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Rehabilitation Counseling Emphasis 51 credit option Curriculum Guide and Course Schedule

Program outline for rehabilitation counseling emphasis.

The rehabilitation counseling emphasis is a two-year program with a fall semester start date. Students are required to complete 51-credits, including a one semester off-campus internship under the supervision of the university Internship Coordinator (CRC) and an agency supervisor (CRC). Students who wish to pursue licensure as a professional counselor in PA will need to take a total of 60 credits, including a course on diagnosis (CNED 532).

Fall Semester (15 credits)
CN ED 500 (3) Introduction to Counseling & Development
CN ED 501 (3) Counseling: Theory & Method
CN ED 506 (3) Individual Counseling Procedures
CN ED 509 (3) Introduction to Rehabilitation Counseling
CN ED 404 (3) Group Procedures in Guidance & Counseling

Spring Semester (12 credits)

CN ED 525 (3) Applied Tests in Counseling (Assessment) or Elective
CN ED 595A (3) Practicum in Rehabilitation Counseling
CN ED 505 (3) Foundations in Career Development/Job Placement
RHS 403 (3) Medical Information for Counselors or Elective

Fall Semester (15 credits)

CN ED 507 (3) Multicultural Counseling
CN ED 526 (3) Research in Counseling
CN ED 560 (3) Psychosocial Aspects of Disability
Elective (3) Outside of CnEd major
Elective (3) or Medical Information for Counselors

Spring Semester (9 credits)
CN ED 595G (6) Internship in Rehabilitation Counseling
CN ED 596 (3) Individual Studies (Master's Paper)


Psychiatric Rehabilitation Option:

The psychiatric rehabilitation option is designed for students who would like to focus primarily on working with individuals with mental illness in community mental health settings, psychiatric rehabilitation programs, and within the state vocational rehabilitation program. This option requires the regular program content and two additional courses, RHS 401 (Community Mental Health Practice and Services) and PSYCH 470 (Abnormal Psychology) as part of the elective coursework.

Students who elect this option will also be required to do an internship serving clients with mental illness/psychiatric disability, as well as complete a related master's paper. 
Students who complete the 60 credit option are eligible to become licensed professional counselors in addition to their certified rehabilitation counselor credential. This option is ideal for students who anticipate working with individuals who may have a combination of mental health and physical disability (e.g., veterans, adults with significant mental illness, others with long-term disability or chronic illness).

Students who took the elective courses as an undergraduate and achieved a grade of "B" or better may have this course requirement waived.

Coordinator: 
Liza Conyers, Ph.D., 
302 CEDAR Building, 
University Park, PA 16802 
(814) 863-6115

Addictions Rehabilitation Option:

The addictions rehabilitation option is designed for students who would like to focus primarily on working with individuals with addiction disorders or as drug and alcohol specialists within the state vocational rehabilitation program. This option requires the regular program curriculum with two addictions courses included as part of the electives: Foundations of Addictions Counseling and an additional course related to addictions/substance abuse (CnEd 840, CnEd 420). Students who complete the 60 credit option are eligible to become licensed professional counselors in addition to their certified rehabilitation counselor credential. This option is ideal for students who anticipate working with individuals who may have a combination of addictions and other health concerns (e.g., veterans, adults with significant mental illness, others with long-term disability or chronic illness).

Students who elect this option will also be required to do an internship working with clients with substance abuse disorders, as well as complete a related master's paper.

Students who took the Foundations to Addictions Counseling course as an undergraduate and achieved a grade of “B” or better may have this course requirement waived.

Coordinator: Deirdre O’Sullivan, Ph.D., 312 CEDAR Building, 
University Park, PA 16802
 (814) 863-4594