Inside Rehabilitation Counseling

Inside Rehabilitation Counseling is a new podcast from The Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) designed to share conversations and insight from leaders in the field of rehabilitation counseling. Listen, learn, and enjoy as CRCC Executive Director Pam Shlemon speaks with educators, practitioners, and emerging professionals in the field.

Find a list of recent releases and full transcripts of every month’s episode below.

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Recent Episodes

Episode One - A Conversation with Dr. Susan Sherman, PhD, CRC, LCMHC, LPC, CPM

On this episode, Pam speaks with Dr. Susan Sherman about her career as a CRC, including time spent as Assistant Director of Georgia’s State VR program and as an educator and Program Director at East Carolina University.

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Episode Two - A Conversation with Kyle Walker, MRC, CRC, CRL, CPM & Russ Thelin, M.S., LVRC, CRC, CRL

In the next episode of Inside Rehabilitation Counseling, Kyle Walker & Russ Thelin speak  about the National Training Center for Transformational Rehabilitation Leadership Program (TRL).

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Episode Three - A Conversation with Dr. James McNeil, PhD, CRC

In this episode of Inside Rehabilitation Counseling, Dr. James McNeil puts it plainly: “wherever people with disabilities are, that’s where CRCs need to be.” Hear some of Dr. McNeil’s insights into his time in the private sector and how CRCs can become “pioneers of the profession” to pave new career paths.

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Episode Four - A Conversation with Dr. Kate Kline, PhD, CRC, LPC

On this episode of Inside Rehabilitation Counseling, Dr. Kline explains why she introduces herself as a “counselor, but mainly a servant.” Tune in to the full episode next week as Dr. Kline explains her background, shares insights on virtual counseling, and the ways in which competitive hiring practices are shifting where CRCs work.

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Episode Seven - Exploring the CVE Certification with Lisa Byrne, MA, CRC, CVE, LCPC

The Certified Vocational Evaluator certification, or CVE, is a high-demand specialty within rehabilitation counseling. Lisa Byrne was instrumental in the revitalization of the CVE certification under CRCC, and on this episode, she shares with us the scope of the specialization and why it’s important for clients and employers.

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Episode Five - Working as a CRC at Disney World with Melannie Rodriguez, MHS, CRC

The Walt Disney Company, has long been a case study for exceptional return-to-work procedures thanks to their Transitional Duty Program. Melannie Rodriguez, Senior Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist for the Walt Disney Company, is a CRC who just recently celebrated her 23rd anniversary in Orlando at Walt Disney World.

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Episode Eight - Careers in Private Rehabilitation Counseling with Dr. Aaron Mertes, CRC, PCLC

Dr. Aaron Mertes is a CRC and professor at the University of Montana Billings. On this episode of Inside Rehabilitation Counseling, hear about Dr. Mertes’ career, and learn about why he recently wrote and self-published a book on opportunities in private rehabilitation counseling.

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Episode Six - A Conversation with Ryan Bruce, CRC, SPHR, CLMS

The value of the CRC credential is a common topic of conversation on Inside Rehabilitation Counseling, and Ryan Bruce, Director of Client Solutions at New York Life Insurance knows it well. At New York Life Insurance, Ryan tells the story of how the 45 CRCs on staff strive every day to help people navigate short or long-term disability.

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