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Date: Jun 10, 2010
Hofstra's Rehabilitation Program Takes Part in LI/Nassau NAMI Walk
Raising Close to $5,000 and Winning for Best T-Shirt Design
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY … Twenty-nine students, faculty , staff, alumni and friends of Hofstra University’s M.S. Ed. in Rehabilitation Counseling took part in the LI/Nassau NAMI Walk on May 23, 2010. NAMI stands for the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The Hofstra team placed in the top five for fundraising for the event (nearly $5,000). Money raised from the walk will benefit awareness for treatment and recovery systems for people with mental illness. Additionally, the Hofstra team won for the best T-shirt design, created by student Dena Damaskinos.
Hofstra’s M.S.Ed. in Rehabilitation Counseling is designed to prepare students as professional counselors with specialized knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to assist persons with disabilities toward achieving their personal, social, psychological and vocational independence including appropriate employment and independent living. The program includes specialty courses by which students prepare for working in mental health and other specialized settings. Graduates work in a variety of rehabilitation settings including state-federal rehabilitation agencies, mental health centers, medical centers, private rehabilitation agencies, Veteran’s Administration hospitals, substance abuse programs, independent living programs, insurance companies, private practice or other organizations serving persons with mental, emotional, social and physical disabilities.
For more information on the M.S.Ed. in Rehabiliation Counseling visit www.hofstra.edu/soehhs, then click on “Programs.” Rehabilitation Counseling will come up in the next page under the Master of Science in Education listings. Or call Jamie Mitus, Rehabilitation Counseling Program Coordinator, at (516) 463-7453 or Andrea Perkins, Rehabilitation Counseling Program Assistant Professor, at (516) 463-6492.
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Related Link: More about the MS.Ed. in Rehabilitation Counseling