Rehabilitation counseling educates students in mental health counseling, co‐occurring chronic illnesses and disabilities, and the importance of employment/careers as a means for people with disabilities to achieve financial independence. It is a holistic approach to working with people with a variety of disabilities who represent diverse cultural, ethnic and linguistic backgrounds.
Prepare for a Wide Spectrum of Work
Our program prepares students for counseling careers in a variety of settings, and for licensure as mental health counselors. We offer a 60-credit master’s degree in clinical rehabilitation and mental health counseling, along with a 48-credit master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling.
Our clinical rehabilitation and mental health counseling program is designed for students who wish to become mental health counselors with a specialization in working with people with disabilities. Upon completion of all academic and licensure requirements, graduates have a wide range of employment options in diverse settings.
The 48-credit program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Our 60-credit program is taught to CACREP standards and, with appropriate supervised experience, graduates are eligible for the national examination to become certified as a rehabilitation counselor. Our rehabilitation counseling programs prepare students to counsel people with disabilities in order to help them manage their mental health, substance abuse, medical, societal and personal problems; plan careers; and find and keep satisfying jobs.