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Welcome to the website for ASU's Master of Rehabilitation Counseling Program. Our graduate program consists of 51 credit hours and is designed as a sequential five semester curriculum leading to the Master of Rehabilitation Counseling (MRC) degree.
The mission of the Master of Rehabilitation Counseling (MRC) Program is to prepare admitted students to become professional Rehabilitation Counselors who work in partnership with people with disabilities.
The primary ongoing goals of the MRC Program include:
Rehabilitation counseling is a systematic process which assists persons with physical, developmental, cognitive, and emotional disabilities to achieve their personal, career, and independent living goals in the most integrated setting possible through the application of the counseling process.
The counseling process involves communication, goal setting, and beneficial growth or change through self advocacy, psychological, vocational, social, and behavioral interventions.
The specific techniques and modalities utilized within this rehabilitation counseling process may include, but not be limited to:
The MRC Program is accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) and makes available annual statements on standards and outcomes.
Naoko Yura Yasui, Ph.D., CRC Assistant Professor/Interim MRC Program Coordinator
Department of Rehabilitation Studies
Dothel W. Edwards, Jr., Rh.D., CRC, CLCP
Professor Department of Rehabilitation Studies
Sonya M. Ware, Ph.D., CRC, LSW
Associate Professor, Rehabilitation Counseling
Rehabilitation Studies Department
John L. Buskey Health Sciences Center
Alabama Relay TDD