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2003-2004 Springfield College Graduate Catalog 
2003-2004 Springfield College Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling

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Students primarily interested in working with mental health or psychiatric populations are offered a program in this growing and exciting area of rehabilitation. Emphasis is placed not solely on understanding and knowledge in psychopathology and psychotherapy but rather on concepts of growth and development, independent living, vocational rehabilitation, milieu and expressive therapies, and psychosocial support systems. A dual program concentration with Alcohol Substance Abuse is also available to students in this program. Graduates of this program are typically employed in hospitals, clinics, community mental health programs, vocational rehabilitation agencies, and private psychiatric facilities. In addition to being eligible to become a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) after passing the designated exam, completion of this option results in eligibility to become a Massachusetts licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) after completion of two years of acceptable employment and passing the required exam.

Clinical fieldwork requirements

Specific program electives

  • RHDS 680.02 - Multicultural Issues in Rehabilitation Counseling Credits: 3 s.h.
  • RHDS 692 - Group Counseling Credits: 3 s.h.

Research requirement

* Successful completion of the Master’s Comprehensive Examination is required.

For master of education degree. (Total 60-63 s.h.)

For master of science degree. (Total 66 s.h.)

Or. (Total 65 s.h.)

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