Learn About the ECAF-2 at the ABVE 2013 Conference
January 8, 2013
Will you be attending the American Board of Vocational Experts 2013 Conference? If so, don’t miss the presentation given by James A. Athanasou, PhD, MAPS, entitled
“The Use of the Earning Capacity Assessment Form™-2 in a Medico-Legal Setting: An Australian Experience”
on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 3 p.m.
American Board of Vocational Experts
2013 Conference will be held in Scottsdale, Arizona from April 12-14, 2013. For more information on the Earning Capacity Assessment Form-2
Edition, visit its
to learn more, read a review of the product, or view a PowerPoint presentation.
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Introduction to the ECAF-2 at ABVE Meeting, April 12-14
At the American Board of Vocational Experts (ABVE) Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona next month, psychologist and vocational expert James A. Athanasou, PhD, will present “The Use of the Earning Capacity Assessment Form™, 2nd Edition in a Medico-Legal Setting: An Australian Experience.” The Earning Capacity Assessment Form-2nd Edition (ECAF-2™) by Michael Shahnasarian, PhD is used to estimate future loss of earning capacity following an injury or accident. At the ABVE meeting, Dr. Athanasou will provide an introduction to the interpretation of the ECAF-2, along with a critique of its use in an Australian context. Data on Australian accident victims (N=33) from a medico-legal vocational assessment practice are used as a basis for his evaluation. Dr. Athanasou’s presentation will take place on Saturday, April 13, at 3:00 pm. Continuing Education Units will be available for conference attendees. For more information or to register for the conference, visit the ABVE Web site.
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