Betty Kohlenberg, M.S., CRC, ABVE
Kohlenberg & Associates Vocational Counseling Services
2309 Noriega Street Box 200 [mailing address only; please call for office address]
San Francisco CA 94122
Tel: (415) 665-6902
Betty Kohlenberg has been a vocational counselor and vocational expert in private practice in San Francisco since 1981. Her current practice focuses on vocational evaluations in family law and non-forensic career counseling. She is the author of Work & Divorce: Vocational Evaluations in Family Law, the only guide to the vocational evaluation process in divorce cases. She is the invited author of the textbook chapter Consultation in Marital Dissolution and Family Law, Chapter 16 in Foundations of Forensic Vocational Rehabilitation.
Ms. Kohlenberg’s forensic expertise includes vocational evaluations in litigation for family law, employment law, disability discrimination including ADA and FEHA, personal injury, and ERISA cases. She has been acknowledged as an expert in the nine Bay area counties and in Federal court and is frequently asked to function as the Court’s expert. She has provided vocational advice in collaborative family law cases and her articles have been published in the Collaborative Review.
In addition to her forensic vocational evaluations, Betty Kohlenberg’s career counseling concentrates on assisting midlife and post-college career choices, and on helping people with disabilities negotiate their paths in the world of work. For twelve years, she was the vocational consultant for Positive Resource Center, creating new programs and counseling more than 5000 people living with HIV/AIDS who were considering their work options.
Ms. Kohlenberg is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) and has been awarded the Diplomate status by the American Board of Vocational Experts (ABVE). Her M.S. from St. Cloud State University is in vocational rehabilitation counseling; she earned her B.A. in psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.
Ms. Kohlenberg has conducted research and has written for rehabilitation journals as well as writing advice articles for the use of job seekers. She is a co-founder and Board member of the National Working Positive Coalition and a co-founder of the Bay Area Vocational Experts (BAVE). She is the editor and co-author of BAVE’s Vocational Evaluation: Standards of Practice in California Family Law.