Michael Shahnasarian, Ph.D., founded Career Consultants of America, Inc., (CCA) on May 20, 1986. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, the practice has since been providing services throughout North America and worldwide. Integrity, application of state-of-the-art science and best practices, and professionalism – these ideals have hallmarked CCA’s aim to offer the highest quality services the profession offers. Service, research, and training have been the bedrock on which CCA established its practice more than 35 years ago.
People seeking private services, healthcare providers, organizations (both nonprofit and private sector), lawyers, and insurance companies are among Career Consultants of America’s clients. The services CCA provides include career development, vocational rehabilitation, life care planning, industrial psychology/organizational psychology, rehabilitation psychology, forensic consulting, and product development.
CCA’s research initiatives focus on computer-assisted career guidance applications, assessment of earning capacity, and forensic issues related to claims of loss of earning capacity. Data from the practice has had worldwide applications. The Social Security Administration selected CCA as one of four practices in the United States to participate in a 2-year pilot test project (Project Network) involving vocational and disability issues.
As a training venue, CCA has facilitated interns’ and residents’ development of administrative support, clinical, and research knowledge and skills necessary to advance their career development. Masters, doctoral, and postdoctoral interns and residents have satisfied graduate degree scholarship and clinical supervision requirements necessary to pursue advanced credentialing from their CCA experiences.