Division of Counseling and Rehabilitation Scienceleft to right: Chow Lam, Patrick Corrigan, Nicole Ditchman, Frank Lane, EJ Lee, Jon Larson, Glen Geist
Division of Counseling and Rehabilitation Science Faculty
|Chow Lam |
|Kelly Kazukauskas |
|Patrick Corrigan |
|Frank Lane |
Associate Professor & Division Head
|Nicole Ditchman |
|Eun-Jeong Lee |
|Glen Geist |
|Jon Larson |
Mission and Objectives
The mission of the Division of Counseling and Rehabilitation Science is to prepare counselors who perform a vital role in the vocational, educational and personal adjustment of persons with physical, mental and emotional disabilities. The Rehabilitation Counseling Program prepares prospective rehabilitation counselors for employment in numerous settings including state federal rehabilitation agencies, private rehabilitation services, hospitals, correctional institutions, public schools, rehabilitation centers, social service agencies, and other organizations serving persons with mental, emotional, social or physical disabilities. It also provides advanced training for persons presently employed in agencies and facilities offering services to persons with disabilities.
There are two related objectives which are primary to the training program mission:
1. To train individuals in knowledge most relevant to the practice of rehabilitation counseling: counseling and evaluation skills, rehabilitation theory and research methodology; knowledge about occupations and job demands; medical and psychosocial implications of disabling conditions; case management skills utilizing community resources and multi disciplinary approach.
2. To develop mature, capable professionals who are able to relate constructively to clients, to understand normal and deviant behavior, demonstrate therapeutic interactive skills, and to facilitate the client's development of problem solving skills.