Counseling: Clinical Rehabilitation

Graduate Program

Counseling: Clinical Rehabilitation

Portland State University clinical rehabilitation student working with a client

Counseling: Clinical Rehabilitation Masters Degree Overview

Build the experience and gain the confidence you will need serve individuals with disabilities with masters in clinical rehabilitation counseling. Our program prepares graduates to work in a wide variety of clinical mental health and rehabilitation settings with individuals who are psychologically and vocationally adjusting to the disability experience.

Our immersive graduate program is organized around core foundation courses, an intensive on-campus practicum training clinic experience, interpersonal growth experiences, advanced theory and practice courses, and a culminating half-time field internship placement.

Our program’s 90 graduate credits are designed to meet CACREP national accreditation standards for professional counselors and the academic degree requirements to become licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Oregon and other states.

Degree Details

Location Definitions:

On campus:
100% on campus
Online:
100% online
Flexible:
Combination of online and on campus
  • M
    Masters
    Locations
    On campus
    Total Credits
    90
    Start Term
    Fall

Counseling: Clinical Rehabilitation Masters Degree: Why PSU?

Our department is intertwined with Portland’s community of counselors. We provide counseling services to community members at our Clinic and serve community clients at internship sites. The counseling department also provides clinical supervision to post-masters counseling interns and contributes leadership/consultation for the Oregon licensure board and professional organizations such as the Oregon Counseling Association.

What can I do with a master's degree in Counseling: Clinical Rehabilitation?

Our graduates are eligible to obtain the both Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and the National Certified Counselor certifications as well as licensure as professional counselors. Our graduates are employed in public mental health agencies, public and private community counseling agencies, employee assistance programs, day treatment and inpatient hospital settings, private practice, group practice, community colleges, university settings, and public and private vocational rehabilitation agencies. Graduates are employed as counselors at various community mental health agencies and in private practice.

Graduates can:

  • Work as counselors in private practice or community agencies
  • Become clinical supervisors

Examples of employment found by our graduates:

  • Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare
  • DePaul Treatment Center
  • Cedar Hills Hospital
  • Oregon Commission for the Blind
  • Outside/In
  • Veteran's Affairs
  • DHS Vocational Rehabilitation

Requirements

Portland State's CRC master’s degree is organized around core foundation courses, an intensive on-campus practicum training clinic experience, interpersonal growth experiences, advanced theory and practice courses, and a culminating half-time field internship placement. Our program consists of 90 graduate credits designed to meet CACREP national accreditation standards for professional counselors and the academic degree requirements to become licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Oregon and other states.

Electives

  • COUN 552 Theories and Interventions II
  • COUN 575 Foundations of Couples, Marriage, and Family Counseling
  • COUN 586 Psychopharmacology and Mental Illness
  • COUN 588 Diagnosis and Treatment Planning II
  • COUN 590 Foundation of Rehabilitation Counseling
  • COUN 591 Medical Aspects of Disability
  • COUN 592 Psychosocial Aspects of Disability
  • COUN 593 Case Management
  • COUN 594 Occupational Analysis/Vocational Evaluation
  • COUN 595 Contemporary Issues and Applications in Rehabilitation Counseling

Accreditation

Portland State University is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

Portland State University's Counseling programs are accredited by CACREP, the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practice Commission (TSPC), and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).