In the spirit of this year’s University of Findlay homecoming theme Building Upon Traditions, the Occupational Therapy Program welcomes the public to join in its 20-year anniversary celebration.
Two decades ago, the program began as a bachelor’s degree program. Five years later, it converted to a master’s degree program. It is now in the process of transition to a doctoral program.
These observances also coincide with the 100th anniversary of the American Occupational Therapy Association.
Everyone, particularly occupational therapy alumni and students, are invited to join in this exciting celebration and learn about program plans for the years ahead.
As part of homecoming weekend, Michael Iwama, Ph.D., a chair at Georgia Regents University and professor at Augusta University in Georgia, will be this year’s “Evening with a Leader” speaker. He will bring new ideas to the local occupational therapy community, and include pertinent information on the cultural relevance of occupational therapy, as well as detail his new approach to the field, called the Kawa Model.
Iwama’s first presentation, titled “Addressing Diversity: Occupational Therapy’s Promise of Cultural Relevance,” will take place on Friday, Oct. 20 at 5 p.m. On Saturday, Oct. 21 from 9:30-11 a.m., he will provide an introduction to the Kawa Model. Both presentation will be free, but registration is required by visiting the program’s Visiting Scholar page.
This represents the 13th year of the Occupational Therapy Program’s Visiting Scholar initiative, which brings to campus distinguished scholars in the field. The annual event highlights the importance of scholarly activity and provides educational opportunities for faculty, area clinicians and students.
For more information, contact administrative assistant Amy Yeater at 419-434-6936 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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