Jun 23, 2018  
2006-2007 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
2006-2007 Graduate Studies Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Rehabilitation Counseling, Advanced Certificate

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The Advanced Certificate in Rehabilitation Counseling is intended for rehabilitation practitioners in the counseling field who wish to pursue rehabilitation counseling courses and/or field work to qualify for the CRC (Certified Rehabilitation Counselor) or the Mental Health Practitioner’s licensing examination.  The 12-24 semester hour program beyond the master’s degree provides students with the opportunity to complete the needed course work as specified by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (for the CRC) or by the New York State Education Department (for the Mental Health Practitioner’s license).  The number of semester hours to be taken would depend on the student’s master’s degree and previous course work.  For some students, their program of study could indicate as few as 12 s.h. and for others, as many as 24 s.h.  In no case would the student take fewer than 12 s.h.

Admission Requirements

  1. Master’s degree in counseling or other related field.

  2. Three current letters of recommendation from individuals who have knowledge of the applicant’s counseling skills.

  3. A detailed resume of professional, clinical and related experiences.

  4. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 for graduate work; personal interview with the program faculty member.

Program Requirements - Semester Hours: (12-24)

Students can select courses under advisement from master’s level Rehabilitation Counseling courses. Individual programs of study are developed according to the student’s career goals for either the CRC or the Mental Health Practitioner’s license.

Typical courses include the following:

CRC Requirements

To sit for the CRC, such a candidate’s transcript must reflect a minimum of:
  1. One graduate course on the Theories and Techniques of Counseling
  2. Four graduate courses in Rehabilitation Counseling in the following areas (one from each area):
    • Assessment
    • Occupational Information or Job Placement
    • Medical or Psychosocial Aspects of Disability
    • Community Resources or Delivery of Rehabilitation Services

Applicants are typically advised in their selection of four (4) Rehabilitation Counseling courses according to the above regimen.

In the future, Rehabilitation Counseling graduates will require added course work in addition to their Rehabilitation Counseling masters as mandated by the New York State Mental Health Practitioner’s Licensing exam. It is foreseen that Hofstra Rehabilitation Counseling graduates may need to satisfy at least the following content areas not previously taken in the RC masters:

  • Group Dynamics
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Research
  • Psychopathology
  • Foundations of Mental Health Counseling and Consultation

The following SOEAHS courses address these content areas respectively:

  • COUN 277-Group Counseling, 3 s.h.
  • MFT 204-Individual and Family Life Cycle Development, 3 s.h.
  • RES 258-Understanding Research Methodology, 3 s.h.
  • COUN 261-Understanding Psychopathology in Counseling, 3 s.h. or
  • REHB 259-Medical Characteristics in Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 3 s.h.
  • COUN 275 Issues of Mental Health and Consultation, 3 s.h. or
  • REHB 253 Rehabilitation Approaches for Persons with Severe Mental Illness, 3 s.h.

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Satisfactory completion of all course requirements according to the student’s individual program of study (12-24 s.h.)
  2. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 in overall graduate course work.

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