Effective Vocational Rehabilitation Services Since 1982

CALL: (619) 465-2784

CALL:
(619) 465-2784

E-MAIL: info@rogerthrush.org

Serving: San Deigo County, Southern California, Southwestern United States

DM Consultant & Trainer

Disability Management Consulting Services

Roger A. Thrush, Ph.D., is a California Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and nationally board Certified Disability Management Specialist (CDMS). He has completed a 21-unit post-graduate certificate course at San Diego State University in Rehabilitation Administration-Disability Management Services. Dr. Thrush's published doctoral dissertation was "A Comparison Study of Disability Management Practitioners' Use of Disability Management Knowledge Competencies Based on Methods of Training." Dr. Thrush developed, implemented, and coordinated on behalf of the UC-Irvine campus and UCI Medical Center, their first disability management return to work program.

Disability Management Services for Employers Include:

  • Preparation of Job Descriptions & Analyses
  • Essential Function Identification & Recommendations
  • Ergonomic Evaluations, Analyses, and Recommendations
  • Jobsite Modification Analyses & Recommendations
  • Reasonable Accommodation Recommendations
  • Return to Work & Light Duty Program Development & Coordination
  • ADA & FEHA Compliance Analyses & Recommendations

Trainer

Dr. Thrush has trained vocational, medical, and human resource professionals in California and across the United States and Canada on how to perform job analyses and document job-related information. Dr. Thrush's book ADA Essential Function Identification, a Definitive Application of Title I, was published in 1993. This technical treatise is a self-guided training manual to learn the how-to of performing and documenting job analyses and identifying essential functions.

Consultants Having A Meeint


Professional Trainer

Thrush, R., "Job Site Task Analysis," Employment Training Specialist (Job Coach) Certificate Course, Arizona Department of Economic Security; Phoenix College, Phoenix, Arizona, June 10, 1987.

Thrush, R., "Job Analysis for an Industrial Setting," R.M.A. Training Services: Canadian Worker's Compensation Board: June 19-20, Vancouver, B.C., Canada; September 24–25, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; September 27-28, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1991.

Thrush, R., "Job Analysis for an Industrial Setting," R.M.A. Training Services: Phoenix, Arizona, January 23–24; Atlanta, Georgia, March 5–6; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 28–29; San Francisco, California, July 23–24; Chicago, Illinois, September 24–25; Dallas, Texas, November 12–13, 1992

Thrush, R., "Job Analysis for the Industrial Setting," Worker's Compensation Board, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, March 16–17/19–20, 1992

Thrush, R., "Job Analysis for the Industrial Setting," Woody & Holmes Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants, San Diego, California, April 9, 1992

Thrush, R., "Job Analysis and ADA Essential Function Identification," Sony Corporation, San Diego, California, April 22, 1992

Thrush, R., "Job Analysis for the Industrial Setting," Texas Rehabilitation Commission, Dallas, Texas, June 9–10, 1992

Thrush, R., "Job Analysis, Reasonable Accommodations and Prevention Strategies Within ADA," Missouri Rehabilitation Association's Annual Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, October 21, 1992

Thrush, R., "Job Analysis for an Industrial Setting," R.M.A. Training Services; Phoenix, Arizona, January 20–21; Boston, Massachusetts, May 20–21; Chicago, Illinois, September 23–24; San Antonio, Texas, November 11–12, 1993

Thrush, R., "Job Analyses and ADA Essential Function Identification in Industry," State of California Department of Rehabilitation, Symposium XIII, San Diego, California, January 28, 1993

Thrush, R., "Job Analyses and Essential Function Identification," Houston Area Rehabilitation Association's Annual Conference, Houston, Texas, April 22, 1993

Thrush, R., "Job Analysis for an Industrial Setting," R.M.A. Training Services; Toronto, Ontario, Canada, April 21–22, 1994; Atlanta, Georgia, June 16–17, 1994; San Francisco, California, July 21–22, 1994; Chicago, Illinois, September 22–23, 1994

Thrush, R., "Job Analysis for an Industrial Setting," SCRE Advanced Professional Development Series, Orange, California, October 22, 1994

Thrush, R., "Job Analysis for an Industrial Setting," R.M.A. Training Services; Boston, Massachusetts, May 18–19, 1995; Chicago, Illinois, September 21–22, 1995; Toronto, Ontario, Canada, October 19–20, 1995; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, November 30–December 1, 1995

Thrush, R., "Job Analysis for an Industrial Setting," R.M.A. Training Services; Toronto, Ontario, Canada, May 4/ October 26, 1996; New Orleans, Louisiana, June 7, 1996; Chicago, Ill, September 29, 1996

Thrush, R., Hall, R., "The Vocational Rehabilitation Expert Witness: A Primer," California Association of Rehabilitation and Reemployment Professionals; San Diego, California, June 14, 2002/September 6, 2002; Oakland California, November 8, 2002; Long Beach, California, March 7, 2003

Thrush, R., "Job Analysis 101—What, Why and How," Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitation Services, Region 1, Division for Rehabilitation Services; Lubbock, Texas, September 2, 2009

Professional Lecturer

Thrush, R., "Stress Job Analysis," Association of Industrial Rehabilitation Representatives, San Diego, California, April 6, 1988

Thrush, R., "The Stress and Strain Job Analysis," Southern California Rehabilitation Exchange, 3rd Annual Conference, San Diego, California, April 29, 1988

Thrush, R., "Selling Modified and Alternate Work Plans to Employers," Southern California Rehabilitation Exchange, 5th Annual Conference, Dana Point, California, July 27, 1990

Thrush, R., and Parry, T., "Mental Stress Claims in Worker's Compensation–Research and Job Analysis," California Association of Rehabilitation & Reemployment Professionals, IX Annual Convention, San Diego, California., September 19, 1991

Thrush, R., "Job Analyses in the California Worker's Compensation System," Insurance Education Association—C.A.–14, Introduction to Worker's Compensation Rehabilitation, San Diego, California, October 2 & October 15, 1991; June 3 and September 24, 1992, January 25, 1993

Thrush, R., "Mental Demand Job Analysis for Worker's Compensation Claims," S.C.R.E. Advanced Professional Development Series, San Diego, California, October 2, 1991; April 2, 1992

Thrush, R., and Niman, B., "A.D.A.—Overview and Essential Functions Task Analysis," S.C.R.E. Advanced Professional Development Series, San Diego, California, November 6, 1991

Thrush, R., "Medical Eligibility and Vocational Feasibility for Vocational Rehabilitation," Sequential Course Certificate Program in Worker's Compensation Rehabilitation, University of California, San Diego, California, January 28, 1992

Thrush, R., "Preparation and Examination of a Vocational Rehabilitation and Damage Appraisal Expert—Mock Trial," California Western School of Law, San Diego, California, July 30, 1992

Thrush, R., "Qualifying the Vocational Rehabilitation Expert as a Damage Appraisal Expert," American Rehabilitation Economics Association - 3rd Annual Symposium, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 2, 1993

Thrush, R., "ADA—Meeting the Needs of Participants With Disabilities," San Diego Meeting Planners International, San Diego, California, April 27, 1993

Thrush, R., "A Practical Approach to Essential Function Identification," California Association of Rehabilitation & Reemployment Professionals, XI Annual Convention, San Diego, California, September 18, 1993

Thrush, R., "Wage Loss Analysis for a Speech Impaired Adolescent," American Rehabilitation Economics Association—4th Annual Symposium, Phoenix, Arizona, March 4, 1994

Thrush, R., "Synthesizing AB110 and ADA Essential Function Identification," S.C.R.E. Advanced Professional Development Series, San Diego, California, March 30, 1994

Thrush, R., "The Integration of AB110, ADA Title I and FEHA in California," Southern California Rehabilitation Exchange, 9th Annual Conference, Oxnard, California, May 13, 1994; California Association of Rehabilitation & Reemployment Professionals, XII Annual Convention, Santa Barbara, California, October 1, 1994

Thrush, R., "Integration of FEHA and ADA Essential Function Identification with AB110 Worker's Compensation Reform," Title I, Orange, California, June 27, 1994; Los Angeles, California, August 1, 1994

Thrush, R., "Worklife Analysis of Physically Impaired Minors," Western Economic Association International, 69th Annual Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, July 2, 1994

Thrush, R. and Rose, K., "Forensic Dimensions of Vocational Expert Practice—Wrongful Termination," California Association of Rehabilitation & Reemployment Professionals, XII Annual Convention, Santa Barbara, California, October 1, 1994

Thrush, R., "ADA Update: Recent Court Decisions and Implications for Employer Compliance," American Board of Vocational Experts, Marco Island, Florida, March 6, 1995

Thrush, R., "Vocational Rehabilitation Intervention for the Injured Worker," Sequential Course in the Safety and Ergonomics Specialist Certificate Program, University of California, San Diego, California, April 25, 1995

Thrush, R., "Job Analysis for the Identification of Essential Functions and Reasonable Accommodations,"
Sequential Course in the Safety and Ergonomics Specialist Certificate Program, University of California, San Diego, California, July 9, 1996

Thrush, R., "The Vocational Expert's Role in Wrongful Termination Litigation," San Diego County Bar Association—Employment Division, San Diego, California, March 6, 1997

Thrush, R., "Functional Capacity Evaluations in the Courtroom - Case Study," American Rehabilitation Economics Association—7th Annual Symposium, San Diego, California, April 27, 1997

Thrush, R., "Vocational Evaluations in Family Law Cases," East/West Family Law Council, Claremont, California, July 5, 1997

Thrush, R., "ADA Update: What EAP's and Employers Need to Know," Employee Assistance Professionals Association - San Diego Chapter, San Diego, California, June 16, 1998

Thrush, R., "Economic Damage Evaluations," Southwestern Riverside County Bar Association, Temecula, California, July 16, 1998

Thrush, R., "Establishing Economic Loss Through Vocational Evaluation," Clark County Bar Association, CLE, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 30, 1999

Thrush, R., Toppino, D., "Vocational Methodologies in the Assessment of Wage Loss: A Primer for Economist and Financial Analysts," American Rehabilitation Economics Association—9th Annual Symposium, Reno, Nevada, May 15, 1999

Thrush, R., "Determining Post-Incident Mitigation Earning Capacity and Worklife Expectancy," Western Economics Association International, 74th Annual Conference, San Diego, California, July 9, 1999

Thrush, R., "Ethical Practices and Issues in Counseling—Certified Disability Management Specialist," Entrepreneurs Extraordinaire—EPIC Conference on Ethics, San Diego, California, October 29, 1999

Thrush, R. et. al. "Establishing Economic Damages—A Team Approach," Clark County Bar Association, CLE, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 3, 2000

Thrush, R., "Vocational Evaluation—Synthesizing Data," Assessment and Vocational Development Course (ARP 645B), San Diego State University, San Diego, California, April 10, 2000

Thrush, R. et. al. "Ask the Experts," Forensic Consultants Association, San Diego, California, May 10, 2000

Thrush, R., "Job Analysis Methods," American Board of Vocational Experts, San Diego, California, March 21, 2003

Thrush, R. et. al. "Impairment to Disability to Money; Doing it Right," LawWorm.Com Seminar, Anaheim, California, February 5, 2005; Van Nuys, California, February 12, 2005; San Bernardino, California, March 5, 2005

Thrush, R., "Identification and Utilization of Transferable Work Skills," American Rehabilitation Economics Association, Reno, Nevada, May 15, 2005

Thrush, R., "Vocational Assessment: A Hands-on Approach to Learning," American Rehabilitation Economics Association, Reno, Nevada, May 15, 2005

Thrush, R., "Use of Vocational Evaluations for Determining Spousal Support," San Diego County Bar Association-Family Law Section, San Diego, California, June 2, 2005

Thrush, R. et. al. "The Winds of War," LawWorm.Com Seminar, Anaheim, California, July 9, 2005; Van Nuys, California, July 23, 2005

Thrush, R. et al. "Fundamentals of the New Permanent Disability Rating Process—As They Relate to Diminished Earning Capacity Assessments," CARRP 2005 Annual Conference, San Diego, California, October 13, 2005

Thrush, R., "Essential Function Identification," CARRP 2005 Annual Conference, San Diego California, October 15, 2005

Thrush, R. et. al. "Diminished Future Earning Capacity, Vocational Expert Witness Case Evaluation and WCAB Hearing Testimony," California Association of Rehabilitation and Reemployment Professionals, San Bernardino, California, July 12, 2006

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