February 17, 2017
Dr. Anne Fisher
Implementing Occupation-Focused and Occupation-Based Practice
Ensuring We Really Have the Evidence
Neuroscience evidence is currently revealing that some of the most effective and successful outcomes can be achieved when the alternate, rather than the common, cortical pathways are activated in the brain. We will focus on therapists going down perhaps unfamiliar and unconventional roads, challenging how we think and act regarding critical issues such as scholarly activity, task-based assessments, and innovative therapy solutions for evidence-based practice. Current neuroscience evidence suggests that as occupational therapists, when we actuate underutilized, atypical skills and talents, unlimited potential can emerge, facilitating excellence in clinical practice, development of scholarship, and advancement of the profession.
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 2014 event was attended by 295 occupational therapy professionals, inclusive of students.
Community Building Workshops
|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
2005 Jim Hinojosa, PhD
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