If you are compassionate and insightful, you may be uniquely qualified to become a rehabilitation and mental health counselor serving clients with unique experiences & diverse backgrounds and clients with disabilities.
One of a small number of CACREP dually accredited clinical rehabilitation and mental health programs in the country, this degree arms you with a unique skill set to become an evidence-based clinician guiding people towards the resources they need to live full and productive lives. Engage in individual mentorship with faculty who will help you explore your interests and reach your professional goals.
A 100-hour practicum and 600-hour internship at some of the top mental and behavioral health facilities in the area — as well as the school's Wellness Pavilion at the University's very own Community Engagement Center — will prepare you to become a Nationally Certified Counselor and/or Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor. These hands-on experiences are excellent opportunities to apply knowledge gained in the classroom giving our graduates a competitive edge when it comes to employment.
Bold Moves SHRS: For many adults with autism, life after school-based support is nearly nonexistent. Counseling Assistant Professor Kelly Beck is seeking to change that through novel mindfulness-based interventions, allowing people with autism to better understand their emotions, enjoy independence and sustain more stable social relationships. Read more here.