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Changing The Face Of Human Service


To serve people with disabilities by doing an outstanding job of training warm, empathic, trustworthy and competent Qualified Rehabilitation Professionals who will make a real difference in the lives of persons with disabilities and transform the practice of rehabilitation counseling in California and beyond.

Program Goals and Objectives

Counseling Competencies 

Goal 1. Rehabilitation Counseling Students will demonstrate counseling skills that are reflective; empathic; grounded in counseling theory/philosophy; and developmentally appropriate. Rehabilitation counseling students will: 


1.1: engage in ongoing personal and professional self-exploration, self- reflection, and professional rehabilitation counseling growth. 

1.2: demonstrate empathic listening and reflect consumer’s stated and implied issues. 

1.3: identify and apply skills and techniques from the major counseling theories and philosophies. 

Writing Competencies 

Goal 2. Rehabilitation Counseling Students will demonstrate writing that is grammatically correct, concise, clear, organized, comprehensive, and when applicable, meets the APA style and format of writing. Students will:  

2.1: write consumer reports that contain pertinent client information that are grammatically correct, concise, clear, and comprehensive. 

2.2: write literature reviews or papers reflective of rehabilitation counseling knowledge that reflects critical thinking and is concise, clear, and comprehensive. 

2.3: write, critique, edit and revise resumes, cover letters, and other service related communications. 

Ethical Conduct and Professional Identity 

Goal 3. Rehabilitation Counseling Students will demonstrate ethical conduct and professional identity that reflects the rehabilitation counseling profession. Students will: 


3.1: identify and apply ethical principles to analyze and resolve potential ethical dilemmas. 

3.2: articulate an understanding of how multicultural awareness impacts ethical practice. 

Multicultural Competencies 

Goal 4. Rehabilitation Counseling students will communicate the impact that cultural identity and multicultural sensitivity have on the rehabilitation process. Students will: 


4.1: identify how own values and beliefs impact their interactions with consumers and how consumers’ values and beliefs impact the rehabilitation process.

Case Management 

Goal 5. Rehabilitation Counseling students will conceptualize individual consumers’ cases, manage service delivery and referral needs, and monitor a consumer caseload. Students will: 


5.1: develop service plans based on consumer needs. 

5.2: monitor consumers' progress toward goals and objectives identified in a service plan


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