Christine A. Reid, Ph.D., C.R.C.

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Chris Reid is a full professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Counseling at Virginia Commonwealth University.  She earned her Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Psychology from the Illinois Institute of Technology.  Dr. Reid has over 30 years of experience as a rehabilitation counseling educator, researcher and service provider.  Most of her research has focused on life care planning, deafness and deafblindness, or developing and validating assessment instruments relevant to rehabilitation.  She has served as project director for training grants for the U.S. Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), including distance learning and comprehensive system of personnel development projects.   She has also served as project director for grants to train professionals qualified to work with people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind, both for RSA and as an affiliate of Helen Keller National Center (HKNC).  Dr. Reid has served on journal editorial boards and in leadership roles for several national organizations, including the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC), the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE), and the Foundation for Life Care Planning Research (FLCPR).  She is a past-president and fellow of the National Rehabilitation Counseling Association (NRCA). She was recently presented a Lifetime Achievement Award by the sponsoring organizations of the International Symposium on Life Care Planning.