25th Annual MI IARP Spring Conference Forensic Rehabilitation

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25th Annual MI IARP Spring Conference Forensic Rehabilitation:
Issues in Vocational Life Care Planning Consulting

June 8, 2017
CRCC Pre-approval pending for general 4 CEU’s & 2 hours of Ethics CCM and CDMS pre-approval pending

Registration costs payable to IARP-MI by check only. No online registration or credit card payments are accepted at this time. Questions please email Shannon Smith at ssmith@starrandassociates.net Registration and membership forms will be available onsite.

Please plan on joining us on June 8, 2017, at the Bingham Office Park Conference Center for another exciting IARP-MI Conference. Presenting this year is Dr. Mary Barros-Bailey; a highly regarded author and leader in the fields of forensic vocational rehabilitation and life care planning. She will present on four separate topics of relevance to Vocational Experts and Life Care Planners, such as contemporary Assessment tools, Labor Market Survey methodology, and “Primary and Secondary Evidence Model, based on the work of Robert Yin, Ph.D., and other published works of Dr. Barros-Bailey. Attendees can expect to become familiar with new tools and methodologies that may be used to improve his/her current practice. Conference topics are expected to cover several sections of the CRCC Code of Professional Ethics for Rehabilitation Counselors 2017, including:

  1. *Section A - Counseling Relationship
  2. *Section B-Confidentiality, Privileged Communication, and Privacy
  3. *Section D-Professional Responsibility
  4. *Section F-Forensic Services
  5. *Section G-Assessment and Evaluation
  6. *Section H-Supervision, Training and Teaching

There are numerous lodging options nearby in the Southfield/Telegraph area.

Registration Fees

IARP-MI Members - $75.00
(however, you MUST register)

Non-members - $95.00

IARP Student Members - FREE

Non-member students - $20.00

Late Registration - additional $25.00
(After May 26, 2017)


8:00 am-8:30 am

Registration with Continental Breakfast

8:30 am-8:45 am

Annual Meeting
Michael Rosko, IARP-MI President
TBD, President-Elect
Judy Findora, Treasurer
Joanne Pfeffer, Secretary

8:45 am-10:15 am

Primary and Secondary Evidence Model for Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors and Life Care Planners

10:15 am-10:30 am


10:30 am-12:00 pm

Understanding and applying 12 steps to any survey used in Labor Market or Life Care Planning. Methodology covered is relevant to Labor Market Surveys as well as determining the costs of Attendant Care Services

12:00 - 2:45 pm

Luncheon & Mobility Works

12:45 pm – 2:15 pm

Locating, evaluating, selecting, and using Assessment Tools in contemporary Vocational and Life Care Practice

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm


2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Multi-cultural and Cross-Cultural Issues in Life Care Planning


Mary Barros-Bailey PhD. is a bilingual Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Vocational Expert, and Certified Life Care Planner. She teaches as adjunct faculty at the CORE-accredited program at the University of Idaho. She holds several states, national, or international certifications in counseling or rehabilitation counseling, life care planning, disability management, and forensic rehabilitation.

Mary was one of the founding members of the Interorganizational O*NET Task Force (IOTF) that in the early 2000s collaborated with the US Social Security Administration and the US Department of Labor on the use of occupational data within the disability context. She is the past Chair (2007-2008) of the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC).

Mary possesses a doctorate in Counseling with a cognate in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Idaho, a master's in Special Education and Rehabilitative Services from San José State University, a master's in International Public Administration from the Monterey Institute of International Studies, and a bachelor's in marketing from Santa Clara University.

Mary is a reviewer or on the Editorial Boards of several peer-review journals in counseling, research, and forensics such as the Journal of Counseling & Development (American Counseling Association) and the Journal of Mixed Methods Research (SAGE Publications). Her research and presentation interests include professional issues in rehabilitation counseling (forensics, ethics, methodological, aging, multicultural, and international).

She presents and publishes nationally and internationally on areas associated with her research interests.


Bingham Office Park Conference Center
30400 Telegraph Road
Bingham Farms, 48025

Event Date(s)

Thursday, June 8, 2017, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM ET

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