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.