Dr. Craig Johnston
Associate Professor, Counselor Education; Faculty Advisor for Rehabilitation Counseling (A-L)
Counselor Education
College of Education
(773) 442-5554
Courses Taught
COUN-404 Assessment & Evaluation in Counseling
COUN-408 Research Seminar
COUN-427 Diagnostic Systems for Counseling
COUN-433 Foundations of Rehabilitation Counseling
COUN-434 Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Counseling
COUN-435 Work and Disability
COUN-436 Case Management in Rehabilitation Counseling
Research Interests
Legal Issues in Disability; Employment of Individuals with Disabilities

The Ohio State University
Philosophy, Rehabilitation Services Emphasis, Ph.D.

Bowling Green State University
Rehabilitation Counseling, MRC

Bowling Green State University
Psychology, B.A.

Selected Publications

Johnston, C.S., & Codina, M., & Haefke, D. (2016).  Employer validation of jobs allowing five-minute breaks each hour of the weekday.  The Rehabilitation Professional, 24(1), 5-16.  

Johnston, C.S. (2012). Applying the severity ratings of the Mental Residual Functional Capacity form to sustained remunerative employment. The Rehabilitation Professional, 20(1), 33-40.
Johnston, C.S. (2011). The vocational evaluator as an expert in social security. Vocational Evaluators and Career Assessment Professionals 14th National Issues Forum.
Johnston, C.S. (2010). The vocational evaluator in the forensic arena: Standards of Admissibility. VECAP, 6(2), 34-44.
Johnston, C.S. (2010). Rehabilitation Administration Long-Term Training Grant. United States Department of Education.
Johnston, C.S. (2010). Connecting work temperaments to the Social Security Administration's Mental Residual Capacity form. The Rehabilitation Professional, 18(4), 197-206.
Johnston, C. S. (2006). The need for a formal training program for vocational experts. The Rehabilitation Professional
Johnston, C.S. (2005). Establishing a formal training program to prepare rehabilitation counselors for expert testimony. Dissertation Abstracts International (citation information pending).
Johnston, C. S., & Growick, B. S. (2003). Utilizing vocational experts in employment discrimination cases. Journal of Forensic Vocational Analysis, 6(1), 27-40.
Johnston, C. S. (July/August/September 2003). Standards of practice: Daubert, Kuhmo, ethics, and the vocational expert. The Rehabilitation Professional, 11(3), 48-57.
Johnston, C.S., & Growick, B.S. (2003). The use of vocational experts by the Ohio Industrial Commission: Building a better employability assessment. Journal of Forensic Vocational Analysis, 6(2), 113-125.
Johnston, C. S., & Klein, M. A. (2002). Ethical dilemmas for the vocational expert: pathways to resolution. Journal of Forensic Vocational Analysis, 4 (1), 47-55.
Johnston, C. S., & Growick, B. S. (June 17, 2002). Using vocational experts in employment bias cases. Ohio Lawyers Weekly 3-13.

Selected Exhibitions

"Forensic 101: Basic Training for Rehab Counselors and Life Care Planners". Presented to the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals. Las Vegas, NV. Nov 3, 2011.
"The Evaluator – Expert: Assessing Employability in the Forensic Setting". Presented to the Vocational Evaluation and Career Assessment Professionals National Issues Forum. Oklahoma City, OK. April 8, 2010.
“Comprehensive and Defensible Vocational Assessments”. Presented to the Illinois Chapter of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (ILARP). Chicago, IL. September 18, 2008.
“Identifying and Defending Against Poor Vocational Methodology”. Presented to the Ohio Self Insured Association. Columbus, OH. June, 2008.
“Writing for Publication”. Presented to the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals, 2008 Annual Conference. May 18, 2008.
“Creating a Formal Training Program for Vocational Experts”. Presented to the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals, 2006 Annual Conference May 18, 2006.
“Forensic Vocational Analysis in State Workers‟ Compensation” Panel Presentation to the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals, 2004 Annual Conference May 15, 2004
“The Rehabilitation Expert in the Courtroom”. Presented to the Texas Tech Rehabilitation Counseling Program as an invited guest lecturer, March 3, 2004.

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Fall 2023:
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Wednesdays 1 p.m - 4 p.m.
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