The MHS-CRC curriculum is a 60 credit hour program beginning in the fall semester and spanning five semesters for full-time students. Part-time study may be available to a limited number of students. The curriculum has three major components that complement each other and are integrated throughout the course of study. The following is a brief description of each components and its content. (a) The component of Theory and Conceptualization broadens and deepens students’ understanding and appreciation of the professional knowledge base, philosophy, values, and systems of counseling and rehabilitation. (b) The component of Research and Assessment teaches our students how to manage, interpret, and utilize data for purposes of individual assessment of clients, evaluation of interventions, or applying research findings to improve professional practice. (c) The component of Counseling, Case Management, and Advocacy provides students with both classroom and fieldwork opportunities to develop and practice a variety of skills to apply to a wide scope of challenges faced by the individuals, groups, and communities who are served by counseling and rehabilitation. Each of the two fieldwork requirements, Practicum and Internship, is a semester-long experience working with clients in an approved agency and receiving weekly individual supervision by a qualified site supervisor and weekly group supervision by a faculty member. The Practicum is a part-time placement in an agency for a minimum of 180 hours; Internship is a full-time immersion in another agency for a minimum of 600 hours.
The MHSCRC site placement sequence consists of a Practicum and an Internship. The practicum (Rehab 6641) consists of 180, 12 hours per week on-site for the entire semester. The internship (Rehab 6643) consists of a total of 600 clock hours, 40 hours per week on-site for the entire semester. Both courses run for the entire semester, including finals week, and are graded on a pass/fail basis.
Practicum: Fall - 180 hours on site
Internship: Spring - 600 hours on site