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.