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Online MA in Counseling: Clinical Rehabilitation
Counseling Specialization

Helping those with 
disabilities live their best life.

As a clinical rehabilitation counselor, you’ll help people overcome the complications of disability, so they can receive the support they need and succeed in the workplace.

Collaborate with healthcare professionals to provide holistic care for your clients as their most valuable advocate.

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  • Duration 3.5 years
  • Cost per Credit $925
  • Credit Hours 60

Program Benefits

Prepare for the Certified Rehabilitation Councelor (CRC) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) Exams

Turn Dedicated Compassion Into Skilled Advocacy

In the Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling specialization of OLLU’s MA in Counseling, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills to help individuals with disabilities navigate the complexities of receiving care and support and maintaining fulfilling employment.

You’ll wield an expert-level familiarity with all aspects of disability counseling, including assistive technology and employment law. In addition to helping individuals, you can also help employers ensure their workplaces are receptive and accommodating to those with disabilities.

When you graduate, you’ll be eligible to sit for the Clinical Rehabilitation Examination and apply for the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC). CRCC counselors are the only graduate-prepared counselors certified to serve people with disabilities.1

Career Outlook: Prepare for Certification

This program supports your preparation for certification as a clinical rehabilitation counselor and licensure as a professional counselor.

Rehabilitation counselors can expect to see strong, 10 percent job growth between 2018 and 2028.1 Rehabilitation counselors working for state governments earn a median salary of $51,350.1

You’ll complete this program prepared to pursue certification as a licensed professional counselor or a certified rehabilitation counselor and work in private and public agencies, hospitals, nonprofits and other settings.*

Careers in Counseling

Curriculum: Foundational Knowledge Meets Hands-On Application

Gain a foundational knowledge of clinical rehab basics, such as treatment planning, screening, assessing and etiology. Enhance your contextual understanding of roles and settings, the continuum of care and the effects of discrimination. Master skills required of a practicing counselor, such as conducting diagnostic interviews and career assessments and advocating for patients.

Classwork is mostly asynchronous, allowing you to study on a schedule that suits you. While we are not CACREP-accredited, this curriculum is designed according to the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) Standards, giving you an education that meets the highest standards for the counseling profession.

Course Spotlight: COUN 8346 Medical & Psychosocial Aspects of Disability

Examine medical aspects of major disabilities and their effects upon social, vocational, personal, and economic adjustment. You’ll also learn about environmental, attitudinal, and individual barriers, along with assistive technology to reduce and eliminate barriers.

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Course Spotlight: COUN 8334 Rehabilitation Service Delivery and Case Management

Address the delivery of rehabilitation services, and the role of rehabilitation counselors, across settings such as state/federal vocational rehabilitation, psychiatric rehabilitation, transition from school to work, private for-profit rehabilitation, forensic rehabilitation, substance abuse rehabilitation, and veterans’ rehabilitation.

Available Specializations

Focus your counseling degree on the area you’re passionate about with one of three specializations.

Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC): Clinical Mental Health Counseling Specialization

Learn to support people of all ages and backgrounds as they confront mental health challenges to improve their lives.

Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC): School Counseling Specialization

Prepare to help students overcome challenges to meet their potential and find success.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question we don’t cover here, request more information or call 855-275-1082.

If you take two courses every 14 weeks, you can complete:
  • the School Counseling concentration in 2.5 years
  • the Clinical Mental Health Counseling and the Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling concentrations in 3–3.5 years.

Total tuition estimates are as follows and do not include the cost of books and fees:

  • School Counseling specialization, $44,400
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling specializations, $55,500

While we are not CACREP-accredited, our curriculum is designed according to the 2016 Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) Standards.

Yes. You can choose from the Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling, and School Counseling specializations.

The program requires 600 hours of internship experience and 100 hours of practicum experience for all specializations.

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*Students outside of Texas are responsible for knowing their specific state requirements for LPC licensure.

NOTE: Applicants seeking licensure are encouraged to review all applicable eligibility requirements related to the respective occupational license per the Texas occupations code HB 1508.

Sources:

  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019 September 4). Rehabilitation Counselors. Occupational Employment Statistics. Retrieved October 29, 2019, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/rehabilitation-counselors.htm.