Effective Vocational Rehabilitation Services Since 1982

CALL: (619) 465-2784

(619) 465-2784

E-MAIL: info@rogerthrush.org

Serving: San Deigo County, Southern California, Southwestern United States


Dr. Thrush is a California Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and has been a practicing vocational rehabilitation counselor since 1979. His qualifications are:


  • Ph.D. Human Rehabilitation, University of Northern Colorado 2002
  • M.Sc. Rehabilitation Counseling, San Diego State University 1980
  • B.A. Sociology/Business Administration, San Diego State University 1978
  • Continuing Education Courses (20 to 30 Hours per Year) in the Medical, Psychological, Rehabilitation, Legal, Economic, Technological, and Social Aspects of Disability and the World of Work

Professional Positions

  • Roger A. Thrush, Inc., 2000–Present
  • President, Roger A. Thrush, La Mesa, California, 1993-2000
  • President, Thrush and Associates, La Mesa, California, 1987–1993
  • President, Executive Network Inc., La Mesa, California, 1988–1992
  • President, Center for Labor Market Research, La Mesa, California, 1984–1988
  • President, Job Analysis Specialties, La Mesa, California, 1982–2009
  • Instructor, Rehabilitation Counselor Graduate Program, San Diego State University, Interwork Institute, 2000–2004
  • Coordinator of Vocational Rehabilitation Services, University of California, Irvine Campus/Medical Center, Irvine, California, 1980–1982
  • Coordinator of Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits (L.C. 139.5), State Compensation Insurance Fund, San Diego, California, 1979–1980

Professional Memberships

  • American Rehabilitation Economics Association (AREA)
  • California Association for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (CALPCC)
  • International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP)
  • National Career Development Association (NCCA)
  • National Rehabilitation Association (NRA)

Professional Credentials

  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, #0597/13
  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification, #009256/92
  • Certified Disability Management Specialist (CDMS) by the Commission on Disability Management, #009256/84
  • Certified in Rehabilitation Economics (CRE) by the American Rehabilitation Economics Association, #C0018/93
  • Master Career Counselor (MCC) by the National Career Development Association #175497/10

Professional Publications

Thrush, R., "Physical Therapists Can Expand Role in California Worker's Compensation Arena," Ultra Sounds-CPPSIG, Am. Physical Therapy Association, Vol. 3, March 1991

Thrush, R., "San Diego Leads CARP: First Chapter Formed," CARP Newsletter—California Association of Rehabilitation Professionals, May 1991

Thrush, R., "Americans with Disability Act (ADA) Essential Function Identification," Ultra-Sounds CPPSIG, Am. Physical Therapy Assoc., Vol. 4, July/August 1992; Reprinted with permission in California Association of Rehabilitation Professionals Newsletter, August 1992

Thrush, R., Job Analysis for the Industrial Setting, Training Manual, R.M.A. Training Services, Irvine, California, June 1991, 83 pgs.; Revised May 1992, 132 pgs.; Revised January 1993, 101 pgs.

Thrush, R., ADA Essential Function Identification, A Definitive Application of Title I, AccessAbility Press Publications, San Diego, California; 1993, 262 pgs

Thrush, R., "So You Want to be an Expert Witness," CARRP Newsletter—California Association of Rehabilitation and Reemployment Professionals, (Bimonthly Contribution):
June 1998—The Role of the Vocational Rehabilitation Expert in Family Law-Spousal Support Litigation
August 1998—The Role of the Vocational Rehabilitation Expert in Civil Litigation
November 1998—Testimony of the Vocational Rehabilitation Expert

Thrush, R., "The Role of the Vocational Expert," Communiqué—Clark County Bar Association Journal, Vol. 20, Issue 11, December 1999

Thrush, R., A Comparison Study of Disability Management (DM) Practitioners' Use of DM Knowledge Competencies Based on Methods of Training, Doctoral Dissertation, University Northern Colorado, 2002.

Professional Association of Leadership

  • American Society of Training and Development, Career Development Division: Executive Board Member (Finance) 1987
  • Association of Industrial Rehabilitation Representatives: President 1989
  • California Association of Rehabilitation & Reemployment Professionals, Executive Board Member, San Diego Regional Coordinator 1991, 1992, 2005, 2006
  • American Rehabilitation Economics Association: Executive Board Member (Secretary/Treasurer; Vice-President, External Affairs) 1995, 1996, 2006
    The Earnings Analyst (AREA Journal) Board of Editors 2012-
  • Forensic Consultants Association: Executive Board Member (Director at Large; Vice-President) 2000, 2001
  • International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP)
    The Rehabilitation Professional (IARP Journal) Board of Editors 2012-2018

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