Certified Rehabilitation Counselor Examination Preparation, Third Edition

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor Examination Preparation, Third Edition

Fong Chan, PhD, CRC, Malachy Bishop, PhD, CRC, Julie Chronister, PhD, CRC, Eun-Jeong Lee, PhD, CRC, Chung-Yi Chiu, PhD, CRC


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New updates, practices, and tips to pass the exam! Purchase includes digital access for use on most mobile devices or computers.

This compact resource—noted for its quality and credibility—delivers a comprehensive overview of the CRC exam to help graduate students and professionals prepare. The third edition is extensively updated in content and format to incorporate the new skills and knowledge sets needed in the rapidly evolving rehabilitation counseling area. Each chapter corresponds to the most recent Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Program (CACREP) accreditation standards for master's degree programs.

The third edition is easy to navigate. It includes three new chapters, 150 new test practices with explanations, and a mock exam with 200 questions. Each chapter has key concepts, illustrative tables and charts for fast review, and resources for further study needs.

New to the Third Edition:

  • Extensively updated in content and format aimed at promoting exam success
  • Based on the most recent empirically derived CRC roles and function studies,
  • Each chapter includes sample questions with rationales for distractors and correct answer
  • New chapter on study tips and CRC exam-taking strategies
  • New chapter on Crisis and Trauma
  • New chapter on Demand-Side Employer Engagement
  • Updated and expanded internet resources in each chapter

Key Features:

  • Provides over 350 multiple choice questions and mock exam
  • Written in user-friendly outline format
  • Provides key terms and concepts to help readers grasp key ideas in no time
  • Contains concise summary table for reviewing key takeaways
  • Includes web links in each chapter for further study interest


Fong Chan, PhD, CRC:

Fong Chan, Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin-Madison) is the Norman L. and Barbara M. Berven Professor of Rehabilitation Psychology (Emeritus) in the Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has more than 37 years of experience conducting applied rehabilitation research in the topical areas of psychosocial interventions, demand-side employment, transition and postsecondary education, evidence-based vocational rehabilitation practices, multicultural issues in rehabilitation, and research methodologies. Dr. Chan has published over 400 refereed journal articles and 67 book chapters (h-index = 57). He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and a National Institute for Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) Mary Switzer research fellow. For his research, Dr. Chan has received 12 American Rehabilitation Counseling Association Research (ARCA) Awards, the National Council on Rehabilitation Education (NCRE) Career in Rehabilitation Education Award, the ARCA James Garrett Distinguished Career in Rehabilitation Research Award, and the American Psychological Association, Division of Rehabilitation Psychology, Tamara Dembo and Beatrice Wright Lecture Award. Dr. Chan is the co-editor of the Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, an associate editor for the Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counseling, and editor of six rehabilitation counseling textbooks.


Malachy Bishop, Ph.D., CRC, is the Norman L. and Barbara M. Berven Professor of Rehabilitation Psychology in the Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He obtained his Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has been a rehabilitation counselor educator for over 20 years and has served as the University of Kentucky Rehabilitation Counseling Doctoral Program coordinator and Director of Research for the Human Development Institute, the University of Kentucky's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disability Research. He conducts research in the employment and psychosocial aspects of chronic neurological conditions, effective practice in vocational rehabilitation, and quality of life in chronic illness and disability.


Julie Chronister, Ph.D., CRC, is a professor in the Department of Counseling at San Francisco State University. She received her PhD from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 2004. Dr. Chronister has been a counselor educator and researcher for 20 years and has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and books. She is a committed disability advocate, educator and researcher and has focused much of her research on understanding the lived experiences of those living with psychiatric disabilities. Dr. Chronister has been awarded several federal research and training grants and is committed to improving the lives of the most marginalized and stigmatized communities through her research, teaching and community partnerships.


Eun-Jeong Lee, Ph.D., CRC, LCPC is an associate professor of Counseling and Rehabilitation Science Division in the Department of Psychology at Illinois Institute of Technology. Her current duties include teaching graduate level courses in psychosocial/multicultural issues in rehabilitation and mental health counseling, medical aspects of disability, group counseling, and rehabilitation engineering technology. She also supervises master's degree students during counseling practicum and internship experiences and doctoral student research including master's thesis and dissertation. Dr. Lee received her Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2007. She has served in many leadership roles including Region 5 representative of the National Council on Rehabilitation Education and Treasurer of American Psychological Association Division 22 (Rehabilitation Psychology). Dr. Lee has been actively working and publishing in (a) psychosocial issues facing family and caregivers of people with chronic illness and disabilities; (b) multicultural issues related to help-seeking behaviors; and (c) vocational rehabilitation.


Chungyi Chiu, PhD, CRC, LPC, is an associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Chiu received her PhD in Rehabilitation Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her master's degree in Occupational Therapy from the National Taiwan University. She is the founder and director of the Health Promotion and Rehabilitation Laboratory. Her research interests are health promotion for people with disabilities and chronic illnesses, patient healthcare experience, psychosocial adjustment, and social participation.