Julie Chronister

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Coordinator

Contact Information

(415) 338-2230
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Burk Hall
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Julie Chronister is an associate professor and coordinator of the rehabilitation counselor training program coordinator. She received her PhD in Rehabilitation Psychology from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2004. Her research is in the area of psychosocial adjustment to disability and chronic illness, with particular focus on the influence and measurement of social support among rehabilitation populations. She has published many articles and book chapters in the area of psychosocial adjustment to disability, and she is co-editor of the book Understanding psychosocial adjustment to chronic illness and disability: A handbook for evidenced-based practitioners in rehabilitation. Dr. Chronister has also written on rehabilitation counselor training, evidence-based practice, rehabilitation service delivery, and multicultural issues in adjustment to disability. She is the PI for an RSA funded Training Grant and received 1 st placed for the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association Research Award as co-author of a published study on coping with chronic pain. Dr. Chronister is an editorial consultant/reviewer for five rehabilitation and allied health peer-review journals. Her teaching areas include the counseling process, psychosocial aspects of disability and chronic illness and psychological assessment. She has worked in the field of rehabilitation counseling for over 15 years in a number of capacities including rehabilitation counselor, community-based program director, and rehabilitation counseling faculty. She has clinical experience working with adolescents and adults with a wide array of disabilities and chronic illnesses in inpatient, outpatient, and communitybased settings.