[Free, No CEUs] 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
Using case studies, the participant will learn the necessity for a vocational evaluation, its components, cultural considerations and outcomes of the process.
- Describe the important components of vocational evaluation (VE)
- Identify different assessment tools used in vocational evaluation (VE)
- 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.