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Chicago | Program Director
Master of Arts in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling

Chia-Chiang (CC) Wang, Ph.D.



As a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), I would love to help my students learn about various kinds of disabilities and equip them with clinical knowledge and skills. My teaching goals include to have a comprehensive understanding of the profession, to be exposed to as many kinds of disabilities as possible, and to learn professional skills such as intake interviews, note-taking, eligibility determination, vocational and other rehabilitation services planning, reading medical records and assessment reports, and writing assessment reports. The inclusion of technology enhances the structural delivery of my courses and creates an interactive, dynamic and facilitative learning environment for my students. Moreover, I am committed to accommodating students with disabilities to maximize their learning.

My advising/mentoring of students focuses on their professional developments and personal growths. I provide individual meetings (or send out check-in emails if preferred) at least twice at a semester to monitor academic progress and professional readiness for becoming a competent rehabilitation counselor. My advisees are expected to develop a clear picture of their career paths and the topics will be discussed include the specific disability populations and types of agencies that they may be interested in working for.



  • Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Counseling and Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2011)
  • Post-doctoral Fellowship in Healthcare Services and Outcome Research, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (now, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab) (2013)
  • M.S. in Healthcare Services and Outcome Research, Northwestern University (2013)
Professional Memberships

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychological Association (APA)–Divisions 20 (Adult Development and Aging) and 22 (Rehabilitation Psychology), member (2011-present)
  • American Rehabilitation Counseling Association (ARCA), member (2011-present)
  • National Council on Rehabilitation Education (NCRE), member (2011-present) and regional representative (2015-2020)
Select Publications

Select Publications

  • Kolden, G. G., Wang, C.-C., Austin, S. B., Chang, Y., & Greenfield, M. H. (2018). Congruence/Genuineness: A meta-analysis. Psychotherapy, 55(4), 424-433.
  • Chan, F., Wang, C.-C., Fitzgerald, S., Muller, V., Ditchman, N., & Menz, F. (2016). Personal, environmental, and service-delivery determinants of employment quality for state vocational rehabilitation consumers: A multilevel analysis. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 45, 5-18.
  • Magasi, S., Wong, A., Gray, D., Baum, C., Hammel, J., Wang, C.-C., & Heinemann, A. (2015). Theoretical foundations for the measurement of environmental factors and their impact on participation among people with disabilities. Archive of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 96(4), 569-577.
  • Chan, J. Y.-C., Wang, C.-C., Kim, J. H., Ditchman, N., Pete, J., & Chan, F. (2014). State unemployment rate and vocational rehabilitation outcomes: A multilevel analysis. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 57, 209-218.
  • Kolden, G. G., Wang, C.-C., Austin, S. B., Y. Chang, & Greenfield, M. H., (2019). Congruence/Genuineness. In J. C. Norcross & M. Lambert (Eds.), Psychotherapy relationships that work: Evidence-Based Therapist Contributions (3rd ed., pp. 323-350). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Chan, F., Sung, C., Muller, V., Wang, C.-C., Fujikawa, M., & Anderson, C. A. (2012). Evidence-based practice and research utilization. In D. Maki, & V. Tarvydas (Eds.), Professional practice of rehabilitation counseling (pp. 391-412). New York: Springer


  • Annual Research Award (2nd Place), American Rehabilitation Counseling Association, 2015
  • Travel Scholarship, RAND Summer Institute sponsored by the National Institute on Aging and the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, 2013

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