Linda R. Shaw is a Professor in the Counseling Program, Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies at the University of Arizona. She received her M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling in 1978 and her Ph.D. in 1990 from the Florida State University and has over 35 years of experience as a rehabilitation counselor, administrator and educator. Her counseling and non-academic administrative experience includes specializations in spinal cord injury rehabilitation, brain injury rehabilitation and psychiatric disability. Prior to her current position, Dr. Shaw was the Director of the Rehabilitation Counseling Program at the University of Florida. Dr. Shaw is a licensed mental health counselor and a certified rehabilitation counselor.
Dr. Shaw has served in many leadership positions within her field, having served most recently as a co-chair of the Disability Competencies Task Force for the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association (ARCA). She chaired the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification’s (CRCC) Ethics Revision Task Force for the 2017 Code Revision. She also served as a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) Ethics Revision Task Force, for the 2014 revision of the Counseling Code of Ethics. She is a past- president of the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE), the national accreditation body for rehabilitation counseling programs, and a past- president of ARCA. She served on the 20/20 Visioning Group co-sponsored by The American Association of State Counseling Boards (AASCB) and ACA. Dr. Shaw has served as Vice-Chair of the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) and has also served as Chair of the CRCC Ethics Committee, presiding over that committee through a major revision of the Code of Ethics for Professional Rehabilitation Counselors. Dr. Shaw has published and presented widely on issues related to disability-related job discrimination, professional ethical behavior, professional issues in rehabilitation counseling, and neurological disability. She is the co-author of three books and many publications and presentations. Currently, her research is focused on counseling competencies in disability and ethical issues in counseling involving values conflicts.