About This Program

What is rehabilitation counseling?

Contact

Kathleen Glynn, PhD
Graduate Program Director, Rehabilitation Counseling
Department of Counseling
(413) 748-3318
kglynn@springfield.edu

Learn more about the Department of Counseling.

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.

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Department of Counseling Open House

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018

6 p.m.

Stitzer Welcome Center at Judd Gymnasia

Student participates in a counseling session

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Accreditation

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