Knowledge Translation: From Research to Vocational Rehabilitation Service Delivery

About the Webcast

The Center on KTDRR is collaborating with the American Institutes for Research to support webcasts and a Community of Practice that examine issues and challenges around evidence-based practice and vocational rehabilitation (VR). Practice guidelines are a strategy used in systems similar to VR to help identify and implement evidence-based practices.

Should practice guidelines be developed for VR service delivery? This webcast will be a discussion with a rehabilitation researcher, a VR educator, and a VR practitioner around practice guidelines: what they are, how they are developed in other disciplines, and if they could be helpful to VR counselors and consumers. This webcast was originally transmitted on April 30, 2013 at 2:00 PM CDT. Download webcast flyer

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About the Presenters

Photo of Tamara Bushnik, PhD, FACRM

Tamara Bushnik, PhD, FACRM — Associate Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine, and Director of Research at Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Bushnik joined Rusk in 2009, bringing her interest in community integration and independent living from a multidisciplinary perspective. She is currently Principal Investigator of two NIDILRR-funded projects, a TBIMS (Model Systems) and a Field-Initiated Project on treatments and effectiveness of prosthetic systems. She was Director of Rehabilitation Research at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center from 1998-2009. Dr. Bushnik was elected as President of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) in 2011.

Photo of Robert Stensrud, EdD

Robert Stensrud, EdD — Professor of Education, Drake University. Dr. Stensrud joined the faculty at Drake in 1988, where he teaches courses in Counselor Education, Rehabilitation Counseling, and Mental Health Counseling. He also served as director of Drake's National Rehabilitation Institute. Dr. Stensrud was Assistant Professor at St. Louis University from 1983-1988.

Photo of John Connelly, JD

John Connelly, JD — Director, Research and Grants, Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR). Mr. Connelly has over 30 years experience in the field of public rehabilitation. He joined CSAVR in 2009 where he has primary responsibility for the development, negotiation, and maintenance of research and grant projects. During his tenure with the Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission beginning in 1980, he served as General Counsel (1981-1993), deputy director (1993-2001), and Executive Director (2001-2009).