Rose Angelocci, Ph.D., CRC, CWIC
Dr. Rose Angelocci is a Community Work Incentives Coordinator (CWIC) with the Louisiana Benefits Planning Services (LSU WIPA) housed within the Human Development Center at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. Since 2018, she has provided benefits planning services to individuals receiving disability benefits through Social Security. In addition to her work with the WIPA Project, Dr. Angelocci serves as one of the coordinators for the Louisiana Deafblind Project for Children and Youth also housed at HDC. Prior to joining the staff at LSUHSC in 2017, Dr. Angelocci worked at the Training, Resource and Assistive-technology Center (formerly the Training & Resource Center for the Blind) at the University of New Orleans.
Dr. Angelocci has a doctorate in counselor education with a minor in qualitative research methods from the University of New Orleans. She has a Masters in Health Sciences in Rehabilitation Counseling from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Angelocci is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, a Licensed Rehabilitation Counselor/Supervisor, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Licensed Professional Counselor/Supervisor, a National Certified Counselor, a Board Certified Tele Mental Health provider, a Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist, a Certified Deafblind Intervener, and a certified Community Work Incentives Coordinator.
Dr. Angelocci has over 30 years of experience in working with individuals with disabilities—especially those who are blind or deafblind; their families; and service providers who serve them. Her experience includes assessing and training persons in the use of assistive technology and Braille; directing residential programs for students who are blind transitioning from high school to college and/or employment; conducting vocational evaluations and career counseling; and providing pre-employment transition services for high school students with disabilities.
Dr. Angelocci has served as adjunct faculty at the University of New Orleans and has taught courses in counseling theories, counseling techniques, counselor supervision, lifespan development, and braille. She has provided administrative and/or clinical supervision to over 40 counselors-in-training.
Dr. Angelocci has given numerous presentations at local, state, national, and international conferences as well as published work in professional journals, newsletters, conference proceedings, a book chapter, and audio and video productions.
Dr. Angelocci has served on several state and local advisory committees regarding the accessibility needs of people with disabilities. She has served on the Louisiana Rehabilitation Advisory Council, the Louisiana Statewide Independent Living Council (Chairperson), the board of Directors at WRBH Reading Radio, and the Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (Louisiana Chapter President).