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February 17, 2017

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Brochure and Workshop Details

Dr. Anne Fisher
Implementing Occupation-Focused and Occupation-Based Practice 
Ensuring We Really Have the Evidence

 This lecture, Dr. Fisher will stress the importance of gathering evidence in the context of "routine", everyday practice and generating practice-based evidence to support the benefits of our provided services.  Dr. Fisher will begin with an overview of the meaning of the terms occupation-centered, occupation-focused, and occupation-based, and then address critical questions we need to answer to determine if we have the evidence we need to support the services we provide.  She will then discuss how, in each step of the evaluation, goal-setting, intervention planning and implementation, and reevaluation phases of the occupational therapy process, we can ensure that we implement occupational therapy services that are client-centered, occupation based, and occupation focused.  The Occupational Therapy Intervention Process Model will serve as the structure for reasoning through each phase.

Dr.Fisher is Professor Emerita, Division of Occupational Therapy, Umeå University, Sweden and Affiliate Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, Colorado State University, USA. She is an internationally renowned expert in occupational therapy theory, instrument development, and outcomes research.  A key focus of her research has been on the development of occupation-centered assessments that support occupation-based and/or occupation-focused practice and evidence-based research. Dr. Fisher has published more than 100 articles and more than 40 books or book chapters.  She is a member of the Academy of Research of the American Occupational Therapy Foundation; and she was the 1997 recipient of the Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lectureship. 

About the Vanderkooi Endowed Lectureship
The Vanderkooi Endowed Lectureship was established in 1994 to honor the first program director of occupational therapy at Texas Woman’s University, Fanny B. Vanderkooi. It celebrates the School of Occupational Therapy’s legacy of commitment to vision, professional values, and leadership development in occupational therapy education, practice and research. The event is typically attended by more than 250 occupational therapy professionals, inclusive of students. 

Founders -
Vanderkooi Endowment       
Advisory Committee

Community Building Workshops 
Planning Committee

Roland & Virginia Chandler Dykes Regina Michael Campbell, Chairperson Marsha Neville, Chairperson        
George & Grace Gilkeson Virginia Chandler Dykes Noralyn Pickens
Bonnie Strauss Lucy Aguirre-Kelley Claudette Fette
  Monica Bosman Shannon Levandowski
Thomas Halka Debbie Buckingham
Heather McBride Sarah Taylor (PTE rep)
Belinda Williams Martha Linyard (PTE rep)
Cynthia Evetts Paige Brassart
Noralyn Pickens Vicki Mason
Adele Polk (Emeritus)
Bonnie Strauss (Emeritus)


 Previous Vanderkooi Lecturers

1993 Lela Llorens, PhD, OTR
1994 Charles Christiansen, Ed.D, OTR       
1995 Penny Kyler-Hutchinson, MA, OTR/L, FAOTA
1996/97 Catherine Trombly, PhD, OTR
1998 Carolyn Baum, PhD, OTR
1999 Beatriz Abreu, PhD, OTR
2000 Shereen Farber, PhD, OTR
2001 Linda Fazio, PhD, OTR
2002 Karen Jacobs, EdD, OTR
2003 Barbara Kornblau, JD, OT/L
2004 Patricia Crist, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA


2005 Jim Hinojosa, PhD
2006 Suzanne Peloquin, PhD, OTR, FAOTA
2007 Wendy Wood, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
2008 Penelope Moyers, EdD, OTR/L, BCMH, FAOTA
2009 Kenneth Ottenbacher, PhD
2010 Barbara A. Boyt Schell, PhD, OT, FAOTA
2011 Glen Gillen, EdD, OTR, FAOTA
2012 Florence A. Clark, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
2013 Mary Law, PhD, MSc, BSc
2014 Jane Case-Smith, EdD, OT, FAOTA
2015 Susan Coppola, MS, OTR/L, BCG, FAOTA  
2016 Barbara M. Doucet, PhD, LOTR



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