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Celebrating 36 Years

 

For you and your business, CEC Associates, Inc. offers a complete portfolio of vocational consulting services. These valuable assets to your business include disability case management, vocational rehabilitation services, training and continuing education, forensic services, and career assessments.

CEC Associates, Inc. is capable of assessing an individual's vocational strengths and limitations. Let us conduct a complete evaluation and develop a realistic rehabilitation plan.

Let CEC Associates create and operate a Disability Management Program (DMP) that you, as an employer, can understand and easily implement.

Career counseling can help individuals identify their job potentials and, ultimately, their ideal career path. Before you head to college, give us a call for counseling.

CEC Associates is approved to provide continuing education units for certifications, including CRCC, CDMSC, and CCMC.

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April 15, 2019

A Shadow Play: Considering the Effects of Walls on Mental Health

Within every brick found in every wall around the world, there is an autocratic assurance of peace.  Each brick is a word in a statement that proudly proclaims, “You are now safe.”  When the light of the day shines on each and every wall in the world, shadows are cast which no one can escape.  In this darkness, we forget what it means to be human.  Empathy is abandoned.  The concept of “We” is divided into “Us” and the “Other.”  This is the truth that lies in the shadows of each of the nearly 70 walls that reinforce the borders of many countries around the world.  Full blog post.

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Forensic services provide information that answers legal questions regarding the effect that medical impairment has on occupational capability.

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September 9, 2019

We’re Alive & That’s the Point: (Missed) Communication in 2019

In a bustling museum echoing with chatter, multitudes of people gather around the wonder that Charles Darwin, father of evolution, witnessed with his very own eyes – the Galápagos tortoise, an animal that would ultimately revolutionize the world-view of life itself.  A young child points to the slow moving tortoise and says, “They could have used a robot.”  The parent replies, “But the point is that they are real.  That’s the whole point.”

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Dr. Walker will be presenting "The Biopsychosocial Model of Treating Chronic Pain: Opioids Seldom Work" at the American Counseling Association 2020 Conference & Expo in San Diego, CA next spring.  The Conference dates are April 16-19, 2020.

 

In April 2019, Dr. Walker and Ms. Sizemore published an article, “Effort Testing in Forensic Vocational Assessment,” in The Rehabilitation Professional, Vol. 27, Issue 1, p 49-54.

 

First published nearly 26 years ago, Dr. Walker's article, “The Difference Between Impairment & Disability: A distinction worth making," remains a topic of strong interest in the scientific community. With over 1,000 reads on ResearchGate, the article, clearly the seminal discussion regarding the distinction between impairment and disability within the workplace, remains noteworthy.

 

November 6, 2018

Will the Children Save Us?

In case you did not notice, the recent political debates that captured the attention of both Democratic and Republican candidates for state and national offices did not seem to include climate change, and if those debates did reference global warming, that topic and the reported positions of those parties failed to reach mainstream media. Full blog post.