Rehabilitation Counseling Colleges
Rehabilitation counseling has to do with professional assistance helping people to overcome a wide variety of disabilities, both mental and physical. It is not necessarily focused on addiction rehabilitation, which has become the health care field where the term is most often used. The master's program qualifies graduates for licensure as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC).
Rehabilitation counselors are employed in a wide variety of settings, including: nonprofit rehabilitation programs, state rehabilitation programs, high schools and college settings, independent living centers, medical rehabilitation centers, programs, mental health agencies, and corrections facilities. Substance abuse treatment is also an important area, but one of many for which rehabilitation professionals train.
There are several levels of licensure for addiction counselors; the educational requirements range from a certification program to a master's degree. The highest level of addiction rehabilitation counseling certification generally requires that the applicant be a Licensed Social Worker (LSW), a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC).
Featured rehabilitation counseling schools:
- Michigan State University
- University of Wisconsin/Madison (Note: the Stout campus of UW has an online rehabilitation counseling degree program.)
- Penn State
- University of Iowa
- University of Arizona
- Boston University
- George Washington University
- Southern Illinois University
- San Diego State University
- University of Florida