Nomination and Election 2018

MEET THE 2018-2021 ARCA BOARD CANDIDATES

PRESIDENT-ELECT

 

DR. MICHAEL HARTLEY

DR. MICHAEL HARTLEY

PRESIDENT-ELECT

Dr. Michael T. Hartley is an associate professor and coordinator of the M.A. Degree Counseling Program specialization in Rehabilitation and Mental Health at The University of Arizona.  As an ethics scholar in rehabilitation counseling, much of his scholarship on ethics has targeted distributive justice issues and therefore his scholarship on ethical obligations has focused on the importance of promoting resilience and of advocating against ableism or the preference for able-bodiedness.  His research on the pattern and prevalence of ethical issues within rehabilitation counseling practice guided revisions to the recently revised 2017 Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor (CRCC) Code of Professional Ethics for Rehabilitation Counselors, a taskforce he served on.  Additionally, his research has informed grant-funded projects to promote resilience among military veterans with spinal cord injuries and youth with disabilities during the school-to-work transition.  He recently co-edited the second edition of The Professional Practice of Rehabilitation Counseling, a textbook detailing the evolution of rehabilitation counseling from its inception in federal legislation in the early 1900s to its current recognition as a specialization of the counseling profession.  It currently is the only up-to-date introductory text for the 100 or so programs in rehabilitation counseling that prepare rehabilitation counselors to provide services across diverse employment settings, including mental and behavioral health, one of the fastest growing aspects of counseling and an expertise necessary for new graduates interested in seeking licensure.  Dr. Hartley is knowledgeable about the profession and professional practice of rehabilitation counseling, and is deeply committed to defining and preparing rehabilitation counselors to work ethically and effectively with persons with disabilities.

 

CHAIR OF ARCA’S COUNCIL ON RESEARCH & KNOWLEDGE – Vote for One (1) 

 

DR. MAUREEN MCGUIRE-KULETZ, CRC

DR. MAUREEN MCGUIRE-KULETZ, CRC

CHAIR OF ARCA’S COUNCIL ON RESEARCH & KNOWLEDGE

Maureen McGuire-Kuletz, Ed.D, CRC is an Associate Professor in the Rehabilitation Counseling Program and Co-Director of the GW Center for Rehabilitation Counseling Research and Education.  She has more than 20 years of experience working for state VR agencies (blind and general) as well as in private non-profit and private for-profit rehabilitation counseling agencies.  She has presented at national, state and regional conferences and has actively served on the boards of the National Council of Rehabilitation Educators (NCRE), the National Rehabilitation Association (NRA), the US Department of Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Advisory Committee and the Vocational Evaluation and Career Assessment Professional National Association.  Her research interests include ethics, distance education, disability and poverty, and services to veterans with disabilities.  She has secured more than $8 in federal grant projects and edited, authored and co-authored numerous publications.

DR. MATTHEW SPRONG, CRC, LCPC, CADC, CLDP

DR. MATTHEW SPRONG, CRC, LCPC, CADC, CLDP

CHAIR OF ARCA’S COUNCIL ON RESEARCH & KNOWLEDGE

Dr. Matthew E. Sprong is an Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Counseling at Northern Illinois University.  Dr. Sprong’s professional experiences involves private and forensic rehabilitation consultation, e.g., Life-Care Planning, Worker’s Compensation, Personal Injury Litigation, Impartial Vocational Expert Testimony in Social Security Hearings, substance abuse counseling, program evaluation, and vocational services, i.e., vocational evaluations, job placement services, in a community-based rehabilitation program.  He has authored over 20 refereed journal articles, has several book chapter publications, and multiple presentations as the local, state, and national levels.  He is currently the President of VEWAA and the Illinois Chapter of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP).  Dr. Sprong is a certified rehabilitation counselor, licensed clinical professional counselor, certified alcohol and drug counselor, and certified life care planner.

CHAIR OF ARCA’S COUNCIL ON ORGANIZATION, ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT – Vote for One (1)

 

MARY CRITES, LCPC, CRC, EMT-B

MARY CRITES, LCPC, CRC, EMT-B

CHAIR OF ARCA’S COUNCIL ON ORGANIZATION, ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hello everyone.  My name is Mary C. Crites, and I feel fortunate to be a member of the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association, and the American Counseling Association.  Since I graduated from the Rehabilitation Counseling Program at Southern Illinois University in 1996, I have had the opportunity to work/volunteer in various areas of rehabilitation including:  mental health, addictions, psychosocial, and vocational.  I have also had the opportunity to work in an Employee Assistance Based Private Practice.  In addition to working in the rehabilitation counseling field, I have worked/volunteered in diverse areas including:  History, Recreation, Community Service Organizations, and Emergency Medical Services.  All of the above experiences have enhanced my awareness of the importance of accessible services to meet the needs of each individual client/consumer.  Because the various needs of the individual client/consumer are in a constant state of change; quality research needs to be conducted in order to meet those needs.

Valerie Russell

Valerie Russell

CHAIR OF ARCA’S COUNCIL ON ORGANIZATION, ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT

ACA REPRESENTATIVE TO THE ACA GOVERNING COUNCIL – Vote for One (1)

 

DR. PAIGE DUNLAP, LPC, CRC, NCC, ACS, PVE

DR. PAIGE DUNLAP, LPC, CRC, NCC, ACS, PVE

ACA REPRESENTATIVE TO THE ACA GOVERNING COUNCIL

Paige N. Dunlap, Ph.D. LPC, CRC, NCC, ACS, PVE is an Assistant Professor at North Carolina A&T State University.  Her research focuses on aspects of Rehabilitation Counselor Education including counselor supervision, transition-age youth with disabilities, and multicultural issues.  Specifically, she has published a number of articles on the rehabilitation counseling implications of providing services to gang members and other criminal populations with disabilities.  Dr. Dunlap is the owner of Dr. Paige Dunlap and Co., PLLC where she provides counseling, consultation, and vocational evaluation services.  She currently serves as the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association’s Governing Council Representative to the American Counseling Association.  In the past she has also served on the CRCC Ethics Committee and has been awarded both the American Counseling Association – Counselor’s for Social Justice Ohana Award and the Association on Multicultural Counseling and Development – Professional Development Awards.

DR. DAVID PETERSON, CRC, LMHC, LPC

DR. DAVID PETERSON, CRC, LMHC, LPC

ACA REPRESENTATIVE TO THE ACA GOVERNING COUNCIL

David B. Peterson, Ph.D., Professor at California State University, Los Angeles, is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, licensed mental health counselor (LMHC, inactive), and licensed clinical psychologist (California, Illinois) with expertise in applying psychological principles to clinical problem solving in disability and function.  For nearly three decades he provided or supervised counseling and psychological services for people with a wide range of disabilities (chronic and severe psychiatric diagnoses, deafness, developmental disabilities, stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and other disabilities) across the lifespan.  Teaching focused on applying psychological principles to working with people with a broad range of disabilities, including 46 course preparations in 20 content areas within programs accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE), the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), and the American Psychological Association (APA).  For the past decade served as Medical Expert for Social Security Administration’s Office of Disability Adjudication and Review for adult and child psychiatric disability cases.  His scholarship focused on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), and ethical decision-making.  He has contributed to 61 scholarly publications, 46 local and national presentations, directed six research and training grants totaling over $1.7 million, and is a member of four editorial boards for peer-reviewed journals.