About This Program

What is rehabilitation counseling?


Kathleen Green, PhD
Graduate Program Director, Rehabilitation Counseling
Department of Counseling
(413) 748-3566

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The field of rehabilitation counseling is centered on increasing quality of life by helping people who have disabilities achieve their personal, career, and independent living goals through the counseling process. Rehabilitation counselors are employed in private practice, rehabilitation facilities, universities, schools, government agencies, insurance companies, and other organizations that support people with congenital and acquired disabilities in reaching their personal and professional goals. Our rehabilitation counseling program aims to develop and hone students’ counseling skills through a combination of coursework and professionally supervised clinical experiences.

Our program is fully accredited by the Council of the Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and graduates are eligible to sit for the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) exam. With a few additional courses, appropriate practicum, internship, and post-master’s supervision requirements fulfilled, rehabilitation counseling graduates may also be eligible to become licensed mental health counselors (LMHC) and licensed professional counselors (LPC) in many states. Students are advised to check with their state’s licensing board to verify that our program meets their state’s requirements for licensure.

Kathleen Green, program director for rehabilitation counseling and Assistant Professor of Counseling at Springfield College, provides an overview of Springfield College's Rehabilitation Counseling program.

Kelsey Poole, CRC, G'15

Imagine where your master's degree could take you. Now listen to Kelsey's story. Hear how her experience with the graduate programs at Springfield College helps her now embody the Humanics philosophy of educating the whole person in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to others. 

Students and Faculty sit in a room used for counseling.
Springfield College Rehabilitation Counseling Program Ranked in Top Tier of U.S.News Rankings

The Springfield College Rehabilitation Counseling Program has ranked in the top tier in the category of “Best Health Schools” in the latest U.S. News Best Colleges report, making it one of only two Colleges or Universities in New England ranked in the top 20. 


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Our rehabilitation counseling graduate program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP).