About the Program

The Master of Rehabilitation Counseling Program is a full-time, post-baccalaureate program that begins once a year in August. The Program trains students to provide services to people with psychological or physical disabilities – as independent practitioners or as part of interdisciplinary teams.

After successfully completing the Program, you’ll have the skills and experience to:

  • Assess and analyze the psychological condition and rehabilitation needs of people with physical and psychological disabilities.
  • Provide counseling and guidance to help clients achieve their highest level of adjustment and independence.
  • Provide professional case management to help clients obtain medical, psychological, education, and career services.

The Program includes a full year of supervised internships and provides the opportunity to specialize in neuropsychological assessment and in counseling for people with disabilities related to chronic pain, brain injury, dementia, epilepsy, cancer, and psychiatric disorders.

Because we’re linked administratively with the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program in UT Southwestern’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, our students have access to outstanding course options and faculty support in psychology.

Upon completion of the Program, successful students receive a Master of Rehabilitation Counseling degree and are qualified to sit for several certification and licensing exams, including licensed professional counselor, certified rehabilitation counselor, and licensed psychological associate.

Objectives

The Master of Rehabilitation Counseling Program teaches the concepts and skills needed to provide vocational and adjustment counseling that improves the lives of people with physical and psychosocial disabilities.

Program graduates will be equipped to meet the multidimensional needs of diverse clients in a wide variety of settings – including state and federal rehabilitation agencies, rehabilitation centers, employment services, prisons, hospitals, clinics, welfare offices, educational facilities, and research facilities.

Successful graduates will be eligible for national certification and state licensure and have the necessary skills to provide high-quality rehabilitation counseling and independent living services to individuals with disabilities, including:

  • Educational, vocational, and psychosocial assessment
  • Treatment planning
  • Counseling and guidance
  • Case management
  • Advocacy and coordination of necessary medical and training services
  • Work placement and support
  • Partnership with family and other members of the care team
  • Community program development

Accreditation

To ensure that graduates are eligible for certification and licensure, the Master of Rehabilitation Counseling Program has earned full accreditation from the Council on Rehabilitation Education.

CORE promotes the effective delivery of rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities by promoting and fostering continuing review and improvement of master’s degree-level rehabilitation counselor education programs.

Please contact Lisa Halliburton at 214-648-1763 for information on program performance such as student enrollments, graduates, accreditation status, and student achievement. If you have a question about accreditation, please contact CORE directly.

Council on Rehabilitation Education
1699 Woodfield Road, Suite 300
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone: 847-944-1345

Certified rehabilitation counselor certification. The Master of Rehabilitation Counseling Program meets specific course and practicum supervision requirements of The Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification for licensure as a certified rehabilitation counselor. The CRCC was incorporated as an independent, not-for-profit organization in 1974, making it the oldest credentialing agency in the rehabilitation and counseling fields. To learn more, visit CRCC call 847-944-1325.

Licensed professional counselor licensure in Texas. The Master of Rehabilitation Counseling Program meets requirements for licensure as a professional counselor by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. To learn more, visit the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors or call 512-834-6658.

Licensed psychological associate licensure. The Master of Rehabilitation Counseling Program meets specific course and practicum requirements for licensure as a psychological associate by the Texas State Board of Examiners. To learn more, visit the Texas State Board of Examiners or call 512-305-7700.