21st Annual GWU Mid-Atlantic Rehabilitation Counseling Symposium

The George Washington University Campus
Thanks for attending. You can find handouts from our event and the evaluation form below. The evaluation form must be completed to received a CRC certificate.

Friday, March 12, 2021 │ 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. ET


1:00 - 1:15 pm

Welcome and Introductions
Dr. Kenneth Hergenrather, Professor
Dr. Maureen McGuire-Kuletz, Associate Professor

1:15 - 1:30 pm

RSA Updates
Carol Dobak, delegated the authority to perform the functions and duties of the Commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration within the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services at the U.S. Department of Education. Ms. Dobak also serves as Acting Deputy Commissioner and Director of the State Monitoring and Program Improvement Division at the U.S. Department of Education (invited)

1:30 - 2:15 pm

Technical Assistance and Training at GW: Updates on latest projects benefiting State VR Agencies.
John Walsh (CIT-VR), Brenda Simmons & Christine Johnson (NTACT-C), Carol Pankow (VRTAC-QM), & Dr. Maureen McGuire-Kuletz (Long-term Training Grant)


2:15 - 2:30 pm


2:30 - 3:30 pm

Trauma Informed Care
Dr. Olivia Bentley, Research Associate and Adjunct Faculty, GWU


3:30 - 4:30 pm

Counselor Supervision Training and GW Counseling Internship
Dr. Robert Froehlich, Associate Professor, GWU

NOTE: Audience is Internship Supervisors and related professionals who either currently supervise or are interested in working with future GW interns.