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Andrea Nerlich

Associate Professor of Counseling and Mental Health Professions


Degrees

PHD, 2006, Michigan State Univ; MS, 2000, Springfield Coll MA; BS, 1998, Springfield Coll MA


Bio

Dr. Andrea Perkins Nerlich is an associate professor in the Rehabilitation Counseling Program at Hofstra University. She teaches courses for students in rehabilitation counseling and mental health counseling related to medical aspects of disability, psychosocial response to disability, assessment, transition services, and career development. Dr. Nerlich recently authored/co-authored several chapters in Psychology of Disability (Stano, 2009) and Substance Abuse: Treatment and Rehabilitation (Stano, 2011); she is under contract to co-edit a new text Assessment and Evaluation for Human Services Professionals. She is also co-editor of the Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment Association (VEWAA) Journal. Dr. Nerlich consults with school systems related to transition curricula, and community rehabilitation agencies for the innovation of their vocational evaluation units. She is the advisor to the Rehabilitation Counseling Student Association and the chairperson for VOICE Day and the Frank Bowe Memorial Lecture Series. She also regularly coordinates a review course for students and professionals studying for the CRC examination. She is currently on the board of the New York Rehabilitation Counseling Association (NYRCA) and previously served as the regional representative for the National Council on Rehabilitation Education (NCRE). Dr. Nerlich also serves as a site reviewer for the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE). She completed her doctorate in rehabilitation counselor education from Michigan State University and received a Bachelor and Master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from Springfield College (MA). Dr. Nerlich has worked in the private non-profit and for-profit systems as a case manager, program coordinator, and vocational evaluator. Her research interests include transition services for students with disabilities, ecological assessment and vocational evaluation, sports/leisure activities for people with disabilities, collaboration, and student and professional development. Her hobbies include running/racing/triathlons, kickboxing, paddle boarding, field hockey, wine, and spending time with her husband and amazing son.


Teaching Interests

assessment and evaluatuion, transition services for youth with disabilities, philosophy of rehabilitation counseling, psychosocial adjustment to disability

Research Interests

transition services for youth with disabilities, professional development for counselors, student professional development, collaboration models, leadership development

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
CMHP 206 PROCESS & TECHNQES IN TRANSITN Graduate
CMHP 246 APPRAISAL & ASSESSMENT IN COUN Graduate
COUN 227 COUN FOR CAREER & LIFE PLANNG Graduate
REHB 232 MEDICAL ASPECTS OF DISABILITES Graduate
REHB 242 ASSESSMENT PRACTICES IN REHB Graduate
REHB 267 PSYSOCIAL ASPECTS OF DSBLITIES Graduate
REHB 268 VOCATNL & CAREER DEVL IN REHB Graduate
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