Robert T. Fraser, Ph.D.
Robert T. Fraser, Ph.D. is a professor in the University of Washington's Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, jointly with the Departments of Neurological Surgery and Neurology and consultant to the Social Security Administration. He is an active counseling and rehabilitation psychologist, a certified rehabilitation counselor and a certified life care planner who directs Neurological Vocational Services within Rehabilitation Medicine. Within neurological rehabilitation, he has specialized in epilepsy, brain injury, and multiple sclerosis vocational rehabilitation.
Dr. Fraser is author or co-author of more than 120 publications and co-editor on four texts to include Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation (CRC Press,1999), Multiple Sclerosis Workbook (New Harbinger, 2006), Comprehensive Care in Epilepsy (John Libbey, 2001), and the TBI Workbook (Lash and Associates, 2011). He has been awarded numerous Federal grants by the Department of Education (NIDRR and RSA) - four of which have been specific to traumatic brain injury rehabilitation, and, more recently, in epilepsy self-management by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). He was awarded two World Rehabilitation Fund fellowships to review, respectively, the post-acute traumatic brain injury programs in Israel and epilepsy rehabilitation advances in Scandinavia and Holland. Research emphases have included evaluation of innovative vocational and psychosocial rehabilitation strategies and prediction of vocational rehabilitation outcome across different neurological disabilities. He is the recipient of two American Rehabilitation Counseling Association Research Awards, and a national Epilepsy Foundation Career Achievement Award. Dr. Fraser is a past-president of Rehabilitation Psychology, Div. 22 of the American Psychological Association and a Fellow in the Division, a former Board member of the Epilepsy Foundation of America (EFA), and the Epilepsy Foundation Northwest, and the Board of Governors for the International Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers.
Dr. Fraser has received master’s degrees in rehabilitation counseling (University of Southern California) and public administration (Seattle University). His doctorate is in rehabilitation psychology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, with a dissertation focused on the use of task analysis in the national classification and utilization of state agency vocational rehabilitation personnel.