The Department of Rehabilitation Counseling and Disability Studies’ (DRCDS) mission is to train qualified personnel to provide quality rehabilitation and mental health services to persons with disabilities, and to engage in on-going research, information dissemination and service to enhance the quality of life for persons with disabilities. DRCDS’ academic programs consist of a CORE Registry modeled Undergraduate Rehabilitation Services Program (RSP), a CORE accredited Master’s of Science Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling Program (RCP), and a Master’s of Science Degree in Visual Rehabilitation Services Program (VRSP).
Apply for Admission
Fill out the Rehabilitation Counseling Application Packetand submit to: Office of Graduate Admissions 4205 North Lincoln Boulevard, Suite 102 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105 Please review the application carefully and provide all requested material.
The Profession of Rehabilitation Counseling
The profession of rehabilitation offers a variety of exciting career options in diverse human settings. The rehabilitation counselor evaluates the types of services and then coordinates services for people with disabilities during the entire rehabilitation process. A major goal for the rehabilitation counselor is to assist persons with a disability by moving them from a position of psychological and economic dependence to independence. The rehabilitation counselor is the primary professional who manages components important in the rehabilitation process to prevent fragmentation and gaps in service.
Program Accreditation and Program Outcome
In accordance with CORE standard A.5, the Langston University Rehabilitation Counseling Program (RCP) provides information routinely to the public on its performance including, but not limited to, student enrollment, graduates, accreditation status, and student achievement consistent with policies of the institution, to foster continuing public awareness and confidence about academic quality. Program Accreditation and Program Outcome Document (PDF)
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Distinguished Professor Endowed Chair of Rehabilitation Counseling
Scholarly activities funded by the DST Distinguished Professor Endowed Chair Award. Published Monograph January 2012 Barriers to the Participation of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the Federal Disability and Rehabilitation Research and Development Enterprise: The Researchers' Perspective (PDF) Published Monograph January 2011 Improving Vocational Rehabilitation Access and Return to Work and Career Outcomes among African American Wounded Warriors, Gulf War and Vietnam War Era Veterans with Disabilities(PDF)
Langston University - Student Chapter of Oklahoma Rehabilitation Counseling Association (LU-ORCA)
Student Chapter Mission To instill in our students and society a commitment to service, education, advocacy and an increased awareness of disability- related issues within our community. ORCA-LU Association Application-(LU-OKC) ORCA-LU Association Application-(LU-Tulsa)
DRCDS Practicum & Internship Clinical Experience
Andre L. Washington, Ph.D., CRC, Clinical Experience Coordinator The purposes of the Practicum and Internship experiences are to enable the student to: 1) experience the full range of agency services; 2) have an intensive and supervised opportunity to “put it all together: case and caseload management; counseling; and evaluation and assessment using the broad range of knowledge of disability, vocational, and psychosocial factors acquired during the coursework portion of the program. Some agencies will be able to offer Practicum and Internships that are more specialized in some of these functions (i.e. Visual Rehabilitation Services). The experience will be supervised by an on-site designated supervisor as well as faculty supervisor. Forms & Documents Practicum: Forms | Practicum Manual (PDF) Internship: Forms | Internship Manual(PDF)
Research and Training Center
Links to Related Information
ADA (American with Disabilities Act) www.ada.gov ADA Checklist Polling Places www.ada.gov/votingck.htm Ability Resources www.ability-resources.org ABLE Tech www.ok.gov/abletech American Association of People with Disabilities www.aapd-dc.org American Council for the Blind http://www.acb.org/ American Foundation for the Blind www.afb.org/default.asp American Printing House for the Blind www.aph.org DRS (CAP) Client Assistance Program www.odc.ok.gov Carl Albert Fellowship Internship www.ok.gov/opm/State_Jobs/Carl_Albert_Public_Internship_Program.html Census Bureau- Disability Statisticshttp://www.census.gov/people/disability/ Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) www.crccertification.com/ DRS Milestone Payment System www.onenet.net DeafNation www.deafnation.com Deaf Resource Library www.deaflibrary.org/ Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center (DBTAC) www.adata.org Gallaudet University www.gallaudet.edu GRE www.ets.org/gre J.D. McCarty Center for Children with Developmental Disabilities www.jdmccarty.com Job Accommodation Network www.jan.wvu.edu Joint Oklahoma Information Network www.join.ok.gov Library of Congress national Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped www.loc.gov Mental Health American (formerly National Mental Health Association) www.nmha.org Mental Health Association in Tulsa www.mhat.org National Alliance for the Mentally Ill www.nami.org National Braille Press www.nbp.org National Center for Health Statistics www.cdc.gov/nchs National Council on Disabilities www.ncd.gov National Federation of the Blind www.nfb.org National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) www.nichcy.org National Organization on Disabilities www.nod.org National technical Assistance Consortium for Children and Young Adults who are Deaf-Blind www.nationaldb.org National Technical Institute for the Deaf www.ntid.rit.edu OASIS http://oasis.ouhsc.edu Office of Disability Employment Policy www.dol.gov Office of Disability Concerns www.odc.ok.gov Oklahoma ABLE Tech www.ok.gov/abletech Oklahoma AgrAbility Project http://agrability.okstate.edu Oklahoma disability Law Center www.oklahomadisabilitylaw.org Oklahoma Department of Commerce, Workforce Solutions www.okcommerce.gov Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse http://ok.gov/odmhsas Oklahomans for Independent Living www.oilok.org Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped www.state.ok.us/~library Oklahoma Pharmacy Connection Council www.okdhs.org/programsandservices Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council www.ok.gov/orc Oklahoma School for the Blind (Parkview School) www.osb.k12.ok.us Oklahoma School for the Deaf www.osd.k12.ok.us Oklahoma, State of www.ok.gov Progressive Independence www.progind.org PEPNet (Midwest Region) Resources and training for students who are Deaf and hard of hearing who are transitioning to postsecondary education. www.pepnet.org PRO-Oklahoma (Parents Reaching Out in Oklahoma) www.iser.com RAIN Oklahoma www.rainoklahoma.org Redlands Partners www.redlands-partners.org Social Security Online www.ssa.gov TARC www.ddadvocacy.net Tulsa Speech and Hearing www.tsha.cc Tulsa Workforce Investment Board www.workforcetulsa.com U.S. Access Board www.access-board.gov U.S. Department of Justice www.justice.gov U.S. Office of Personal Management- Employment of People with Disabilities www.opm.gov Workforce Oklahoma www.workforceok.org