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Department of Leadership & Counseling
322 E. Front St., Suite 440
Boise, Idaho 83702

Phone: (208) 364-4047
Fax: (208) 364-4078

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Phone: (208) 292-1286
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Bryan Austin

Bryan S. Austin, Ph.D., LPC, CRC

Office: 440H
Phone: (208) 364-9902
Email: baustin@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: University of Idaho-Boise
322 E. Front Street, Suite 440
Boise, ID 83702

College of Education
Leadership and Counseling
Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation Counseling and Human Services

Campus Locations: Boise
With UI Since 2012

  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Clinical Judgment Skill Competencies/Counselor Debiasing Techniques
    • Clinical Supervision
    • Rehabilitation Counselor Professional Identity
    • Employment Outcomes for Individuals with Intellectual and Co-Occurring Psychiatric Disabilities
  • Biography

    Dr. Austin is a nationally certified rehabilitation counselor (CRC) and has held this professional credential since 2003. He has worked in rehabilitation for over 17 years and has extensive clinical experience providing direct services to individuals with disabilities in a variety of practice settings in the fields of mental health, developmental disabilities, and vocational rehabilitation. He has significant experience advising and supervising students and rehabilitation agency staff, and performing program evaluation responsibilities. Dr. Austin served as an advocate for the National Rehabilitation Association (NRA), Government Affairs Summit, in Washington, D.C. Most notably, he has worked as an educator, researcher, clinical supervisor, vocational rehabilitation counselor, behavior specialist and consultant. Dr. Austin is passionate about the art and science of counseling and in facilitating the development of master's students’ clinical skill competencies.

  • Selected Publications
    Austin, B. S., & Lee, C. (In Press). A structural equation model of vocational rehabilitation services: Predictors of employment outcomes for clients with intellectual and co-occurring psychiatric disabilities. Journal of Rehabilitation.

    Austin, B. S. (2012). A qualitative analysis of vocational rehabilitation counselor perceptions of clinical supervision. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 43(3), 25-33.

    Barnes, E. F., Rak, E., Austin, B., Louw, J. (2012). Rehabilitation counselor professional identity development in master’s-level training programs: An exploratory study of potential influencing factors. Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 26(2 & 3), 185-198.

    Leahy, M. J., Thielsen, V. A., Millington, M. J., Austin, B., & Fleming, A. (2009). Quality assurance and program evaluation: Terms, models and applications in rehabilitation administration. Journal of Rehabilitation Administration, 33(2), 69-82.

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