Brenda Y. Cartwright, EdD, CRC, NCC, LPC, MHC

Professor & Fieldwork Coordinator


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Department: Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Professional Studies
Office Location: C024-C Anderson Center
Phone: 336-750-2379
Fax: 336-750-2914
Email:  cartwrightby@wssu.edu
Curriculum Vitae

Biography

Brenda Y. Cartwright is a Professor of Rehabilitation Counseling. Prior to her current position, she was the Director of the Rehabilitation Counselor Education program at the University of Hawaii, and held teaching appointments in several universities, including Coppin State University, The George Washington University, Gallaudet University, Bowie State University, The University of the District of Columbia and Kyungpook National University.  She brings a distinctive perspective to the classroom-real-world application of theories with over 20 years of counseling and administrative experience in State-Federal vocational rehabilitation, private rehabilitation, and forensic settings. 

Dr. Cartwright is currently the Region IV Representative to the Board of Directors of the National Council on Rehabilitation Education (NCRE), and a member of the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) Ethics Committee. She served on the CRCC Code Revision Task Force, and also served on the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) Commission on Standards and Accreditation, representing the National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns. 

 


Educational Background

  • EdD, Rehabilitation Counseling Leadership, The George Washington University
  • MA, Guidance & Counseling, University of Michigan
  • BA, Spanish, Special Education (Deafness), McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland College)
  • AA, Spanish, Mount Providence Junior College

  • Research and Project Interests:

  • Disability & Rehabilitation Related issues
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Professional Ethics in Counseling

  • Selected Publications:

    Textbook Chapters:

    Cartwright, B.Y., Harley, D.& Burris, J.  (2011). Cultural Competency: A conceptual framework for positive rehabilitation outcomes, In D. Maki & V. Tarvydas, (Eds.), The Professional Practice of Rehabilitation Counseling, New York: Springer Publishing Company.

    Cartwright, B.Y., Harley, D.& Burris, J.  (2011). Cultural Competency: A conceptual framework for positive rehabilitation outcomes, In D. Maki & V. Tarvydas, (Eds.), The Professional Practice of Rehabilitation Counseling, New York: Springer Publishing Company.

    Cartwright, B.Y. (2005) RESPECTFUL counseling: A blueprint for practice, In J.A. Oyiborhoro, Aural Rehabilitation of People with Disabilities, pp. 285-310, St. Louis: MO: Academic Press.  

    Cartwright, B. & D’Andrea, M. (2003).  Counseling for diversity: Contexts of practice. In D. Maki. & T. F.  Riggar, (Eds.), The Handbook of Rehabilitation Counseling, pp. 171-187, New York: Springer Publishing Company.

    Selected articles in refereed journals: 

    Cartwright, B.Y. & Fleming, C. (2010) Multicultural and diversity considerations in the new code of professional ethics for rehabilitation counselors, Special Joint Issue: Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 53 (4), 213-217; The Rehabilitation Professional, 18 (2), 65-70.

    Cartwright, B.Y. (2010) Understanding health beliefs about illness: A culturally responsive approach. Journal of Rehabilitation, 76(2), 40-45.

    Cartwright, B.Y., McConnell, R.L. & Washington, R.D. (2009) Examining racial microaggressions in rehabilitation counselor education. Rehabilitation Education, 23 (2), 171-182. 

    Cartwright, B.Y., Daniels, J., & Zhang, S. (2008). Assessing multicultural competence: Perceived versus demonstrated performance. Journal of Counseling and Development, 86(3), 318-322. 

    Cartwright, B.Y. & Kim, B.S. K.  (2006). Selected factors associated with quality employment outcomes. Journal of Rehabilitation, 72(3), 41-47. 

    Kim, B.S.K., Cartwright, B.Y., Asay, P.A. & D’Andrea, M.J. (2003).  A revision of the multicultural awareness, knowledge, and skills survey-Counselor edition: Factor analysis, reliability and validity. Journal of Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 36(3), 161-180.

    Garcia, J.G., Cartwright, B., Winston, S.M., & Borzuchowska, B. (2003). A transcultural integrative model of ethical decision making in counseling.  Journal of Counseling and Development, 81(3), 268-277.

    Cartwright, B.Y. (2001). Multicultural counseling training: A survey of CORE-accredited programs.  Rehabilitation Education, 15 (3), 233-242. 

    Other Scholarly Works:

    Cartwright, B.Y. & Williams, G. (2007). Hawai`i Career Planning Guide 2007-2009: To help people of all ages plan their futures. Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. Honolulu, HI.

    Cartwright, B.Y., Conway-Jones, D., & Williams, G.A. (Ed.). (2006). University of Hawai`i at Mānoa Winter Institute for Black Studies. Lifestyle changes: Keys to reducing health disparities among people of color [Special Issue]. DePaul Journal of Health Care Law, 10(1).  


    Additional Information:

    Refereed:

    Wright, T.J., Marini, I., & Cartwright, B.Y. (2013) SSA Claimants Cited Impairments: What Rehabilitation Counselors Need to Know! Presentation at the National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns Annual Training Conference. New Orleans, LA.

    Grayson, K. & Cartwright, B. Y. (2012). Beliefs versus practices about inclusive instruction: A preliminary report. Presentation at the National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns Annual Training Conference. Little Rock, AR.

    Wright, T. J., Cartwright, B.Y., Spitznagel, R. J. & Wright, G.M. (2012). Vocational Expert in Social Security Administration Hearings (Parts I & II). Presentation at the National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns Annual Training Conference. Little Rock, AR.

    Cartwright, B. Y., Atkins, B. J., McConnell, L. R., & Wright, T. J. (2011).  A mentoring model for rehabilitation professionals of color. Presentation at the National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns Annual Training Conference. Atlanta, GA.

    McConnell, L.R. & Cartwright, B.Y. (2011). Culture & the CRC Code of Ethics. Presentation at the National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns Annual Training Conference. Atlanta, GA.

    Bruch, L.A., Cartwright, B.Y. & King, C. (2011). Rehabilitation Counselor Program Evaluation: Current Practices, Presentation at the National Council on Rehabilitation Education Annual Training Conference, Manhattan Beach, CA.

    Cartwright, B.Y. & Wright, T.J. (2010). Affirming future generations of culturally diverse academicians. Presentation at the National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns Annual Training Conference. Las Vegas, NV.

    Pitt, J.S., Flowers, C. & Cartwright, B.Y. (2010). Navigating the ivory tower:  Experiences of first year rehabilitation educators. Presentation at the National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns Annual Training Conference. Las Vegas, NV.

    Cartwright, B.Y. (2010) Ethical decision-making in an information era: Case applications. Presentation at the National Council on Rehabilitation Education Annual Training Conference. Manhattan Beach, CA.

    Invited:

    Cartwright, B.Y. (2011) Forensic Ethics and Indirect Practice for the Rehabilitation Counselor. Hawaii Rehabilitation Counseling Association. Honolulu, HI.

    Cartwright, B.Y. & Kampfe, C. (2011) Thinking out Loud and Taking Action. Council on Diversity and Equity. National Council on Rehabilitation Education Annual Training Conference, Manhattan Beach, CA.

    Mpofu, E., Arokiasamy, C., Cartwright, B.Y. & Kampfe, C. (2010) Rehabilitation Educator of the Year- “Distinguished Education” Panel. National Council on Rehabilitation Education 10th National Rehabilitation Educators Conference, Manhattan Beach, CA.

    (2009-2014) Strengthening Rehabilitation Counselor Education in a Global Networked Environment, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Funded at $750, 000. (Author, Principal Investigator)

    (2005-2010) Hawai`i CSPD Long-Term Training Grant, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Funded at $946,568. (Co-Author, Project Co-Director)

    (2004-2009) A Culture-Centered Long Term Training Program in Rehabilitation Counselor Education, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Funded at $545,251.00. (Author, Principal Investigator)

    (1999-2004) An Urban Oriented Long-Term Training Program in Rehabilitation Counseling at a Historically Black College, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Funded at $498,030.00. (Co-Author, Project Coordinator)

    (1998-2003) Doctoral Study in Rehabilitation Leadership, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Funded at $499,999.00. (Co-Author)

    Outstanding Leadership Award of Excellence as a Mentor to Students, National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns, 2012

    President’s Award for Exemplary Diligence and Fortitude in Promoting Rehabilitation Research, Education and Service, National Council on Rehabilitation Education, 2012

    Faculty Diversity Enhancement Award, University of Hawaii at Manoa Commission on Diversity, 2011

    Virgie Winston-Smith Lifetime Achievement Award, National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns, 2011

    Sylvia Walker National Multicultural Award, National Rehabilitation Association, 2010

    Rehabilitation Educator of the Year, National Council on Rehabilitation Education, 2007

    Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development Research Award, Association for Assessment in Counseling & Education, 2005 

    Research Award, American Counseling Association, 2005

    Bobbie Atkins Research Award, National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns, 2004

     

    REH 5301 Foundations in Rehabilitation Counseling

    REH 5309 Ethics in Rehabilitation Counseling

    REH 5302 Theories & Techniques of Counseling

    REH 6307 Psychosocial & Cultural Diversity Issues

    REH 5316 Special Topics in Rehabilitation Counseling: Career Decision-Making in Rural Settings

     

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