Welcome to Rehabilitation and Counselor Education
Do you want to do meaningful work that makes an important difference in the lives of people who are experiencing challenges and difficulties?
The problems confronting people in our society are complex and create significant distress and hardship for many individuals. Our faculty and programs prepare caring, highly skilled counselors and couple and family therapists, as well as addressing pressing human issues in their research and service activities. Our programs in Department of Rehabilitation and Counselor Education include:
- Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling (master’s)
- School Counseling (master’s)
- Couple and Family Therapy (doctoral)
- Counselor Education and Supervision (doctoral)
- Rehabilitation Counselor Education (doctoral).
Students in these programs are prepared to facilitate human development across the life span, to advocate for clients and students, and to serve local, national, and international communities through the delivery and creation of state-of-the-art counseling services. The department achieves these goals by advancing knowledge, skills, and attitudes appropriate for effective and ethical professional counseling practice and by conducting and disseminating related research.
Our programs are consistently among the top ranked specialty programs in the nation with the Rehabilitation Counseling Programs (Master’s/doctoral in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling/Rehabilitation Counselor Education) ranked #2, and the Student Counseling and Personnel Services programs (Master’s/doctoral programs in School Counseling and Counselor Education and Supervision) ranked #13 in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report rankings. Our students come from across the nation and the world to study with the highly productive, engaged and respected scholar-leaders on our faculty. We offer an involved, high quality scholarly environment with many supports for student success in which diversity and engagement are actively valued. Our Department prepares practitioners and scholars primarily at the graduate level. However, we also offer basic courses in interviewing and interpersonal skills for students in other professional and graduate programs, as well as an undergraduate minor.
Explore the information provided on our Department and Program websites, contact our Program Coordinators, or contact me directly. Investigate how we might assist you in furthering your own goals to make an important contribution through counseling or couple and therapy counseling!
Vilia Tarvydas, Ph.D., LMHC, CRC
Professor & Chair