Consistent with the mission of Salve Regina University, the graduate program in rehabilitation counseling is committed to offering a professional program in counseling that encourages students to seek wisdom through study and service and to promote universal justice. The program has been developed with the belief that opportunities for people with disabilities (including physical, psychological, developmental, cognitive, sensory, behavioral, and substance abuse) should equal those of all other individuals. The program supports the premise that all individuals, including those with disabilities, are vital resources for the betterment of society.
The master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling is a 48-credit program designed to prepare professional counselors to assist people with disabilities to achieve work, independent living and inclusion in society. The rehabilitation counselor is educated as a professional counselor to understand disability issues, to appreciate the need for a holistic approach to assessment, to be experts on work and independent living, to recognize the importance of building rehabilitation and educational plans on the capacity to function rather than on the limitations in performance, and to utilize the total life system of the person to achieve defined goals. The rehabilitation counselor is prepared to work in a variety of settings, particularly in those agencies, businesses and organizations which are interested in disability issues. Settings for work include state rehabilitation agencies, hospitals, psychiatric rehabilitation centers and clubs, substance abuse programs, human resource offices, wellness programs, schools, universities, colleges, community agencies, mental health clinics, criminal justice agencies, independent living centers, nursing homes, group homes, insurance companies, private business, corporations, employee assistance programs, and private practice. The intent of the program is to prepare the graduate, after appropriate supervised experience, to be eligible to sit for the national examination in rehabilitation counseling, and with successful completion of the examination to become nationally certified as a rehabilitation counselor (CRC). Students interested in state licensing as a counselor have the option to continue graduate studies with 12 additional credits (60 credits total).
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Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: No
International Financial Aid: No
# of Credits Required: 48
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $460 per credit USD
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Large Suburb
Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999