Rehabilitation Counseling

Rehabilitation Counseling & Disability Studies

Mission Statement
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 Packet and 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

Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Research and Capacity Building for Minority Entities

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