Betty Kohlenberg, M.S., CRC, ABVE-D


Betty Kohlenberg has been a vocational expert and career counselor in private practice in San Francisco since 1981. Her forensic expertise includes vocational evaluations in litigation for family law, employment law, disability discrimination including ADA and FEHA, personal injury, and ERISA cases. 


Betty has conducted more than 1000 vocational evaluations in family law cases and presented more than 25 workshops to lawyers and counselors on vocational evaluations in marital dissolutions.  She has been acknowledged as an expert in the nine Bay area counties and is frequently appointed as the Court’s neutral expert.


Betty is the author of Work & Divorce: Vocational Evaluation in Family Law, published in 2013. This is the only book on the methodology and principles underlying the practice of vocational evaluations in family law.


Betty is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) and holds 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.

A co-founder of the Bay Area Vocational Experts (BAVE), Betty is the editor and co-author of BAVE’s Vocational Evaluation: Standards of Practice in California Family Law.  She has conducted research and has written for rehabilitation journals as well as writing advice articles for the use of job seekers. 


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.  . 


As an invited contributor, Betty wrote Consultation in Marital Dissolution and Family Law, Chapter 16 in Foundations of Forensic Vocational Rehabilitation, Rick Robinson, Editor, published in 2013 by Springer Publishing Company, New York.

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