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Elizabeth Boland

Interim Director

Interim Director
Center for Continuing Education in Rehabilitation

Areas of Expertise

Beth is well known to the Region X rehabilitation community and a longtime CCER partner. She is currently one of the CCER trainers for the WA Vocational Rehabilitation Institute. In addition to her work with CCER, Beth is a Professor and Academic Program Director of the MA in Rehabilitation Counseling (RC) program at Western Washington University (WWU). She is also the Assistant Director of the Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation (TVR) Institute at Northwest Indian College. Beth has more than 25 years of experience as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) and RC educator with research interests in (a) RC education, (b) return-to-work for individuals with significant disabilities, and (c) professional leadership.

Relevant Experience and Education

Beth holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After receiving her master’s degree, she worked as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for the State of Nebraska for three years. Upon completing her doctoral degree, Beth joined the faculty at the University of Florida's Department of Rehabilitation Counseling. During her 4½ years at UF, she taught undergraduate courses in Rehabilitation Services, graduate courses in Rehabilitation Counseling, and doctoral courses in Rehabilitation Science. Beth joined the MA in RC Program at WWU in December 2004.