Whitney Emerson, Master of Art inCounseling w/ Rehab Emphasis

Partners for Inclusive Communities
University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
322 Main. Suite 501
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 479-970-0386
Email: whitney@arkstart.org
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Last Updated: April 25, 2017


Leadership Administrative Staff: Program Director for Arkansas START
Primary Activity Coordinators: Adult Services
Clinical Services
Community Support
Person Centered Planning
Discipline Coordinators: Public Health
Discipline(s): Interdisciplinary
Mental and Behavioral Health
Dual Diagnoses- DD/ID and MH
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
Research: Dual Diagnoses- Developmental Disability and Mental Health
Public Policy
Systemic Change


Whitney Emerson received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a minor in Rehabilitation Science from Arkansas Tech University in August 2006. She obtained a Master of Arts in Counseling with an emphasis in Rehabilitation from University of Arkansas at Little Rock in August of 2010.  Whitney is currently a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Arkansas and holds a specialization in Rehabilitation. In addition, Whitney is also a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Positive Behavior Support Specialist, and was certified as a START Coordinator in June of 2012. Whitney is the Director of the ArkSTART Program through Partners for Inclusive Communities, which is a Statewide Initiative that provides systemic consultation and crisis prevention/ intervention services for individuals dually diagnosed (MI and I/DD) in Arkansas.