Master of Rehabilitation Counseling (M.R.C.)
Psychology and Counseling
The Master of Rehabilitation Counseling (M.R.C.) Program is designed to meet the growing demand for professionally trained rehabilitation counselors. Students complete coursework in the areas of (a) foundations of the rehabilitation process that includes an understanding of the philosophy, theory, sociological, environmental, and legal/ ethical aspects of persons with disabilities, (b) medical, vocational, and psychosocial aspects disabling conditions, (c) theories and techniques in individual and group counseling, and (d) care/disability management and career and lifestyle choices of persons with disabilities. In addition to the required coursework, students must also complete a 100-clock-hour practicum and 600-clock-hours of internship experience in a private or public rehabilitation/ health care facility or mental health setting. Candidates for the M.R.C. degree must also pass a written comprehensive examination which is typically taken during the last semester of the student's program.
The mission of the Masters of Rehabilitation Counseling (MRC) program at Arkansas State University is to prepare graduates to provide quality rehabilitation and counseling services to individuals with physical, mental, cognitive, developmental and emotional disabilities, enabling them to achieve their personal, social, psychological and vocational goals.
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