Minor in Psychiatric Rehabilitation

The minor in psychiatric rehabilitation is designed to provide students with an understanding of clinical competencies in implementing evidence-based rehabilitation services to people with serious mental illness. This minor appeals to students in a wide range of Drexel majors, including psychology, criminal justice, health services administration, sociology, the Pathways to Health Professions program, education, general humanities and social science, nutrition and foods, as well as other fields of study.

Academic Requirements

The minor requires completion of 24.0 credits, comprised of 15.0 credits in five required courses and 9.0 credits in three courses selected from a list of twelve electives. Students may elect to begin coursework in this minor at any point in their undergraduate education. It is strongly suggested that students pursuing this minor consult with faculty in the Behavioral Health Counseling program for advice in selecting electives that will best meet their goals in this minor.


Required Courses
BACS 220Counseling Theory and Practice3.0
BACS 236Psychiatric Rehabilitation Principles and Practices3.0
BACS 320Crisis and Brief Intervention3.0
BACS 325Psychopharmacology for Counselors3.0
BACS 420Psychiatric Rehabilitation Competencies3.0
Select three of the following:9.0
Foundation of Behavioral Health Care
Genetics and Mental Health
Introduction to Addictive Disorders
Multicultural Counseling
Group Counseling I
Cognitive and Behavioral Counseling I
Assessment and Treatment Planning
Cognitive and Behavioral Counseling II
Family-Focused Interventions
Forensic Behavior Health Service
Group Counseling II
Co-Occurring Disorders
Total Credits24.0
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