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Webinar: Wounded Essential Workers: Tales of Compensable & Ratable Stress Claims

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October 28, 2022 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

1 Legal Specialization in Workers’ Compensation Law and 1 Participatory MCLE Credits

Dr. Bob Larsen has been collecting tales of injured workers for four decades. In this ratings seminar he will invite you to see the human response to critical incidents, cumulative stress, secondary psychiatric conditions brought on by life-changing physical injury, and combined insults wherein the primary basis for disability or impairment vacillate between mental & physical conditions.

Some cases will portray first responders while others will be of office workers, retail clerks, or laborers. Certain cases are of workers who had been treated for depression and anxiety predating the work-related insult. Other workers would never have expected to meet with a mental health practitioner absent some horrible workplace accident that has colored their existence.

Non-industrial developments complicate some tales. A range of emotional and behavioral responses will be described across tales of victimization, regression to passive dependence, resilience and post-traumatic growth. Ratings for psychiatric injuries are intertwined with an understanding of the wounded worker, their impairment due to persistent symptoms and limitations, and the need for accommodation by a potential employer. There are tales that will break one’s heart while others are heartwarming as they show humanity at our best.

Member Price – $55.00
Non-Member Price – $75.00

Speaker: Dr. Robert Larsen

Dr. Robert Larsen
Dr. Bob Larsen is a working-class kid who grew up to become a ‘working man’s shrink.’ He has more degrees than a thermometer. Forsaking a career in molecular and cellular biology, Dr. Bob opted to attend medical school at Northwestern University where he was smitten by the field of psychiatry, never having taken a course in psychology. He then bypassed his alma mater in Colorado to complete a residency at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF), a Robert Wood Johnson fellowship at Stanford/UCSF, and a Masters in Public Health at the University of California in Berkeley. As an active physician, yet retired Clinical Professor at UCSF, his expertise is in the fields of occupational and forensic psychiatry. Dr. Bob served on the Industrial Medical Council for the State of California for its entire thirteen-year existence. He has done yeoman’s work for impaired physicians, seriously injured workers, and all who confront stodgy bureaucrats in America’s healthcare system. He’s a member of the American College of Psychiatrists and the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry. Not a blind advocate, yet hopefully a man of the people.

We are committed to accessibility! Virtual events are equipped with closed captioning. To request an in-person accommodation, send us a note at or contact us at 916-516-1760 for assistance.


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