News & Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
RMHC Master's Fall Orientation August 18, 2017

RMHC Master's Admission Deadline January 15, 2018

RSA Scholar Application March 31, 2018


2017 News

Council on Rehabilitation Education Board Extends Accreditation Period of USF's RMHC Program to 2024

The Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Program at USF is dual accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE), which prepares RMHC students to become licensed mental health counselors and certified rehabilitation counselors.

USF's Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Practicum Fair A Great Success

Many thanks to each of the practicum sites who attended the Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Field Placement Fair February 22. What a great turnout!

Drs. Tammy Jorgensen Smith and Christina Dillahunt-Aspillaga Receive Funding to Improve Employment Outcomes for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Given early evidence regarding the promise of customized interventions by community-based Vocational Rehabilitation service practitioners, the ACCESS intervention has the potential to yield far-reaching benefits.

2016 News

RMHC Master's Students Receive John A. Orphanidys Scholarship Award

Congratulations to Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling master's students Claudia Cordero and Suresh Lama Tamang for being awarded the John A. Orphanidys Scholarship Award, sponsored by the Florida Chapter of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP).

CACREP and CORE Joint Accreditation Review Process Successfully Completed for RMHC

The USF Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling (M.A. degree) program now joins a handful of other higher education programs across the United States in successfully completing the joint review process offered as part of the 2013 affiliation agreement between the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) and the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

VA Smart Home Project Team & RMHC Faculty William Kearns Place Third in National Competition

The the National Brain Trust competition was part of a summit hosted by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Center for Innovation to help facilitate national, partnership-based solutions in the general areas of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

RMHC Alumni Ana Aluisy Releases New Book: Reinvent Your Relationship: A Therapist's Insights to Having the Relationship You've Always Wanted

Ana has been featured as an expert in numerous media outlets and has helped hundreds of individuals and couples improve their relationships.

RMHC Faculty Member Aaron Norton Receives Counselor Educator of the Year Award from FMHCA

The Florida Mental Health Counselors Association (FMHCA) conference was held in Lake Mary February 4 – 6, 2016.

2015 News

Dr. William Kearns Delivers Prestigious Mitchell Rosenthal Memorial International Webinar

The webinar is part of the the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA), the country's oldest and largest nationwide brain injury advocacy organization.

USF Florence Italy Study Abroad Program Gets Intimate with Relationships

What better location than Florence Italy to take an Intimate Relationships course? The course, which is taught by Dr. Rick Weinberg, Associate Professor in the USF Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Program, is part of the USF in Florence Summer Study Abroad Program.

CFS/RMHC Faculty Receive $1 Million Long-term Training Grant

Tammy Jorgensen-Smith, PhD (PI) and Christina Dillahunt-Aspillaga, PhD (CI) have received a $1 million long-term training grant from the Rehabilitation Service Administration, US Department of Education to promote the recruitment, training and development of highly-qualified rehabilitation counselors to meet the high demand for public sector providers of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services.

More RMHC and CFS Department news can be found here.