Mission Statement, Key Performance Indicators

Master of Science in Counseling, Option in Rehabilitation Counseling

The mission of the Master of Science in Counseling, Option in Rehabilitation Counseling Program is to recruit, retain, and graduate students from a remarkably diverse urban center to become rehabilitation counselors prepared to perform the full scope of practice of the profession. The Program creates a learning environment that shapes a professional rehabilitation counselor identity. Graduates will be qualified to provide the full scope of rehabilitation counseling-related services to individuals who have disabilities in order to maximize their personal and professional potential. Program faculty systematically evaluate and improve the program based on student and community stakeholder feedback on the following program objectives:

  1. Recruit applicants from a remarkably diverse urban center
    1. Distribute program brochures via e-mail
    2. Enhance our web presence
    3. Present on the program to relevant organizations, agencies, classes at Cal State L.A., and other colleges and universities
    4. Networking with employers at practicum and internship sites
  2. Retain enrolled master’s students
    1. Encourage participation in the student Rehabilitation Counseling Association and other rehabilitation-related state and national organizations to further develop their professional identity
    2. Provide accurate, timely, and effective advisement throughout the academic year
    3. Help students remedy academic difficulties
  3. Deliver the CACREP-accredited curriculum in rehabilitation counseling
    1. Students will be oriented to the roles and functions of specialty areas in counseling and related ethical, legal, and professional issues (COUN 5001, 2.F.1)
    2. Students will recognize the richness and uniqueness of socially and culturally diverse populations, providing equitable services to all individuals (COUN 5103, 2.F.2)
    3. Students will be able to recognize consumers’ strengths and capabilities throughout their lifespan (COUN 5000, 2.F.3)
    4. Students will establish their knowledge and expertise in career development, the world of work, and the vocational implications of disability, including the knowledge to assist with issues of accommodation and accessibility (COUN 5140, 5149, 2.F.4)
    5. Students will develop effective individual counseling strategies (COUN 5005, 5114, 2.F.5)
    6. Students will develop effective group counseling strategies (COUN 5160, 2.F.6)
    7. Students will be able to select, administer, score, and interpret common assessments in counseling (COUN 5002, 2.F.7)
    8. Students will be able to appropriately evaluate the effectiveness of interventions and programs (COUN 5003, 2.F.8)
    9. Students will obtain practical experiences in working with people with disabilities in community, public, private sector agencies, and colleges and universities within an urban environment (COUN 5187, 5188, Section 3)
    10. Students will promote the dignity and worth of all individuals, and advocate for people with disabilities so that they receive maximum benefit and equitable treatment in society (COUN 5103, 5140, 5149, 5.H)
    11. Students will identify the medical and psychosocial aspects of a wide range of disabilities (COUN 5111, 5142, 5143, 5.H.2.b, c, d, e)
    12. Students will be able to conceptualize an individual’s functioning, disability, and health and develop a related program of treatment (COUN 5111, 5142, 5143, 5.H.2.b, c, d, e)
  4. Graduate and place 100% of enrolled students.
    1. Share with students and graduates job postings on our website
    2. Follow-up on and document alumni employment
    3. Follow-up on CRCC exam results
    4. For students pursuing counselor licensure, follow-up on post-master's supervised hours, State Ethics and Law exam, and performance on the NCMHCE.
    5. After two-years of employment, create supervised practice opportunities for future students