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Amanda McCarthy Ed.D., CRC, CVE, LPC, PVE

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Title: Assistant Professor
Division: Allied Health and Communicative Disorders
Unit: Rehabilitation Counseling
Office Location: Wirtz 352
Office Phone: 815-753-1893
Office Fax: 815-753-9123
Email: amccarthy@niu.edu
Office Hours: By appointment

Frequently Taught Courses

  • AHRS 493: Counseling in Rehabilitation Services
  • AHRS 494: Professional Practices in Rehabilitation Services
  • AHRC 605X: Counseling Skills and Strategies
  • AHRC 683: Psychological and Vocational Assessment With Rehabilitation Populations

Education

  • Ed.D, Northern Illinois University, Counselor Education and Supervision (CACREP Accredited)
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin - Stout, Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling and Vocational Evaluation (CORE Accredited)
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, Biology

Professional License and Certifications Held

  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC)
  • Certified Vocational Evaluation Specialist (CVE)
  • Licensed Professional Counselor - State of Illinois (LPC)
  • Professional Vocational Evaluator (PVE) 

Academic/Research Interests

  • Clinical and administrative supervision of rehabilitation counseling professionals
  • The preparation of rehabilitation counseling graduate students
  • Vocational assessment in rehabilitation counseling populations

Representative Publications

Dallas, B. K., McCarthy, A. K., & Long, G. (2016). Examining the Educational Benefits of and Attitudes Towards Closed-Captioning Among Undergraduate Students. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. 16(2), 56-65. Doi: 10.14434/josotl.v16i2.19267

McCarthy, A. K. (2016). An exploration of supervision styles within master’s-level rehabilitation counseling internships. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling. 47(1), 17 - 23.

Austin, B. S., Sabo, C. W., McCarthy, A. K., Sprong, M. E., & Noble, L. N. (2015). Utilization of interviewing as an assessment tool to enhance vocational rehabilitation service delivery: Fostering the therapeutic alliance and professionals’ judgment accuracy. [Special issue]. Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment Association and Vocational Evaluation and Career Assessment Journal, 37-51.

Lauka, J., & McCarthy, A. K., Carter, D. (2014). A national survey on counseling training clinics in CACREP-Accredited programs. Journal of Counseling in Illinois, 3(1), 5-15.

McCarthy, A. K. (2014). Relationship Between Rehabilitation Counselor Efficacy for Counseling Skills and Client Outcomes. Journal of Rehabilitation, 80(2), 4-12

McCarthy, A. K., Michiels, P., Blisset, C., & Shemshedini, A. (2013). State vocational rehabilitation counselors’ perceptions towards supervision. Rehabilitation Counselors and Educators Journal, 6(2), 26-34.

McCarthy, A. K. (2013). Relationships between supervisory working alliance and client outcomes in state vocational rehabilitation counseling. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin 57(1), 23-30. doi: 10.1177/0034355213484177

Lauka, J., & McCarthy, A. K. (2013). Proposed guidelines for the administration of Counselor Education and Supervision Training Clinics. Counselor Education and Supervision Journal, 52(2), 109-121. doi: 10.1002/j.1556-6978.2013.00032.x

McCarthy, A. K. , & Wickman, S. A. (2011). Advocacy for students with disabilities transitioning to college. The Journal of Counseling in Illinois, 1(2), 44-48.

Boutin, D. L., & McCarthy, A. K. (2011). Special issue: Veterans with disabilities [Special issue]. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 42(2), 3-4.

McCarthy, A. K. , & McCarthy, R. (2010). Vocational evaluators’ use of assistive technology resources. Vocational Evaluation and Career Assessment Professional Journal, 6(2), 23-33.

McCarthy, A. K. , & McCarthy, R. (2009). Assessing vocational evaluator knowledge and use of assistive technology. Vocational Evaluation and Career Assessment Professional Journal, 5(2), 1-15.

Representative Presentations

McCarthy, A. K., & Sprong, M. (2016, May). Using electronic assessment in vocational rehabilitation: Considerations for practice. Presented. Presented at the Illinois Rehabilitation Association 2016 State Conference, Alsip, IL.

McCarthy, A.K., Abduli, L., & Moroni, K. (2015, October). How are supervision activities related to a rehabilitation counselor’s decision to remain employed in the public vocational rehabilitation system? A study on turnover intention and supervision. Poster presented at 2015 National Rehabilitation Association Conference, Biloxi, MS.

McCarthy, A.K., & McCarthy, R. J. (2015, April). Does Your Research Matter? Rehabilitation Counselors’ Views of Peer-Reviewed Publications. Concurrent session presented at 2015 National Council on Rehabilitation Education Spring Conference, Newport Beach, CA.

Austin, B. S., Sabo, C. W., McCarthy, A. K., Sprong, M. E., & Noble, L. N. (2015, April). Utilization of interviewing as an assessment tool to enhance vocational rehabilitation service delivery: Fostering the therapeutic alliance and professionals’ judgment accuracy. Poster presentation presented at the 2015 National Council on Rehabilitation Education Spring Conference, Newport Beach, CA.

McCarthy, A. K. (2014, March). An Exploration of Internship Supervision in Rehabilitation Counseling. Poster presented at the National Council on Rehabilitation Education Annual Training Conference, Manhattan Beach, CA.

McCarthy, A. K ., & Boutin, D. L. (2014, March). Electronic Logging Systems within Rehabilitation Counselor Education: Perspectives from Various Stakeholders. Poster presented at the National Council on Rehabilitation Education Annual Training Conference, Manhattan Beach, CA.

Lauka, J. K., McCarthy, A., K., Hall, S. B., & Carter, D. (2013, October) Proposed Guidelines for Operating Counselor Education and Supervision Training Clinics. Presented at the biannual Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Denver, CO.

McCarthy, A. K. (2013, April). Working with External Supervisors: Innovative Strategies for Effective Practice. Poster presented at the National Council on Rehabilitation Education Association Spring Conference, San Francisco, CA.

McCarthy, A. K. , Dallas, B., Austin, B., & Melvin, A. (2013, April). New Faculty Panel: Tips for Students Interested in a Career in Academia. Panel session presented at the National Council on Rehabilitation Education Annual Training Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Lauka, J. & McCarthy, A. K. (2012, October). Counseling training labs: Current trends of operation and management. Content Session Presented at the North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Kansas City, MO.

McCarthy, A. K. (2012, August). The relationship between clinical supervision and client outcomes in state/federal rehabilitation counseling: Research results. Poster presented at the National Rehabilitation Association Annual Training Conference, Chicago, IL.

McCarthy, A. K. (2012, April). Strategies for teaching practicum/internship courses in rehabilitation counseling programs. Poster presented at the National Council on Rehabilitation Education, San Francisco, CA.

Holloway, L., McCarthy, A. K., Boutin, D. L., & Accordino, M. P. (2012, April). A discussion of 3 campus responses to the Virginia Tech crisis. Poster presented at the National Council on Rehabilitation Education, San Francisco, CA.

McCarthy, A. K. (2011, October). Disability as a multicultural competency: Incorporating disability into counseling classes. Presented at the biannual Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Nashville, TN.

Wickman, S. A., Myers, C. E., Rush, L. C., Anderton, C., Kerulis, M., Wambu, G., McCarthy, A. K., Nelson, J. S. Pagones, E., Filmore, J., Melvin, K., & Hart, K. A. (2011, October). The P.A.W.! A unique counselor education admissions model for screening, community building, and promoting professional identity development. Presented at the biannual meeting of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Nashville, TN.

Rush. L. C., McCarthy, A. K., & Peterson, C. (2010, July). African-Americans and Hispanics over 40: A study investigating career related topics. Presented at the Association for Adult Development and Aging Conference, New York, NY.

McCarthy, A. K. (2010, March). Rehabilitation counseling student fieldwork experiences: A qualitative study. Poster presented at Northern Illinois University Graduate Student Research Association Conference on Human Development, Education, and Learning. DeKalb, IL.