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This is a bio i prepared for the prepared for the National Center for Crisis Management, to show how I qualified as an Expert Witness


Bio for National Center for Crisis Management – Directory of Expert Witnesses

Ms. Nancy Bauser, ACSW, BCETS, BCDT, CPC

Areas of Expert Testimony

  • Experiences of a Brain Injured Survivor
  • Reintegrating into the Mainstream
  • Overcoming Obstacles & Maximizing Opportunities

BS – Bachelor of Science in Education – University of Michigan, 1973
MSW – Masters in Social Work – University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1976
CPC – Certified Professional Coach – International Coach Academy, 2011

Licenses and Certifications

  • Academy of Certified Social Workers since 1984
  • Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress since 2004
  • Board Certification in Disability Trauma since 2004


  • 2009 Energizer Keep Going Hall of Fame Semifinalist
  • University of Michigan Council for Disability Concerns’ 2010 Certificate of Appreciation

Professional Information:

Thriving After Catastrophe & Trauma Recovery Expert

Nancy is a Speaker, Coach & Author  /  Her web site is:

Nancy is a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) and a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress (BCETS), with a Board Certification in Disability Trauma (BCDT).

Nancy is also a survivor of a severe brain injury sustained in 1971.  Following her injury, she had to relearn how to walk, talk, think and function independently.  She went on to complete her undergraduate and subsequently a graduate degree in social work.  She has lived for more than 45 years experiencing the triumphs and defeats that accompany living with a traumatic brain injury.  Learning to recover after her trauma taught her three things about life.

  • First, Recovery is Making Progress.
  • Second, Recovery demands commitment.
  • Third, Dogged determination is necessary, not the kind that fades with the season.