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Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling

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Counseling is a program that blends the important concepts of rehabilitation and mental health counseling into a strong, cohesive training 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.

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Learn more about the structure of the Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Program, the many employment opportunities for counselors, and how our graduates are eligible for several national certifications and state licensure.

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Review the admission requirements needed to apply to the Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Program and its required 600-hour internship.

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The 2-year Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Program curriculum requires students to complete a 100-hour practicum during the first year and one full-time, semester-long internship in a professional clinical rehabilitation or mental health counseling setting during the second year. The program provides coursework in advanced counseling skills techniques, case conceptualization and treatment planning, assessment and diagnosis, and evidence-based paractice.

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Student Resources

View a list of student resources available for current Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling students, including the program manual, grant applications, a community resource guide, and other important links.

Telerehab session

Program Outcomes

Our counseling program provides a high rate of employment. Learn more about our program outcomes here.


This program prepares students to practice the profession of rehabilitation and mental health counseling and is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP) through October 2023. 

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    Counseling Staff Wins Outstanding Administrator Award

    Olivia Phillips received the Outstanding Administrator Award from the Pennsylvania Counseling Association for her demonstrated support of the counseling profession. 

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    Pitt Counseling is Outstanding Program of the Year

    Congratulations to the Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling program for winning the 2018 Pennsylvania Counseling Association Outstanding Counseling Program Award! 

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    Counselor and doctoral student Evan Knutson is dedicated to helping clinicians determine cognitive functioning in the real world. Read how in the newest edition of FACETS magazine.

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