Alicia Strain

Alicia Strain

Student Affiliate

Student Affiliate
Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education




Alicia Strain is a doctoral student in Rehabilitation Counselor Education at Michigan State University.  She serves as the lab coordinator for the Neurodevelopmental Disabilities & Transition Research Lab, and she is a research assistant and teaching assistant.  She attended the University of Idaho and obtained a M.Ed. in Human Services and Community Counseling and has been a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor since 2010.  She has several years of experience in both the public and private sectors working as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and Psychosocial Rehabilitation Specialist supporting youth and adults with disabilities in developing and maintaining employment, psychosocial, and independent living skills.  


Alicia’s research interests include program evaluation and evidence-based practice for successful vocational outcomes for young adults with disabilities.  She is currently engaged in a multiphase project focusing on the development and validation of self- and other-report assessments that measure soft skills and employment-readiness skills for young adults with autism.


Courses Taught 


CEP 261 – Substance Abuse


CEP 876 – Professional Issues in Rehabilitation Counseling



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