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Webinar: The 3 Ws for Including Vocational Considerations into your life Care Plans

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Learn from 2 seasoned Vocational Consultants and Life Care Planners on the 3 Ws (Who, Why, and hoW) for including vocational considerations in your Life Care Plans. Life care planning methodology emphasizes having foundation for recommendations in a Life Care Plan, but often there is no vocational consultation to provide recommendations for vocational or productive activity for an evaluee. Designed primarily for the non-vocational life care planner, all attendees will learn how and why adding recommendations for vocational services in a life care plan, as applicable, not only is consistent with the categories for life care plan development, but will make your life care plans more comprehensive and robust. Attend this presentation and learn practical, applicable, and useful knowledge and resources, including case examples, checklists, and reading materials on the methodology for including vocational considerations in life care planning.

Learning Objectives

1. Participants will be able to learn WHY vocational considerations were specifically added to the original life care plan methodology and under whose scope of practice does it fall?
2. Participants will be able to know WHEN to suggest to the referral source that a vocational expert is needed and WHO to consult.
3. Participants will be able to understand HOW obtaining vocational recommendations can be relevant for life care planning, including avocational and/or productive activity recommendations.

4. Participants will gain additional knowledge in contemporary themes for vocational implications, including the RAPEL and PEEDSRAPEL methodology as an additional take-away.


  • Debra Berens, Ph.D., CRC, CCM, CLCP

    Dr. Berens maintains a nationwide practice since 1989 specializing in life care planning and vocational opinions for children and adults. She has authored/co-authored over 45 articles/chapters and over 50 presentations, and received industry awards including 2010 Outstanding Life Care Planning Educator and 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award in Life Care Planning.

  • Mike McCord, MS, CRC, CCM, CLCP, D/ABVE

    Mike McCord is a vocational evaluator, life care planner, case manager in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia. He has practiced as a vocational evaluator for over 30 years, and as a forensic vocational expert for 15 years. He completed his M.S. Degree, Rehabilitation Counseling under Dr. Roger Weed in 1988.

October 12, 2021
Tue 1:00 PM CDT

Duration 1H 0M

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