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Vocational Rehabilitation Forensic & Clinical Services

Tri-Cities, TN-VA

A. Bentley Hankins, Ph.D., is the principal of Hankins & Hankins Vocational Consulting and offers specialized skills, knowledge and experience as a vocational rehabilitation counselor, consultant and expert witness.

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Who Our Services Are For

Vocational rehabilitation counseling services are provided to members of the general public who request career guidance as well as to long-term disability and workers’ compensation recipients who need assistance with defining appropriate vocational goals, acquiring job skills and returning to work. Vocational rehabilitation consulting and expert witness services, which usually include performance of independent vocational and/or rehabilitation economic evaluations, are provided in a variety of legal cases in which the employment and/or earning potential of the plaintiff(s) are at issue.  Provision of such services includes Dr. Hankins’ current contract with the Social Security Administration where he serves as a vocational expert and assists administrative law judges in making determinations about claimants’ residual employability. Aside from this contract, Dr. Hankins offers his consulting and expert witness services as a means of employment-related litigation support to both plaintiff and defense counsel.
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Dr. Hankins applies his extensive education and experience in vocational rehabilitation through provision of the following services:

vocational rehabilitation Home | Hankins & Hankins Vocational Consulting > records review

Records Review

A records review is an important component of virtually every independent vocational and/or rehabilitation economic evaluation and, depending on specific case circumstances, may involve review

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Vocational and Psychometric Testing

Vocational and psychometric testing typically includes a battery of standardized assessments measuring constructs of interest, including but not limited to intellectual capacity, achievement levels, aptitudes,

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vocational rehabilitation Home | Hankins & Hankins Vocational Consulting > labor market research

Labor Market Research

Labor market research is regularly completed as part of assessing a client’s or evaluee’s employment and earning potential. Labor market research may involve the gathering

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vocational rehabilitation Home | Hankins & Hankins Vocational Consulting > life care plan valuation

Life Care Plan Valuation

In catastrophic personal injury cases (e.g. cases involving spinal cord injury), a life care plan is sometimes prepared detailing the anticipated future medical and rehabilitation

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vocational rehabilitation Home | Hankins & Hankins Vocational Consulting > report preparation

Report Preparation

A written report that includes a detailed explanation of Dr. Hankins’ analysis and findings will be prepared upon request. In a clinical context, the written

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vocational rehabilitation Home | Hankins & Hankins Vocational Consulting > case consultation

Case Consultation

Consultation may be provided on a forensic case even when Dr. Hankins is not retained as an expert witness.  Consultation services vary depending on case

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vocational rehabilitation Home | Hankins & Hankins Vocational Consulting > job seeking skills training

Job-Seeking Skills Training

Job-seeking skills training is often provided when providing rehabilitation counseling services to clients seeking to find and secure new employment. Job-seeking skills training is intended

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