M.S. Education from University of Arizona Vocational Rehabilitation program, specializing in Vocational Evaluation.
Qualified to administer, score and interpret psychological tests as part of a Vocational Evaluation.
Qualified to administer, score and interpret vocational testing to include occupational interests, cognitive skills, aptitudes, academic skills, and work behavior/skills/characteristics (work sampling and situational assessments).
Qualified in behavioral observation for impact of medical condition on gross and fine motor function and general functional abilities.
Qualified in job analysis process, job modification and workplace ergonomics.
Qualified in medical and psychological aspects of disability.
University of Southern California: Rehabilitation Counseling Psychology (psychotherapy/counseling for people with disabilities).
Over 35 years as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and Vocational Evaluator, providing services to people with disabilities (Worked with more than 20,000 clients/injured workers).
25 years as Adjunct Professor at California State University (San Bernardino/Los Angeles). Taught classes in Vocational Evaluation, Job Analysis, Job Placement/Labor Market research & development, Counseling, and professional development.
Over 30 years work as expert witness for disability/employability issues with Social Security Administration, Family Law, Workers Compensation, and Personal Injury (case preparation and testimony).
Qualified to identify residual earning capacity based upon residual/acquired skills, education, employment, and relevant medical information (if present) using source documents and national/state employment data base.
Relevant Issues to Vocational Expert Testimony
Establish foundation for expertise in vocational evaluation (test administration, behavioral observation, & assessment for work related functional analysis).
Establish foundation for expertise in medical aspects of disability (vocational impact of medical conditions, medications, subjective factors of disability).
Expertise in case evaluation for residual employability, residual earning capacity and all related disability issues.
Expertise in Americans with Disability Act for ADA employment violations, accessibility in the work place, reasonable accommodation and related litigation.
Expertise in local and national labor market, job analysis for skills application and exertional demands.