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 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

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

Links to Related Information

ADA (American with Disabilities Act) 
ADA Checklist Polling Places
Ability Resources 
ABLE Tech 
American Association of People with Disabilities 
American Council for the Blind 
American Foundation for the Blind 
American Printing House for the Blind 
DRS (CAP) Client Assistance Program 
Carl Albert Fellowship Internship 
Census Bureau- Disability Statistics 
Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) 
DRS Milestone Payment System 
Deaf Resource Library 
Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center (DBTAC) 
Gallaudet University GRE 
J.D. McCarty Center for Children with Developmental Disabilities 
Job Accommodation Network 
Joint Oklahoma Information Network 
Library of Congress national Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped 
Mental Health American (formerly National Mental Health Association) 
Mental Health Association in Tulsa 
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill 
National Braille Press 
National Center for Health Statistics 
National Council on Disabilities 
National Federation of the Blind 
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) 
National Organization on Disabilities 
National technical Assistance Consortium for Children and Young Adults who are Deaf-Blind 
National Technical Institute for the Deaf 
Office of Disability Employment Policy 
Office of Disability Concerns 
Oklahoma ABLE Tech 
Oklahoma AgrAbility Project 
Oklahoma disability Law Center 
Oklahoma Department of Commerce, Workforce Solutions 
Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse 
Oklahomans for Independent Living 
Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped 
Oklahoma Pharmacy Connection Council 
Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council 
Oklahoma School for the Blind (Parkview School) 
Oklahoma School for the Deaf 
Oklahoma, State of 
Progressive Independence 
PEPNet (Midwest Region) Resources and training for students who are Deaf and hard of hearing who are transitioning to postsecondary education. 
PRO-Oklahoma (Parents Reaching Out in Oklahoma) 
RAIN Oklahoma 
Redlands Partners 
Social Security Online 
Tulsa Speech and Hearing 
Tulsa Workforce Investment Board 
U.S. Access Board 
U.S. Department of Justice 
U.S. Office of 
Personal Management- Employment of People with Disabilities 
Workforce Oklahoma