Amy J. Armstrong, Ph.D., C.R.C.

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Amy J. Armstrong is chair and associate professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Counseling at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has been involved in advocacy, education and employment issues related to individuals with disabilities for over 35 years. She has extensive experience providing national personnel training on a variety of topics. Armstrong has held community agency positions including both direct service and management at the local, regional and national levels (including the National United Cerebral Palsy Association and the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Supported Employment/Workplace Supports). Her interests include the employment of individuals with significant disabilities, community re-integration, wellbeing and positive psychology, and appreciative leadership. She received an M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. in Education from VCU. She also has The Appreciative Inquiry Certificate of Positive Business and Societal Change from the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University.