The Owner

Karen S. Black, MEd, CRC, CCM, CDMS, is the owner of Vocational Consulting Services, Inc. of Bozeman, Montana. Developing her career in vocational consulting since 1989, Karen holds a bachelor’s degree from Montana State University, as well as a master’s Karen-Exploring IIdegree from MSU in adult education. Karen is a:

  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Certified Case Manager
  • Certified Disability Management Specialist
  • Qualified Social Security non-Attorney Representative

Karen has been owner and president of Vocational Consulting Services, Inc. since January 1998. Her professional experience includes:

  • providing vocational rehabilitation for Workers’ Compensation insurance providers
  • serving as an expert witness for personal injury, divorce, Social Security, wrongful discharge, Americans with Disabilities Act, Workers’ Compensation cases, harassment and more
  • assisting individuals with career and vocational counseling and guidance
  • leading seminars and workshops on specific vocational issues including repetitive motion injuries, occupational stress-related claims and Workers’ Compensation/ Disability management strategies
  • successful representation of Social Security Disability cases before administrative law judges



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