Certificate in Rehabilitation Psychology and Behavioral Medicine

The 12 hour Certificate Program in Rehabilitation Psychology and Behavioral Medicine prepares counselors who focus on the application of psychological knowledge and skills on behalf of individuals with disabilities and chronic health conditions in order to maximize health and welfare, independence, and functional abilities. The certificate also prepares specialists who are concerned with behavioral approaches relevant to the understanding of physical health and illness, and the application of disease prevention, health promotion, treatment, and rehabilitation. There is specific emphasis on the psychological impact of disability, types of assessment tools and procedures utilized to diagnose individuals with various psychological conditions, and the appropriate techniques utilized to treat individuals with psychopathological disorders.

Rehabilitation Psychology and Behavioral Medicine Curriculum (12 hours) 

HDSV 761     Behavioral Medicine

HDSV 768     Psychopharmacology of Addictive Behaviors

HDSV 773     Advanced Psychopathology and Treatment Planning

HDSV 778     Psychodiagnosis and Report Writing