Faculty Profile

Rachita Sharma

Title
Chair
Department
Rehabilitation and Health Services
College
College of Health and Public Service

    

Education

PhD, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, 2017.
Major: Rehabilitation Counseling
Dissertation Title: Resilience and Social Support among College Students with Disabilities
MS, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 2010.
Major: Rehabilitation Counseling Psychology
Dissertation Title: Cognitive Interviewing to Assess a New Measure of Attitudes and Beliefs Held by Candidates for Bariatric Surgery 
BA, University of Texas at Dallas, 2007.
Major: Psychology
BS, University of Texas at Dallas, 2007.
Major: Biology (Pre-Med)

Current Scheduled Teaching*

No current or future courses scheduled.

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

RHAB 5900.016, Special Problems, Summer 10W 2021
RHAB 5811.001, Practicum in Rehabilitation, Spring 2021 SPOT
RHAB 5811.900, Practicum in Rehabilitation, Spring 2021 SPOT
RHAB 5721.001, Rehabilitation Counseling Applications, Spring 2021 SPOT
RHAB 4880.900, Rehabilitation Practicum, Spring 2021 SPOT
RHAB 4500.900, Assessment in Rehabilitation, Fall 2020 SPOT
RHAB 5812.900, Internship in Rehabilitation, Fall 2020 SPOT
RHAB 5812.950, Internship in Rehabilitation, Fall 2020 SPOT
RHAB 5811.001, Practicum in Rehabilitation, Fall 2020 SPOT
RHAB 5811.900, Practicum in Rehabilitation, Fall 2020 SPOT
RHAB 5811.950, Practicum in Rehabilitation, Fall 2020 SPOT
RHAB 4880.900, Rehabilitation Practicum, Fall 2020 SPOT
RHAB 4880.950, Rehabilitation Practicum, Fall 2020 SPOT
RHAB 5900.016, Special Problems, Fall 8W2 2020
RHAB 5900.016, Special Problems, Fall 2020
RHAB 5811.001, Practicum in Rehabilitation, Summer 10W 2020
RHAB 5811.900, Practicum in Rehabilitation, Summer 10W 2020
RHAB 5811.950, Practicum in Rehabilitation, Summer 10W 2020
RHAB 4880.900, Rehabilitation Practicum, Summer 10W 2020
RHAB 3000.811, Microcounseling, Spring 3W1 2020 Syllabus
RHAB 5811.001, Practicum in Rehabilitation, Spring 2020
RHAB 5811.900, Practicum in Rehabilitation, Spring 2020
RHAB 5721.001, Rehabilitation Counseling Applications, Spring 2020
RHAB 4880.900, Rehabilitation Practicum, Spring 2020 Syllabus
RHAB 4880.950, Rehabilitation Practicum, Spring 2020 Syllabus
RHAB 5812.810, Internship in Rehabilitation, Fall 2019 SPOT
RHAB 5812.811, Internship in Rehabilitation, Fall 2019 SPOT
RHAB 5812.820, Internship in Rehabilitation, Fall 2019 SPOT
RHAB 5811.001, Practicum in Rehabilitation, Fall 2019 SPOT
RHAB 5811.810, Practicum in Rehabilitation, Fall 2019
RHAB 4880.810, Rehabilitation Practicum, Fall 2019 SPOT
RHAB 4880.820, Rehabilitation Practicum, Fall 2019
RHAB 5811.810, Practicum in Rehabilitation, Summer 10W 2019 SPOT
RHAB 4880.810, Rehabilitation Practicum, Summer 10W 2019 SPOT
RHAB 5900.811, Special Problems, Summer 10W 2019
RHAB 4881.810, Addictions Practicum, Spring 2019
RHAB 5811.001, Practicum in Rehabilitation, Spring 2019 SPOT
RHAB 5811.810, Practicum in Rehabilitation, Spring 2019 SPOT
RHAB 5811.820, Practicum in Rehabilitation, Spring 2019 SPOT
RHAB 5721.001, Rehabilitation Counseling Applications, Spring 2019 SPOT
RHAB 4880.810, Rehabilitation Practicum, Spring 2019 SPOT
RHAB 4900.601, Special Problems, Spring 3W1 2019 SPOT
RHAB 5900.601, Special Problems, Spring 3W1 2019 SPOT
RHAB 5900.703, Special Problems, Spring 2019
RHAB 5811.810, Practicum in Rehabilitation, Fall 2018 SPOT
RHAB 5811.820, Practicum in Rehabilitation, Fall 2018 SPOT
RHAB 5734.810, Psychopathology in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling, Fall 2018 SPOT
RHAB 5734.820, Psychopathology in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling, Fall 2018 SPOT
RHAB 4880.810, Rehabilitation Practicum, Fall 2018 SPOT
RHAB 5812.810, Internship in Rehabilitation, Summer 2018 SPOT
RHAB 5812.810, Internship in Rehabilitation, Summer 10W 2018
RHAB 5811.810, Practicum in Rehabilitation, Summer 10W 2018 SPOT
RHAB 5812.810, Internship in Rehabilitation, Spring 2018 SPOT
RHAB 5812.820, Internship in Rehabilitation, Spring 2018 SPOT
RHAB 5811.810, Practicum in Rehabilitation, Spring 2018 SPOT
RHAB 5740.810, Rehabilitation Assessment, Spring 2018 SPOT
RHAB 5740.820, Rehabilitation Assessment, Spring 2018 SPOT
RHAB 4900.001, Special Problems, Spring 2018 SPOT
RHAB 5900.001, Special Problems, Spring 2018 SPOT
RHAB 5812.810, Internship in Rehabilitation, Fall 2017 SPOT
RHAB 5812.820, Internship in Rehabilitation, Fall 2017 SPOT
RHAB 5811.810, Practicum in Rehabilitation, Fall 2017 SPOT
RHAB 5734.810, Psychopathology in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling, Fall 2017 SPOT
RHAB 5734.820, Psychopathology in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling, Fall 2017 SPOT
RHAB 4881.701, Addictions Practicum, Summer 10W 2017 SPOT
RHAB 4881.810, Addictions Practicum, Summer 10W 2017 SPOT
RHAB 5811.810, Practicum in Rehabilitation, Summer 10W 2017 SPOT
RHAB 5811.820, Practicum in Rehabilitation, Summer 10W 2017 SPOT
RHAB 4880.810, Rehabilitation Practicum, Summer 10W 2017 SPOT
RHAB 4881.001, Addictions Practicum, Spring 2017 SPOT
RHAB 5812.810, Internship in Rehabilitation, Spring 2017 SPOT
RHAB 5812.820, Internship in Rehabilitation, Spring 2017 SPOT
RHAB 5811.810, Practicum in Rehabilitation, Spring 2017 SPOT
RHAB 5740.810, Rehabilitation Assessment, Spring 2017 SPOT
RHAB 5740.820, Rehabilitation Assessment, Spring 2017 SPOT
RHAB 4880.701, Rehabilitation Practicum, Spring 2017 SPOT
RHAB 4881.810, Addictions Practicum, Fall 2016 SPOT
RHAB 5812.810, Internship in Rehabilitation, Fall 2016 SPOT
RHAB 5811.810, Practicum in Rehabilitation, Fall 2016 SPOT
RHAB 5811.820, Practicum in Rehabilitation, Fall 2016 SPOT
RHAB 5740.001, Rehabilitation Assessment, Fall 2016 SPOT
RHAB 4880.810, Rehabilitation Practicum, Fall 2016 SPOT
RHAB 4881.811, Addictions Practicum, Summer 10W 2016 SPOT
RHAB 5811.810, Practicum in Rehabilitation, Summer 10W 2016 SPOT
RHAB 5811.820, Practicum in Rehabilitation, Summer 10W 2016 SPOT
RHAB 4880.810, Rehabilitation Practicum, Summer 10W 2016 SPOT
RHAB 5812.701, Internship in Rehabilitation, Spring 2016 SPOT
RHAB 5812.810, Internship in Rehabilitation, Spring 2016 SPOT
RHAB 5811.701, Practicum in Rehabilitation, Spring 2016 SPOT
RHAB 5811.810, Practicum in Rehabilitation, Spring 2016 SPOT
RHAB 5811.820, Practicum in Rehabilitation, Spring 2016 SPOT
RHAB 5740.810, Rehabilitation Assessment, Spring 2016 SPOT
RHAB 5740.820, Rehabilitation Assessment, Spring 2016 SPOT
RHAB 4880.701, Rehabilitation Practicum, Spring 2016 SPOT
RHAB 4881.810, Addictions Practicum, Fall 2015 SPOT
RHAB 4500.001, Assessment in Rehabilitation, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
RHAB 4500.810, Assessment in Rehabilitation, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
RHAB 5812.810, Internship in Rehabilitation, Fall 2015 SPOT
RHAB 5812.820, Internship in Rehabilitation, Fall 2015 SPOT
RHAB 5811.810, Practicum in Rehabilitation, Fall 2015 SPOT
RHAB 5740.001, Rehabilitation Assessment, Fall 2015 SPOT
RHAB 4880.701, Rehabilitation Practicum, Fall 2015 SPOT
RHAB 4880.810, Rehabilitation Practicum, Fall 2015 SPOT
RHAB 4881.701, Addictions Practicum, Summer 10W 2015 SPOT
RHAB 5811.810, Practicum in Rehabilitation, Summer 10W 2015 SPOT
RHAB 5811.820, Practicum in Rehabilitation, Summer 10W 2015 SPOT
RHAB 4880.701, Rehabilitation Practicum, Summer 10W 2015 SPOT
RHAB 4881.001, Addictions Practicum, Spring 2015
RHAB 5811.701, Practicum in Rehabilitation, Spring 2015
RHAB 5811.810, Practicum in Rehabilitation, Spring 2015
RHAB 5811.820, Practicum in Rehabilitation, Spring 2015
RHAB 5740.810, Rehabilitation Assessment, Spring 2015
RHAB 5740.820, Rehabilitation Assessment, Spring 2015
RHAB 4880.701, Rehabilitation Practicum, Spring 2015
RHAB 5900.705, Special Problems, Spring 2015
RHAB 4881.701, Addictions Practicum, Fall 2014
RHAB 5812.701, Internship in Rehabilitation, Fall 2014
RHAB 5812.810, Internship in Rehabilitation, Fall 2014
RHAB 5812.820, Internship in Rehabilitation, Fall 2014
RHAB 5811.810, Practicum in Rehabilitation, Fall 2014
RHAB 5811.820, Practicum in Rehabilitation, Fall 2014
RHAB 5811.830, Practicum in Rehabilitation, Fall 2014
RHAB 5740.001, Rehabilitation Assessment, Fall 2014
RHAB 4880.701, Rehabilitation Practicum, Fall 2014
RHAB 5812.810, Internship in Rehabilitation, Summer 10W 2014
RHAB 5812.811, Internship in Rehabilitation, Summer 10W 2014
RHAB 5812.820, Internship in Rehabilitation, Summer 10W 2014

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book Chapter
Sharma, R., Mincer, W. (2020). PHILOSOPHY, SOCIAL POLICY, AND REHABILITATION. Rehabilitation Services: An Introduction for the Human Services Professional 4th edition. 225-260.
Levingston, B. D., Sharma, R., Mincer, W. (2020). Professionalism. Rehabilitation Services: An Introduction for the Human Services Professional 4th edition. 225-260.
Sharma, R., Levingston, B. (2019). PROFESSIONALISM. Rehabilitation Services.
Sharma, R., Flatt, K. K. (2019). Helping Families Transition into Early Adulthood. Systemically Treating Autism: A Guide for Empowering Families.
Journal Article
Contractor, A., Weiss, N., Schick, M., Natesan, P., Forkus, S., Sharma, R. (2020). Comparison of latent typologies of posttraumatic stress disorder and depression symptoms across military personnel from India and the US. Journal of Anxiety Disorders.
Callahan, K. J., Mehta, S. S., Nichols, S. M., Sharma, R. (2019). Behavioral Artistry: Examining the Relationship Between the Interpersonal Skills and Effective Practice Repertoires of Applied Behavior Analysis Practitioners. Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
Sharma, R. (2016). Acculturation and Substance Use in a Mexican-American Sample..
Sharma, R. (2015). Receptiveness towards complementary and alternative medicine by veterans and military service persons: Implications for counseling professionals..
Sharma, R. (2013). Effects of Osteoporosis in Spinal Cord Injury.

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant - Research
Sharma, R., Heller Garland, P. (Co-Principal), "Recovery To Practice," Sponsored by SAMSHA and ATTC (Addiction Technology Transfer Center), Federal, $36400 Funded. (January 2021September 2021).
Contractor, A. (Principal), Slavish, D. (Supporting), Craig, J. (Supporting), Caldwell, L. (Supporting), Sharma, R. (Supporting), "UNT-Military Health Collaborative," Sponsored by University of North Texas Team Grant Mentoring Program, University of North Texas, $4000 Funded. (December 2020July 2021).
Sharma, R., "Recovery To Practice," Sponsored by SAMSHA and ATTC (Addiction Technology Transfer Center), Federal, $29900 Funded. (December 2019December 2020).
Sharma, R. (Principal), Contractor, A. (Co-Principal), "Examining Mental Health Needs and Help Seeking Barriers in Asian Indians," Sponsored by University of North Texas India Venture Fund, University of North Texas, $2700 Funded. (December 2017July 2020).
Contractor, A. (Principal), Sharma, R. (Co-Principal), "Traumatic experiences and mental health correlates among ex-military personnel in India," Sponsored by University of North Texas India Venture Fund, University of North Texas, $2900 Funded. (August 2017July 2019).
Grant - Service
Sharma, R., "International Faculty Network," Sponsored by University of North Texas Office for Faculty Success, University of North Texas, $5000 Funded. (January 20162020).
Grant - Teaching
Sharma, R., "International Faculty Network," Sponsored by University of North Texas Office for Faculty Success, University of North Texas, $5000 Funded. (January 2016 – Present).
Sharma, R., "University of North Texas India Venture Fund," Sponsored by University of North Texas International, University of North Texas, $2600 Funded. (May 2016January 2018).
Sponsored Research
Sharma, R. (Principal), Watts, J. (Co-Principal), "A study of gaps in training and barriers in Recovery Oriented Systems of Care in Texas," Sponsored by Addiction Technology Research Center at UT Austin, Regional, $11100 Funded. (January 2021September 2021).
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Overall
Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
Response Rate

out of 5

out of 7
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of
students responded
  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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