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Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Counseling Education


Established in 1995, The Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Counseling Education (RCE) at the Illinois Institute of Technology is currently one of only a handful of RCE programs accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP). The RCE program is designed to prepare leaders in the field of rehabilitation counseling at the highest level of training. Illinois Tech faculty view rehabilitation counseling as a specialized area of professional counseling practice in which the major goal is to assist a person with a disability or chronic illness move to psychological and economic independence. Students graduating from the RCE program will be well-equipped as educators, counselors, supervisors, researchers and leaders in the counseling field. Graduates of the RCE program are positioned to obtain excellent jobs in academia and a variety of professional counseling and human service settings.

Students will develop their teaching skills through curriculum development, course instruction, and clinical supervision of master's students in our distinguished program. Such training begins in the first year working with faculty on their research projects and continues up to conducting their own research.

Review the Rehabilitation Counseling Education Program Manual (2019-2020) 

Review the Rehabilitation Counseling Education Program Outcomes

Review the M.S. Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Clinical Fieldwork Manual (2019-2020)

Practica and Internships Program Eligibility

Faculty Profiles

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Kelly KazukauskasKelly A. Kazukauskas, Ph.D.
Clinical Associate Professor
Director, Counseling and Rehabilitation Science Program
230 Tech Central
3242 S. State Street
Chicago, IL 60616
Phone: 312.567.5306