Scott Stipe

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Board Certifie,
Career Directions Nortwest

Contact Details

Career Directions Nortwest
Portland, OR 97214
Work: (503) 807-2668

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Born and raised in Portland, Oregon. Attended Whitman college studying economics and psychology. Completed BS in Psychology at Portland State University. Completed MA in Rehabilitation Counseling at University of Northern Colorado (CORE Accredited program). Entered the field of Vocational Rehabilitation while still an undergrad in 1976. Entered private rehabilitation practice in 1979. Became owner of Career Directions Northwest in 1981 providing vocational rehabilitation to injured workers. Trained and supervised over sixty vocational rehabilitation counselors/assistants. Initiated expert testimony in injury cases in early 1980s and became an expert under contract to US Government thereafter. Actively involved in IARP for decades. Have been President of local IARP chapter twice. National Board of Directors member with predecessor of IARP (NARPPS) representing region. Founded Social Security Vocational Expert group with IARP and SSVE listserv. Speaker on various topics at local, regional and national conferences. Published in peer reviewed journal. Practice now consists largely of vocational expert evaluation and testimony, analysis of loss of earning capacity, employability analysis and labor market research. Experienced in Workers' Compensation, Personal Injury, Professional Liability, Employment Law, Disablity, Social Security Disability, ADA, Family Law, Longshore, FELA and other cases. Experienced in analysis of loss of household services. Provides vocational testing. Board Certified Vocational Expert (D/ABVE). CRC, CDMS.


  • ABVE Vocational Expert - Diplomate
  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor


University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, Colorado, United States
Master of Arts, 1979
Rehabilitation Counseling
1977 To 1979

Portland State University
Portland, Oregon, United States
Bachelor Of Science, 1977
1973 To 1977

Whitman College
Walla Walla, Washington, United States
Economics, Psychology
1972 To 1973


Job History

Scott Stipe & Associates, Inc. DBA Career Directions Northwest
President, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Vocational Expert
Portland, OR, United States
July 1981 - present