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Rehabilitation Counseling Overview

Rehabilitation Counseling Program Coordinator
Prof. Arnold Wolf
1127 West Building
(212) 772-4616


Rehabilitation Counselors provide person-centered counseling services to individuals with disabilities and their families.  Issues that may be addressed include adjustment and coping with disability and other personal issues; assessment of interests, strengths, and challenges; preparation for employment and continued career development; transition from secondary or post-secondary education to adult life; independent living; and advocacy. Rehabilitation counselors are prepared to work with youth and adults in a variety of community-based settings including hospitals, rehabilitation centers, schools, colleges, chemical dependency agencies, career/vocational counseling programs, and independent living centers.

Hunter College's Rehabilitation Counseling program is accredited by CORE through 2020.  As of spring 2012, there are 63 students enrolled in the program.  Thirty-one students graduated from the program in 2010-2011.Of the students in the program in 2010-211, 20 attended under the OASAS Hunter College work-study project and another 20 attended under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration Long-Term Training Grant in Rehabilitation Counseling.  Ten rehabilitation counseling students were invited to join the honor society, Mu Sigma Rho of Chi Sigma Iota in 2010-2011.

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