Christine Bard, Ph.D. Chicago Campus

“CORE accreditation validates our work preparing  
socially responsible practitioners and assures students 
that they are receiving a quality education within the field 
of rehabilitation counseling." 
- Christine Bard, Ph.D.

“CORE accreditation validates our work preparing
socially responsible practitioners and assures students
that they are receiving a quality education within the field
of rehabilitation counseling."
- Christine Bard, Ph.D.

Christine Bard, Ph.D.
Core Faculty, M.A. in Counseling:
Specialization in Rehabilitation Counseling

My classroom is an extremely interactive environment. I encourage healthy discussions beyond the reading material because we are all here to learn from each other. Although counseling is a serious topic, I believe that maintaining a sense of humor is essential to keep our spirits high and our motivation strong. Finally, I work hard to create an environment of trust where students can take risks, try new techniques, and ask hard questions. After all, that is how we learn.

I choose to teach at Adler because of Adler students. They are passionate about learning and are committed to helping those who experience social injustices. As a rehabilitation educator, I find this mind-set to be a perfect match for clinicians-in-training who want to work with individuals with disabilities.

Please e-mail or call me (312-662-4331) if you have questions or would like more information about me.

Education

  • Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University, 2001
  • M.Ed., Counseling Psychology, Rutgers University, 1993
  • B.A., Psychology, Michigan State University, 1992

Licensure

  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Professional Memberships

  • American Counseling Association
  • American Rehabilitation Counseling Association
  • Illinois Counseling Association
  • National Council on Rehabilitation Education

Select Publications

  • Accordino, M., McReynolds, C., Accordino, D., & Bard, C. (2009). Professionals with psychiatric disabilities served in private disability rehabilitation: Implications for rehabilitation counselor preparation. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 40(2), 22–27.
  • Chan, H., Li-Tsang, C., Chan, C., Lam, C. S., Hui, K., and Bard, C. (2006). Validation of LAM assessment of employment readiness (C-LASER) for Chinese injured workers. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 16, 697–705.
  • Man, D. W., Lam, C. S., and Bard, C. (2003). Development and application of the family empowerment questionnaire in brain injury. Brain Injury, 17(5), 437–450.
  • Bard, C., Bieschke, K. J., Herbert, J. T., & Eberz., A. B. (2000). Predicting research interest among rehabilitation counseling students and faculty. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 43, 48–55.

Select Presentations

  • Integrating Social Justice into Rehabilitation Counselor Training Programs, National Council on Rehabilitation Education Conference
  • Applying Adlerian Psychology to Rehabilitation Counseling, National Council on Rehabilitation Education Conference, April 2010
  • Professionals with Psychiatric Disabilities: A Population in Need of Help from Rehabilitation Educators, 33rd Annual USPRA Conference, June 2008
  • Workplace Considerations for Persons with Multiple Ssclerosis, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, July 2007
  • Hiring People with Disabilities: Myths, Advantages and Best Practices, EMA Chicago Staffing Symposium, May 2007