PhD, Rehabilitation Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
MS, Rehabilitation Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
BA, Psychology, Miami University, Oxford, OH
2016-Present, Program Coordinator, Rehabilitation Counseling and Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley,
2018-Present, Professor, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
2013-2018, Associate Professor, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
2010-2012, Postdoctoral Fellow, North Range Behavioral Health, Greeley, CO
2008-2013, Assistant Professor, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
Research/Areas of Interest
Health promotion of individuals with chronic illness and disabilities
Evidence-based practice in rehabilitation counseling
Bezyak, J.L., Clark, A., Chiu, C.Y., Chan, F., & Testerman, N. (2016). Physical and
mental health behaviors among individuals with severe mental illness: A comprehensive
needs assessment. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 47(3), 15-21.
Bezyak, J. & Clark, A. (2016). Promoting physical and mental health among college
students: A needs assessment. Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 30(2), 188-192.
Tansey, T.N, Bezyak, J., Kaya, C., Ditchman, N., & Catalano, D. (2016). Resilience
and quality of life: An investigation of Kumpfer’s resilience model with persons
with spinal cord injuries. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, doi: 10.1177/0034355216655146
Clark, A., Bezyak, J., & Testerman, N. (2015). Individuals with Severe Mental Illnesses
have Improved Eating Behaviors after Attending a Six Week Nutrition Education Cooking
Class. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, doi: 10.1037/prj0000112
Bezyak, J., Yan, M., Kang, H., Burke, J., & Chan, F. (2014). Communities of practice
to improve employment outcomes: A needs assessment. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, doi: 10.1007/s10926-013-9494-1.
Bezyak, J.L., Chan, F., Chiu, C.Y., Kaya, K., & Huck, G. (2014). Validating a Lifestyle
Physical Activity Measure for People with Mental Illness. Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 28(3), 200-204.
Tansey, T.N, Bezyak, J., Chan, F., Leahy, M.J., & Lui, J. (2014). Social cognitive
predictors of readiness to use evidence-based practice: A survey of state vocational
rehabilitation counselors. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, doi: 10.3233/JVR-140705.
Bezyak, J., Ditchman, N. Burke, J., & Chan, F. (2013). Communities of practice: A
knowledge translation tool for rehabilitation professionals. Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 15, 89-103.
Chan, F., Bezyak, J., & Lui, J. (2013). Development and validation of the evidence-based practice-VR survey. Madison, WI: Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Evidence-Based VR Practice.
Bezyak, J., Chan. F., Lee, E.J., Catalano, D., and Chiu, C.Y. (2012). Physical activity
in individuals with severe mental illness: Client vs. case manager ratings. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 56(1), 62-64.
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