Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling & Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling in Mental Health
The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Programs at the UK College of Education are committed to providing the highest quality clinical rehabilitation counselor education and rehabilitation counseling in mental health programs. We are a growing profession, and the need for trained rehabilitation professionals has never been greater.
The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Programs are located on the beautiful campus of the University of Kentucky within the College of Education in the Department of Early Childhood, Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling. We have consistently been rated in the top 20 of rehabilitation counseling programs nationwide. The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE). Accreditation ensures that we meet the highest standards of training and professionalism. This also enables students and graduates to be eligible to sit for the national rehabilitation counseling certification examination. We are currently under review for accreditation by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). We also offer a Formal Option of the Departmental Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Counseling Education, Research, and Policy. For more information on our Doctoral Program, see: https://education.uky.edu/edsrc/rc/degrees/doctoral-program/)
Students who enroll in the Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling in Mental Health track take RC 680 Mental Health Diagnosis and Treatment Planning; RC 640 Chemical Dependence; and RC 570 Crisis, Disaster, and Trauma Response for Persons With Disabilities.
Our students benefit from our exceptional and nationally recognized faculty, who bring diverse professional backgrounds, research interests, and areas of expertise to the educational experience. We encourage our students to participate fully in the wide range of professional, educational, and research opportunities that we offer. Students also benefit from our strong ties to the local, state, and national rehabilitation community, and from our relationship with the University of Kentucky’s Human Development Institute, Medical Center, and many other University of Kentucky schools, colleges, departments, and programs.
First, we do not require a background check or a drug screen for admission. However, please be aware that a background check may be required in order to sit for counselor certification or licensure. Also, agencies that provide a clinical experience or who are considering you for employment will typically require a background check and a drug screen. If you have questions about this please let me know.
Second, if you apply for the Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling in Mental Health program you must take the following courses:
RC 680, Mental Health Diagnosis and Treatment Planning (3 credit hours)
RC 540, Chemical Dependency in Rehabilitation Counseling (3 credit hours)
RC 570, Crisis and disaster Planning for Persons with Disabilities (1 credit hour)
If you do not take these courses will cannot graduate from the Clinical Mental Health track.
Thank you for your interest in our program. We invite you to check out our videos and stories below for additional information about the program, our faculty, and our students. Video Transcript available.