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The Role of a Vocational Evaluation (VE) in Rehabilitation Planning

[No CEs] This presentation will discuss the role of the Vocational Evaluation (VE) in rehabilitation planning. By definition vocational evaluation is a global appraisal of an individual’s work/training, background, general functional capacities and social/ behavioral characteristics.It usually includes an evaluation ofmedical factors, psychological make-up, educational background, social/behaviors, attitudes, values, work skills and abilities.

Using case studies, the participant will learn the necessity for a vocational evaluation, its components, cultural considerations and outcomes of the process.

Educational Objectives

  1. Describe the important components of vocational evaluation (VE)
  2. Identify different assessment tools used in vocational evaluation (VE)
  3. Discuss practical applications of the vocational evaluation (VE) results

About the Presenter
Lori A. Cowan received a Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University (MCV/VCU) in 1993. She has additional advanced counseling studies from MCV/VCU and is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Cowan also has 120 continuing professional education hours in Life Care Planning for Advanced Catastrophic Case Management from The University of Florida and is a certified Life Care Planner. Her specialty areas include: traumatic brain injury, chronic pain, developmental disabilities, and mental disorders. She performs a full range of vocational rehabilitation and expert services.