Models of Disability and Advocacy in Rehabilitation Counseling (NL0106R)

Author(s): Claudia Moore RN, QPCM, CCM

Pre-Approved for: ABVE, CA BRN, CCAPP, CE Broker Provider, Delaware BON, MCBAP-Related, NAADAC

Credit Hours: 4

Course Format

This course is online. All course material is available online and is accessible immediately after purchase from your account homepage. Certificate of Completion is available immediately upon passing the exam.

Course Overview

This course is ETHICS PRE-APPROVED for 2 hours for CRC, CDMS, CLCP, CVRP, MSCC, & RRP 


A. Models of Disability

This article reviews the three major models of disability:

  1. Biomedical model,
  2. Economic model
  3. Sociopolitical model.

First, the purposes and consequences of these models are presented, then comparisons are offered and conclusions drawn. 

B. Advocacy in Rehab Counseling (includes 2 hours Ethics credit for CRC and CDMS)

The focus of this section is to enhance the discussion about advocacy in rehabilitation counseling by attending to the contribution of multicultural counseling perspectives.

To meet this goal, we first discuss the relevance of incorporating multicultural competency into the definition of advocacy in rehabilitation counseling.

Second, we discuss the issue of politicizing the profession through advocacy activities, and we describe various models and definitions of advocacy.

Finally, we discuss training and practice implications with particular attention to the professional responsibilities of rehabilitation counselors and the challenges that they face as they attempt to advocate for their clientele.

  • Multicultural Counseling Competencies

  • Advocacy in Counseling
    • Politicizing the Profession
    • Definitions and Models
    • Practice
    • Training
    • Conclusion

  • Appendix
    • Code of Professional Ethics for Rehabilitation Counselors

    • CDMS Code of Professional Conduct

Course Objectives

  1. Define and discuss the three models of disability:
    1. The Biomedical Model
    2. The Economic Model
    3. The Sociopolitical Model

  2. Discuss the relevance of incorporating multicultural competency into the definition of advocacy in rehabilitation counseling.

  3. Define and discuss various models and definitions of advocacy.

  4. Discuss the concept of advocacy as it is applicable to the CRC/CDMS Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics

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