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Rehabilitation Counseling

Degrees to Pursue

Job Opportunities

  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • State-federal rehabilitation agencies
  • Private rehabilitation companies
  • Private mental health counseling practices
  • Community based mental health agencies
  • Substance abuse programs
  • Geriatric counseling and rehabilitation programs
  • Hospital-based treatment programs
  • Developmental disability agencies
  • Traumatic brain injury programs
  • Group homes
  • Community-based correction programs
  • Veteran's administration medical centers
  • Educational settings (high school and college/university)
  • Employee assistance programs

What is the work like?

The rehabilitation counselor utilizes knowledge from psychology, medicine, sociology, organizational behavior, management, business, and social work to assist individuals with physical and mental disabilities to become or remain self-sufficient and productive members of society. Rehabilitation counselors provide comprehensive counseling services which include but are not limited to individual assessment; individual, group, and family counseling; case management; career and vocational counseling; and job placement.

Why is our program the best place to start?

The University of Memphis Rehabilitation Counseling Program is ranked among the top 20 programs in the nation by US News and World Reports. We house the Center for Rehabilitation and Employment Research in a diverse metropolitan community. A few other reasons to consider pursuing a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling at The University of Memphis:

  • Dynamic employment opportunities upon graduation
  • Federal scholarships and paid internships
  • Late afternoon and evening classes
  • Supervised practicum and internship
  • Close working relationships between students and faculty
  • Immediate eligibility after graduation for CRC Certification
  • Students who complete 12 additional credits and post-master's clinical experience are eligible to apply to become a Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health Service Provider (LPC-MHSP) in the state of Tennessee
  • Nationally recognized faculty

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Additional information

Rehab Jobs

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