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Psychiatric Rehabilitation Graduate Certificates

Our Graduate-level and Entry-level Certificate Programs Open New Doors

The Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions at Rutgers School of Health Professions offers graduate-level certificate programs for professionals who want to advance in their careers. We also offer one entry-level, undergraduate certificate in peer support. Our program provides career laddering opportunities, as graduate course credits of “B” or better are transferable to Rutgers School of Health Professions degree programs, if the student is accepted for matriculation.

As a student in one of these certificate programs, you are a non-matriculated student.  Non-matriculated status is for individuals not currently admitted to any SHP program. Please follow this link for more information on non-matriculated status.

Financial Support

Financial aid is unavailable for non-matriculated students.  Payment in full is required at time of application/registration.  Appropriate authorized vouchers from third party payers (e.g. government agencies, employers, etc.) are accepted and must be filed with the Center for Advanced and Continuing Education office before registration deadlines.

Our 12-credit postbaccalaureate Bachelor’s Certificate in Counseling is for professionals in the field who wish to increase their knowledge of counseling without taking a full master’s degree. The program provides career laddering opportunities, as course credits are transferable to Rutgers School of Health Professions M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling program. Students have the option of classroom or online courses.

Admissions:

Apply here.

As a preresquiste, students must hold aBachelor’s degree.

There is a rolling admission application process.

For more information on the program, please email Dr. Janice Oursler or call 908-889-2462.
For assistance with the application or registration process, please email Debbie Rich or Kristy Boyce.

You will receive email notification regarding your acceptance into the certificate program with instructions on how to proceed to register for classes and how to submit documentation that is required.

Curriculum:

PSRT5102 Counseling Techniques I – 3 credits
This is an introductory course in basic counseling skills.  The course focuses on client and counselor self-understanding and self-development in order to facilitate change.

PSRT5323 Theories of Counseling and Personality – 3 credits
Major theories of counseling and personality are studied with regard to key concepts, the therapeutic process, and applications in providing counseling services.  The effectiveness, limitations, and appropriateness of these theories for helping diverse populations are examined.

PSRT5313 Foundations of the Counseling Profession – 3 credits

This course provides an overview of the foundations of the counseling profession including the history and philosophy of the field; counselor roles, functions and scope of practice; professional credentialing; public and private policy processes; counseling-related legislation; ethical standards and decision-making, and advocacy processes to address institutional and social barriers.

PSRT5123 Community Counseling and Resources – 3 credits

The course develops counseling skills and provides information about the use of community resources to guide individuals successfully through the process of selecting valued roles in the community with emphasis on career from referral to case closure.  Topics include methods and practices for interviewing, assessment, interdisciplinary consultation in both public and private settings. case management, and documentation.

Students who have previous coursework in one or more of these areas may substitute other courses by advisement.  Other courses which may be considered for the certificate include:

PSRT5103 Human Growth and Development PSRT5201 Career Development Theory
PSRT5403 Career Counseling and Consultation PSRT5242 Group Methods
PSRT5030 Statistical and Research Methods PSRT5315 Evaluation and Assessment
PSRT5320 Social and Cultural Diversity Issues PSRT5132 Medical Aspects of Disability
PSRT5310 Psychopathology  

Stay current in the field with our 12-credit graduate Psychiatric Rehabilitation Certification. The courses offered in this certificate gives students the knowledge and skills to improve their professional performance and take on effective leadership roles. Courses are offered for academic credit. Courses completed with a grade of “C” or better may be applied to the Master’s or Doctoral degree programs offered by the Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions at the Rutgers School of Health Professions. Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.

Admissions:

Apply here.

As a preresquiste, students must hold aBachelor’s or a Master’s degree.

There is a rolling admission application process.

If you have any questions about this certificate program, please contact Dr. Amy Spagnolo at 908-889-2544 or spagnoam@shp.rutgers.edu. For assistance with the application or registration process, please email Kristy Boyce.

You will receive email notification regarding your acceptance into the certificate program with instructions on how to proceed to register for classes and how to submit documentation that is required.

Curriculum:

This is a 12-credit program, with four, three-credit courses.

PSRT5101 Seminar in Principles and Practices of Psychiatric Rehabilitation

PSRT5051 Seminar in Evidence-based and Emerging Practices 

PSRT6116 Wellness & Recovery 

Elective: by advisement, any other 4000 or 5000 level course or PSRT6000 Fundamentals of Clinical Supervision

The Post Master’s Certificate in Rehabilitation Counseling is designed for individuals who have a master’s degree in counseling and wish to complete additional specialized coursework to enhance professional credentials.  A minimum of 9 credits is required.  Courses are selected by advisement to meet student learning objectives. All courses must be taken for credit. Courses may be taken either on-campus or online.

Students interested in obtaining professional credentials such as the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) credential should check with the source providing the credential regarding requirements needed to qualify for the credential.  It is the responsibility of the student to contact these sources directly regarding all requirements including specific course work needed for the desired credential.  It should be noted that many credentials have other requirements such as supervised work experience in addition to educational requirements.  Rutgers cannot assure that you will qualify for any license or credential upon completing the certificate.

Apply here.

For more information on the program, please email Dr. Janice Oursler or call 908-889-2462.
For assistance with the application or registration process, please email Debbie Rich or Kristy Boyce.

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