Bryan S. Austin, Ph.D., CRC
College of Education
Campus Locations: Boise
Leadership and Counseling
Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation Counseling and Human Services Program
With UI Since 2012
Ph.D., Michigan State University, Rehabilitation Counselor Education, 2012
M.S., Portland State University, Education: Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling Specialization, 2003
B.A., University of Oregon, Psychology, 1997
Clinical Judgment Education and Counselor Bias
Rehabilitation Counselor Professional Identity
Employment Outcomes for Individuals with Intellectual and Co-occurring Psychiatric Disabilities
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.
- Austin, B. S., (In Press). A qualitative analysis of vocational rehabilitation counselor perceptions of clinical supervision. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling.
- Austin, B., Sukyeong, P., & Thielsen, V. (2012, August). Mrs customers with intellectual disabilities: Why is it important to know about this group and what are their outcomes? Project Excellence, Michigan State University.
- Barnes, E., Rak, E., Austin, B. S., & Louw, J. (In Press). Rehabilitation counselor professional identity development in master's level training programs: An exploratory study of potential influential factors. Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education.
- Leahy, M. J., Thielsen, V. A., Millington, J. 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.