Dr. Roger Weed

Roger O. Weed, Ph.D.

Posted On September 30, 2015


Roger O. Weed, Professor Emeritus, is retired as professor and graduate rehabilitation counseling coordinator at Georgia State University. He also held doctoral student graduate faculty status in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education and Practice. He has authored or co-authored approximately 150 books, reviews, articles and book chapters.

During his more than 42 years in the profession, Dr. Weed was honored several times for his work including the 2006 Distinguished Professor Award from Georgia State University’s Alumni Association (sole recipient), 2011 Lifetime Appreciation Award form the International Commission on Health Care Certification, 2009 Larry Huggins Lifetime Achievement Award from the Private Rehabilitation Specialists of Georgia, 2005 Lifetime Achievement Award, from the sponsors of the International Life Care Planning Conference, 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (as well as recognition in 1997 and 1991 as the Outstanding Educator), the 1993 National Professional Services Award from the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association, and 2003 Research Excellence Award from the College of Education at Georgia State University.

Dr. Weed is one of the five founders of the national training program leading to life care planning certification. He is also past-chair of the Georgia State Licensing Board for professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, and social workers, as well as past-president of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals.

Historical professional interests were related to forensic rehabilitation (assessing needs and costs of damages from injuries).

Current interests include life care planning forensic practices, hiking, biking and traveling.

Recent Projects

Article (peer reviewed): Field, T. & Weed R. (2015).  Will the Affordable Care Act and Tort Reform Render the Collateral Source Doctrine Obsolete in Resolving the Issue of Damages in Cases Involving Personal Injury and Life Care Planning? RehabPro, 23(3), 133-148.

Invited chapter: Berens, D. & Weed, R.  (in review). Developing a life care plan.  In F. Zollman (Ed.), Manual of Traumatic Brain Injury Management, 2nd ed. New York, NY: Demos Medical Publishing

Invited new book edition: Berens, D. & Weed, R. (Eds.) (in production 2015).  Life Care Planning and Case Management Handbook (4th ed.).  Boca Raton, FL:  St. Lucie/CRC Press