Mary Barros-Bailey, PhD, CRC, NCC, CLPC, D/ABVE is a bilingual rehabilitation counselor, vocational expert, and life care planner in private practice with Intermountain Vocational Services, Inc. in Boise, Idaho with a national (sometimes international) caseload.
Mary served on the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) from 2003-2008, including as chair from 2007-2008. She chaired the Occupational Information Development Advisory Panel (OIDAP) chartered by the Social Security Administration for 2009-2012 to advise the agency on the development of a new occupational information system to replace the Dictionary of Occupational Titles. Until its merger with the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) in 2017, she served on the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) for five years.
At the University of Idaho, she serves as clinical supervision and teaching faculty in the graduate rehabilitation counseling program. At Winona State University, she teaches global child advocacy issues in their undergraduate Child Advocacy Studies program. With Capital University, she teaches in their life care planning program.
Research and publication interests are: occupational and labor market information; private sector rehabilitation history, professional ethics; and, multicultural/cross cultural/international professional and practice issues. She serves on the editorial boards or as a reviewer of several peer-review publications, has presented over 175 times nationally and internationally, and has authored numerous textbook chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles.