Certification Seminar: Vocational, Psychological and Educational Planning for Individuals with Visual Impairment/Blindness Using the Comprehensive Vocational Evaluation System (CVES)

By Arrangement

Irving, Texas

This workshop provides a comprehensive approach to vocational and educational planning for individuals with visual impairments or blindness. Theoretical and empirical foundations of utilizing information derived from the Comprehensive Vocational Evaluation System (CVES) will be summarized. Basic administration, scoring and interpretation of the battery will be reviewed. Participants are given an opportunity for hands-on administration of the CVES instruments and a case study approach is used to illustrate principles of interpretation. Functional, educational and vocational implications of case findings are presented. Illustrations of computerized interpretations and report writing are given through interaction with the Vocational Evaluation Profile and Reporting System (VEPARS). Completion of this workshop is necessary for certification for using the Comprehensive Vocational Evaluation System (CVES).


The program will be presented by Dr. Jack G. Dial, co-author of the McCarron-Dial System (MDS) and principle author of the Perceptual-Motor Assessment for Children and the Comprehensive Vocational Evaluation System (CVES) for visually impaired and blind. Dr. Dial is an adjunct professor of Psychology at the University of North Texas; Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago; and the University of West Virginia in Morgantown. In addition, Dr. Dial maintains a private practice in neuropsychology . He has published many articles and book chapters related to vocational and neuropsychological assessment of disabled children and adults and offers special seminars on these topics nationally.


This workshop focuses on issues that are of primary interest to vocational evaluators, rehabilitation specialists, psychologists, educational diagnosticians and counselors. Professionals working with visually-impaired/blind adolescent and young adult students in educational settings may find this workshop useful. Graduate students in the above disciplines will benefit from this program.


This program is designed as a four-day certification workshop for the CVES, with an emphasis on development, administration, scoring and interpretation of the battery. Hands-on orientation to administration is given. Further "skills training" using the battery is recommended prior to professional use.


Jack G. Dial, Ph.D.


$1,200.00 for four-day certification workshop.


The workshop will be held at our office or at a hotel in close proximity to our office (to be determined by the number of participants). See agenda.

For Information and Registration Contact:

Catherine Dial

4201 Wingren Dr., Ste. 112
Irving, TX. 75062

972.541.0818 - Office
972.541.1759 - Fax
Cldial@aol.com - E-mail


Ask for the best rate available for Jack G. Dial, Ph.D., Clinical & Consulting Neuropsychology at the following hotels:

ALOFT Las Colinas (122 East John Carpenter Freeway, Irving, TX 75062, (972) 717-6100. Note: ask for Sales Manager.)


La Quinta Inn & Suites (4225 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, Texas 75038; 972-261-4900. Note: ask for Reena Patel, Asst. General Manager.)


Holiday Inn Las Colinas (110 W. John Carpenter Freeway, Irving, Texas 75039; 972-650 -1600. Note: ask for Director of Sales.)


All major airlines fly to DFW Airport; Southwest Airlines flies to Dallas Love Field. Information on other hotels is available upon request.