Drs. Burker, Rak, Chan & Schmidt submitted and were awarded two Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) five-year training grants this year. These two grants will provide $10,000/year for four semesters for 28 of our 40 students.
Dr. Dara Chan, Assistant Professor in the division of Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling, was recently awarded two grants to investigate community participation in adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and a third grant to investigate community participation in adults with cerebral palsy (CP). Historically, research and services directed at developmental disabilities such as ASD and CP have focused on childhood and adolescence, with little attention given to what happens in adulthood. “There is a gap in understanding how activities and service needs change in adulthood for people with developmental disabilities, and how these needs are, or are not, being met,” stated Dr. Chan.
The Farm at Penny Lane is an opportunity for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness to practice skills in a community-based setting. Established in 2011, The Farm serves multiple purposes for the community ranging from therapy to sustainability. Primarily centered on horticulture therapy, The Farm has a focus on health and wellness. Recently, first year students from the Clinical Rehabilitation Mental Health Counseling program at UNC at Chapel Hill visited The Farm as part of the Career Development and Employment class to learn more about activities of The Farm and participate in a service project to help with the daily work. Thava Mahadevan, MS, Director of the Farm at Penny Lane and alum of our program, hosted the students on the visit and conducted the tour.
There was a visible presence of students and faculty of UNC’s Division of Rehabilitation Counseling and Psychology at the 2015 National Council on Rehabilitation Education (NCRE) Spring Conference held April 22-24 in Manhattan Beach, California.
On March 15, 2015, first year RCP students Julia Neal, Louise Mandour-Brackin, Charlie Bryant and Carol Parker raced in the 3rd Annual Asheville Half and Full Marathons.
Dr. Dara Chan, assistant professor in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Division of Rehabilitation Counseling & Psychology, was awarded a Research Enhancement Grant from the Autism Science Foundation in November 2014.
Out of a class of 20 second-year students, 12 had poster presentations accepted in the NC Rehabilitation Association Annual Conference in Greenville, NC.
Eden Garner, a second-year Rehabilitation Counseling and Psychology student, was awarded the opportunity to attend the N.C. Foundation for Alcohol and Drug Studies’ Annual Summer School in July 2014.
In the 2013-14 calendar year, the Division of Rehabilitation Counseling and Psychology expanded student clinical opportunities to 50 practicum and internship sites throughout the Triangle and Triad area of North Carolina.
It is truly an honor to join the UNC Division of Rehabilitation Counseling and Psychology as an assistant professor.
Dr. Enikő Rák, Assistant Professor in the Division of Rehabilitation Counseling and Psychology, recently completed the Comprehensive Statewide Needs Assessment for the North Carolina Division of Services for the Blind (NCDSB).
The Division of Rehabilitation Counseling and Psychology celebrated its scholarship donors and recipients at the annual Department of Allied Health Sciences (DAHS) Scholarships and Awards Brunch on November 9, 2013, in Chapel Hill.
Happy Summer! I am excited to share our latest news with all of you. We have had a really busy year.
Rehabilitation Counseling and Psychology student Katie Aiello submitted the winning suggestion to name The Graduate School’s new publication, The Carolina Chronicle.
Klinger Receives Grant to Study Interventions for Improving Employment Skills of Adolescents with ASD
Dr. Mark R. Klinger, Associate Professor, has received a two-year, $120,000 grant from Autism Speaks to research ways to better prepare adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) for productive, long-term employment.
William L. Roper, MD, MPH, Dean of the UNC School of Medicine, has appointed Stephen R. Hooper, PhD, Chair of the Department of Allied Health Sciences (DAHS) and Associate Dean for Allied Health Sciences.
Arianna Timko, a master’s degree candidate in the UNC Division of Rehabilitation Counseling and Psychology, recently won the University Diversity Award in the graduate/professional student category.
The Division of Rehabilitation Counseling and Psychology celebrated the generosity of its scholarship donors and the accomplishments of its scholarship recipients at the annual Department of Allied Health Sciences Scholarships and Awards Brunch on November 3.
About 65 RCP alumni, current students, and faculty members came together to exchange information and ideas at a reception held September 27, 2012, in Bondurant Hall.