Welcome to the MA in Rehabilitation Counseling Program,
one of the programs in the
Department of Health and Community Studies!
Recruiting for Fall 2020!
What is Rehabilitation Counseling?
- 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.
This 90-credit graduate program combines required courses and field experiences, leading to a Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling.
The program is fully accredited by CACREP (Council on Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs).
Coursework is offered in a unique format that is made up of face-to-face classes, online classes, and hybrid classes. Students enrolled in the program can expect to take a combination of classes in all three formats. Face-to-face classes meet one evening a week. Hybrid classes meet face-to-face 5 times a quarter and the other weeks are online. Face-to-face classes meet in Everett, WA at the Everett University Center on the campus of Everett Community College. Review our 2-year academic plan to learn which classes are face-to-face, online, and hybrid: https://wce.wwu.edu/files/RC/RCAcademicPlan.pdf.
The program can be completed in 8 quarters or 2 years (including two summers). It is also possible to complete the program in 3 or 4 years.
Graduates of our program work in variety of settings including: Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Department of Services for the Blind, VA Hospitals, VA Vocational Rehab & Employment offices, non-profits focusing on employment (including mental health and substance abuse agencies), workers compensation agencies, and community college & university disability support services.
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Rehabilitation Counseling Mission and Objectives
- To offer a quality curriculum that prepares master's level rehabilitation counselors with the knowledge and skills necessary to ethically and competently serve and advocate with individuals with disabilities.
- To recruit and retain qualified students for a viable program that includes persons from diverse racial and cultural backgrounds and individuals with disabilities.
- To promote an inclusive learning community that enriches student experience and education and promotes full participation of all students.
- To create opportunities for student interaction with individuals with disabilities as well as individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds.
- To efficiently and effectively enhance the program by obtaining regular and timely feedback from students, the advisory committee, field experience site supervisors, consumers, graduates, and employers.
WWU Rehabilitation Counseling Program - Everett
Everett University Center at Everett Community College
915 N. Broadway, Office 326
Everett, WA 98201
Academic Program Director
- Elizabeth Boland, Ph.D., CRC
- Monica Holmer
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