Dr. Austin is a nationally certified rehabilitation counselor and has held this professional credential since 2003. He has worked in rehabilitation for 16 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. 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 competencies. His primary research interest involves building scientific evidence that supports effective pedagogical strategies for teaching clinical judgment, the use of debiasing techniques, and an evidence-based practice process.