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Evaluation for Workplace Disability

Presented By Lisa M. Drago, Ph.D., ABPP
Lisa M. Drago, Ph.D., ABPP

20 hours | 20 CEs

This on-demand professional training program on Evaluation for Workplace Disability is presented by Lisa M. Drago, Ph.D., ABPP. This badge-earning program can be shared digitally on platforms like LinkedIn or your resume and counts towards a certificate. Enroll in this program to earn credit towards Civil Forensic Assessment Certificate and share your new digital credentials with prospective employers and colleagues.

This program provides a conceptual framework and practical strategies for forensic evaluations in matters involving disability statuses such as ADA, disability insurance, and social security. The program begins with an overview of various types of disability cases, emphasizing the underlying legal context, including recent changes to social security regulations.

Next, the basis for the evaluation of a disability is explored, focusing on functional assessment. Specific subtopics include avoiding ethical pitfalls, understanding the role of diagnosis, assessing dissimulation, and identifying examiner-related threats to validity.

This is followed by a discussion of practical strategies for designing an effective assessment, organizing and weighing data, and communicating the findings. Participants will have the opportunity to practice these skills through in-depth case studies, including background information, test data, and collateral information.

Intended Audience

This on-demand professional training program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals

Experience Level

This on-demand professional training program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

CE / CPD Credit

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

Describe the psycho-legal question to address in disability evaluations

Describe the importance of correctly identifying the definition of disability

Describe examples of potential ethical issues that may arise in disability evaluations

Describe why functional capacity is more important than a diagnosis in disability evaluations

Describe how condition, functional limitations, and work demands interact in the determination of disability

Describe how recent changes in Social Security law affect disability evaluations

Describe appropriate methods for data collection in disability evaluations

Describe how issues of cultural diversity can impact the examinee’s presentation in a disability evaluation

Describe strategies for the Assessmentof malingering in disability evaluations

Describe evaluation data presented in two case studies


Presented By

Lisa M. Drago, Ph.D., ABPP

Lisa M. Drago, Ph.D., ABPP, a board-certified forensic psychologist, has been in practice for more than 25 years. Specializing in civil forensic matters, Dr. Piechowski has a particular interest in employment-related cases, including disability, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, ADA, fitness ...


1. Workplace Disability Introduction

2. Ethical Issues

3. Ms. Khalid Discussion

4. Legal Framework

5. Risk of Relapse

6. Evaluating Disability


8. Substance Abuse and Traumatic Brain Injury

9. Job Demands

10. Ms. Khalid Discussion - Job Demands Discussion

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