Kelly A Kazukauskas , PhDClinical Assistant Professor
Office: Life Sciences Building, Room 246A
Kelly Kazukauskas joined the faculty at Illinois Institute of Technology in 2012. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Counseling in the College of Psychology where she is responsible for teaching courses in counseling theory and case management, as well as the clinical courses related to both practicum and internship experiences. Dr. Kazukauskas also coordinates the clinical training for the rehabilitation counseling program, which includes the placement, training and clinical supervision of students within this program.
Dr. Kazukauskas received her Ph.D. in Psychology with an emphasis on Rehabilitation Education from Illinois Institute of Technology in 2006 and has been teaching ever since. She is also both a certified rehabilitation counselor (CRC) and a certified vocational evaluator (CVE). Prior to teaching she worked extensively in the rehabilitation counseling field serving persons with traumatic brain injury and persons with developmental disabilities, and held several directorial positions in vocational services and program/case management.
- PhD, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2006
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Research & Major Accomplishments
Dr. Kazukauskas’ research and professional interests focus primarily on rehabilitation counselor competency and training, clinical supervision in rehabilitation counselor education and practice, and rehabilitation counselor ethics and ethical issues. Additionally, she has conducted research on rehabilitation counselor competence and comfort in relation to disability and sexuality, and post-secondary transitions for persons with disabilities.
Williams, L., Burker, E. J., & Kazukauskas, K. A. (2012). Cystic fibrosis and achieving vocational success: The key role of the rehabilitation counselor. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 42(4).
Kazukauskas, K. A., Williams, L., & Capano, K. (4/7/2011). Empowerment: Interventions to promote independence in adolescents with Autism. National Council on Rehabilitation Education Annual Training Annual Conference, Manhattan Beach, CA.
Burker, E. J. & Kazukauskas, K. A. (2010). The code of ethics for rehabilitation counselors: A call for evidence-based practice. Rehabilitation Education, 24(3), 101-112.
Kazukauskas, K. A. & Lam, C. S. (2010). Disability and sexuality: Knowledge, attitudes and level of comfort among certified rehabilitation counselors. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 54(1), 15-25.
Burker, E. J. & Kazukauskas, K. A. (10/19/2010). Improving VR outcomes: Evidence based practice & ethics in working partnerships. National Council on Rehabilitation Education/Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation/Rehabilitation Services Administration Annual Conference, Arlington, VA.
Kazukauskas, K. A. & Lam, C. S. (2009). Importance of addressing sexuality in certified rehabilitation counselor practice. Rehabilitation Education, 23(2), 127-140.
Kazukauskas, K. A. & Burker, E. J. (10/28/2009). Ethics in supervision: Supervisory models and ethical considerations. National Council on Rehabilitation Education/Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation/Rehabilitation Services Administration Annual Conference, Arlington, VA.