Evaluation for Workplace Disability

Presented By Lisa Drago Piechowski, PhD, ABPP
Lisa Drago Piechowski, PhD, ABPP

20 hours | 20 CEs

This On Demand professional training program on Evaluation for Workplace Disability is presented by Lisa Drago Piechowski, PhD, ABPP.

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 with an emphasis on 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.

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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

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Presented By

Lisa Drago Piechowski, PhD, ABPP

Lisa Drago Piechowski, Ph.D., ABPP, is a board certified forensic psychologist (ABPP) in private practice in Annapolis, Maryland. She has a special interest in civil forensic psychology and has conducted disability evaluations for over 20 years. She is the author of the book Best Practices for Foren...

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