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Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Program Review

APM 220 Expectations:

1. The mission and goals of the program and their relation to the mission and strategic priorities of the institution

Introduction

The Rehabilitation Counseling Program is ranked in the "Top 25 Best Graduate Schools" by U.S. News & World Reports, and is the only program at Fresno State listed in the CSU's Top 100 List of Ranked Programs.

During academic year 2016-2017 the Master of Science Program in Rehabilitation Counseling was completely overhauled to achieve national dual accreditation. In order to stay current with national trends in the counseling profession, major core areas/domains were addressed to engineer a new curriculum and program name change. These changes have had a major impact on redeveloping our curriculum/courses to streamline degree completion and licensure preparation in 2-2½ years versus 2½-3 years with our former program.

The program faculty worked intensively during 2016-2017 and obtained Department, College, Academic Senate, University, and State Chancellor approval to change our name and align our curriculum to meet new accreditation standards for national certifications and California licensure.

We are now the "Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Program" and we were notified in summer 2017 that we are dually accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) and Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) – a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Vision for California State University, Fresno

We will become New California's premier engaged university, nationally recognized for our teaching, learning, transformational scholarship, and dynamic leadership which engages faculty, students, staff, and community in mutually beneficial and respectful collaboration benefiting the region and society as a whole.

Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Program

Vision

Changing the Face of Human Service

Mission

To serve people with disabilities by doing an outstanding job of training warm, emphatic, trustworthy and culturally competent Qualified Rehabilitation Professionals who will make a real difference in the lives of persons with disabilities and transform the practice of Rehabilitation Counseling in California and beyond.

Overall Program Goals

Recruit and train warm, emphatic, trustworthy and culturally competent Qualified Rehabilitation and Mental Health Professionals.

Provide students with opportunities for exposure and training in practical, real life workings of rehabilitation.

Maintain the Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Program as a responsive resource to meet the rehabilitation needs of traditionally underserved disability and ethnic group populations in Fresno and the Central Valley.

Serve as a valuable resource of research, scholarship, expertise, training and advocacy for the larger rehabilitation community in the Central Valley as well as throughout the state of California.

Strength

National Leader in Hands-On, Real-World Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling

To view the mission and goals of the Kremen School of Education and Human Development, please refer to the following hyperlink:

http://kremen.fresnostate.edu/about/index.html

To review the Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Program website, please refer to the following hyperlink:

http://kremen.fresnostate.edu/crmhc/index.html

2. The curriculum through which program mission and goals are pursued.

The Master of Science Program in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling is a dually accredited 60 unit program.

The curriculum through which the program mission and goals are accomplished are pursued by the following graduate courses:

Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Program

Course

Course Name

Units

 

*COUN 200

Counseling Techniques

3

Required

REHAB 201

Professional Identity and Ethics in Counseling (#1)

*Any major/discipline should be able to take course that covers 1st 8 areas

3

Required

*COUN 201

Multicultural (#2)

3

Required

*COUN 206

Lifespan (#3)

3

Required

*COUN 220

Career Development (#4)

3

Required

*COUN 280T

Advanced Counseling Theories (#5)

3

Required

*COUN 202

Group Counseling (#6)

3

Required

*COUN 203

Assessment (#7)

3

Required

*ERE 220

Research (#8)

3

Required

*COUN 232

Psychopathology and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

3

Required

REHAB 204

Medical & Psychosocial Aspects of Disability, Chronic Illness, & Mental Health

3

Required

REHAB 211

Introduction to Clinical Mental Health Counseling

3

Required

REHAB 237

Clinical Rehabilitation & Mental Health Services

Case Management

3

Required

REHAB 238

Clinical Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling Practicum

(100 hours- 40 direct)

3

Required

*REHAB 265

Substance Use in Rehabilitation

3

Required

REHAB 268

Advanced Career Placement & Counseling

3

Required

ELECTIVES

Options Listed Below

3

Required

*REHAB 239

Internship in Clinical Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling

CRC Internship/LPCC Internship

9

Required

 

 

60

Total

*Note: Core courses required for licensure in the State of California

Additional Core Content Areas required licensure in the State of California:

COUN 280T- Psychopharmacology (3 units)

COUN 280T- Crisis and Trauma (3 units)

Advanced coursework built into required curriculum is sought through:

COUN 234 A-Contemporary Issues in Counseling: Sexuality in Human Relationships (1 unit)

COUN 234B-Contemporary Issues in Counseling: Violence in Intimate Relationships (1 unit)

REHAB 204- Medical & Psychosocial Aspects of Disability, Chronic Illness, & Mental Health (3 units)

REHAB 268-Advanced Job Placement & Counseling (3 units)

REHAB 238-Rehabilitation Counseling Practicum (3 units)

REHAB 239-Internship in Rehabilitation Counseling (3 units)

*For Rehab 239, 6 units are required for the field experience per BBS. As such, the remaining 3 units can be used in the advanced coursework section.

Optional Electives:

COUN 211-Sexuality Counseling (3 units)

REHAB 262-Assistive Technology (3 units)

REHAB 280T-Forensics in Rehabilitation Counseling (3 units)

REHAB 280T-Family and Disability (3 units)

REHAB 280T-Rehabilitation and Mental Health Services for Veterans/Counseling Veterans (3 units)

3. The assessment of student learning outcomes, program revisions based upon those outcomes, and plans for future assessment activities

The Student Outcomes Assessment Plan (SOAP) for the Rehabilitation Counseling Program has completed the five year cycle of assessment activities during academic years 2012-2016.

Currently in academic year 2017-2018 the SOAP’s are being completely reviewed and revised.

To briefly recap the past five years (2012-2016) assessments, the Rehabilitation Counseling Program evaluated the following five domains:

Counseling Competencies:

Goal #1: Rehabilitation Counseling Students will demonstrate counseling skills that are reflective; emphatic; grounded in counseling theories/philosophy; and developmentally appropriate.

Writing Competencies:

Goal #2:Rehabilitation Counseling Students will demonstrate writing that is grammatically correct, concise, clear, organized, comprehensive, and when applicable, meets the APA style and format of writing.

Ethical Conduct and Professional Identify:

Goal #3:Rehabilitation Counseling Students will demonstrate ethical conduct and professional identity that reflects the rehabilitation counseling profession.

Multicultural Competencies:

Goal #4: Rehabilitation Counseling Students will communicate the impact that cultural identity and multicultural sensitivity have on the rehabilitation process.

Case Management:

Goal #5: Rehabilitation Counseling Students will conceptualize individual consumers’ cases, manage service delivery and referral needs, and monitor a consumer case load.

4. The range and quality of research activities, emphasizing those involving students

http://kremen.fresnostate.edu/documents/accreditation/KremenAnnualReport2016.pdf

  • Publications
    Please refer to the Kremen Annual Report beginning on page 22 for a listing of Publications presented by the Clinical Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling Program faculty.
  • Presentations
    Please refer to the Kremen Annual Report beginning on page 29 for a listing of Presentations presented by the Clinical Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling Program faculty.
  • Grants
    Please refer to the Kremen Annual Report beginning on page 56 for a listing of Grants developed by the Clinical Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling Program faculty.

5. The quality and diversity of faculty and staff and their contributions to program mission and goals

Refer to faculty curriculum vitae listed on right side menu.

6. The quality of entering students (for graduate programs and others with restricted enrollment)

7. Libraries and other educational resources

8. Physical facilities

9. Service and contributions to the community

http://kremen.fresnostate.edu/documents/accreditation/KremenAnnualReport2016.pdf

Awards and Honors: Please refer to the Kremen Annual Report beginning on page 54 for a listing of Awards and Honors given to the Clinical Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling Program faculty.

Other Activities & Accomplishments: Please refer to the Kremen Annual Report beginning on page 73 for a listing of Other Activities & Accomplishments noted by the Clinical Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling Program faculty.

In addition to addressing the expectations of APM 220, the program will also provide:

10. Student Outcomes Assessment Plan (SOAP)

http://fresnostate.edu/academics/oie/documents/new-soap/ksoehd/CRMHC%20and%20MFCC%20Joint%20SOAP%202018.pdf

The Rehabilitation Counseling Program SOAP plan has completed the 5 year cycle of assessments during Academic Year 2016-2017.

Therefore, the SOAP's are scheduled to be "reviewed and revised" during Academic Year 2017-2018. The Faculty of the Clinical Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling Program are currently revising and creating new SOAP's in accordance with the reengineered curriculum and courses that have been developed for our recently acquired dual accreditations.

11. Findings of the site visit

The Council on Accreditation and Counseling for Related Educational Programs (CACREP) requires every University (site) to be reviewed. Due to the dual-accreditation (CORE and CACREP) process sought by the Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling (CRMHC) program at Fresno State, a site-visit was not required. The CRMHC program at Fresno State has been nationally accredited by CORE since 1974; therefore, past site visits along with remaining current with accreditation standards were an ongoing requirement. 

During this accreditation cycle, we documented that the program has maintained accreditation standards including site visits over the years. The CRMHC program submitted a self-study documenting aspects of the program via technological means. This process is quite challenging since the site-reviewers peruse documents off site which leaves no room for error. Site-reviewers use the self-study and all accompanying documents to ensure adequacy of information on which to base an accreditation decision. A copy of our self-study (without hyperlinks) is located for review in the right side of this column.
It is noteworthy to add that CACREP may act on compliance questions at any time. If an on-site visit was required, CACREP  would have described the problem and determined, based on the number and seriousness of the identified problems the need for a follow-up site visit. In the case of our CRMHC program, we had no such issues and a site visit was not required during our latest accreditation achievement.

12. Final accreditation decision