Tanya Rutherford Owen Named Journal of Life Care Planning Editor

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University of Arkansas adjunct professor has been journal's interim editor since November 2016

The International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP) Life Care Planning IALCP Section Board of Directors is pleased to announce Tanya Rutherford Owen, PhD, CRC, CLCP, LPC, as the new editor of the Journal of Life Care Planning. Dr. Owen served on the editorial board for the journal for two years and became interim editor in November 2016, when the position was vacated. Since that time she has worked tirelessly and competently to continue publication of the journal.

Dr. Owen is a certified rehabilitation counselor and life care planner and has been in private practice in Arkansas since 2001. She holds a PhD in rehabilitation and is active as an adjunct professor and guest lecturer in the Department of Rehabilitation, Education and Research at the University of Arkansas. She has researched and published articles in the Journal of Life Care Planning, the Rehabilitation Professional and the Journal of Rehabilitation and has presented at numerous professional conferences and seminars.

The Journal of Life Care Planning publishes refereed articles relevant to the practice and processes of life care planning. Its objectives include adding to the growing literature base of the practice of life care planning, providing a forum for debate and discussion of practice issues, and addressing matters relevant to certification, ethics, standards of practice, and research methodologies. In a survey, members of the life care planning IALCP section overwhelming found the journal to be of significant value to their professional development.

Dr. Owen states that as interim editor, it has been rewarding for her to have exposure to so many knowledgeable people within the organization and to have people contacting her with ideas for research and publication. She is looking for new contributors and exciting research ideas. She is presently in the process of restructuring the journal editorial board in collaboration with Scott Smith, editor of the Rehabilitation Professional.

“We congratulate Dr. Owen and look forward to future issues of the Journal of Life Care Planning under her direction,” said Steve Yuhas, president of IARP.

For more information visit the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals’ website.

The International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP) fosters rehabilitation research and management innovation through conferences, online education and the publication of its peer-reviewed articles in The Rehabilitation Professional and the Journal of Life Care Planning. With over 2,400 members, IARP works to strengthen the community of rehabilitation professionals over their careers.

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