Master in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling
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).
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.
The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Program is accredited as a Rehabilitation Counseling Entry-Level Specialty Area by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). A special effort has been made to offer course work in areas of study relative to certification as a rehabilitation counselor in addition to licensure as a psychological associate and/or a licensed professional counselor in the state of Texas.
Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Team
The Program is led by Robert Drake, M.S., CRC, LPC-S, Interim Director