Newsletters & Announcements

  • 11 Dec 2020 10:04 AM | Marny Howell (Administrator)


    Monday, February 1, 2021
    2:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

    AVAVRP presents:

    Abilities, Valor and Adjustments: The Beauty of Post-Traumatic Growth Among Veterans


    Dr. Lillian Gibson

    Psychologist on the Tele-Mental Health team from the North Texas VA

    Dr. Gibson’s training as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, as well as her VA clinical experiences, provide a unique approach when developing client interventions.  Her professional compass is rooted in a biopsychosocial model of care.

    Dr. Gibson’s presentation will highlight the prominent role of rehabilitation professionals as they diligently help Veterans meet employment goals.  Attendees will gain an understanding of how post-traumatic growth is an integral component of change for Veterans impacted by medical and psychiatric conditions.

    Learning objectives: 

    To discuss the impact of disability on quality of life factors.

    To discuss the psychological aspects of stages of change.

    To discuss salient factors linked to post traumatic growth.


    Registration information will follow in January.


    The Association of VA Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals advocates for the recruitment, retention, and recognition of Vocational Rehabilitation professionals of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

  • 22 Jul 2020 2:51 PM | Marny Howell (Administrator)

    Who are the Heroes? A History of the Disabiliyt Rights Movement

    ADA Live! Episode 82: History and the Future of Disability Rights: A Conversation with Judy Heumann


    Christmas in purgatory : a photographic essay on mental retardation


    ADA Live! Episode 70: Celebration of the ADA Anniversary - a conversation with Senator Tom Harkin


    Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution Ful Movie Hd - YouTube


    Tell Your Story


    ADA Anniversary Website

  • 14 Jul 2020 1:43 PM | Marny Howell (Administrator)


    TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2020
    3:00PM – 4:30PM EST

    In celebration of the ADA 30th anniversary,
    AVAVRP and the Southeast ADA Center


    Who are the Heroes? 

    A History of the Disability Rights Movement


    A 90-minute intriguing look at the history of the disability rights movement

    with discussion on what it means for us today.



    Barry Whaley, Director of the Southeast ADA Center, and

    Pam Williamson, Assistant Director of the Southeast ADA Center

    Registration is free,however, you must register to attend.

    Please use the following links to register:

    Who are the Heroes? A History of the Disability Rights Movement



    Questions? Please contact Cynthia Young, AVAVRP Conference Chair

    804-675-5000 x 7039

  • 20 Feb 2020 9:19 AM | Marny Howell (Administrator)

    From the CRCC

    Dear Colleagues:

    The CACREP Standards Revision Committee (SRC) is exploring many angles as they begin to prepare the 2023 CACREP Standards. These are the standards that will carry the profession through the year 2031.

    Now more than ever, we need to hear your voice. The CRCC leadership team urges you to complete this survey.


    Please forward this link to anybody you know in our rehabilitation counseling communities who has an opinion on how the current CACREP standards impact our Rehabilitation Counseling degree programs:


    CACREP 2023 standards review SURVEY:


    The survey closes February 21, 2020


    The current CACREP 2016 standards do not align with the CRCC Role & Function Study and the CRC exam standards.


    Additional issues include:

    • The term "disability" does not appear anywhere in the 8 core curriculum standards.
    • Many current and potential faculty with extensive experience both in teaching and with professional experience in the field of vocational rehabilitation do not currently meet the CACREP faculty standards that require a degree specifically in Counselor Education unless the individual already has been working in a full time faculty position at least one year before July, 2013. (see page 7 of the standards).
    • The student to faculty ratio required by CACREP also presents issues in existing rehabilitation counseling programs that employ many adjunct instructors to meet the extensive needs of educational programs and students both in our local and international communities.

    Here is a link to the current standards:  

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