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REHABILITATION COUNSELING - MS (ONLINE)

The Masters of Rehabilitation Counseling degree is a fully online program. The mission of the graduate program in Rehabilitation Counseling is to create a dynamic learning environment that advances the intellectual and personal development goals of our students to work as professionals in the field of rehabilitation counseling. This includes preparing each student to pass the national Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) exam as well as be academically prepared to become Licensed Associate Professional Counselors. Students with a 3.5 GPA participate in the Chi Sigma Iota Honor’s Society. The Rehabilitation Counseling program accomplishes this mission through the following objectives:

  • Faculty will provide rigorous and intellectually challenging studies that require creativity, discipline, and personal responsibility.
  • Students will learn diversity, respect, community involvement, and cultural experiences through 60 hours of coursework.
  • Students will learn through classroom, practicum, internship, and community service experiences, addressing professional issues and community needs and the needs of persons with disabilities consistent with the program’s mission.
  • The Division will provide students with the CORE required classes, using CORE standards. The students will be eligible to sit for the CRC exam after successfully completing 75% of the masters in rehabilitation counseling program.

 

This 60-semester hour program features the following:RC helps Habitat for Humanity

  • Available completely online
  • No residency requirement
  • Prepares the students for the CRC national examination
  • Students are eligible to take the CRC examination after completing 75% of the Program of Study
  • Accredited by the Council of Rehabilitation Education.

The Rehabilitation Counseling program offers students the opportunity to specialize in one of the following areas (in addition to their Rehabilitation Counseling focus):

  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Addictions and Alcoholism Counseling
  • Human Resources.

Mental Health Counseling – at the completion of this specialization students are academically prepared to take the licensing examination in their state (Georgia is the Licensed Professional Counselor or LPC, Florida is the Licensed Mental Health Counselor or LMHC). Graduates will need to complete post-graduate supervision as dictated by their state regulations prior to taking the licensing examination. In Georgia program graduates are qualified to become Licensed Associate Professional Counselors. (See your state regulations for licensing requirements.)

Addictions and Alcoholism Counseling -  This specialization is designed to prepare rehabilitation counselors or community counselors to work with persons having alcohol and drug related problems. Students completing the coursework for a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling or Community Counseling, with a concentration in Addictions and Alcoholism Counseling will meet the academic requirements for Certified Clinical Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, which is an nationally recognized certification. They can apply for the Counselor in Training certification credential once they have completed their 60-hour program (Masters plus specialization). Program graduates will need to complete an additional 3000 contact hours (for a total of 4000 hours as required to take the CCAADC exam) and then pass the CCAADC exam to earn the CCAADC credential. Those completing the process successfully are eligible to receive the international reciprocal credential from IC&RC, the ICAADC (Internationally Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor).

  • Students in this specialization complete their Practicum, Internship I, II, and III (for a total of 1000 contact hours) in a facility or facilities focused on alcohol and other drug addictions (AODA settings). The supervisor must be a licensed clinician or a certified alcohol or drug addiction counselor.
  • Under this specialization students are required to take:
  • Substance Abuse Counseling Methods
  • ** Ethics related to Addictions and Alcoholism
  • **Internship III (6 hours)

 

* Note: Crisis Counseling & Family Counseling must be taken within the Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling or Masters in Community Counseling program of study. These two courses are required for CCAADC credentialing.

**Students in other states are encouraged to investigate the requirements for substance abuse counselors in their individual states.

Human Resource Management – The Human Resource Management specialization is intended to prepare Master in Community Counseling and Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling graduates to qualify for administrative positions in human service agencies. Graduates will not only be able to function as counselors in agencies but they will be able to fill Human Resource (HR) roles as well. These students will earn a certificate in Human Resource Management.

 

Financial Aid

The Division of Counseling & Psychology was funded in 2010 for a Rehabilitation Counseling Long-Term Training grant (RSA grant) for $150,000 per year primarily funds student tuition assistance. This is a total of $750,000 over 5-years. The US Department of Education; Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service Administration funded the grant. The goal of the grant is to increase the number of Rehabilitation Counselors in Georgia and northern Florida.

The grant funds 5 full-time and 5 part-time students for full tuition scholarships. Students must have a 3.5 GPA to apply. They must be willing to work for the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation or an agency contracting with VR once they graduate with their Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. Dr. Jim Patrick, Division of Counseling Chair, is the Project Director.

 

Program Goals

To prepare each student to take and pass the national certification exam in rehabilitation counseling by engaging students in rigorous intellectual studies that requires creativity, discipline and personal responsibility.

To maintain Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) accreditation so that students will be eligible to sit for the Certified Rehabilitation Counseling (CRC) exam while still enrolled in the program.

To address professional issues and community needs and the needs of persons with disabilities consistent with the program’s mission through classroom, practicum, internship, and community services.

To maintain direct contact with the Department of Labor, Vocational Rehabilitation agencies.

 

A Career in Rehabilitation

The field of rehabilitation is as varied as the individuals who work in it. With a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling, graduates work in a myriad of human service areas, such as...

  • vocational, mental health, substance abuse, career, educational, corrections, or marriage and family counselors
  • community, state, and private agency managers
  • vocational evaluators
  • supported employment specialists
  • independent living program coordinators
  • case managers
  • assistive technology specialists
  • parole officers
  • advocates and client assistance program managers

For more information, e-mail TU Admissions or call 229-227-6925.

Rehabilitation is...

Rehabilitation efforts focus on the whole person. Service provision follows a holistic approach that includes the emotional, physical, psychological, social, educational, and vocational aspects of the person, as well as his/ her relationships to family, school work, and the total environment. A primary goal of rehabilitation is to help individuals from at-risk populations achieve the fullest physical, psychological, educational, vocational, and economic independence that they are capable of achieving. 


Thomas University
Division of Counseling and Psychology
1501 Millpond Road
Thomasville, GA 31792

 

New faculty:
Cristina Jones, Ph.D., CRC, Assistant Professor
Rose Demarkos, MS, LPC, CRC, Adjunct Professor
Beatrice Foster, MRC, CRC, Adjunct Professor
Emily LaMoureux, MS, CRC, Adjunct Professor
Timothy Schmutte, Psy.D., Adjunct Professor
Stacia Schonbrun, Ph.D., CRC, Adjunct Professor
Matthew Sprong, ABD, Adjunct Professor
Henry Wong, Ph.D., CRC, Adjunct Professor
Melanie Wookfolk, MS, CRC, Adjunct Professor

Number of New Faculty: 9

Students in the Honors Society, Rho Chi Sigma:

Miracle   Adkins
Michelle   Alden
Rhonda Latrese Aldridge
Cynthia Maxine Anderson
Shaquwanda   Baker
Elaine   Banks
David Douglas Barnett
Rodney Joh-Vanni Bee
Debbie   Beeson
Carla Denise Bell
Kristen Dukes Benfield
Bernadette Marie Bayoca Bennett
John   Blackmon
Tracy   Brack
Jay D. Brown
Sandra E. Bryant-Thompson
Vanessa Tammy   Bryant-Young
Sherry Ann Burns
Jessica Marie Calloway
Bernadette Ward Carter
Jessica Marie Carter
Rosalyn Simona Carter
Shirley Kay Chandler
Jana T. Clenney
Mandy Lynne Conahye
Anita   Coney
Andrew J. Courson
Stephanie   Crenshaw
Aritha Denise Currie
Anita   Curry
Vanessa Laquanne Dawson
Lisa   DeGiorgio
Catina Latrell Dudley
Stella Renee' Dunnaway
Fran Lendall Everett
Charlie   Fields
Pamela Yolanda Florence
Kelli   Fortune
Tierra Ja'niece Frazier
Carla Vontrease George
Rochelle Ann Golden-Davenport
Annie   Graham
Berlinda   Gray-Smith
Myrtle Harrison Greene
Dana C. Griner
Dawn H. Groover
Marcia Lynn Hall
Stacey Collins Harris
Alice G. Harvey
Lester Jerome Hayes
Tynisha LaShay Haynes
Pam R. Hill
James   Howell
Christina Ann Hughes
Katherine Alane Hunt
Kenyatta Nicole Jackson
LaToya Monique Jackson
Tina Loretta Jackson
Elizabeth Ashley Jenkins
Quinetta LaFaye Johnson
Sheila Yvonne Johnson
Taresa   Johnson
DaLaonne   Jones
Sheila   Keeton
Angela Denise Keys
Stacie Rae King
Gwendolyn Rene Kyles
Laura Ann Lagemann
Gwendolyn Ann Ligon
Christina Lyn Martin
Lourena Marie Maxwell
Arlene Lashea McCullough
Courtney Michelle Mills
Kimberleigh Rose Moore-Willis
Crystal Marie Morrison
Catherine   Murphy
Shannon   Murphy
James Norton Patrick
Jennifer Dominey Quaglietta
Felicia Cora Ratliff
Theresa C. Reese
Selma Sheree Revels
LaTeisha LaFaye Reynolds
Agnes Marie Robey
Pamela Lynn Ross
Charles Edward Rowe, Jr.
Gwendolyn Chappell Russell
Annie Freeman Salami
Michelle Nicole Scott
Vershonda Patrice Scott
Dawn Rochelle Seabrooks
Charlene   Seal
Loretta   Shelton
Kim Edwards Simmons
Tonya   Slaughter
Celesta N. Spencer
Linda Jacquelyn Strickland
Naomi Janet Stuart
Shirley   Swinney
Wysteria Yolanda Toombs
James S. Waddington
Curtis Earl Wallace
Melanie   Webb
Jacques   Webster
Consondra   Williams
Jaymi   Williams
Porsha   Williams
Sarah Kathryn Willis
Catherine Ann Wimberly
Iretha   Woods
Louise P. Yale
Manfredo   Zapata

Thomas University is CORE Accredited until the year 2016

New Students enrolled in the program

2011-25

2012-46

2013-36

 

Number of Students who graduated from the program.

2011-38

2012-28

2013-Pending (Will be updated in May once students have registered for graduation).

 

Average time to complete our 60 hour Rehabilitation Counseling or Community Counseling degree:

Full time:

2.5 years/7 semesters

(9 credits per semester).

 

Part time

3.5 years/10 semesters

(6 credits per semester).

 

     Estimated cost of program attendance:

 Full Time:

 2.5 years/7 semesters

 (9 credits per semester)

 60 hour Degree cost total (without books):     $38,675.00

 60 hour Degree cost total (withbooks):            $40,775.00

 

Full time student each semester (9 credits)

Below is an example of the fees that would be charged for a full time student each semester.

(9 credit hours).   This includes book fees which you should estimate at least $300.00 a semester.  This estimate below is based on fees for Fall 2013.  The total cost of attendance for Fees are subject to change each semester, so please contact financial aid for updated fees for the program.

Matriculation Fees

$200.00

$0.00

$200.00

Technology Fee

$75.00

$0.00

$275.00

Graduate Tuition

$5,175.00

$0.00

$5,450.00

ProctorU Fee

$25.00

$0.00

$5,475.00

ProctorU Fee

$25.00

$0.00

$5,500.00

ProctorU Fee

$25.00

$0.00

$5,525.00

Bookstore Fee

$300.00

$0.00

$5,825.00

 

 Part Time:

 3.5 years/10 semesters

 (6 credits per semester)

 60 hour Degree cost total (without books): $37,750.00

 60 hour Degree cost total (with books): $40,750.00

 

Part time student each semester (6 credits)

Below is an example of the fees that would be charged for a part time student each semester.

(6 credit hours).   This includes  book fees which you should estimate at least $300.00 a semester.  This estimate below is based on fees for Fall 2013.  The total cost of attendance for Fees are subject to change each semester, so please contact financial aid for updated fees for the program.

Matriculation Fees

$200.00

$0.00

$200.00

Technology Fee

$75.00

$0.00

$275.00

Graduate Tuition

$3,450.00

$0.00

$3,725.00

ProctorU Fee

$25.00

$0.00

$3,750.00

ProctorU Fee

$25.00

$0.00

$3,775.00

Bookstore Fee

$300.00

$0.00

$4,075.00

Available Scholarships for students:

RSA GRANT:

The grant funds 5 full-time and 5 part-time students for full tuition scholarships. Students must have a 3.5 GPA to apply. They must be willing to work for the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation or an agency contracting with VR once they graduate with their Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. Dr. Jim Patrick, Division of Counseling Chair, is the Project Director.

Rho Chi Sigma Honor Society Grant:

This grant is for an incoming Rehabilitation Counseling student each Spring Semester. A student is nominated by a faculty member, and an officer of Rho Chi Sigma in the Fall Semester, and the chosen student is awarded the grant at the yearly induction ceremony.  Students who show school spirit, a willingness to serve others, and a dedication for advocacy are the key elements sought when nominated.  Funds vary from year to year but range from $200-$500 per year.

Employment Rate 6 months after graduation:

Employment rate of Thomas University graduates within the first 6 months following graduation is estimated at 79%.

Passing rates for comprehensive measure of student learning:

Current passing rate:  Data Pending

 

 

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