Here are all of our upcoming webinars, all held on the Second Wednesday at Noon Eastern Time--Mark Your Calendars!
In addition to Bruce Bloom's webinar on Transition Service (sign up NOW on the New York Chapter Home page), we have the following exciting webinars planned for the New Year!!
January 9, 2019 Vocational Evaluations in VA Claims, presented by Nicholas Briggs, Michael Lostritto, & Rachel Foster
This presentation will provide an overview of individual unemployability, what VA can and cannot consider in adjudicating these claims, and how vocational opinions may be used within the context of a Veteran’s appeal. Topics for general discussion will include service-connected disabilities, how VA defines substantially gainful employment, and the importance of describing functional limitations within the context of the Veteran’s vocational and educational history.
February 13, 2019 Online Counseling and Social Media: Rehabilitation Counselors face new ethical issues in 2017, presented by Mary Handley, PhD, CRC, LMHC
This presentation will review he new 2017 Code of Ethics for Rehabilitation Counselors, focusing on new/changed areas in the code, and also on potential ethical issues related to the misuse of social media. Online Counseling and its ethical components will also be addressed.
March 13, 2019 Absence Management & Return to Work Programs in Corporate Settings, Presented by Angela Eskandar MS, CRC
This presentation will look at employee absence from an employer’s perspective. We will discuss some common challenges that employers face in managing time off programs, sick leave laws, state and federal leaves, disability, and lost time associated with a Workers’ Compensation injury. There will be a focus on the valuable insight that a VRC can bring to organizations to establish and manage programs to assist employees in staying at work or returning to work at the right time. The presentation will highlight the important role that data analysis and trending reports have on uncovering the key absence drivers in an organization.
April 10, 2019 To be announced soon…..
May 8, 2019: Intermittent Loss of Employment Opportunity: Quantifying the Impact of Future Medical Care Needs on Work, presented by Rick Robinson, Ph.D., MBA, LMHC, CRC, CVE, NCC, CLCP, D/ABVE
This presentation will introduce how evidence for the need for future medical care, such as a life care plan, may be quantified to illustrate an intermittent – yet cumulative loss of employment access.