Katherine Kline

August 23, 2012


PhD in Rehabilitation Counselor Education, Michigan State University
MA in Rehabilitation Counseling, Michigan State University
BA in Psychology, Michigan State University

Courses Taught

Vocational Rehabilitation
Supported Employment
Substance Abuse
Counseling Skills and Practicum
Career Development
Job Placement
Group Process
Case Management
Individual and Group Counseling
Employment and Disability
Abnormal Psychology
The Individual and Society: Perspectives on Disability
Foundations of Rehabilitation Counseling
Medical Aspects of Disabilities

Research Interests

School-to-work transition, innovative assistive technologies in applied vocational settings, caseload management and the working alliance, and the effect of technology in traditional (face-to-face) classrooms to assist in scaffolding learning

When I’m Not Teaching

I enjoy spending time with my husband, our two sons and our Boston Terriers.I also maintain my license as a Professional Counselor and see clients in a Private Practice. If I am not in Saint Louis, you will find me back home in my favorite place on Earth — the beach of Lake Michigan!




Fleming, A. R., Kline. K. M., Phillips, B. N. (2017). Evaluating student performance and Qualifications in Rehabilitation Counseling. Rehabilitation, Research, Policy and Education, 31(2), 146-152.

​Kiener, M., Oswald, G., Vaughn, M., Kline, K., & Bertolino, B. (2017). Student perceptions of completing a research methods course. Rehabilitation Counselors and Educators Journal.

Fleming, A. R., Phillips, B. N., & Kline. K. M. (2015). Clients with chronic illness in VR agencies: How do they compare with other client populations? Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 42(1), 101-113.

Kline, K. M. & Kurz, C. A. (2014). Collaboration Between Rehabilitation Counselors and Secondary Educational Institutions to Optimize Successful Outcomes for High School Students with Disabilities. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 45(1), 18-24.

Leahy, M. J. & Kline, K. M. (2013). Case management practices in human services. In J. D. Andrew, & C. W. Faubion (Eds.), Rehabilitation Services: An introduction for the human services professional (3rd ed). Linn Creek, MO: Aspen Professional Services.

Kierpiec (Kline), K. M., Phillips, B. N. & Kosciulek, J.F. (2010). Vocational rehabilitation caseload size and the working alliance: Implications for rehabilitation administrators. Journal of Rehabilitation Administration, 34(1), 5-14.