Rehabilitation counseling is a systematic process which helps persons with physical, mental, developmental, cognitive, and emotional disabilities to achieve their personal, career, and independent living goals.
This is accomplished in the most integrated setting possible, through the application of the counseling process.
The counseling process involves communication, goal setting, and beneficial growth or change through self-advocacy, psychological, vocational, social, and behavioral interventions.
Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation
State Rehabilitation Agencies in the Region
Alaska Rehabilitation Services
- Alaska Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (including Blind Services)
- Employment Opportunities with Alaska Rehabilitation Services
Idaho Rehabilitation Services
- Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
- Employment Opportunities with Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Idaho Commission for the Blind & Visually Impaired
- Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
- Employment Opportunities with Idaho Division Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Oregon Rehabilitation Services
- Department of Human Services-Oregon Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
- Employment Opportunities with Oregon Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Oregon Commission for the Blind
- Oregon Commission for the Blind
- Employment Opportunities with Oregon Division of Services for the Blind
Washington Rehabilitation Services
- Department of Social and Health Services-Washington State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
- Employment Opportunities with Washington State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
- Division of Vocational Rehabilitation - CRP Vendors by County in WA State
Washington Department of Services for the Blind
- Washington State Department of Services for the Blind
- Employment Opportunities with Washington Department of Services for the Blind
Information on Licensure as Mental Health Counselor in Washington
WWU MA in Rehabilitation Counseling Advisory Committee
American Counseling Association - a professional and educational organization that is dedicated to the growth and enhancement of the counseling profession
American Rehabilitation Counseling Association - rehabilitation counseling practitioners, educators, and students who are concerned with continually improving the profession
Center for Continuing Education in Rehabilitation - training for individuals employed in the field of rehabilitation
Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) - Certifying body for rehabilitation counselors. Click here to find out more information about why you should get a CRC.
Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) – Accrediting body for graduate programs in counseling
International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP) - a global association for professionals involved in private rehabilitation. There is also a Washington State chapter of IARP.
National Council on Rehabilitation Education (NCRE) - A professional organization dedicated to quality services for persons with disabilities through education and research
- National Rehabilitation Counseling Association - rehabilitation counselors working with people with physical, sensory, mental, developmental, intellectual, and emotional disabilities to overcome functional and social barriers to employment, independent living, and social integration
- Northwest ADA Center - ADA Information Center
- National Clearinghouse for Rehabilitation Training Materials - continuing education classes and a digital library
- Rehabilitation Counselors and Educators Association - promotes through its Journal and training opportunities, continuing activities to insure that those in the field of rehabilitation stay up-to-date about their profession
- National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns - promotes cultural diversity and disability through advocacy for excellence and equity in rehabilitation research, education, and practice