Contact Us


Bryan Austin, Ph.D., LPC, CRC
Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator
Phone: (208) 364-9902

Beth Cunningham MA, CRC, CVE
Clinical Instructor
(208) 364-4025

Mailing Address:
Department of Leadership & Counseling
College of Education
University of Idaho
Boise Center
322 E. Front Street, Suite 440
Boise, Idaho 83702

Coeur d' Alene

Mailing Address:
Department of Leadership & Counseling
College of Education
University of Idaho
Coeur d' Alene Center
1031 N. Academic Way
Coeur d' Alene Idaho, 83814

Employment Outlook

Employment of rehabilitation counselors is expected to grow by 28 percent from 2010-20, faster than the average for all occupations. From 2010-20, expected employment growth of rehabilitation counselors in the top employing industries is as follows: Individual and family services (67%), Vocational rehabilitation services (30%), Nursing and residential care facilities (24%), Local government, excluding education and hospitals (9%), and State government, excluding education and hospitals (4%), according to Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Rehabilitation Counselors.

A study by the American Counseling Association (2014) found that Rehabilitation Counselors generally earn higher pay and receive better benefits among counseling specialties – ACA Compensation Study.

Practice Settings for Graduates of the Program

Public Rehabilitation Counseling Agencies:

  • The Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • The Idaho Industrial Commission
  • The Idaho Commission of Blind and Visually Impaired
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs 
  • Disability service programs within higher education. 

Private Sector Programs:

  • Community rehabilitation programs, 
  • Worker’s compensation and insurance companies,
  • Traumatic brain injury programs, 
  • Rehabilitation hospitals, 
  • Substance abuse programs, 
  • Community mental health agencies,
  • Community-based correction programs.
You can also begin a private practice of your own.