Edmond Provder is a certified rehabilitation counselor, Diplomate of the American Board of Vocational Experts and certified life care planner who has provided services for the severely disabled since 1973. Mr. Provder is credentialed by the American Board of Vocational Experts, the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification and the International Academy of Life Care Planners. In his extensive career, Mr. Provder has provided rehabilitation services to, and evaluated the vocational and employability potential of, over six thousand individuals.
As an expert, Mr. Provder served as a Vocational Expert for the Social Security Administration for nearly a decade by providing impartial vocational testimonies in over 2,500 Social Security Disability Hearings, and he has provided expert witness testimonies in hundreds of cases in federal and state courts throughout the country.
As someone intimately familiar with the needs of disabled individuals, Mr. Provder has developed and administered vocational and rehabilitation programs, including vocational evaluation testing centers and sheltered workshops, for numerous organizations including Mount Sinai Hospital, the South Beach Psychiatric Center, the Staten Island Association for the Visually Handicapped and the Contemporary Guidance Service in New York.
As a recognized authority in his industry, Mr. Provder has been an approved rehabilitation/vocational consultant for the New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services, the New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired and the New York Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped. He consulted with the State of New York in developing the program for Vocational Expert testimony in Workers’ Compensation cases.
Mr. Provder has been involved in the development of the Phoenix Rehabilitation Center in the Vidigal Favela, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, which is a program to provide rehabilitation services to poor, physically disabled children. Mr. Provder has a Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling and a Master of Education in Rehabilitation Counseling from Pennsylvania State University. In addition, Mr. Provder has earned 42 credits towards a Doctoral Candidate in Rehabilitation Counseling from New York University, and 128 hours of post-graduate credit in Life Care Planning and Catastrophic Case Management from the University of Florida.
Vocational, Occupational Assessment, Evaluating Earning Capacity Rehabilitation Counseling
Life Care Planning of the Catastrophically Injured
Pennsylvania State University, Bachelor of Science, Rehabilitation Counseling 1971
Pennsylvania State University, Master of Education, Rehabilitation Counseling 1973
POST GRADUATE TRAINING
New York State University, Doctoral Candidate, Rehabilitation Counseling 1977 – 1987
University of Florida Intelicus Life Care Planning for Catastrophic Case Management
– 128 Post Graduate Hours, 2003
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
– The Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification License #: 18792
Certified Life Care Planner
– International Academy of Life Care Planners License #: 18792
– The American Board of Vocational Experts License #: 00448
International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals
– Forensic & Life Care Planning Divisions
American Rehabilitation Economic Association
Occupational Assessment Services
Vocational Specialist and Life Care Planner 1981 – Present
Physician Life Care Planning
Vocational Assessment Specialist December 2011 – Present
Social Security Administration
Impartial Vocational Expert Witness in Social Security Disability cases 1977 – 1985; 1997 – 2000
Independent Vocational Consultant
Projects Included: vocational rehabilitation programs for South Beach Psychiatric Center, Staten Island Association for the Visually Handicapped and the Contemporary Guidance Service
1975 – 1979
Supervisor Vocational Facilities, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine – Mount Sinai Hospital 1974 – 1978; 1979 – 1981
Federation of the Handicapped – Higher Horizons for the Homebound 1973 – 1974
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