Rehabilitation Counseling

Our graduate program in rehabilitation counseling produces skilled professionals to help people with disabilities - including behavioral, developmental and physical - achieve job placement, independent living and inclusion in society.

Accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education, our rigorous program develops rehabilitation counselors who not only understand the full range of disabilities and their implications for living and working, but also work to promote equal opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

Our graduates are prepared to work in a variety of settings, including state rehabilitation agencies, hospitals, substance abuse programs and mental health clinics. With appropriate supervised experience, they are eligible to sit for the national exam in rehabilitation counseling, which certifies them as a rehabilitation counselor. Students may also continue their graduate studies to obtain licensure as a mental health counselor.

With courses available at our Newport campus, our Center for Adult Education in Warwick and online, our program offers working students a flexible schedule and an opportunity to accelerate the completion of their degree.

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Course Spotlight

The Psychology of Group Process

Graduate Program in Rehabilitation Counseling

The study of small groups is multifaceted and cuts across many social science disciplines. This course provides a framework through which to view group development as it applies to the helping professions. The course provides practical experience in group process, group interventions and group facilitation. Students learn to identify different group types, establish group norms, understand the evolution of a typical group and become familiar with ethical issues and standards of practice in group work....