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Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Program Mission

The mission of the Master's Program in Clinical Mental Health [CMH]/Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling at Ohio University is designed to provide quality instruction and supervised experience designed to prepare professional rehabilitation counselors who are committed to facilitating the personal, vocational and economic independence of individuals with disabilities.

Program Objectives

The mission of the CMH/Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Program at Ohio University is achieved through the following objectives:

  1. Provide students with a high-quality graduate educational program that combines classroom instruction and supervised clinical experiences aimed at the acquisition of skills and the development of competencies related to the provision of services to people with disabilities
  2. Produce research and other scholarly information that is related to promoting the rehabilitation and independence of people with disabilities
  3. Maintain an active relationship to the broader rehabilitation community and related professional associations through consultation, education, advocacy and leadership activities


The Master's program in CMH/Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling consists of content areas in counseling and rehabilitation. The counseling content area includes coursework in theory and techniques, appraisal, human development, research methodology, and group counseling. The rehabilitation area includes coursework in foundations of rehabilitation, medical issues, psychosocial aspects of disability, and job development and placement. All students must complete a supervised practicum and internship experience. Upon successful completion of the academic requirements in the CMH/Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling program, the Counselor Education program will formally endorse the student for the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) certification and/or employment appropriate to the rehabilitation counseling program. Graduates of the program are eligible for licensure as Professional Counselors.

Program Outcomes

Please see the counselor education program overview webpage for information on the program outcomes including, number of graduates, exam pass rates, program completion rates, and job placement rates. 



The Clinical Mental Health Counseling/Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling is fully accredited by CACREP through October 31, 2023, following the July 2017 merger of CACREP and the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE). The Counselor Education program at Ohio University is in the process of pursuing re-accreditation under the CACREP (2016) standards. 



For more information on applying to the M.Ed. degree program in Counselor Education, clinical mental health/clinical rehabilitation counseling specialization (ME6324), please visit the Admissions webpage and click HERE for application requirements.

For more information on the counselor education program at Ohio University, please contact:
Yegan Pillay, PhD, LPCC-S
Associate Professor
Counselor Education Program Coordinator
McCracken Hall 432M