Rehabilitation counselors are competent to provide an assessment of abilities and functional limitations, develop plans consistent with individual needs, and partner with clients in achieving their goals through a variety of modalities including individual and group counseling, vocational training and education, and job development and placement. Rehabilitation counseling is a dynamic, exciting field with excellent employment opportunities in both the public and private sectors, including state and federal rehabilitation agencies, nonprofit agencies, veteran’s programs, workers’ compensation agencies, hospitals, and universities.
The Rehabilitation Counseling at Western Washington University is completed through a combination of classroom-based and distance learning coursework. Classroom-based courses are offered at the program’s off-campus site located at the Everett University Center on the Everett Community College campus. The program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP).
The mission of the Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling program is to prepare dedicated and qualified rehabilitation counselors who will partner with individuals with disabilities to enhance their lives, including self-determination, independence, meaningful employment, and full community participation.
The objectives of the program are:
- To offer a quality curriculum that prepares master’s level rehabilitation counselors with the knowledge and skills necessary to ethically and competently serve and advocate with individuals with disabilities.
- To recruit and retain qualified students for a viable program that includes persons from diverse racial and cultural backgrounds and individuals with disabilities.
- To promote an inclusive learning community that enriches student experience and education and promotes full participation of all students.
- Rehabilitation Research
- Human Growth, Development, and Disability
- Theory of Rehabilitation Counseling
- Introduction to Rehabilitation Counseling
- Practice of Rehabilitation Counseling
- Group Counseling Techniques in Rehabilitation
- Social, Psychological and Attitudinal Aspects of Disability
- Medical Aspects of Disability
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
Priority deadline: April 1
DisciplinesCounselling Psychology View 606 other Masters in Counselling Psychology in United States
- Three (3) Letters of Reference. References should be from individuals who can attest to either your professional experiences (preferably at least one from a direct supervisor; can include internship/volunteer positions) or academic strength (preferably a university professor). References should not be from family members or close personal friends.
- Statement of Purpose
- Expectations for Academic and Professional Performance
International23432 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23432 USD per year during 24 months.
National22927 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 22927 USD per year during 24 months.
In-State10680 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10680 USD per year during 24 months.
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