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Charles (chuck) Edmund Degeneffe

Rehabilitation, and Postsecondary Education
Leadership Community College
United States of America


Charles (Chuck) Edmund Degeneffe, PhD is a Professor of Rehabilitation Counseling at San Diego State University (SDSU). Chuck is the Coordinator of the SDSU Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling Program. He also directs the Specialization and Certificate Programs in Cognitive Disabilities. Chuck completed his Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and joined SDSU and the Interwork Institute in August 2005. Chuck previously was an Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Counseling at California State University, Fresno from 2002 to 2005. Chuck's other academic degrees include a Bachelor's degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Chuck holds the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor credential. He has over 14 years experience in direct care residential support, supported employment, and counseling and case management. Chuck's clinical work has specialized on providing supports to persons with cognitive disabilities, including those with acquired brain injuries, intellectual disabilities, autistic spectrum disorders, and learning disabilities.

Research Interest

adjustment and caregiving for family members of persons with acquired brain injuries, with a secondary focus on professional issues within rehabilitation counseling education


  • Tucker, M. & Degeneffe, C. E. (2013). Future concerns among families following brain injury in the United States: Views from the Brain Injury Association of America state affiliates. Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling, 19, 135-14

  • Degeneffe, C. E. & Bursnall, S. (2015). Quality of professional services following traumatic brain injury: Adult sibling perspectives. Social Work, 60, 19-28.

  • Degeneffe, C. E., & Fullerton, N. (in press). Meeting the needs of persons with acquired brain injury in the Republic of Ireland: A contextual review. Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education. *shared first authorship

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