Rehabilitation Counseling

The specialization in clinical rehabilitation counseling prepares students to perform vital roles for clients with mental health issues and co-occurring disabilities. We draw on fields such as counseling, psychology, medicine, psychiatry, sociology, social work, education and law to prepare clinically skilled, knowledgeable and committed rehabilitation counseling professionals. Our program emphasizes the successful functioning of the whole person within a variety of systems, not just a person dealing with a diagnosis or disability.

Students who complete the specialization in clinical rehabilitation counseling are eligible to sit for the national examination to become a certified rehabilitation counselor. This designation indicates a higher level of specialized education and training in counseling individuals with co-occurring disabilities and mental health/substance use issues. Certified rehabilitation counselors are required to complete 100 continuing education hours every five years to maintain certification.