Mount Mary University's Master of Science in Counseling Clinical Rehabilitation emphasis prepares you to provide counseling services to people with disabilities. The program also offers specialized coursework in trauma counseling, addictions counseling, psychiatric rehabilitation, and medical aspects of disability.  

By completing the Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling emphasis, you will meet the educational requirements toward becoming a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), the national credential from the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC).

Students are also eligible to seek licensure as a Professional Counselor in the state of Wisconsin by completing 3,000 hours of post-master's supervised clinical counseling experience and passing the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor Examination (CRC Exam) offered by the CRCC. Further national certification may also include Certificated Disability Management Specialist (CDMS) and Certified Case Manager (CCM). 


Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Requirements

The 60-credit clinical rehabilitation counseling emphasisrequires you to:

  • Complete all required and elective program coursework (see below)
  • Perform 700 on-site hours of clinical practicum/internship experiences at approved counseling sites
  • Complete a comprehensive exam

The following courses are required for this emphasis:

Counseling Core (30 credits) 

  • CON 600: Professional Identity & Ethics
  • CON 601: Orientation to Practicum/Internship (0 credits, 2nd Friday of Spring Semester)
  • CON 610: Theories of Counseling
  • CON 611: Career Development
  • CON 612: Techniques of Counseling
  • CON 630: Behavioral Science Statistics and Research
  • CON 700: Multicultural Counseling
  • CON 720: Counseling Assessment and Program Evaluation
  • CON 740: Group Procedures in Counseling
  • CON 741: Family Systems Theory, Research and Practice 
  • CON 750: Counseling Across the Lifespan 

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Concentration (18 credits): 

  • CON 622: Advanced Counseling Techniques
  • CON 650: Trauma Counseling I
  • CON 714: Addiction Counseling
  • CON 770: Psychopathology
  • CON 795: Supervised Practicum (CRC placement) - 100 hours/40 in face-to-face
  • CON 796: Counseling Internship I (CRC placement) - 300 hours/120 in face-to-face/90 AODA & Trauma
  • CON 797: Counseling Internship II (CRC placement) - 300 hours/120 face-to-face/90 AODA & Trauma

Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Emphasis (9 credits)

  • CON 615: Introduction to Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling & Case Management 
  • CON 640: Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Disabilities 
  • CON 760: Psychiatric Rehabilitation & Intervention

 See complete degree requirements and a listing of courses on pages 199-206 in the Academic Catalog.

Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Practicum & Internship

Our faculty will help you secure practicum and internship sites. You will need to complete 700 hours of clinical/internship experiences: one semester of supervised practicum (10 hours per week for a total of 100 hours on-site) and two semesters of counseling internship (20 hours per week, for a total of 300 hours each semester on-site).

Practicum and internship sites for clinical rehabilitation counseling students are located primarily in southeastern Wisconsin. 


Clinical Rehabilitation Post-Master's Certificate

Post-Master’s Certificates in Counseling are designed for students who have previously received a master’s degree in the counseling field and who seek an additional area of concentration in which to be licensed. In most cases specific licenses are granted by state regulating and licensing boards and in some cases licensing or credentialing may be awarded by a national professional organization. See the curriculum requirements based on your previous degree.

Transfer Credits

A maximum of 9 credits or 30 percent of total program credits, whichever is greater, may be transferred from other regionally accredited institutions with the approval of the program director. All transfer credits must be at a grade B or better, and must be documented with official transcripts. Credit earned prior to admission will be evaluated during the admission process only.