What is a Rehabilitation Counselor?
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The Department of Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies (HSRS) at Assumption College offers the Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study. Graduates of our programs are well prepared to seek employment in settings which focus on rehabilitation, human services, and allied health and education.
Our philosophy is to develop leaders in the field, using a multi-disciplinary approach drawing from rehabilitation, sociology, psychology, natural sciences, economics, education, and the humanities.
Most importantly, a strong academic component is combined with equally strong experiential components, offering students a unique real-world training experience. The student will master a comprehensive set of skills, knowledge and competencies and then have the opportunity through their practicum and internship experience, to put those skills into practice in actual rehabilitation settings.
Key areas of focus are:
- Individual and Group Counseling
- Medical and Psychiatric Rehabilitation
- Cultural Diversity
- Case and Caseload Management
- Disability Management and Rehabilitation Planning
- Vocational Assessment, Career Counseling and Job Placement
- Assistive Technology and Accommodation
- Consumer Advocacy
- Ethics and Ethical Decision-making
Graduates of our program are well-trained and positioned to assume leadership roles in rehabilitation, human service, allied health, education, and a variety of related settings.
Our faculty is a premier group of educators and offer a rich blend of practical experience and professional accomplishment. Your education and training will integrate theory and practice through a comprehensive and challenging course of study. Practical experience is developed through an internship in a setting that affords you the opportunity, under the supervision of a professional rehabilitation counselor, to engage in the full range of duties and responsibilities of rehabilitation counseling practice.
Study in small classes focused on career training as a rehabilitation counselor.
In addition to small classes, there is ample opportunity for students to pursue specific interest areas such as vocational rehabilitation, psychiatric rehabilitation, youth in transition, substance abuse and addiction, and working with veterans with disabilities. The quality of the graduate program is supported by its accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and the career success attained by our graduates. If you are considering a career in rehabilitation or one of the helping professions which requires an understanding of disability and counseling, the Department of Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies at Assumption College provides you with a supportive environment, small classes, and an exceptional faculty to help you achieve your career goals, all backed by a 48 year legacy of success.