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Keith B. Wilson, Ph.D. email:

As a counselor and psychotherapist for more than 27 years, Dr. Keith B. Wilson has helped hundreds of clients confront obstacles in their lives. Recognizing that individual problems often relate to workplace issues and conflict, Dr. Wilson established Counseling, Consultation & Psychotherapy Services (CCPS), a consultation practice to work with profit and nonprofit organizations, primarily on multicultural, diversity, and vocational rehabilitation issues affecting the workplace. Whether he is conducting psychotherapy or consulting with organizations, Dr. Wilson is trained to apply mental health, psychological, and human development principles through cognitive, affective, and behavioral intervention strategies. As a rehabilitation counselor, he is experienced in assisting people with physical and mental disabilities to get back to work. As an educator, he has helped guide the clinical studies of numerous college students and provided consultation services to the U.S. Department of Education. Dr. Wilson's interests include diversity issues such as race, gender, and sexual orientation, as well as the more typical clinical concerns of anxiety, identity, relationships and communication, and trauma and loss.


  Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1997, in Rehabilitation Services with minor in Multicultural Education/Counseling
  M.Ed., Kent State University, 1985, in Rehabilitation Counseling
  B.A., Wilberforce University, 1984, in Rehabilitation Services

Certifications & License

  Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC)
  National Certified Counselor (NCC)
  Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Pennsylvania
  American Board of Disability Analysts (ABDA): Diplomate

Clinical Experience & Interests

  The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA: Associate Professor and Professor-in-charge of Rehabilitation Programs
  The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH: Graduate Assistant
  Brewton-Parker College, Mt. Vernon, GA: Director of Counseling Services
  Savannah State University, Savannah, GA: Counseling Coordinator / Psychometrist

Professional Affiliations (condensed)

  American Psychological Association (2006-present)
  Central Pennsylvania Psychological Association (2004-present)
  American Counseling Association (1994-present)
  American Rehabilitation Counseling Association (1992-present)
  National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns (1997-present)
  Pennsylvania Association of Multicultural Counseling & Development
(2005 present)
  American Multicultural Counseling and Development (1998-present)

Honors (condensed)

  Who’s who among Executive and Professional Entrepreneurs (2011)
  Chi Sigma Iota, International honor society of professional counseling (2007)
  Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals (2005 & 2006)
  2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century (July 2004)
  Academic Keys Who’s Who in Education (June 2003)
  Biography Selected for Marquis Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare (April 2004)

Service Awards (condensed)

  Climate Enhancement Award, Presented by the College of Education, Penn State University (2009)
  The Sylvia Walker National Multicultural Award, Presented by the National Rehabilitation Association (November 2006)
  Outstanding Faculty Award, College of Education, Penn State University (Fall 2003)

Research Awards

  Outstanding Researcher Award, Pennsylvania Counseling Association (2002)
  Bobbie Atkins Research Award, National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns (2001)
  Outstanding Researcher Award, Pennsylvania Counseling Association (2000)

Selected Refereed Publications

Journal Articles (Condensed)

Bruce, R. L., Wilson, K. B., & Gines, J. E. (2011). Efficacy of transferable skills analysis: Along- standing tool or an antiquated relic? Rehabilitation Counselor and Educators Journal, 4(2) 9-20.

Ahmed, S., Wilson, K. B., Heriksen, R.C., & Jones, J, W. (2011). What does it mean to be a culturally-competent counselor? Journal for Social Action in Counseling Psychology, 3(1)17-28.

Wilson, K. B. & Gines, J. E. (2009). A national reassessment: Exploring variable that predispose people with disabilities to vocational rehabilitation acceptance. Rehabilitation Education, 2, 159-170.

Wilson, K. B. (2005). Vocational rehabilitation closure statues in the United States: Generalizing to the Hispanic ethnicity. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling,
36(2), 4-11.

Pierce, M. A., & Wilson, K. B. (2005).The complexity of Pennsylvania workers' compensation system: A walk on the judicial side. Professional Rehabilitation, 53-59.

Wilson, K. B., & Senices, J. (2005). Exploring the vocational rehabilitation acceptance rates of Hispanics and non-Hispanics in the United States. Journal of Counseling and Development, 83(1), 86-96.

Wilson, K. B. (2004). The exploration of vocational rehabilitation acceptance and ethnicity: A national investigation. Electronic Journal of Exclusive Education, Retrieved March 24, 2004, from Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 45, (Reprinted from Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, pp. 168-176 by K. B. Wilson, 2002).

Wilson, K. B. (2004). Vocational rehabilitation acceptance in the United States: Controlling for education, type of major disability, severity of disability, and socioeconomic status. Disability and Rehabilitation, 26(3), 145-156.

Wilson, K. B.
, Henry, M., Sayles, C., Senices, J., & Smith, D. (2003). Multicultural counseling and counseling competency in vocational rehabilitation. Journal of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, 5(1), 5-18. [National Award for Best Small Branch Journal from the American Counseling Association, 2001].

Larkin, V. M., Middleton, R. A., Alston, R. J., & Wilson, K. B. (2003). The aging minority populations with disabilities: Trends and recommendations. Journal of Rehabilitation Administration, 29(2), 26-31.

Wilson, K. B.
, Turner, T., Liu, J., Alston, R. J., & Harley, D. A. (2002). Perceived vocational rehabilitation service efficacy by race: Results of a national customer survey. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 33, 26-34.

Wilson, K. B.
, Turner, T., & Jackson, R. J. (2002). Vocational rehabilitation services received after successful closure: A comparison by race. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation, 33(1), 26-34.

Wilson, K. B. (2002). Exploration of VR acceptance and ethnicity: A national investigation. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 45(3), 168-176.

Wilson, K. B.
, Alston, R. J., Harley, D. A., & Mitchell, N. (2002). Predicting vocational rehabilitation acceptance based on race, gender, education, work status at application, and primary source of support at application in the United States. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 45, 132-142.

Wilson, K. B.
, Edwards, D. W., Alston, R. J., Harley, D. A., & Doughty, J. D. (April 2001). Vocational rehabilitation and the dilemma of race in rural communities: The debate continues [Electronic version]. Journal of Rural Community Psychology, 2, 55-81. Retrieved April 14, 2002 from

Jackson, R. L., & Wilson, K. B. (2001). The dynamic of race and identity in vocational rehabilitation settings: A systematic comparison of closure rates among Whites and Blacks. Journal of Intergroup Relations, 27, 28-39.

Jackson, R. L., Shin, I. S., & Wilson, K. B. (2000). The meaning of Whiteness: Critical implications of communicating and negotiating race. Journal of World Communication,
29(1), 69-86.

Harley, D. A., Alston, R. J., & Wilson, K. B. (2000). Student experiences in rehabilitation education programs at minority institutions: The value of campus culture. Rehabilitation Education, 14, 395-405.

Wilson, K. B.
(2000). Predicting vocational rehabilitation eligibility based on race, education, work status, and source of support at application. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 43, 97-105.

Quinones-Mayo, Y., Wilson, K. B., & McGuire, M. V. (2000). Vocational rehabilitation and cultural competency for Latino populations: Considerations for rehabilitation counselors. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 31, 19-26.

Wilson, K. B.
(1993). Utilizing faculty, staff, and community in a freshman mentor program: A craft report. Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs, 8, 18-19.

Book Chapters (Condensed)

Wilson, K. B.,& Senices,J.,(2010). Access to vocational Rehabilitation services for back latinos with disabilities: Colorism in the 21st century.In Balcazar, F.B., Suarez-Blcazar, Y., Taylor-Ritzler, T. & Keys, C.B. (Eds.) Culture, Race and Disability: Issues in Rehabilitation Research and Practice (pp. 81-96). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.

Wilson, K. B.,& Senices,J.,(2008).Skin color and latinos with disabilities: Expanding what we know about colorism in the united statesIn R. Hall Colorism (Eds.), Racism in the 21st century: An empirical analysis (pp. 171-191). New York, NY: Spring Science + Business Media.

Wilson, K. B. (2005). Cultural characteristics of the African American community. In D. A. Harley and J. M. Dillard (Eds.), Contemporary mental health issues among African Americans (pp. 149-162). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

Jackson, R. L., Warren, J. R., Pitts, M. J., &
Wilson, K. B. (In press). It is not my responsibility to teach culture! White graduate teaching assistants negotiating identity and pedagogy. In L. Cooks (Ed.), Whiteness, pedagogy, and performance. New York: Routledge.


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