Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) Accredited
(Full Accreditation) Current Term: 2008=2016
Scholarship funds are currently available for the M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling. These funds are made available through the Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling Scholars Program - Frequently Asked Questions
The Department of Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS), part of the College of Education, Georgia State University, offers graduate degree programs designed to prepare counselors, counseling psychologists and school psychologists for a variety of settings. These various work settings include vocational and technical, universities, governmental agencies, businesses and industries, religious settings, labor departments, community agencies and mental health facilities. A student’s skills are developed from multidisciplinary coursework, both within and outside of the department, and from extensive supervised practica, and internships through out the metro-Atlanta area.
The Rehabilitation Counseling program prepares professional counselors to work in a variety of settings: general agencies of the federal/state rehabilitation program, Veterans Administration programs, evaluation/training centers, and rehabilitation and psychiatric hospitals.Rehabilitation counselors also may be employed by correctional agencies, drug treatment programs, workers' compensation, insurance companies, and private business and industry. The graduate rehabilitation counselor is prepared to understand effects of injury, disease, and other disabilities on body structures and functions, behavior and personality; to bring to bear skills in assessing rehabilitation potential; to utilize information and techniques from vocational and community sources in the rehabilitation process; and to apply a basic understanding and knowledge of federal and state rehabilitation legislation.
A. Professional Studies (5)
CPS 7340 Social/Cultural Issues in Counseling and Psychological Services (2)
EPRS 7900 Methods of Research in Education (3)
B. Major (33)
CPS 6050 Introduction to Professional Identity, Practice, and Ethics for Rehabilitation Counselors (3)
CPS 6410 Basic Counseling Skills (3)
CPS 6450 Group Counseling Systems (3)
CPS 7260 Counseling Systems and Interventions (3)
CPS 7300 Career Theory, Assessment, and Intervention (3)
CPS 7430 Assessment of Rehabilitation Potential (3)
CPS/EPY 7500 Individual and Family Over the Life Span (3)
CPS 8100 Psychobehavioral Diagnosis (3)
CPS 8410 Medical and Psychological Aspects of Disability I (3)
CPS 8420 Medical and Psychological Aspects of Disability II (3)
CPS 8460 Biopsychosocial Aspects of Addiction (3)
C. Applied Practice Sequence (7)
CPS 7663 Applied Practice I: Rehabilitation Counseling (2)
CPS 7683 Internship: Rehabilitation Counseling (5)
D. Elective (3)
A list of approved electives for the Rehabilitation Counseling Master's degree is available in each student's handbook and in the department at the front desk (COE 950).
Program total: minimum of 48 semester hours
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