Michele Albers has been involved in the field of rehabilitation since 1995. She received a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1997. Michele then worked as a vocational consultant in Phoenix, Arizona for six years. She moved back to the Madison area in August of 2003 and has worked with VDI since 2009. Michele is VDI’s local presence for cases focused in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa and surrounding states. She also works on cases in Colorado, Nevada and Arizona and has provided expert witness testimony in these venues as well.
Michele is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Life Care Planner. Her caseload is varied and includes litigated work in personal injury matters, worker’s compensation cases, and family law hearings. She also provides case management to individuals participating in the vocational rehabilitation process. Since July of 2004, Michele has held a contract with the Social Security Administration Office of Disability, Adjudication & Review and provides expert witness testimony in disability adjudication hearings.
Michele maintains an active role in the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP) and recently served as President of the IARP-WI Chapter. She also recently served on a committee through IARP that was developed to create a forensic mentoring program and to increase membership retention. She guest lectures at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Rehabilitation Psychology & Special Education program. She has also been involved in mentoring practicum students pursuing their Master’s degree at UW-Madison.
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