RCHS 509 or Equivalent and Permission

RCHS 512 Theories and Applications of Counseling

RCHS 512 Theories and Applications of Counseling (3 cr)

Overview of prevailing theories of counseling, didactic and experiential activities to model application of technique activities; skill mastery through microskills role-playing.

Prereq: Permission

RCHS 514 Career Counseling and Development

RCHS 514 Career Counseling and Development (3 cr)

Career development theories, occupational and educational information and systems, career and leisure counseling, life-style and career decision-making, and career development program planning, resources, and evaluation.

Prereq: Permission

RCHS 517 Group Counseling

RCHS 517 Group Counseling (2 cr)

Group theory and practice in counseling, including appropriate uses of group, member selection, planning and implementing groups, members' roles, rights, and responsibilities, group leader characteristics and skills, curative factors in group, ethical considerations, problems unique to group, client dynamics in group, and stages of group development.

Prereq: RCHS 512 or RCHS 512 and Permission

Coreq: RCHS 518

RCHS 518 Group Counseling Lab

RCHS 518 Group Counseling Laboratory (1 cr)

Participation in a personal development group to promote group counseling skills and awareness of the self as an instrument in effective group leadership; participation as group members as well as observing and serving as part of a reflecting team for the group. Graded P/F. Two hrs of lab a wk.

Prereq: RCHS 512 and Permission

RCHS 519 Social and Cultural Foundations

RCHS 519 Social and Cultural Foundations (2 cr)

Increase student awareness and knowledge of social forces, trends, and changes as they relate to the practice of counseling, assessment, consultation, learning, development, and problem-solving. A particular focus will be the study of cultural pluralism as it relates to cultural mores, social interaction patterns, differing life styles, and the political and economic realities existing in the U.S. today. Through the exploration of contemporary social and cultural issues in the diverse population of the U.S., students will be better able to understand the effects of these issues on their own values and on the practice of their professions as counselors and school psychologists.

RCHS 520 Approaches to Counseling with Families

RCHS 520 Approaches to Counseling with Families (2 cr)

Introduction to the application of general systems theory to families within the context of the larger culture; overview of systems approaches to family treatment, multicultural aspects of family treatment, ethics involved in consultation with families, and referral to appropriate services.

Prereq: RCHS 512, RCHS 517, and RCHS 519

RCHS 521 Counseling Techniques

RCHS 521 Counseling Techniques (3 cr)

Overview of the skilled-helper counseling model and the counseling approaches; skill mastery through microskills role-playing activities.

RCHS 528 Diagnosis and Case Conceptualization in Counseling and Human Services

RCHS 528 Diagnosis and Case Conceptualization in Counseling and Human Services (3 cr)

Review of adult and child psychopathology with an emphasis on diagnosis and case conceptualization; basic issues in classification and diagnosis; training in differential diagnosis utilizing the DSM-IV diagnostic system.

RCHS 529 Psychopharmacology

RCHS 529 Psychopharmacology (3 cr)

See PSYC 590.

RCHS 530 Legislative and Philosophical Foundations in Working with People with Disabilities

RCHS 530 Legislative and Philosophical Foundations in Working with People with Disabilities (3 cr)

Orientation to the history, philosophy, legislation, and delivery of services to people with disabilities across placements.

RCHS 531 Psycho-social Aspects of Disability

RCHS 531 Psychosocial Aspects of Disability (3 cr)

Social and psychological aspects of disability; attitudinal and environmental problems associated with specific disabilities and their implications for intervention, approaches to rehabilitation across all disabilities, and differences between typical and pathological behavior of people with disabilities.

RCHS 532 Medical/Physical Aspects of Rehabilitation

RCHS 532 Medical/Physical Aspects of Rehabilitation (3 cr)

Medical terminology, physical characteristics, and medical information needed to serve people with disabilities; medical and health services used to accommodate and remediate medical and physical disabilities.

RCHS 534 Rehabilitation and Community Case Management

RCHS 534 Rehabilitation and Community Case Management (3 cr)

Making effective case and case load management decisions including intake interviewing; medical, psychological, and vocational evaluation; job placement and rehabilitation/treatment planning; preparation in writing case histories and notes.

RCHS 535 Vocational Placement and Assistive Technology

RCHS 535 Vocational Placement and Assistive Technology (3 cr)

Environmental and attitudinal barriers to employment experienced by people with disabilities; legislation and current assistive technologies examined as a means of addressing barriers to employment; methods and techniques in employer contact, job analysis, job development, job placement, and transitional planning to overcome those barriers; integrating knowledge about the consumer and labor markets to facilitate an appropriate vocational placement and retention.

Prereq: RCHS 533 or Permission

RCHS 536 Professional Issues, Ethics, and Law in Counseling

RCHS 536 Professional Issues, Ethics, and Law in Counseling (2 cr)

Analytical process of ethical decision-making as it applies to casework, organizational policy, and law; examination of relevant professional and legal issues.

RCHS 540 Addictions Counseling

RCHS 540 Addictions Counseling (2 cr)

Knowledge and abilities of assessment, treatment, and relapse prevention of addictions; focus on interventions appropriate for people with addiction problems.

RCHS 570 Research and Evaluation in Counseling

RCHS 570 Research and Evaluation in Counseling (3 cr)

Overview of measures, instruments, and research methodologies used in the fields of counseling and school psychology. Primary focus is on preparing students to understand the process of scientific enquiry, fundamental statistical concepts, the use of technology, data analysis, qualitative research, and single-subject design. Students will be equipped with an ethical and competent skill set that can be used in the research and evaluation of individual/group treatments, programs, and student outcomes. (Summer only)

RCHS 597 Practicum

RCHS 597 (s) Practicum (cr arr)

Closely supervised experience as a counselor or school psychologist in a professional setting; 50 hrs of experience are required for each credit. Graded P/F.

Prereq: RCHS 510, RCHS 512, CTE 464, and Permission

RCHS 598 Internship

RCHS 598 (s) Internship (cr arr)

For advanced grad students. Currently offered in counselor education, counselor supervision, college counseling, college student personnel services, school special services, school psychology, school counseling, agency counseling, and private counseling practice. Graded P/F.

Prereq: Permission

RCHS 599 Non-thesis Master's Research

RCHS 599 (s) Non-thesis Master's Research (cr arr)

Research not directly related to a thesis or dissertation.

Prereq: Permission

RCHS 600 Doctoral Research and Dissertation

RCHS 600 Doctoral Research and Dissertation (cr arr)