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Expert Witness No.1739


Education

4/95, University of Florida, post-graduate certificate, Life Care Planning for Advanced Catastrophic Case Management, Winterpark, Florida
1976, M.A. Degree, Vocational Rehabilitation, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado
1975, B.S. Degree, Vocational Rehabilitation, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado
1972, A.S. Degree, Liberal Arts & History, Monroe Community College, Rochester, New York

Have accumulated some 750 clock hours of continuing education within the field of Vocational Rehabilitation/Life Care Planning

Continuing Education

Available Upon Request

Internships

1974, Wayne County Vocational Services, psychometric testing.

1976, Dept. of Rehabilitation; vocational rehabilitation counselor intern serving generalized case load.

1976, Rehabilitation Institute of Santa Barbara (aka Memorial Rehabilitation); dual capacity, vocational rehabilitation counselor intern and psychological counselor intern serving catastrophically disabled under the Chief Clinical Psychologist.

Awards

1975, Rehabilitation Services traineeship grant awarded by U.S. Government

Certificates

1977, Insurance Rehabilitation Institute

1978, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), Commission on Rehab Counseling

1978, Vocational Expert, Social Security Administration, Hearings & Appeals, Department of Health & Human Services

1984, Certified Disability Management Specialist, Commission of Rehabilitation Counseling Certification

3/85, Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, U.S. Department of Labor, Division of Federal Government,

1985, Diplomate, American Board of Vocational Experts

6/86, Vocational Expert, U.S. Railroad Retirement Board

2/89, Out-of-State Provider, Rehabilitation Counselor Certification, State of Washington, Dept. of Labor

6/90, Out-of-State Provider, Rehabilitation Counselor Certification State of Florida, Dept. of Labor

4/23/92, Out-of-State Provider, Rehabilitation Counselor Certification, State of Alaska, Dept. of Labor

Out-of-State Provider, Rehabilitation Counselor Certification, State of Colorado, Dept. of Labor & Employment

Out-of-State Provider, Rehabilitation Counselor Certification, State of Nebraska, Workers’ Compensation Court

Out-of-State Provider, Rehabilitation Counselor Certification, State of Nebraska, WC Court, Job Placement Specialist Cert.

6/90, Independent Vocational Evaluator, State of California, Dept. of Industrial Relations

1995, Certified Life Care Planning Expert, Certified For Life Care Planning for Advanced Catastrophic Care Mgmt

4/16/96, Certified Life Care Planner Commission on Disability Examination Certification

11/11/02, Fellow, International Academy of Life Care Planners

Professional Organizations

National Association of Rehabilitation Professionals in the Private Sector -- NARPPS

Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (aka California Trial Lawyers Association)

Los Angeles County Bar Association

Pacific Disability & Business Technical Assistance Center (ADA Panel)

International Academy of Life Care Planners

Experience

June 1977- Present, Rehabilitation Services, Los Angeles & Santa Barbara, California
Proprietor and Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for firm providing the following services in Southern, Central & Northern California; Forensic evaluations for personal injury malpractice pediatric evaluations, wrongful death, wrongful versus Post-injury earnings capacity is at issue, Development of Life Care Plans for disabled individuals, Case Manager assisting the disabled community, Trust advocacy/guardianship for severely disabled pediatric cases, Evaluations for Workers’ Compensation vocational rehabilitation, long-term disability, & longshore & harbor worker cases, Social Security representation, Vocational & personal counseling, Vocational rehabilitation plans for selective job placement, on-the-job training, & academic training, In-depth labor market research, Consultations for Americans with Disabilities Act, Consultant, County of Santa Barbara program, Consultant, U.S. Department of Labor, Consultant, disability retirement plans, Consultant, Social Security Administration, Office of Hearings & Appeals, Consultant, long-term disability carriers, Consultant for States of California, Washington, Florida, Alaska & Hawaii, Disability advocate to aid & assist the disabled community in obtaining rightful benefits, Assessment of physical aspects of jobs (Job analysis), Vocational testing, work tolerance evaluation, & job-seeking skills instruction. Testimony as vocational expert: Superior Court, U.S. Federal District Court, Arbitrations, Deposition testimony, Administrative law hearings regarding Social Security. Informal/formal conferences for California workers’ compensation vocational rehabilitation,WCAB hearings, Longshore & harbor workers ALJ, Disability and retirement ALJ hearings, Teacher removal ALJ hearings, railroad retirement ALJ hearings.

January 1977-March 1978, Rehabilitation Services
Performed the work of a Workers’ Compensation system vocational counselor

1974, Vocational Services
Psychometric testing

1976, Rehabilitation; vocational rehabilitation counselor intern
Serving generalized caseload

1976, Rehabilitation Institute
Dual capacity, vocational rehabilitation counselor & intern psychological counselor intern serving catastrophically disabled & under Chief Clinical Psychologist, Ronald Hartley, PhD

Publications

Available upon request

Presentations

Available upon request

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