Master of Rehabilitation Counseling (MRC)

Welcome to ASU’s Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling Program. Our five semester curriculum (51 credit hours) prepares students to become competent Rehabilitation Counselors. The program offers intensive coursework as well as practicum and internship experiences, where students are able to integrate the practical knowledge and clinical skills necessary for competent professional practice.

Rehabilitation Counseling is a systematic process in which persons with physical, developmental, cognitive, and emotional disabilities are assisted in achieving their personal, career, and independent living goals in the most integrated settings 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.

Prospective rehabilitation counselors are expected to demonstrate emotional maturity, ethics and integrity, effective interpersonal skills, and genuine concern for others. Students should be receptive to constructive feedback, as well as personal and professional growth opportunities afforded through coursework, group labs, supervision, practicum, and internship experiences.

The specific techniques and modalities utilized within the rehabilitation counseling process may include, but not be limited to: assessment and appraisal; diagnosis and treatment planning; career counseling; individual and group counseling; treatment interventions focused on psychosocial adjustment to disability; case management and service coordination; consultation and access to rehabilitation technology; and interventions to remove environmental, employment and attitudinal barriers.


Accreditation

The Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling Program is currently accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Education Programs (CACREP), located at 1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 510, Alexandria, VA  22314. CACREP’s telephone number is (703) 535-5990) and its web address is www.cacrep.org.

CACREP requires the Program to make to available to the public annual statements pertaining to program outcomes. Outcomes for Academic Years 2017-2018/2018-2019 are listed below:

Outcome

Academic Year 2017-2018

Academic Year 2018-2019

Number of Graduates

9

10

Completion Rate

90%

100%

 

Certification Examination Pass Rate

Less than 50%

 

Less than 50%

 

Job Placement Rate of Students/Graduates

90%

 

90%

 

 


Graduation Requirements, Tuition, & Fees

The requirements for graduation are published and available for viewing in the Graduate Catalogue. Tuition and fees are subject to change. Please refer to Cost & Aid on the main page.


.Progression, Retention, Graduation, Certification, & Credentialing Requirements

Graduates of the Program are eligible to sit for the certified rehabilitation examination, administered by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC). After successful completion of this exam, the graduate will be able to use the designation Certified Rehabilitation Counselor.