Have you checked out our newest counseling program, Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling? Built upon the foundation of this curriculum, our new program is accredited by both CACREP and CORE and offers many exciting job opportunities. Find it here!
Rehabilitation counseling is a process whereby the
counselor works collaboratively with an individual with a disability to
understand existing problems, barriers, and potentials in order to facilitate
the client’s effective use of personal and environmental resources for
personal, social, career, and community adjustment.
This program prepares students to practice the profession of rehabilitation
counseling. The two-year, 60-credit hour curriculum is accredited by the
Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) and includes courses on
rehabilitation research, foundations of rehabilitation counseling, counseling
services, medical and psycho-social aspects of disability, case management,
vocational and career development, assessment, 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
the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The program is one of the only rehabilitation counselor training programs in
the world that requires specialty course work and clinical field experience in
assistive technology, in addition to providing comprehensive professional
training that emphasizes evidence-based clinical practice, vocational
rehabilitation, and disability studies.