Division Director and Professor
Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry
Phone: (919) 966-9125
- BA, Rider University
- MA, Rehabilitation Counseling with an emphasis in Vocational Evaluation, master’s level certificate in Gerontology: University of Georgia
- MS, PhD, Clinical Psychology: Auburn University
- Internship in Clinical Psychology, Duke University Medical Center
- NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship in Behavioral Medicine, Duke University Medical Center
Quality of life before and after heart transplant, lung transplant, and VAD; vocational issues associated with chronic disease.
- CRMH Applied Counseling Skills in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling
- CRMH Principles of Group Counseling in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling
Bernacchio, C. & Burker, E. (2016). Psychiatric rehabilitation of persons with co-occurring disorders and corrections involvement. Rehabilitation Research, Policy and Education Journal, 30 (3), 230-242.
Thomas, L., Burker, E., & Kazukauskas, K. (2015). Thinking outside the box: Maximizing vocational outcomes post-traumatic brain injury through rehabilitation counseling and recreation/leisure activities. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 46(4), 38-45.
Burker, E., Fingerhut, D., Ebneter, D., Giza, M., Weber, R., Noone, P., & Egan, T. (2015). Emergency medical services knowledge and attitudes about non-heart-beating donors: effect of an educational intervention. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 34(2), 204-212. DOI: 10.1016/j.healun.2014.09.020
Carpenter, V.R., Bernacchio, C., & Burker, E. (2013). Use of evidence-based practice in rehabilitation counseling: Facilitating recovery and community integration for persons with schizophrenia. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 44(3), 11-22.
Buse, N., & Burker, E. (2013). Fostering Resilience in Consumers. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 44(3), 3-10.