The Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling is a two-year graduate program housed in the Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology.
|60 credits (full or part-time)||Program starts fall term only|
2 years (5 terms including 1 summer term if enrolled full-time)
100-hour practicum and a 600-hour internship; Average class size: 23 students
The Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling (CRMHC) program delivers an innovative educational experience by integrating training in rehabilitation and mental health counseling into a cohesive graduate program for future professional counselors. We strive to be a world-class educational program, preparing our students to address the complex challenges faced by people of diverse backgrounds, including those living with disabilities and mental and behavioral health challenges. CRMHC emphasizes experiential training in evidence-based practices while advancing the field through clinical research. We are committed to community engagement, advocacy and promoting diversity, inclusion and cultural humility. One summer term is reserved for practicum. See curriculum for more information.
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. The curriculum includes courses on rehabilitation research, foundations of rehabilitation and mental health counseling, individual and group counseling services, medical and psycho-social aspects of disability, case conceptualization and treatment planning, case management, vocational and career development, assessment and diagnosis, job development and placement, rehabilitation science and assistive technology and disability studies.
Graduates meet eligibility criteria for national certification in rehabilitation counseling (i.e., certified rehabilitation counselor, CRC) and the educational requirements for licensure as a professional counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania.