Faculty & Staff Profiles

Michelle Hamilton

Ph.D.
Rehabilitation and Counseling

Office: 227 Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: 715/232-1895
Email: hamiltonmi@uwstout.edu

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS


  • Vocational Evaluation
  • Tests and Measurement
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Alternative Therapies

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND


  • PhD    Human Rehabilitation
               University of Northern Colorado (2003)
  • MS      Vocational Rehabilitation, Dual Concentration:
               Vocational Evaluation and Rehabilitation Counseling
               University of Wisconsin-Stout (1995)

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION


Certified Vocational Evaluation Specialist (CVE)
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC-Canada)

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE


2013+            Professor, Department of Rehabilitation and Counseling,
UW-Stout
2010              Interim Chair, Department of Rehabilitation and
Counseling,UW-Stout
2009              Interim Chair, Department of Rehabilitation and Counseling,
UW-Stout
2008+            Associate Professor, Department of Rehabilitation and
Counseling, UW-Stout
2003+            Graduate Program Director, MS Vocational Rehabilitation (on
campus)
2003-2007    Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation and
Counseling, UW-Stout

COURSES TAUGHT


Vocational Evaluation Laboratory
Medical Aspects of Disability
Research in Rehabilitation
Counseling Process Lab
Psychological Testing for Special Populations
Procedures of Vocational Evaluation

Psychosocial Aspects of Disability
Case Management
Field Experience
Internship

RECENT SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS


Faculty as an Evaluator: Assessing Student Learning Outcomes. Presentation to UW-Stout New Faculty training August 2011; August 2012 (invited).

The Rehabilitation Alliance – Working Relationships.  Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). October, November, 2009.

Clarifying Levels of Vocational Assessment to Maximize Positive Client Outcomes (co-presenter).  NRA Annual Training Conference, Louisville, KY September, 2009 (referred).

Diagnostic Interviewing.  Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). Woodbury, MN; Shakopee, MN, June 2009.

Older Adults and Vocational Assessment: Challenges and Opportunities (co-presenter).  NRA Annual Training Conference, St. Louis, MO, October 2008 (referred).

Interviewing as a Diagnostic Assessment Technique in Vocational Evaluation Pre-conference Vocational Evaluation and Career Assessment Professionals (VECAP) National Conference, Auburn, AL, April 2007 (referred).

Vocational Assessment and Evaluation. A Primer for Rehabilitation Professionals: What to Expect and How to Maximize Your Referral Dollars. Canadian Association of Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment Society (CAVEWAS), CARP National Conference, Montreal, Quebec June 2006 (invited).

Diagnostic Interviewing.  Canadian Association of Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment Society (CAVEWAS), CARP National Conference, Charlottetown, PEI June 2005 (invited).

The Interview as a Diagnostic Technique. VECAP 12th National Issues Forum on Vocational Assessment and Evaluation, Portsmouth, VA April 2005 (referred).

Vocational Assessment.  Ontario March of Dimes, Two Day Professional Development Training, Toronto, Ontario, June, 2004 (invited).

Needs Assessment: Vocational Assessment and Evaluation.  International Rehabilitation Consortium, Professional Development Series at Dunhill Educational Center, Dunhill, Ireland, March 2004.

The Role and Function of CVE in North America.  National Rehabilitation Association, Annual Training Conference, Nashville, TN, October 2003 (referred).

CCWAVES 2002 CVE Role and Function Study: Key Results.  Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment Association, 11th National Forum, Charleston, South Carolina, March, 2003 (referred).

SELECT PUBLICATIONS


Hamilton, M., & Mayfield, M. (2013). Effects of online and on-campus based education: A five-year comparison of student learning outcomes in a rehabilitation counselor education. Rehabilitation Counselors and Educators Journal, 5(2), 76-92.

Castiglione, S., Ashley, J.M., Hamilton, M., Leconte, P.J., McConnell, J., O'Brien, M., Nunez, P. (2010). VECAP White Paper: Functional vocational evaluation. Vocational Evaluation and Career Assessment Professionals Journals, 6(1).

Hamilton, M. (2008) Ethical dilemmas: An occupational hazard Commission on Certification for Work Adjustment and Vocational Evaluation Specialists (CCWAVES). Wavelengths, 4-5.

Hamilton, M (2008). From the chair. CCWAVES Code of Professional Ethics Overview. Commission on Certification for Work Adjustment and Vocational Evaluation Specialists (CCWAVES). Wavelengths, 1-3.

Hamilton, M. (2007/2008). From the chair. Commission on Certification for Work Adjustment and Vocational Evaluation Specialists (CCWAVES). Wavelengths, 1-2.

Hamilton, M., & Shumate, S. (2006). CCWAVES 2002 CVE role and function study: Key results. The Issues Papers: Eleventh National Forum on Issues in Vocational Evaluation, Assessment, and Work Adjustment. Vocational Evaluation and Career Assessment Professionals (VECAP).

Hamilton, M., & Shumate, S. (2005).  The role and function of certified vocational evaluation specialists.  Journal of Rehabilitation, 71(1).

Hamilton, M (2004). Guest editorial. Vocational Evaluation and Career Assessment Professionals Journal, 1(1).

Shumate, S., Hamilton, M., & Fried, J. (2004). Vocational evaluation: The development of a profession. Vocational Evaluation and Career Assessment Professionals Journal, 1(1).

Pichette, E., Accordino, M., Hamilton, M., Rosenthal, D. & Wilson, K. (2002). Susceptibility to racial and ethnic bias in intake interviews: Implications for vocational evaluators.  Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment Journal, 32(1), 17-28.

Olesheski, J.A., Rosenthal, D.A., & Hamilton, M. (2002).  Disability management and psychosocial rehabilitation: Considerations for integration.  Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation, 19(1), 63-70.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


  • Vocational Evaluator, Vocational Expert (owner)
            Vocational Potential, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Disability Services Consultant
            Mount Royal College, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Vocational Evaluator, Vocational Expert
            Canadian Paraplegic Association, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Rehabilitation Counselor (intern)
            California Rehabilitation Services, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Vocational Evaluator (intern)
            Work Recovery Services, Salinas, CA

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