The Forensic Casebook is a resource which reproduces case reports which were actually processed and/or adjudicated in state and federal courts. The book contains twenty-two cases written by nineteen different rehabilitation professionals with considerable experience in the field of forensic rehabilitation and economic. This is a useful resource for other professionals, especially professionals new to the field, who desire to know how reports were written and presented in hearings and/or courts. (Field, J. & Field, T., Eds., 2017, 330).
Tim Field spent two years attempting to research, recreate and record the private sector rehabilitation movement – from the early years in the late 1970s and the approximately twenty years following. While a few of the early “founders” have already departed, many of the early players submitted information and narratives from what they were able to recall. Discussion is provided of the progression of rehabilitation laws, policies, and regulations, and the general historical context during which the profession of the private sector developed. To add to the larger picture of what evolved during those years, Tim asked people to write about their experiences during the formative years of the profession, as well as their own journey(s) through the 1980s and 1990s. Thirty-two people responded to the call and wrote individual stories based on their own experiences. The people contributing were:
M. Barros-Bailey, J. Carlisle, T. Denneen, T. Field, M. Graham, H. Kulman, C. Peacock, B. Roberts, L. Sinsabaugh, R. Weed, P. Dunn, R. Hall, B. McMahon, K. Preston, J. Berg, G. Broughton, P. Bussey, H. Caston, A. Choppa, C. Johnson, D. Funk, K. Jayne, A. Neulicht, S. Shedlin, S. Stipe, D. Taylor, R. Taylor, J. & J. Truthan, G. & S. Van de Bittner, and G. Watters.
The stories are compelling, interesting, and add both flavor and vital information about the early years. Content of the book includes narratives about the three main associations (NARPPS/IARP, ABVE, & AREA). The appendices include interesting information about past presidents, journal editors, conference sites, awards, and related data. This is a first attempt at a history of our profession and, hopefully, will encourage others to add to the forty years of development and progress. (Field, 2017, 298 pp).
This resource contains materials, content and format that address the worker trait variables in the DOT and the critical points of the ADA law. Several detailed worksheets are included within the text along with an easy and straightforward guide to completing the entire job analysis process. (Blackwell, Conrad & Weed, 1992, 160 pp.)
The Transitional Classification of Jobs (6th Edition) contains the primary database of the Dictionary of Occupational Titles with crosswalks to the O*NET database, including the 1998 revision of the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC). In order to reflect the future direction of these occupational databases, the Transitional COJ has dropped some earlier crosswalks, and has placed a great deal more emphasis on the Online O*NET and related links.
The primary objective of theTransitional COJ is to provide a bridge between the 4th Edition of the Dictionary of Occupational Titles and the emerging O*NET database. While transferable skills analyses have historically been completed with the DOT and the worker trait structure, this method suffers from a growing obsolescence and lack of support and development by the US Department of Labor. Rather, DOL has developed and will continue to develop and support the new online,"dynamic" database referred to as the O*NET.
The main body of this resource presents the databases for both the DOT and the O*NET. Crosswalks are provided between the two databases along with bridges to the SOC, the work fields, and various on-line links to new occupational wage and survey data. The introduction also addresses the general issue of transferability and employability. The traditional DOT method for TSAs is outlined in the seven-step format previously included in earlier versions of the COJ. A second method outlines an approach using both the DOT and a greater emphasis on the O*NET data resources. Both methods are illustrated in the appendix of the book. Other appendices include two SSA rulings, general information on the worker traits and occupational codes, a detailed overview of the O*NET, and a rather comprehensive list of references related to transferability, the two databases, and the work of the vocational expert within the context of the transferability/employability issue. (Field, J. & Field, T., 2004, 476 pp.)
This text is considered a true classic. Authored by Jim McGowan and Tom Porter, the title was the first definitive resource of what was emerging (in the late 50s and early 60s) as the field of state-federal vocational rehabilitation. The text is not only a classic read, but has significance relevance today to what is essentially the same process as the 1950s some things never change, and those items that did change over time might reflect evolving terminology rather than substantive differences. The section titles are too numerous to list, but be assured that this was and may still be the most comprehensive statement of the history and evolution of the rehabilitation profession. (McGowan & Porter, 1967, Rev., 216 pp.)
This publication is a compilation of the best material from four previously published texts: Field & Sink (1982), The Vocational Expert; Blackwell (1990), The Vocational Expert Primer; Blackwell, Field & Field (1992), The Vocational Expert Under Social Security; and Field & Huberty (1995), The Rehabilitation Consultant as a Social Security Claimants Representative. Material that was considered out-of-date was deleted, while new and relevant material added. An excellent resource for the beginning vocational expert, especially for guidance and information in the social security area. (Blackwell, Field, Johnson, Kelsay & Neulicht, 2005, 236 pp.)
The Rehabilitation Consultants Handbook is completely updated with fresh ideas, illustrations and references. A must resource for the present rehabilitation professional, the Handbook covers important topics such as: case preparation, expert work, transferability, labor market access, life care planning, lost earning capacity, and much more. The appendices are loaded with vital references and data that will serve the professional as a primary source of information in future case development. This resource has been revised and updated over the last 18 years and has become a standard reference for private sector rehabilitation. (Weed & Field, 4th Edition, Revised, 2012, 442 pp.)
Fourth Edition, 2014
Martin G. Brodwin, Ph.D., C.R.C.,
Frances W. Siu, Ph.D., C.R.C.,
John Howard, M.D., M.P.H.,
Erin R. Brodwin, M.A., Ashley T. Du, M.S.
The 4th edition of this medical text, edited by Dr. Martin Brodwin and his associates, is a totally revised version of the popular medical text that has been used in university master’s degree programs in rehabilitation counseling for the last twenty years. While retaining much of the earlier text from the 3rd edition, Dr. Brodwin has brought various chapters to a new level of information consistent with the current state of medicine in the various areas of discipline.
The thirty-four chapters have been reorganized to better fit into a cluster of similar chapters such as Brain and Spinal Cord Conditions, or Psychosocial Conditions. As with the previous edition, this version also provides discussion information at the end of each chapter, along with a brief case summary to illustrate how the information is relevant to a person with that chapter’s topical area. The intent by the editors is to present medical and psychological information and make the information relevant to the rehabilitation process for persons with disabilities. The chapters are not too detailed or lengthy, and are targeted to the topic which is being addressed. Students will appreciate the clarity and succinctness of each chapter along with the excellent organization of each chapter. The contents, which are comprehensive for a book of this type, superbly address each of the pertinent areas of medical conditions and disability. See the listings of all the chapters. Finally, the Appendix contains a very useful section of “mastering medical terminology,” and the index is comprehensive enough to quickly allow the reader to find specific topics within the text.
Vocational Assessment: Evaluating Employment Potential is a completely revised fourth version of the earlier popular text first published in 1982, 1994 and 2001. Topics include a review of vocational assessment systems and approaches, the VDARE process, occupational and job survey information, and expanded sections on brain injury assessment and the ADA. (Havranek, Field & Grimes, 4th Ed., 2005, 200 pp.)
Beginning with an in-depth description of Job Analysis, its uses and principles, the Revised Handbook for Analyzing Jobs is filled with 165 pages of useful information for the rehabilitation professional. This fourth revision also includes chapters on worker function, work fields, MPSMS, GED, SVP, Aptitudes, Temperaments, GOE, Physical Demands and Environmental Conditions. The reader is familiarized with such topics as writing job summaries, task descriptions, and Job Analysis Reports. Other helpful resources include organization and workflow charts along with a step-by-step guide to the Narrative Report. May be used with the ADA Job Analysis Worksheet. Corresponds with the 1991 DOT and the revised list of 72 worker traits. (1991,165 pp.)
Professors Smith and Dunn have created an interesting collection of papers on the broad topic of professionals ethics. Ethics is superbly defined and then illustrated with story lines from recent and past history. In fact, one of the essays discuss the early work of Plato and Socrates, and then provides a march through the centuries by discussing contributions by religious and secular leaders up to and including the present day. Each chapter provides discussion questions related to the content of each chapter and will be an invaluable resource for both the practicing professional and university students. (Smith, T.S. & Dunn, P. L., 2016, 175 pp).
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