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Directors Message

Welcome to the Division of Rehabilitation Counseling website.

The Mission of the Rehabilitation Counseling Program at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine is to enhance the quality of life of persons who have physical or mental disabilities, including addictions, or who are disadvantaged by cultural differences and educational and economic impoverishment, through educational, scholarly, and service activities.

We accomplish this through the following objectives:

  • The provision of high quality professional education that includes classroom learning, field experiences, and other applied learning opportunities to equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary for successful, effective, and responsible participation in a changing state and national rehabilitation environment.
  • Through research and scholarship activities, the advancement of knowledge and understanding of the effects of disability on the lives of persons with disabilities, the effectiveness of programs and services for people with disabilities, and the role of individuals with disabilities in society, the workplace, and the world.
  • The provision of consultation and training to agencies and programs to enhance the abilities of their personnel serving disabled and disadvantaged persons in South Carolina and throughout the southeast.
  • The provision of rehabilitation services while offering students the opportunity for hands-on learning under the supervision of qualified, experienced professionals.
  • An active demonstration of respect for cultural and individual diversity in areas of education, scholarship, and service.

We currently offer the Masters of Rehabilitation Counseling (M.R.C.) degree and the Certificate of Graduate Study in Psychiatric Rehabilitation. Additional Certificate programs are under development.

The Rehabilitation Counseling Program welcomes applicants from diverse, multicultural backgrounds, including persons with disabilities.

Again, welcome to the Division of Rehabilitation Counseling website.