Amanda McCarthy Ed.D., CRC, CVE, LCPC

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Title: Associate Professor
Program Coordinator
Graduate Program Practicum and Internship Coordinator 
Division: Interdisciplinary Health Professions
Unit: Rehabilitation Counseling
Office Location: Wirtz 352
Office Phone: 815-753-1893
Office Fax: 815-753-9123
Email: amccarthy@niu.edu
Office Hours: By appointment

Frequently Taught Courses

  • REHB 493: Counseling in Rehabilitation Services
  • REHB 494: Professional Practices in Rehabilitation Services
  • REHB 605X: Counseling Skills and Strategies
  • REHB 683: Psychological and Vocational Assessment With Rehabilitation Populations
  • REHB 690: Practicum in Rehabilitation Counseling
  • REHB 694: Internship in Rehabilitation Counseling

Education

  • Ed.D, Northern Illinois University, Counselor Education and Supervision (CACREP Accredited)
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin - Stout, Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling and Vocational Evaluation (CORE Accredited)
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, Biology

Professional License and Certifications 

  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC)
  • Certified Vocational Evaluation Specialist (CVE)
  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor - State of Illinois (LCPC)

Academic/Research Interests

  • Clinical and administrative supervision
  • Vocational assessment

Representative Publications

Landon, T. J., Schultz, J. C., McCarthy, A. K., and Paskins, R. (2020). Field-Based Counseling Supervisors' Perceptions of Needs and Barriers in Providing Clinical Supervision. Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 34 (1) DOI: 10.1891/2168-6653.34.1.14

McCarthy, A. K., and McCarthy, R. J. (2018). Rehabilitation Counselor’s Use and Perceptions of Peer-Reviewed Publications. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 1-11. doi:10.1177/0034355216683672

Moreno-Tucker, V., McCarthy, A. K., and Sprong, M. E. (2017). Unrecognized potential: The value of the rehabilitation professional in the transition process. Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment Association Journal, 41(2), 67-77.

Dallas, B. K., McCarthy, A. K., and Long, G. (2016). Examining the Educational Benefits of and Attitudes Towards Closed-Captioning Among Undergraduate Students. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. 16(2), 56-65. Doi: 10.14434/josotl.v16i2.19267

McCarthy, A. K. (2016). An exploration of supervision styles within master’s-level rehabilitation counseling internships. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling. 47(1), 17 - 23.

Austin, B. S., Sabo, C. W., McCarthy, A. K., Sprong, M. E., and Noble, L. N. (2015). Utilization of interviewing as an assessment tool to enhance vocational rehabilitation service delivery: Fostering the therapeutic alliance and professionals’ judgment accuracy. [Special issue]. Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment Association and Vocational Evaluation and Career Assessment Journal, 37-51.

Lauka, J., and McCarthy, A. K., Carter, D. (2014). A national survey on counseling training clinics in CACREP-Accredited programs. Journal of Counseling in Illinois, 3(1), 5-15.

McCarthy, A. K. (2014). Relationship Between Rehabilitation Counselor Efficacy for Counseling Skills and Client Outcomes. Journal of Rehabilitation, 80(2), 4-12

McCarthy, A. K., Michiels, P., Blisset, C., and Shemshedini, A. (2013). State vocational rehabilitation counselors’ perceptions towards supervision. Rehabilitation Counselors and Educators Journal, 6(2), 26-34.

McCarthy, A. K. (2013). Relationships between supervisory working alliance and client outcomes in state vocational rehabilitation counseling. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin 57(1), 23-30. doi: 10.1177/0034355213484177

Lauka, J., and McCarthy, A. K. (2013). Proposed guidelines for the administration of Counselor Education and Supervision Training Clinics. Counselor Education and Supervision Journal, 52(2), 109-121. doi: 10.1002/j.1556-6978.2013.00032.x

McCarthy, A. K. , and Wickman, S. A. (2011). Advocacy for students with disabilities transitioning to college. The Journal of Counseling in Illinois, 1(2), 44-48.

Boutin, D. L., and McCarthy, A. K. (2011). Special issue: Veterans with disabilities [Special issue]. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 42(2), 3-4.

McCarthy, A. K. , and McCarthy, R. (2010). Vocational evaluators’ use of assistive technology resources. Vocational Evaluation and Career Assessment Professional Journal, 6(2), 23-33.

McCarthy, A. K. , and McCarthy, R. (2009). Assessing vocational evaluator knowledge and use of assistive technology. Vocational Evaluation and Career Assessment Professional Journal, 5(2), 1-15.

Representative Presentations

The impact of COVID-19 on transition assessment for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD). Presented at the VECAP Virtual Conference by Nahal Salimi and Amanda McCarthy. October 16, 2020

McCarthy, A.K., Blakeney, L., and Leconte, P. (2019, May). Trends and issues of vocational evaluation and career assessment in the United States. Invited presentation given at the Canadian Assessment, Vocational Evaluation, and Work Adjustment Society (CAVEWAS) Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

McCarthy, A. K., Moroni, K., and Watts, R. (2017, November). Using supervision practices as a predictor of turnover intention among rehabilitation counselors. Poster presented at the 2017 Illinois Counseling Association Annual Conference, Naperville, IL. 

McCarthy, A. K., and Sprong, M. (2016, May). Using electronic assessment in vocational rehabilitation: Considerations for practice. Presented. Presented at the Illinois Rehabilitation Association 2016 State Conference, Alsip, IL.

McCarthy, A.K., Abduli, L., and Moroni, K. (2015, October). How are supervision activities related to a rehabilitation counselor’s decision to remain employed in the public vocational rehabilitation system? A study on turnover intention and supervision. Poster presented at 2015 National Rehabilitation Association Conference, Biloxi, MS.

McCarthy, A.K., and McCarthy, R. J. (2015, April). Does Your Research Matter? Rehabilitation Counselors’ Views of Peer-Reviewed Publications. Concurrent session presented at 2015 National Council on Rehabilitation Education Spring Conference, Newport Beach, CA.

Austin, B. S., Sabo, C. W., McCarthy, A. K., Sprong, M. E., and Noble, L. N. (2015, April). Utilization of interviewing as an assessment tool to enhance vocational rehabilitation service delivery: Fostering the therapeutic alliance and professionals’ judgment accuracy. Poster presentation presented at the 2015 National Council on Rehabilitation Education Spring Conference, Newport Beach, CA.

McCarthy, A. K. (2014, March). An Exploration of Internship Supervision in Rehabilitation Counseling. Poster presented at the National Council on Rehabilitation Education Annual Training Conference, Manhattan Beach, CA.

McCarthy, A. K ., and Boutin, D. L. (2014, March). Electronic Logging Systems within Rehabilitation Counselor Education: Perspectives from Various Stakeholders. Poster presented at the National Council on Rehabilitation Education Annual Training Conference, Manhattan Beach, CA.

Lauka, J. K., McCarthy, A., K., Hall, S. B., and Carter, D. (2013, October) Proposed Guidelines for Operating Counselor Education and Supervision Training Clinics. Presented at the biannual Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Denver, CO.

McCarthy, A. K. (2013, April). Working with External Supervisors: Innovative Strategies for Effective Practice. Poster presented at the National Council on Rehabilitation Education Association Spring Conference, San Francisco, CA.

McCarthy, A. K. , Dallas, B., Austin, B., and Melvin, A. (2013, April). New Faculty Panel: Tips for Students Interested in a Career in Academia. Panel session presented at the National Council on Rehabilitation Education Annual Training Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Lauka, J. and McCarthy, A. K. (2012, October). Counseling training labs: Current trends of operation and management. Content Session Presented at the North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Kansas City, MO.

McCarthy, A. K. (2012, August). The relationship between clinical supervision and client outcomes in state/federal rehabilitation counseling: Research results. Poster presented at the National Rehabilitation Association Annual Training Conference, Chicago, IL.

McCarthy, A. K. (2012, April). Strategies for teaching practicum/internship courses in rehabilitation counseling programs. Poster presented at the National Council on Rehabilitation Education, San Francisco, CA.

Holloway, L., McCarthy, A. K., Boutin, D. L., and Accordino, M. P. (2012, April). A discussion of 3 campus responses to the Virginia Tech crisis. Poster presented at the National Council on Rehabilitation Education, San Francisco, CA.

McCarthy, A. K. (2011, October). Disability as a multicultural competency: Incorporating disability into counseling classes. Presented at the biannual Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Nashville, TN.

Wickman, S. A., Myers, C. E., Rush, L. C., Anderton, C., Kerulis, M., Wambu, G., McCarthy, A. K., Nelson, J. S. Pagones, E., Filmore, J., Melvin, K., and Hart, K. A. (2011, October). The P.A.W.! A unique counselor education admissions model for screening, community building, and promoting professional identity development. Presented at the biannual meeting of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Nashville, TN.

Rush. L. C., McCarthy, A. K., and Peterson, C. (2010, July). African-Americans and Hispanics over 40: A study investigating career related topics. Presented at the Association for Adult Development and Aging Conference, New York, NY.

McCarthy, A. K. (2010, March). Rehabilitation counseling student fieldwork experiences: A qualitative study. Poster presented at Northern Illinois University Graduate Student Research Association Conference on Human Development, Education, and Learning. DeKalb, IL.

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