Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling is a program that blends the important concepts of rehabilitation and mental health counseling to provide a strong, cohesive training program for clinical and professional counselors. Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counselors are uniquely qualified to work with individuals with disabilities, particularly those who are experiencing psychiatric disabilities or other mental and behavioral health concerns.
This program prepares students for clinical practice in rehabilitation and mental health counseling. The two-year, 60-credit hour curriculum includes courses on foundations of rehabilitation and mental health counseling, human development across culture and the lifespan, individual, group, family and couples counseling, substance abuse, evidence based practice in counseling, crisis management, risk assessment and disaster preparedness, clinical assessment and diagnosis, case conceptualization and treatment planning, medical and psycho-social aspects of disability, case management, vocational and career development, job development and placement, and assistive technology. Individualized and group professional mentorship over two years of study is a hallmark of the program.
This program prepares students to practice the profession of rehabilitation and mental health counseling. The two-year, 60-credit hour curriculum is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP) through October 2023.
Graduates meet the education eligibility criteria for national certification in counseling (i.e., national certified counselor, NCC, or certified rehabilitation counselor, CRC) and the pre-clinical service and educational requirements for licensure as a professional counselor (LPC).