Mount Mary University's Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Concentration prepares you to become a certified rehabilitation counselor. The program also offers specialized coursework in trauma counseling and addictions counseling. 

By completing the clinical rehabilitation counseling program, you are eligible to become a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC). This includes:

  • Completing a rehabilitation counseling internship of 700 clock hours supervised by a CRC
  • Completing 12 months of acceptable employment experience supervised by a CRC
  • Passing the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor Examination

Further national certification may also include Certificated Disability Management Specialist (CDMS) and Certified Case Manager (CCM). 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 Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC). 

Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Degree Requirements

The 60-credit clinical rehabilitation counseling concentration requires you to:

  • Complete all required and elective program coursework (see below)
  • Perform 700 on-site hours of clinical practicum/internship experiences at selected clinical rehabilitation counseling sites
  • Prepare a professional counselor portfolio and self-assessment
  • Complete a comprehensive exam (if you don’t wish to pursue a Ph.D.) or complete 6-9 research/thesis credits (if you are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision, rehabilitation counseling, rehabilitation psychology or related discipline)

The following courses are required for this concentration:

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 Rehabilitation Counseling Concentration (27 credits)

  • CON 615: Introduction to Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling & Case Management 
  • CON 640: Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Disabilities 
  • CON 650: Trauma Counseling I
  • CON 714: Addiction Counseling
  • CON 760: Psychiatric Rehabilitation & Intervention
  • 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

Elective Courses Options (3 credits)

  • CON 651: Trauma Counseling II
  • CON 715: Professional Issues in Addiction Counseling
  • CON 775: Psychopharmacology
  • CON 790: Research

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.

Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Practicum Sites

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 (8 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. 

Practicum and internship sites:

LPC/LCSW; without Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC)**
Aalto Enhancement Center
Acacia Wellness Center
Applied Therapies and Wellness Centers, S.C.
Arunaobi Integrated Medical Behavioral Health Clinic, AIMBHC*
Aurora Behavioral Health Services
Bread of Healing
Cardinal Stritch University - Counseling & Health Service; Career Services
Center for Behavioral Medicine
Colombia St. Mary's Hospital, Milwaukee
Crisis Resource Center
Easterseals Southeast Wisconsin, Waukesha*
Empathia (ProHealth Care, Inc.)
Genesee Lake School*
HOPES Center
James Place*
La Causa Social Services
LAD Lake (Capital Drive: Independent Living)
Mental Health America of Wisconsin
Meta House
Milwaukee Academy*
Milwaukee County Jail & House of Corrections
Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) Counseling Services
Milwaukee Vet Center*
Mount Mary University Career Development (Career Assessment)
Ozaukee County Department of Human Services
Robert E. Ellsworth Correctional Facility
Sebastian Family Psychology Practice
Solutions Behavioral Health (Psychiatric Rehab)
St. Rose Youth & Family Center
UMOS, Inc.
UW-Waukesha Campus Counseling Center
Washington County Human Services
Youth & Family Project
*Specifically has disability assessment, individuals with disabilities, psychiatric rehabilitation, vocational guidance/rehab, career assessment, case management
**When there is no CRC on site, individual supervision (one hour/week) with a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor is required.

LPC/LCSW; with Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC)
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
US Department of Veterans Affairs
UW-Whitewater Center for Students with Disabilities
UW-Milwaukee Career Planning and Resource Center
Waukesha County Technical College Student Accessibility Office

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.