Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC)

Last Updated: June 29, 2018

Definition - What does Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) mean?

A certified rehabilitation counselor (CRC) is an educated professional who helps those will mental and physical disabilities (often as a result of an injury) function at their highest capabilities. Their duties include guiding an injured person or a person with disabilities to resume their jobs and continue living a meaningful, goal-fulfilled life.

WorkplaceTesting explains Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC)

A certified rehabilitation counselor (CRC) works with individuals who have suffered traumatic brain injuries, have lost of one or more senses, suffered impairments due to addiction and substance abuse, or have other extreme disabilities to face. This takes a high degree of education and rigorous testing to become certified.


Oftentimes a person with a disability is looked down on as a partial person or may even suffer discrimination. The CRC must be able to comprehend what the individual is feeling about the disability. Part of the work of a CRC is to help the patient through any negative emotions.


A CRC may hold individual or group sessions that can help patients. These group meetings may act as a facilitator to bring access to programs and therapies to individuals. The CRC may also do an evaluation with a person who has been injured or disabled in order to establish the patient’s abilities and interests.

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