About the Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Program

The Master of Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling program is a full-time, post-baccalaureate program that begins once a year in August. Upon completion of the program, successful students receive a Master of Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling degree and 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.

Program Mission

The mission of the Master’s Program in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling is to provide its students with the highest quality of training in the relevant concepts and skills needed in vocational and adjustment counseling for people with disabilities and chronic illness, and to provide program graduates with the academic and clinical experiences necessary for national certification as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) and state licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and/or Licensed Psychological Associate (LPA).

Program Objectives

In order to fulfill the mission of the Master’s Program in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling, the Program seeks to meet the following objectives:

  • To offer academic content and clinical practicum and internship experiences that will meet or exceed standards necessary for obtaining relevant accreditation, certification, and licensure.
  • To ensure that all program graduates have demonstrated mastery of core academic content.
  • To ensure that all program graduates have demonstrated essential skills in clinical rehabilitation counseling, psychological assessment, and vocational planning.
  • To ensure that program graduates have demonstrated knowledge of the professional identities expected of a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Licensed Psychological Associate.

Accreditation

To ensure that graduates are eligible for certification and licensure, the Master of Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Program has earned full accreditation as a Rehabilitation Counselor Education program from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

CACREP promotes the effective delivery of counseling and 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 Anissa Jackson at 214-648-1740 or via anissa.jackson@utsouthwestern.edu for information on program performance such as student enrollments, graduates, accreditation status, and student achievement. If you have a question about accreditation, please contact CACREP directly.

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 510
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 535-5990

Certifications and Licensure

The Master of Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Program meets specific academic coursework and practicum/internship requirements for the following certification and licensure boards:

Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC). Visit the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification or call 847-944-1325.

Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Visit the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors or call 512-834-6658.

Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists as a Licensed Psychological Associate (LPA). Visit the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists or call 512-305-7700.