Mission and Objectives

The mission of the program for the Master of Health Sciences degree in Clinical Rehabilitation and Counseling is to provide professional education and clinical experience to master’s level students who are committed to serving persons of all ages, including diverse backgrounds, that have challenges related to mental, physical, developmental, cognitive, and emotional disabilities.  Professional preparation of master’s level students will focus on equipping students with knowledge and skills to provide clinical services. Master’s level students will be prepared to assume the full range of professional responsibilities required in a variety of counseling settings and are motivated to contribute to scholarship and service locally and nationally. This mission is achieved through various academic, clinical, research, and scholarly activities.

 

Program Objectives


The Master of Health Sciences degree in Clinical Rehabilitation and Counseling program seeks:

  1.  To educate counselors who demonstrate sound knowledge and strong skills in:
    1. Professional counseling orientation and ethical practice
    2. Social and cultural diversity
    3. Human growth and development
    4. Career Development
    5. Counseling and helping relationships
    6. Group counseling and group work
    7. Assessment and testing
    8. Research and program evaluation

Additional areas covered in courses will include:

https://www.cacrep.org/section-5-entry-level-specialty-areas-clinical-mental-health-counseling/

https://www.cacrep.org/section-5-entry-level-specialty-areas-clinical-rehabilitation-counseling/

  1. To foster professionalism among students and faculty and facilitate their involvement in professional organizations and activities;
  2. To foster an awareness of the needs and resources within our client communities, meaningful involvement of faculty and students in addressing these needs;
  3. To offer and support opportunities for students and faculty to collaborate on research projects in the spirit of the scientist-practitioner model;
  4. To provide continuing education and consultation opportunities responsive to the needs of counseling and other mental health professionals.