Dr. Irmo Marini, PhD, is Professor and Graduate Coordinator, Department of Rehabilitation, the College of Health Sciences and Human Services, University of Texas Pan-American, Edinburg, TX. He has national certifications as Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and a Certified Life Care Planner. Dr. Marini is on the editorial boards of several rehabilitation counseling journals and has over 60 journal and book chapter publications. He also writes a quarterly column for the Psychosocial Process, the official journal of the American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Psychologists and Social Workers. He is the recipient of four outstanding faculty awards in scholarship and two in teaching. Dr. Marini is former Chair of the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification, the national certifying body of over 16,000 Rehabilitation Counselors in the US and Canada, and is current President of the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association. Dr. Marini owns and operates Marini & Associates, forensic rehabilitation consultants specializing in vocational assessments and life care planning in legal cases involving personal injuries.