Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling
The Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling program is designed for students who wish to become culturally competent counselors who assist individuals to feel empowered to face unique barriers through the use of counseling, technology, advocacy, and support.
This accredited program blends important concepts of rehabilitation and mental health counseling into a strong, cohesive training for clinical and professional counselors while preparing graduates to work in a variety of community-based agencies (e.g., rehabilitation service, transition programs, advocacy). Learn more about the profession.
"This program allows students to have a variety of clinical experiences with diverse populations, but also opportunities to tailor their educational experience. I am grateful for the professor, as they are the biggest advocates of student success, teaching students how to advocate for my future clients, but also how to be my own greatest advocate." - Marie Haroutinian, 2016 graduate
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The program is structured into five (5) semesters and requires a total of 60 units. Students have the ability to obtain the Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor credentials, in addition to other specializations such as the Pupil Personnel Specialist or the Certificate of Advanced Study in Research Methods while in the program. Learn more about the program curriculum.
- Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC): An LPCC focuses exclusively on the application of counseling interventions and psychotherapeutic techniques for the purposes of improving mental health.
- Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC): Obtaining a CRC represents an advanced level of specialized, graduate education and training. Rehabilitation counselors who have earned the CRC designation possess a marketable and valuable credential that distinguishes them from other counseling professionals.
- Pupil Personnel Specialist (PPS): The PPS credential is required for employment as a counselor in elementary, middle/intermediate, and secondary public schools in California.
- Certificate of Advanced Study in Research Methods: This Fresno State certificate program prepares students to design surveys and interview protocols, to analyze quantitative and qualitative data and to communicate research results.
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Who We Are
Changing The Face Of Human Service
The MS in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling program at California State University, Fresno mission is to serve people with disabilities by doing an outstanding job of training warm, empathic, trustworthy and 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.
- Prepare professional counselors with the knowledge to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse and changing society.
- Prepare professional counselors to practice effectively in collaborative and interdisciplinary environments.
- Prepare qualified counselors who are proficient in written and verbal communications.
- Provide students a high-quality graduate educational program that combines classroom instruction and supervised clinical experiences aimed at the acquisition of skills, reflexive practice and the development of competencies related to the provision of services to people with disabilities.
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