RSA Scholarships are available for the following specializations through Sept 30, 2019.
These specializations will cease to exist upon the expiry of the current grants in Fall, 2019 and receipt of CACREP accreditation of Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling.
The program offers three specialty tracks in Assistive Technology (AT), Psychiatric Rehabilitation (PR), and Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment (VEWA). Besides corec courses, these specializations include 9 hours of coursework, 3 hours practicum (100 clock hours) and 6 hours (600 clock hours) of supervised clinical internship.
Assistive Technology (AT) imparts knowledge of applications of assistive technology in the lives of individuals with disabilities. The specialization will cover various types of assistive devices, application of clinically-developed intake strategy, conducting clinical assessment for AT, and culturally competent mode of AT service delivery.
Psychiatric Rehabilitation (PR) focuses on heightening student sensitivity to the transforming demographic of the country, the unique perspective and needs of consumers of diverse cultural origins; facilitate integration of knowledge and skills necessary to provide quality services as competent rehabilitation counselors; and the empirical and philosophical bases of advocacy, empowerment, and ethics.
Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment (VEWA) provides systematic training in the comprehensive process of vocational exploration and assessment; modes of selecting, administering, and interpreting evaluation instruments; development and implementation of training modules for persons with disabilities; work behavior change techniques; and strategies to maximize community integration.