The clinical rehabilitation counseling specialization prepares students to work in state organizations, hospitals, rehabilitation agencies, and private practices, as well as in insurance rehabilitation, for advocacy groups, or as a consultant.
Drake University's clinical rehabilitation counseling program is accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE), so students will be eligible to take the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor exam—which leads to certification in every state—during their last semester of coursework.
The 60-credit hour rehabilitation program emphasizes field-based experiences, with six courses devoted to hands-on learning. The program can be completed in two and a half years.
|COUN 200 - Introduction to the Counseling Profession||3|
|COUN 201 - Counseling Research||3|
|COUN 215 - Theoretical Foundations of Individual and Family Counseling||3|
|COUN 220 - Career Development and Occupational Information||3|
|COUN 221 - Methods and Procedures of Counseling||3|
|COUN 224 - Assessment of Families and Individuals||3|
|COUN 225 - Human Development and Life Issues||3|
|COUN 228 - Psychopathology and Psychiatric Disorders||3|
|COUN 236 - Group Procedures||3|
|COUN 240 - Theoretical Foundations of Family Counseling||3|
|COUN 245 - Counseling Diverse Populations||3|
|COUN 260 - Counseling Practicum||3|
|COUN 270 - Advanced Practicum||3|
|Clinical Rehabilitation Specialization Courses|
|COUN 210 - Disability Policy||3|
COUN 233 - Human Resource Field Work
COUN 246 - Medical Aspects
COUN 265 - Advanced Placement
COUN 292 - Rehabilitation Counseling Internship
Counseling Admission Requirements
This program has indicated specific essay requirements. This essay replaces the general admission essay required for other programs.
The paper should be a 5-page, double spaced statement of interest in the counseling profession. It should include the following information: