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York/Seneca Rehabilitation Services

Seneca College Certificate

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Overview

Established in 1981, the York-Seneca Rehabilitation Services Certificate program is the only one of its kind in Canada. This program is offered jointly by York University and Seneca College. It prepares students to become rehabilitation counsellors by integrating academic training in health sciences, psychology, and practical field experience. Applicants must be enrolled as full-time students at York and currently completing their second-last year of their degree program. Graduates receive a B.A./B.Sc. Degree or Honours B.A./B.Sc. Degree from York University and a joint York/Seneca Rehabilitation Services Certificate.

This program is integrative in nature, combining theoretical and applied training experience. York University courses (e.g., Psychology of Counselling, Behaviour Modification and Behaviour Therapy and Sociology of Health and Health Care) provide a broad and necessary foundation for professional counselling. Seneca courses compliment the York University courses by integrating theory and practical experiences that enable students to acquire specific job skills that are required in the field of rehabilitation. Fieldwork occurs concurrently with classroom instruction, thus permitting students to test and integrate theory with professional practice.

The joint Degree/Certificate program involves the equivalent of either four years of study for a B.A./B.Sc. or five years for an Honours B.A./B.Sc. Degree. During the two years of the York/Seneca program, the equivalent of five full-year York courses and five full-year Seneca courses are taken. In addition to in-class academic instruction, students are required to complete two full-year fieldwork courses involving a total of 800 hours of supervised fieldwork training in each of the three major domains of rehabilitation: physical, emotional and developmental. The Seneca Fieldwork supervisor facilitates fieldwork placements and supervises and evaluates students' activities in the various placement settings.

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Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program are qualified to work with persons having physical, emotional and developmental disabilities. There are numerous organizations and agencies providing services to people with disabilities. Examples of organizations concerned with rehabilitation include: Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Community and Social Services, Ministry of Correctional Services, Society for Goodwill Services, Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Jewish Vocational Services, and March of Dimes, as well as most major insurance companies. Rehabilitation facilities and agencies employ graduates of the program in life skill or recreational capacities, as work supervisors and evaluators, job placement specialists, intake interviewers, vocational counsellors, case managers and coordinators, etc.

Entry Requirements

You must apply no later than the Second Monday of March of your second last year of your B.A./B.Sc. program (i.e., second or third year in a B.A./B.Sc. Degree or Honours B.A./B.Sc. Degree respectively). In order to be eligible to apply you must have:

  • Successfully completed 60 credits towards a B.A./B.Sc. Degree or 90 credits towards an Honours B.A./B.Sc. Degree with a major or minor in psychology.
  • Successful completion of HH/PSYC 1010 6.0.
  • Good intellectual ability, emotional stability and a strong interest in working with individuals with various types of disabilities (i.e., physical, emotional and developmental).
  • Previous employment or volunteer work in the field of rehabilitation or related experience.

How to Apply

Applications are available online at:
http://www.yorku.ca/health/psyc/joint_program.html

In order to be considered for admission, you must submit a complete application (i.e., application form, official transcripts and two letters of recommendation) no later than the second Monday in March. Complete applications received by the deadline will be rank-ordered according to academic standing and previous experience in the field of rehabilitation. Applicants may be interviewed by York and Seneca Coordinators.


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Curriculum

Courses Required - Seneca College

YSR828
Introduction to Rehabilitation
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This course provides a general introduction to the field of rehabilitation placing emphasis on its historical and philosophical underpinnings. Students will explore various trends in rehabilitation practices, policies and principles within the context of past and present political climates. The rehabilitation process and the role for advocacy and consumerism will also be discussed.




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YSR819
Physical Dis. Part I
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This course familiarizes students with the knowledge of particular body systems and provides students with a basic understanding of a variety of disabilities and abnormalities including diabetes, GI tract disorders, renal system disorders and cardiac and respiratory abnormalities. The major focus is on chronic disorders which result in long-term lifestyle problems and adjustments for clients and their families. The physical, psycho-social and vocational implications of the disorders are examined.




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FWK901
Field Work Rehabilitation I
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Corequisite(s):

First year courses

Fieldwork requirements consist of 400 hours of field placement per year. Students attend their field placement two days per week. Field placement and in-class instruction allow students to integrate theory with professional practice.




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YSR817
Rehabilitation Counselling
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This course provides participants with counselling and interviewing skills at a basic level of competency. Students are assisted in identifying what they can do in an interview situation and what additional skills can be developed. Concepts which are taught can be practiced during the field work placement.




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YSR826
Community Resources
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This course provides an overview of community resources available to people working in the rehabilitation field, and teaches skills for the effective use of these resources. It is a practical course designed to be of use to students in their daily work with their clients.




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YSR827
Assessment Approaches in Rehabilitation
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This course will discuss various theories of assessment in the field of rehabilitation. Students will be introduced to assessment terminology and the administration, application and interpretation of evaluation tools. Biases and ethics in testing will also be reviewed.




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YSR829
Ethics And Professionalism
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This course is designed to introduce the students to general ethical principles and guidelines. Students will learn how to effectively approach and professionally manage ethical dilemmas faced within the field of rehabilitation.




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YSR823
Can. Social Policy
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This course provides students with an appreciation of the general social and economic milieu which has given rise to social policies and practices in Canada. Historical background and cross-cultural data is introduced to place this course in perspective.




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FWK902
Field Work Rehabilitation II
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Prerequisite(s):

First year courses including FWK901

Fieldwork requirements consist of 400 hours of field placement per year. Students attend their field placement two days per week. Field placement and in-class instruction allow students to integrate theory with professional practice.




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YSR901
Life Skills Coaching
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This course provides experience modelled on the life skills philosophy of group work and intervention, stressing interpersonal skills as a means of problem-solving. In a rehabilitation setting during field placement, students integrate theory and practice with group leadership, personal self-management, problem-solving and on-the-job effectiveness.




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YSR825
The Rehabilitation Process
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Elements of the rehabilitation process are explored including referral, the initial interview, assessment, training, placement and follow-up. In addition the essential skills required at each stage of the process are taught.




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YSR820
Physical Dis. Part II
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This course provides students with basic knowledge in the areas of endocrinology and neurology. It familiarizes students with various endocrinological disorders such as diabetes mellitus and thyroid disease as well as neurological disorders such as cerebral palsy, stroke, head injuries, multiple sclerosis and learning disabilities. The major focus is on chronic disorders which result in long-term lifestyle problems and adjustments for clients and their families. The physical, psycho-social and vocational implications of the disorder are examined.




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Note: In addition to completing the above courses, students must also fulfill their specific degree requirements (for a detailed description of specific degree requirements, please refer to the York Undergraduate Program Calendar).

Tuition/Fee

Students are required to register and pay for York courses at York University and for Seneca courses at Seneca College. Students are also required to register and pay for Fieldwork courses at Seneca College.

Program Outcomes

To provide an integrated educational program enabling eligible individuals to acquire the skills to become effective practitioners within the field of rehabilitation

What is Rehabilitation?

Rehabilitation:

  • Enables persons with disabilities (physical, emotional or developmental) to reach an optimal level of functioning.
  • Facilitates individuals' sense of independence and empowerment, as well as improvement in their quality of life.
  • Involves working collaboratively with health care and vocational professionals to meet the needs of individuals.

York Seneca Required Courses

YEAR 1 York University Seneca College
Personality
HH/PSYC 2130 3.0
Introduction to rehabilitation
YSR828
Abnormal Psychology
HH/PSYC 3140 3.0
Physical Disabilities (Part I)
YSR819
Motivation
HH/PSYC 2230 3.0
Rehabilitation Fieldwork
FWK901 (2 days per week/2 semesters - 400 hours)
Behaviour in Groups
HH/PSYC 3430 3.0
Rehabilitation Counselling
YSR817
Sociology of health & Health Care
AS/SOCI 3820 6.0
Community Resources
YSR826
 
YEAR 2 Behaviour Modification & Behaviour Therapy
HH/PSYC 4030 6.0
Assessment Approaches in Rehabilitation
YSR827
Psychology of Counselling
HH/PSYC 4060 6.0
Ethics and Professionalism
YSR829
  Canadian Social Policy Evolution
YSR823
  Rehabilitation Fieldwork
FWK902 (2 days per week/2semesters - 400 hours)
  Life Skills Coaching
YSR901
  The Rehabilitation Process
YSR825
  Physical Disabilities (Part II)
YSR820

Graduation

If you meet all program requirements and become eligible for a Certificate, Diploma or Degree you must inform the Registrar by completing a Graduation Application form and paying the fee. Forms are available at the Registration office and online.

Certificates and diplomas are issued twice a year: Fall (October) and Spring (June). Graduation Application forms must be received no later than July 31 (for Fall Convocation), November 30 or March 31 (for Spring Convocation).

Minimum Performance for Graduation

Students will only be eligible to graduate with a Seneca College certificate or diploma if they have maintained an overall good standing in their current program of study. Students in degree programs will be eligible to graduate when they have obtained an average of C (2.5 GPA) in courses in the main field of study, and an average of C (2.0 GPA) in all other courses.

Program Contacts

Maria Graziosi
Program Assistant
Maria.Graziosi@senecacollege.ca
416.491.5050 x22512


Barbara Pimenoff
Program Coordinator
Barbara.Pimenoff@senecacollege.ca
416.491.5050 x24019