Vanderkooi Endowed Lectureship

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29th Annual Vanderkooi Endowed Lectureship
Friday, February 11, 2022

Demonstrating Occupational Therapy’s Unique Value with a Manualized Wellness Intervention

Featuring Catana Brown, PhD, OTR

Catana Brown

The Nutrition and Exercise for Wellness and Recovery (NEW-R) program is an 8-week manualized intervention designed for individuals with serious mental illness. This presentation will use the NEW-R program to illustrate the benefits of manualized interventions for increasing the adoption and visibility of occupational therapy programs and promoting intervention research. Results of two research studies will be presented. In both cases improvements were site specific suggesting that the environment plays an important role in client response to the intervention.

Speaker Bio: Dr. Catana Brown received her B.S. in occupational therapy from Colorado State University in 1981, her M.A. in occupational therapy from New York University in 1984 and her PhD in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Research, Measurement and Statistics from the University of Kansas in 1999. Her clinical and research experience has focused on supporting successful and satisfying community living for individuals with serious mental illness. Dr. Brown is an author of the Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile, The Test of Grocery Shopping Skills, The Evidence Based Practitioner and a co-editor of Occupational Therapy in Mental Health: A Vision for Participation and the 14th edition of Willard and Spackman’s Occupational Therapy.

About the 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

Roland & Virginia Chandler Dykes
George & Grace Gilkeson
Bonnie Strauss

Vanderkooi Advisory Committee

Noralyn Pickens, Chairperson
Sarah Borsh
Regina Michael Campbell
Cynthia Evetts
Thomas Halka
Heather McBride
Monica McClain
Amy Ornelas
Gail Poskey
Virginia Chandler Dykes (Emeritus)

Community Building Workshops Planning Committee

Gail Poskey, Chair
Shannon Levandowski
Jennie Martin
Marsha Neville

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

2017 Anne G. Fisher, ScD, OT, FAOTA

2018 Thomas F. Fisher, PhD, OT, CCM, FAOTA

2019 Susan M. Cahill, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

2020 Deirdre R. Dawson, PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.)

2021 Roger O. Smith, PhD, OT, FAOTA

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