Preparing students for in-demand 
positions as rehabilitation counselors.

Preparing students for in-demand
positions as rehabilitation counselors.

Rehabilitation Counseling Curriculum

The Master of Arts in Counseling, Specialization in Rehabilitation Counseling is a 64 credit hour program that includes coursework and a training practicum. Successful completion of this program includes the courses listed below. More information, including course descriptions and sequencing can be found in the Adler University Catalog.

Core Courses:

  • MACR-500 Foundations of Rehabilitation Counseling (3 credits)
  • MACR-502 Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Disability (3 credits)
  • MACR-510 Professional Development Seminar (0 credits)
  • MACR-511-512 Rehabilitation Counseling Professional Identity Seminar I & II (2 credits)
  • COUN-518 Adlerian Theory and Counseling (3 credits)
  • CMHC-531 Foundations of Clinical Mental Health (3 credits)
  • COUN-532 Professional, Legal, and Ethical Issues (3 credits)
  • COUN-533 Counseling Theories(3 credits)
  • COUN-534 Counseling Skills (3 credits)
  • COUN 535 Diagnosis of Maladaptive Behavior 3 (3 credits)
  • COUN-536 Counseling Multicultural Communities (3 credits)
  • COUN-540 Group Counseling (3 credits)
  • COUN-618 Couples and Family Counseling (3 credits)
  • COUN-622 Human Growth and Development (3 credits)
  • COUN-625 Research and Program Evaluation (3 credits)
  • COUN-630 Addictions Counseling (3 credits)
  • MACR-638 Advocacy, Community Outreach & Case Management in
    Rehabilitation Counseling (3 credits)
  • MACR-639 Individual Appraisal and Assessment Methods in RC (3 credits)
  • MACR-642 Career Development, Vocational Rehabilitation, & Job Placement (3 credits)

Electives (to be chosen with advisor consultation):

  • COUN-599 Special Topics in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (3 credits)
  • COUN-550 Preparation for Applied Thesis & COUN-551-552 M.A. Thesis I & II (3 credits)

Field Training and Seminars:

  • SJP-513-514 Social Justice Practicum I  & II (2 credits)
  • MACR-557 MACR Practicum and Seminar (2 credits)
  • MACR-657-658 MACR Internship and Seminar I & II (4 credits)