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USF to offer master’s in rehabilitation counseling

Statement issued Wednesday:

Feb. 15, 2012 FORT WAYNE, Ind.—The School of Professional Studies at the University of Saint Francis (USF) will offer the new Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling in the fall semester.

The 36 credit-hour program will introduce students to the rehabilitation field by teaching counseling and rehabilitation theories, applied counseling approaches and clinical skills to assist individuals with physical, mental and emotional disabilities to function at their maximum levels. In partnership with USF faculty and community agencies, students can learn to enhance the personal, social and economic independence of such people.

Completion of the program provides a foundation for admission to doctoral programs in psychology, as well as the required pre-requisites for admission to USF’s clinical mental health counseling program for licensure as a mental health counselor in the state of Indiana. Combining the master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling with the clinical mental health counseling program provides an education aligned with the Counsel on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) and Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) accrediting bodies.

Fall courses begin Aug. 29. For more information, visit or contact program director Dr. John Brinkman at 260-399-7700, ext.8425.

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