Vocational Consulting Group, Inc.

David Stein

New Jersey Licensed Rehabilitation Counselor
Board Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
Certified Disability Management Specialist
Diplomate, American Board of Vocational Experts
Certified Life Care Planner
11 Dundar Road, Suite 101, Springfield, NJ 07081
Phone: (973) 564-9538  Fax: (973) 564-8182


2003-2004 Graduate Certificate in Life Care Planning
Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio
1992-1998 Doctoral Candidate in Human Services
Walden University, Minneapolis, Minnesota
1981-1986 Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Counseling
Columbia Pacific University, San Rafael, California
(Mentored, non-traditional program)
1975-1976 Post-Graduate course study in Deafness Rehabilitation Counseling
New York University, New York, New York
1972-1973 M.S. in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling
Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas
1966-1970 B.A. in History and Political Science
The College of Emporia, Emporia, Kansas


Licensed Rehabilitation Counselor, State of New Jersey, Department of Law and Public Safety, Division of Consumer Affairs, State Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Examiners, Professional Counselor Examiners Committee (License #RC 00012).

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) Board of Rehabilitation Counselor Certification, 1975, valid through September 2010 (Certification #00000937).

Certified Life Care Planner (CLCP) Commission on Health Care Certification, valid through June 2007 (Certification #0715).

Certified Disability Management Specialist (CDMS) Board of Rehabilitation Certification, valid through September 2010 (Certification #00000937).

Board Certified Diplomate, American Board of Vocational Experts (Certification # 141498).


2002 – Present Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, Professional Counselor and Life Care Planner
Vocational Consulting Group, Inc., Springfield, New Jersey

Provide vocational evaluation, counseling, employability assessment, life-care planning and vocational rehabilitation planning services to those with physical and mental challenges.

Evaluate clients to determine employability, job placement, wage earning capacity and life-care needs for plaintiff and defense counsel in civil litigation, including Social Security Disability, Workers’ Compensation, Matrimonial, Personal Injury, Jones Act,Employment Discrimination and Longshore and Harbor Workers cases.


2000 – 2002 Professional Counselor/Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor,
Private Practice, Douglas, Alaska and Las Vegas, NevadaProvided individual and group counseling, psychometric testing, career counseling, evaluation, vocational rehabilitation planning, referral, and job placement services to individuals with mental and physical challenges. Vocational Expert for Social Security.Delivered vocational rehabilitation services within the statutory requirements of the Alaska Workers’ Compensation system.


1984 – 2000 President and Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Vocational Consulting Group, Springfield, New JerseyProvided vocational evaluation, counseling, employability assessment, work capacity evaluation, vocational rehabilitation planning and life-care planning services to individuals with mental and physical challenges.Evaluated individuals to determine employability, job placement potential, and earning capacity for insurance carriers, self-insured employers, plaintiff and defense counsel in Social Security Disability, Workers’ Compensation, Matrimonial, Personal Injury, Jones Act, Longshore & Harbor Workers and Employment Discrimination cases.



Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, New York and New JerseyProvided vocational rehabilitation case management services to Federal employees injured on the job.


1987 – 1990

Vocational Expert, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Social Security Administration, Office of Hearing and Appeals, Newark, New JerseyUnder contractual agreement to appear before Administrative Law Judges and provide testimony regarding employability of claimants in accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations governing the Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income Programs.


1983 – 1984

Manager, Constitution Rehabilitation Company, New York and New JerseyPlanned, budgeted, staffed and managed three primary service and profit centers in Syracuse, Garden City and Parsippany for a wholly owned subsidiary of the Travelers Insurance Company, providing cost containment and rehabilitation services to the insurance industry.

Responsible for start-up operations of all offices with marketing, human resources and staffing, as well as financial bottom line P & L accountability for total operations in New York State and northern New Jersey.


1981 – 1984

President and Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, Renaissance Rehabilitation Services, Inc., New York, New YorkProvided direct vocational evaluation and case management services to industrially injured workers and disability claimants covered under Workers’ Compensation, Long-Term Disability and Social Security Disability insurance programs.

Marketed services to employers, insurance carriers, attorneys and self-insured corporations.


1977 – 1980

Managing Partner and Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, Eclectics Rehabilitation Services, Inc., San Mateo, CaliforniaStarted and managed private rehabilitation firm with seven fully staffed offices throughout California providing counseling and case management services.

Managed and supervised a staff of over 30 professional counselors.


1974 – 1976

Vocational Evaluator & Rehabilitation Counselor for the deaf, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, New YorkAdministered standardized tests and work samples to evaluate the vocational potential and functional capacities for a wide range of physically and emotionally challenged clients in a hospital based and clinically oriented rehabilitation center.

Provided individual and group counseling (clinically supervised) to a population of older adolescents under a grant program with the Nassau County, New York, Department of Drug and Alcohol Abuse.


1973 – 1974 Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, Helen Keller National Center for the Deaf-Blind, Sands Point, New YorkResponsible for case management, counseling, rehabilitation planning and evaluation to individuals with profound, multiple neurosensory impairments.


Science or Non-Science? The Forensic Expert’s Opinion in Light of Daubert & Kumho Tire, International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP) Annual Conference, April 20, 2002, San Diego, California (with Tim Field, Ph.D.).

Outcome-Based Vocational Evaluation, California Association of Rehabilitation and Re-employment Professionals (CARRP) Annual Conference, October 18, 2001, San Diego, California.

Expert Testimony: Developing and Refining Your Courtroom Presentation, CARRP Annual Conference, September 21-24, 2000, Monterey, California.

The McCroskey Vocational Quotient System: Reliability, Validity, Peer Review and Efficacy and Expert Vocational Testimony in Light of Daubert & Kumho, American Board of Vocational Experts (ABVE) Spring Conference, April 7-9, 2000, New Orleans, Louisiana.

The Daubert and Kumho Decisions: Implications for Vocational Experts, CARRP Annual Conference, October 15-17, 1999, San Diego, California (with David Benjamin, Ph.D.).

Preparing for Deposition and Court Appearance: The Expert’s Rights and Responsibilities, CARRP Annual Conference, October 2-4 1998, Squaw Valley, California (with Scott Marks, Esq.).

ABVE Certifying Examination Review Course Instructor, 1993-1998. Conducted 3-hour exam preparation review course for applicants for certification by the American Board of Vocational Experts, nationwide.

Practice Management: Report Writing in Forensic Evaluation, ABVE Fall Conference, September 18-20, 1997, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Forensic Rehabilitation: Advanced Concepts and Marketing, NARPPS Northwest Regional Specialist Interest Conference, January 15-17, 1990, Sun Valley, Idaho.

Vocational Analysis: An Introduction to Vocationology, NARPPS Annual Conference, April 1989, Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

Role of the Vocational Expert in Social Security Hearings, CARRP Annual Conference, September 1988, San Diego, California.

Work Capacity and Triadic Vocational Assessment Profiling, NARPPS Midwest Regional Special Interest Conference, October 1987, Chicago, Illinois.

Private Rehabilitation Service Delivery Systems and Marketing, New York University, Conducted seminar for graduate students in Vocational Rehabilitation as an alternative to the State-Federal Vocational Rehabilitation System, 1984, New York, New York.

Supervised graduate intern student in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling, in conjunction with program, California at California State University at Hayward, 1979, San Matteo, California.