Congratulations Forensic Vocational Rehabilitation Graduates!

Published: July 22nd, 2013

Category: Department Life

The Forensic Vocational Rehabilitation (FVR) Certificate Program in the Department of Behavioral Science and Community Health recently graduated their first cohort of ten students!

The FVR Certificate Program first began in the BSCH Department in Spring 2012. The program is designed for working professionals that currently have a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling or working professionals that are already certified rehabilitation counselors. The program is offered online, so students don’t have to sacrifice their work and family life in order to further their education and enrich their careers.

Students complete three courses in the FVR Certificate Program. The first introductory course provides a foundation for the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities crucial to the professional practice of forensic rehabilitation consultation. Topics include foundations of forensic rehabilitation, forensic assessment, tools and data sources utilized by the forensic rehabilitation consultant, and opinion development.

The second intermediate course provides the student with the foundational legal knowledge necessary for forensic rehabilitation consultation. Students are introduced to the legal process and the various venues in which rehabilitation consultants render expert opinions. Economic principles that impact and interact with the opinions of the forensic rehabilitation consultant are discussed. The course includes an in-depth discussion and application of ethical decision making principles and common conflicts encountered in forensic rehabilitation consultation and finishes with a discussion of case development methods and business practices.

The last advanced course introduces students to the Federal Rules of Evidence and the key evidentiary standards such as Frye, Kumho, and Daubert. Students learn about legal processes related to providing expert testimony such as subpoena, notice to appear, and motions in limine to limit expert testimony. Students are introduced to the process of trial preparation, courtroom etiquette, and presentation of opinions.

Congratulations to our first cohort of Forensic Vocational Rehabilitation students!

For more information about the FVR Certificate Program, click here.