At Salve Regina University, our online master's degrees in rehabilitation counseling lead students to uplifting careers as rehabilitation counselors or clinical rehabilitation and mental health counselors. A unique specialization of the counseling field, rehabilitation counseling uses a social justice, whole-person perspective to empower people with disabilities to lead more productive and enriching lives through wellness and recovery.
We offer two graduate programs: A 60-credit master's degree in clinical rehabilitation and mental health counseling that prepares students to become licensed mental health counselors, and an accredited 48-credit master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling. Both online graduate programs offer pathways to certification and licensure, which qualifies graduates to practice in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut and nationwide.
In addition to the master's degrees, Salve Regina offers a graduate certificate in rehabilitation counseling with a mental health concentration for practitioners returning to complete their clinical training for licensure. Through our popular accelerated program, qualified undergraduates can earn their bachelor's and master's degrees in six years or less.
Prepare for a Rehabilitation Counseling Career
After earning their master's degree, our graduates are trained to provide services for a diverse group of individuals who experience mental illness, substance use disorders and other disabilities or chronic illness across the lifespan. These inclusive services range from disability case management to career and mental health counseling. In line with Salve Regina's mission, our rehabilitation counseling graduates are equipped to advocate for social justice and the equitable treatment of individuals who are marginalized by society because of their disabilities; racial, ethnic and gender differences; or living circumstances.
Our graduate program in rehabilitation counseling is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), and our graduate program in clinical rehabilitation and mental health counseling is taught to CACREP standards.
Our Counseling Faculty
Our rehabilitation counseling faculty are full-time scholars and community-based professionals who share their seasoned expertise alongside their passion for holistically addressing the needs of people with disabilities. Embracing their role as career-focused mentors, instructors work one-on-one with students to launch their careers as rehabilitation counselors in a field that is expected to grow exponentially in the next 10 years.
Rehabilitation Counseling Curriculum
At Salve Regina, our online rehabilitation counseling graduate programs can fulfill your aspirations to become a counselor supporting people with disabilities.
The 60-credit master's degree in clinical rehabilitation and mental health counseling provides the additional training needed to become a licensed mental health counselor in most states. Graduates of the clinical program can sit for the national certified counselor exam in addition to the certified rehabilitation counselor (CRC) exam, offering flexibility in their future career path.
Offering a shorter time to completion, the 48-credit master’s in rehabilitation counseling leads to national certification through the CRC exam. Upon completion of this degree, graduates who wish to sit for the licensing exam may apply to our mental health certificate program.
Learn More About Salve Regina’s Master’s Degrees in Rehabilitation Counseling
Our online master's degree programs in rehabilitation counseling provide students with holistic training to empower people with disabilities. Graduates are prepared for careers in a wide spectrum of settings, including mental health facilities, hospitals, prisons, court diversion and parole programs, addiction programs, high schools, college and university counseling centers and nonprofits.
Embrace a rewarding career as a rehabilitation counselor – connect with Salve Regina about pursuing an online graduate program in rehabilitation counseling.
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