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Dr. Brenda Y. Cartwright

 Dr. Brenda Cartwright

Brenda Y. Cartwright

Professor & Clinical Coordinator

Office: C024-C Anderson Center
Phone: 336-750-2379 
E-mail:  cartwrightby@wssu.edu













Educational History

AA, Spanish, Mt. Providence Junior College, 1970

BA, Spanish, Special Education (Deafness), McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland College, 1972

MA, Guidance and Counseling, University of Michigan, 1979

Ed D, Rehabilitation Counseling Leadership, George Washington University, 1996

Profile

Dr. Cartwright has over 20 years of experience in State-Federal vocational rehabilitation programs in management and direct service delivery positions coupled with experience in private rehabilitation and forensic settings.

She has initiated and collaborated in several research projects investigating cultural diversity issues resulting in several publications in refereed journals, professional articles, textbook chapters, and over 70 major presentations nationally and internationally. She serves and provides leadership on national, state, and university levels. 

Courses Taught

  • REH 5301 – Foundations of Rehabilitation Counseling
  • REH 5309 -  Ethics in Rehabilitation Counseling

Selected Publications

  • 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. & 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.

Awards

  • Outstanding Leadership Award of Excellence as a Mentor to Students, National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns, 2012.
  • President's Award, 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
  • Who's Who in Education Academia, Academic Keys for Education, 2007
  • Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 2002, 2005
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, College of Education, University of Hawai'i, 2005
  • 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
  • Sylvia Walker Education Award, National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns, 2004

Selected Presentations

  • 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.
  • McConnell, L. R. & Cartwright, B.Y. (2012). Maximizing Board Effectiveness in a Diverse Environment. 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. (2012) Ethics for Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation: Managing Boundaries and Valuing Relationships. Webinar presented via National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials, Logan, UT.
  • 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. & 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.
  • Cartwright, B.Y. (2011) Forensic Ethics and Indirect Practice for the Rehabilitation Counselor. Hawaii Rehabilitation Counseling Association. Honolulu, HI.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. & Washington, R.W. (2009) Toward the Construction and Validation of the RMR Scale.  Presentation at the National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns Annual Training Conference, Memphis, TN.
  • Cartwright, B.Y. (2009). What's in the CRC for Me? National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns 7th Annual Training Conference. Memphis, TN.
  • Cartwright, B.Y. (2009).  Ethics Obligations: New Standards. Hawaii Rehabilitation Counseling Association. Honolulu, HI.

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