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For more information regarding counseling programs, please contact the program director:

Dr. Alan Silliker
Plassmann B36
St. Bonaventure University
St. Bonaventure, NY 14778
(716) 375-2368
Email: silliker@sbu.edu

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Phone: (716) 375-2021

MSED IN REHABILITATION COUNSELING

Program Overview

This 48-hour program, which is registered by New York state, is designed for individuals who wish to help people with physical, mental, emotional, or social disabilities at various stages in their lives.

Rehabilitation counselors help 

  • students to develop strategies to live with their disability and to move from school to work
  • veterans cope with the mental or physical effects of their military service
  • elderly people adapt to disabilities developed later in life due to illness or injury.

Students in the program develop skills in these areas: 

  • assessment
  • treatment planning
  • counseling
  • collaboration
  • referral
  • advocacy skills

This program is offered at the main campus in Allegany and at the Buffalo Center in Hamburg.

Certification and Licensure

Upon successful completion of this degree, and 12 months of acceptable employment experience supervised by a certified rehabilitation counselor (CRC), graduates may apply to take the CRC examination [Category B]. Specific details are located on the CRCC website, under eligibility requirements.

Students in this program wishing to also obtain a school or mental health counseling credential should consult with their adviser.

Field Requirement

  • First year: Students are expected to complete an initial practicum field experience (40 hours of direct counseling), which is non-track specific.
  • Second year: Students are required to complete two track-specific internships, each involving 300 clock hours.

Site supervisors of the internships must be certified rehabilitation counselors. The placement process is a collaborative effort between students and faculty members.

Exit Criteria

In order to be awarded the MSED in Counselor Education - Rehabilitation Counseling, a student will be evaluated on the following exit criteria:

  1. A cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (working standard)
  2. Successful completion of the internship
  3. Submission of a portfolio showing professional growth and accomplishments
  4. Successful completion of the comprehensive examination and e-folio

For additional information, please consult out Counselor Education Program Handbook.

Student & Faculty Demographics

  Students  Full-Time Faculty 
Ethnic Background & Gender  1 African-American male

3 males & 1 female
are all Caucasian 
Disability Not publicly reported 

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Buckles, Thomas

Titles/Responsibilities Adjunct Professor
Academic School
School of Education
Academic Department Counselor Education
Contact Information Phone: 716-373-8080 ext. 5301
Email: tbuckles@sbu.edu
Office Location
Courses Taught
  • Seminar in Community Mental Health Counseling 
Academic Degrees
  • Marymount University, M.A. in Psychological Services – Counseling, 1998
  • St. Bonaventure University, B.A. in History, 1996 
Personal Interests/Community Involvement
Other Education
Professional Background Trained EMDR Therapist, Program Director for Foundations for Change – PROS Program in Olean
Accomplishments
Teaching Philosophy
Current Research Interests/Projects
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