Dr. Mary Barros-Bailey

Multilingual RC, Voc. Expert, LC Planner,
Intermountain Vocational Services, Inc.

Contact Details

Intermountain Vocational Services, Inc.
Boise, ID 83707-5957

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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. 
She is co-instructor at Capital University Law School's graduate Life Care Planning certificate program and adjunct faculty with the graduate rehabilitation counseling program at Utah State University.  Dr. Barros-Bailey also taught in the former University of Idaho graduate rehabilitation counseling program for many years.
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 200 times nationally and internationally, and has authored numerous textbook chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles.


  • ABVE Vocational Expert - Diplomate
  • Certified Life Care Planner
  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Certified Vocational Evaluator


University of Idaho
Moscow, Idaho, United States
Doctorate, 2007
Counseling, Cognate in Rehabilitation Counseling
1995 To 2007

University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida, United States
Advanced Professional Training, 2004
Medicare Set-Aside
2004 To 2004

University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida, United States
Post-Graduate Certificate, 1997
Life Care Planning
1996 To 1997

San Jose State University
San Jose, California, United States
Masters of Arts, 1993
Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
1991 To 1993

Middlebury Institute of International Studies
Monterey, California, United States
Masters in Public Administration, 1990
Public Administration, International Development Management, Latin America
1987 To 1990

Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, California, United States
Bachelors of Science in Commerce, 1984
1980 To 1984

Job History

Intermountain Vocational Services, Inc.
Bilingual Réhabilitation Counselor, Vocational Expert, Life Care Planner
Boise, ID, United States
January 1995 - present

Janzen & Associates, Inc.
Bilingual Rehabilitation Specialist
Boise, ID, United States
January 1993 - January 1995

Cypress Vocational Services, Inc./Villa & Krolick
Bilingual Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Monterey, CA, United States
January 1990 - January 1993