The role of the rehabilitation counselor involves aiding consumers with physical and psychiatric disabilities through job development and placement, case management, career and lifestyle counseling, and personal and family counseling. Consumers become self-supporting and independent citizens.
The Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling curriculum is focused on preparing professionals for employment in rehabilitation and mental health settings. Graduates have found employment in state and private rehabilitation offices, mental health centers, supported employment programs, Veterans Administration, community-based vocational programs, hospitals, chemical dependency programs, schools, centers of independent living, insurance companies, manufacturing firms, and other commercial and nonprofit organizations.
The curriculum has been developed specifically to meet the stingent requirements for accreditation through CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education). Completing all requirements of the curriculum prepares students to sit for the afore-mentioned examinations, and for professional practice.
Facts & Figures
# of Credits Required: 60
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Midsize City
Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999