ERIC Number: ED306853
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Innovation Grant To Develop a Unique Rehabilitation Curriculum To Train Rehabilitation Counseling Master's Students in Alcoholism Counseling To Work with Multidisabled Alcohol Abusers.
This report describes the rehabilitation curriculum of Hunter College (New York). The curriculum is designed to educate and train qualified Master's level students, the majority of whom are minority, disabled, or working women, to become professional rehabilitation counselors for multidisabled alcohol abusers. Individuals with this unique skill will fill the gap between rehabilitation agencies serving the disabled and those serving alcoholics. A number of studies have found that alcohol dependency is as prevalent among the disabled as among the general population. Many disabled persons are excluded from the services of professional chemical dependency agencies by such obstacles as a lack of wheelchair access and interpretive services for the deaf. Also, they may encounter negative attitudes on the part of alcoholism counselors who may be ignorant of the psychosocial aspects of various disabilities. Expected outcomes of this project include the following: graduating students will bring to any position in the rehabilitation field a sensitivity to this subject; graduates will be eligible to take the New York State credentialing examination for alcoholism counselors and the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor examination for which all graduating students are eligible; a core of audiovisual materials will have been developed; and the curriculum can act as a model for other rehabilitation training programs. Contains 6 references. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.; City Univ. of New York, NY. Hunter Coll.