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Program Description

Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling


The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Program (CRCP) is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The program is a member of the National Council of Rehabilitation Education (NCRE). The CRCP is structured to prepare students for effective and efficient clinical rehabilitation counseling service delivery to persons with varying disabilities while addressing multicultural issues. A minimum of 60-semester hour master’s degree curriculum requires completion of:

  1. Professional Counseling Identity courses: 30 hours,
  2. Professional Practice courses: 9 hours (3 hours of practicum -100 clock hours and 6 hours of internship - 600 clock hours),
  3. The specialty area of Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling courses: 21 hours, and
  4. Passing of the national certification examination of Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) or the Departmental Comprehensive examination.

The CRCP Curriculum incorporates knowledge and competencies necessary for graduates to serve in a variety of clinical rehabilitation counseling and related positions. The acquisition of competencies needed in meeting the program objectives is completed through a variety of didactic and practical experiences. The acquiring of research skills and the ability to interpret research findings and incorporate these findings into rehabilitation practice is an integral part of the skill development required of students. The program prepares students interested in seeking further educational opportunities in clinical rehabilitation at the doctoral level.