Certificate in Rehabilitation Psychology and Behavioral Medicine

The 12 hour Certificate Program in Rehabilitation Psychology and Behavioral Medicine prepares counselors who focus on the application of psychological knowledge and skills on behalf of individuals with disabilities and chronic health conditions in order to maximize health and welfare, independence, and functional abilities. The certificate also prepares specialists who are concerned with behavioral approaches relevant to the understanding of physical health and illness, and the application of disease prevention, health promotion, treatment, and rehabilitation. There is specific emphasis on the psychological impact of disability, types of assessment tools and procedures utilized to diagnose individuals with various psychological conditions, and the appropriate techniques utilized to treat individuals with psychopathological disorders.

Rehabilitation Psychology and Behavioral Medicine Curriculum (12 hours) 

COUN 761     Behavioral Medicine

COUN 768     Psychopharmacology and Addictive Behaviors

COUN 773     Advanced Psychopathology and Treatment Planning

COUN 778     Psychodiagnosis and Report Writing

At this time, this certificate program is not enrolling students. For additional information about this certificate, please contact the coordinator, Dr. Glacia Ethridge at gethridg@ncat.edu