The Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Program (CRCP) is a graduate degree offered through the Division of Arts and Science. The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Program (CRCP) was started in August, 2004. The Program is designed to meet the growing demand for qualified, professionally trained clinical rehabilitation counselors who want to work in public and private rehabilitation agencies and institutions. The program will result in improvement in the rehabilitation delivery system by increasing the number of master’s level minority professionals entering the rehabilitation field, and by increasing their qualifications to advance professionally.
The Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Program is designed to meet the growing demand for qualified, mental health professionally trained clinical rehabilitation counselors who want to work in public and private mental health rehabilitation agencies and institutions. Graduates are prepared to meet the psychosocial and vocational needs of persons with varying disabilities such as developmental disabilities, psychiatric disabilities, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, alcohol and substance abuse behaviors, as well as other acquired disabling conditions. Graduates are professionally trained for careers in vocational clinical rehabilitation in government agencies such as the state-federal system, not for profit and for profit community clinical rehabilitation programs, educational institutions, private for profit and not for profit community rehabilitation programs, residential programs, case management, bureau of worker’s compensation, and mental health services.
Graduates utilize knowledge and competency in understanding the physical, social, psychological, economic, and political implications of disabilities to promote self-sufficiency and independence. Likewise, graduates learn to always ensure understanding of how gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, and culture impact one’s experience of disability. Graduates are trained to engage in ethical practice, ongoing professional development, and to implement research initiatives.
The program recruits’ candidates from typically underrepresented populations such as minority students and students with disabilities from the entire Region V area. Wilberforce’s Master of Science Degree in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling is the only Historically Black Colleges and University (HBCU) program in the Midwest. (Region V includes Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.) The program results in improvement in the clinical rehabilitation delivery system by increasing the number of master’s level minority professionals entering the clinical rehabilitation service or increasing their qualifications to advance professionally. Likewise, the program builds local capacity to provide culturally competent mental health services for minority clients in the clinical rehabilitation system and improve their chances to achieve successful outcomes.
The Master of Science degree in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Program Objectives:
1. To recruit capable and culturally diverse students.
2. To provide a relevant curriculum that intertwines theory with research and practice.
3. To assist students to develop a professional identity as a counselor and address the physical and mental health disabilities of clients.
4. To encourage students to engage in the study and exploration of current societal issues such as:
a. Opioid epidemic
b. Stress / Anxiety
5. To promote and encourage students to participate in research, scholarly, and professional development activities.
6. To collaborate with community mental health and clinical rehabilitation professionals to identify professional and curricula opportunities for students.
The Program of Study includes a dynamic preparation for our students. To review examples of the Program of Study please click Graduate Program of Study.
To learn more about the program, please download our Grad Rehab Brochure 2018.