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Amber Allison

Ph.D., C.L.C.P.

Life Care Planner and Director of Research

Amber Allison, PhD, CLCP, is a licensed psychologist and certified life care planner.

She earned her Doctorate in Biological and Developmental Psychology from the University of New Orleans in 2013. She then completed a two-year post-doctoral internship at a private forensic psychology corporation. She became a licensed psychologist in Louisiana in 2016 and in Colorado in 2020.

Since becoming licensed, Amber has worked as a clinical therapist, researcher, and life care planner. In her clinical work in Louisana and Colorado, she focused on assessment and treatment of individuals dealing with a variety of physical and psychological problems, as the two are often interrelated. She also performed pre-employment psychological evaluations for individuals seeking employment with fire, police, safety and security agencies. Her research primarily focuses on psychological factors affecting chronic pain presentation. She has published research in peer-reviewed journals, presented research at conferences nation-wide, and authored several book chapters.

Amber has six years of experience as a Certified Life Care Planner (CLCP) and is a member of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP). She has been involved in the preparation of life care plans for adults and children who have experienced catastrophic injury, including brain injury, spinal cord injury, birth defects, chronic pain, and amputation. In addition to her life care planning role at VDI, she is responsible for researching and reading literature, statutory law, and case law pertaining to Life Care Planning and earning capacity evaluation methodology and topics to ensure VDI experts are knowledgeable about and utilizing the best practices and current standards of the field.