Nicole Ditchman, PhDAssistant Professor
Office: Life Sciences Building, RM 283
Dr. Ditchman received her Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2010 and is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC). Transition planning has been a central focus of her professional and training experiences. Dr. Ditchman has been employed as a manager of a community-based high school transition program for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, has worked in a therapeutic school setting to provide therapy to students with Autism and their families, and has experience providing counseling to adolescents in an intensive mental health facility for incarcerated youth. Dr. Ditchman has pursued professional and research experiences in effort to better understand myriad factors affecting quality of life and successful outcomes for youth and young adults with disabilities.
- Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2010
Research & Major Accomplishments
Carter, E. W., Ditchman, N., Sun, Y., Trainor, A. A., Swedeen, B., & Owens, L. (2010). Summer employment and community experiences of transition-age youth with severe disabilities. Exceptional Children, 76, 194-212.
Carter, E.W., Trainor, A.A., Ditchman, N., Swedeen, B., & Owens, L. (2009). Evaluation of a multi-component intervention package to increase summer work experiences for transition-age youth with severe disabilities. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 34, 1-12.Chou, C.C., Ditchman, N., Pruett, S.R., Chan, F. & Hunter, C. (2009). Applications of social cognitive theory in psychosocial interventions. In F. Chan, E. Cardoso, & J. Chronister (Eds.), Psychosocial interventions for people with chronic illness and disability: A Handbook for evidence-based rehabilitation health professionals (pp. 243-276). New York: Springer.