Tenth Annual Research Conference

Mountaintop Reflections: Learning from Ten Years as a Scholarly Community
Park City, UT
October 20-22, 2011

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2011
Thursday, October 20th
7:30 PM

A Study of Transitions of Youth at Risk in Nontraditional Education Programs

Amy Marshall, Eastern Kentucky University

7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Assessment of student learning in providing occupation-based programming for at-risk children in a day care setting

Paula Rabaey MS, OTR/L, St. Catherine University
Linda Buxell MA, OTR/L, St. Catherine University

7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Exploring the critical ‘I’ through the critical eye: Critical visual methods and methodologies in occupational science research

Laura Hartman PhD(c), The University of Western Ontario
Angela Mandich MSc (OT), PhD, The University of Western Ontario
Lilian Magalhaes MSc (OT), PhD, The University of Western Ontario

7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Mapping Place and Experience for Older Adults Aging-in-Community

Kendra Heatwole Shank, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Observations of wedding anniversaries among married couples living in the United States

Elizabeth Miller BS in OS, OTS, Eastern Kentucky University
Emily Lemaster BS in OS, OTS, Eastern Kentucky University
Doris Pierce PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Eastern Kentucky University

7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Profiling Criminal Offenders: Perspectives from Occupational Science

Chetna Sethi MOTS, Saint Louis University
Karen F. Barney PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Saint Louis University

7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

The Meaning of Creative Dance and Story Telling in Long Term Care: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

Catherine Sullivan PhD, OTR/L, St. Catherine University
Kristine Haertl PhD, OTR/L, St. Catherine University
Lisa Dutton PhD, RPT, St. Catherine University
Siri Rydholm OTS, St. Catherine University
Kelsey Shafer, St. Catherine University
Maria Genné MA, Kairos Dance Program

7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Friday, October 21st
9:45 AM

“All I want is a roof over my head”: Systemic influences on participation and social inclusion for citizens living with multiple disadvantage

Robert B. Pereira PhD(c), BOccThy (Hons), AccOT, Macquarie University, Australia

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Dog-walking as a physical and social activity: Implications for health and well-being of children with ASD and their families

Olga Solomon PhD, University of Southern California

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Retirement Experience as Transition to Old Age

Etsuko Odwara PhD, OTR, Serei Christopher University

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

10:35 AM

An Unexpected Journey into the Lives of Families and Children with Asperger Syndrome: Using Technology to Facilitate Social Engagement

Louise Dunn, University of Utah
Cheryl Wright, University of Utah
Marisa Diener, University of Utah
Scott Wright, University of Utah
Laura Linette, University of Utah
Katherine Newbold, University of Utah
Valerie D'Astous, University of Utah

10:35 AM - 10:50 AM

Enhancing Participation and Health in New Immigrants: Translating Occupational Science into Occupational Therapy Practice

Jyothi Gupta PhD, OTR/L, St. Catherine University
Catherine Sullivan PhD, OTR/L, St. Catherine University
Kaili Schwartz OTS, St. Catherine University
Tracy Garber OTS, St. Catherine University

10:35 AM - 10:50 AM

Occupations and health as an elder South Asian immigrant

Sheama Krishnagiri, San Jose State University

10:35 AM - 10:50 AM

10:55 AM

A Mixed Methods Study of Older Adults in a Lifestyle Redesign® Program

Jeanine Blanchard PhD, OTR/L, University of Southern California

10:55 AM - 11:25 AM

Mealtime Challenges and Children with Autism: Understanding the impact on family occupations

Kimberly Wilkinson PhD, OTR/L, University of Southern California

10:55 AM - 11:25 AM

The Thai-Burma Border: Issues of Forced Migration and the Opportunity to Provide OT Services

Yda J. Smith PhD, OTR/L, University of Utah

10:55 AM - 11:25 AM

12:25 PM

Spiritus: Breathing new life into the search for spirituality in occupation

Michelle Elliot MScOT(c), University of Southern California

12:25 PM - 12:55 PM

The Gastrostomy Tube: A Mother’s Blessing and Curse

Karla Ausderau, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

12:25 PM - 12:55 PM

The role of co-occupation when couples face dementia

Sandra Hobsen MAEd, LLD, OT Reg. (Ont.), The University of Western Ontario

12:25 PM - 12:55 PM

1:00 PM

Fathering occupations: A review of published descriptions written by fathers parenting special needs children

Aaron Bonsall, University of Southern California

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Of human bondage - A neglected construct in occupational science: The relationship of pain to occupational deprivation

Charlotte Royeen, Doisy College of Health Sciences
Chetna Sethi, Saint Louis University

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Use of occupational science to advance the study of senior’s use of technology in safe driving

Lynn Shaw PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.), The University of Western Ontario
Birgit Prodinger MSc, PhD(c), The University of Western Ontario
Jan Polgar PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.), The University of Western Ontario
Daniel Fok MEng, PhD(c), The University of Western Ontario

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

1:35 PM

Autoethnography of a Mother with Cancer as a Means of Reflexive Bracketing

Julie Baltisberger MS, OTR/L, University of Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky University

1:35 PM - 2:05 PM

Children’s participation in the co-occupation of play: Concepts, meanings and relevance to the field of occupational science

Jessie Wilson MSc, OT Reg. (Ont.), The University of Western Ontario
Angela Mandich PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.), The University of Western Ontario
Jan Miller Polgar PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.), The University of Western Ontario

1:35 PM - 2:05 PM

What is Occupational Justice? Could it change the world?

Evelyne Durocher PhD(c), OT Reg. (Ont.), University of Toronto
Barbara E. Gibson PhD, PT, University of Toronto
Susan Rappolt PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.), University of Toronto

1:35 PM - 2:05 PM

2:20 PM

The discourse of play: How we structure and value play for children with disabilities

Jan Miller Polgar PhD, OT, Reg. (Ont.), FCAOT, The University of Western Ontario
Jessie Wilson MSc, OT, Reg. (Ont.), The University of Western Ontario

2:20 PM - 2:50 PM

The Meaning and Experiences of Well-Being Among College Students with Disabilities: An Occupational Perspective

Beth Ekelman JD, OTR/L, Cleveland State University
Susan Bazyk PhD, Cleveland State University
John Bazyk MOT, Cleveland State University

2:20 PM - 2:50 PM

Thinking about Occupation like a Mountain: Connecting Occupation, Nature and Well-being

Mami Aoyama, Nishikyushu University (University of West Kyushu), Japan
Moses N. Ikiugu, The University of South Dakota
Ben Whittaker, The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare, UK
Tamara Rayment, The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare, UK

2:20 PM - 3:50 PM

2:55 PM

Activity Participation of Persons with Schizophrenia Living in the Community: An Exploratory Study Using Photovoice

Chinyu Wu PhD, OTR/L, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2:55 PM - 3:25 PM

Time Use of Self-Employed Parents: Gender, Caregiving, Well-being and Balance

Margo Hilbrecht PhD, University of Guelph
Donna S. Lero PhD, University of Guelph
Carolyn Pletsch PhD, University of Guelph

2:55 PM - 3:25 PM

3:30 PM

Addressing health inequities in adults with intellectual disabilities through engagement in community-based participatory research

Beth Cardell PhDc, OTR/L, University of Utah

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Occupation Displacement and Community Corrections Offenders: The Usefulness of Concepts of Occupation on Assessment, Intervention, and Policy in Community Corrections

John White PhD, OTR/L, Pacific University
Sandra L. Rogers PhD, OTR/L, Pacific University

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Saturday, October 22nd
8:30 AM

An Exploration of the Use of Objects in the Creation, Maintenance and Social Performance of Self among People with Alzheimer’s disease and Related Dementias

Jayne Yatczak PhD(c), MS, OTR/L, Wayne State University

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Community based research: Stigma experiences in the context of living with bipolar disorder

Melinda Suto PhD, The University of British Columbia
Erin E. Michalak PhD, The University of British Columbia
Jaime Livingston PhD, Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission, Canada

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

“Left Behind”: Intersections of Prison, Mothering Occupations and Resilience

Teddie Genter MOT, OTR/L, PhD(c), University of Southern California

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

9:05 AM

A Call to Enhance Metal Health Services Through Integration of Occupational Science Theory into Mental Health Graduate Programs

Lori Breeden PhD, LMFT
Ronda Doonan PsyD, California School of Clinical Psychology at Alliant International University

9:05 AM - 9:35 AM

Co-occupations of Mothers with Young Children who are Homeless

Debra Rybski MS, MSHCA, OTR/L, Saint Louis University

9:05 AM - 9:35 AM

Use of secondary analysis of large databases to explore impact of occupation on quality of life for cancer patients

Mackenzi Pergolotti MS, OTR/L, University of North Carolina

9:05 AM - 9:35 AM

9:40 AM

Figured world of eating disorders: Occupations of illness

Michelle Elliot MScOT(c), University of Southern California

9:40 AM - 10:10 AM

Learning, growing, and navigating occupations in the face of divorce: Adolescents’ daily occupations and meaningfulness following a parental divorce or marital separation

Laura Hartman PhD(c), The University of Western Ontario
Angela Mandich MSc (OT), PhD, The University of Western Ontario
Lilian Magalhaes MSc (OT), PhD, The University of Western Ontario
Jan Polgar MSc (OT), PhD, The University of Western Ontario

9:40 AM - 10:10 AM

OT and RCT: Why the Evidence is not Piling Up

Kathlyn L. Reed PhD, OTR, FAOTA, MLIS, Texas Woman's University

9:40 AM - 10:10 AM

10:25 AM

Family Occupation: Methodological Challenges and Insights

Nancy Bagatell PhD, OTR/L, Quinnipiac University
Beth DeGrace PhD, OTR/L, University of Oklahoma
Sandee Dunbar DPA, OTR/L, Nova Southeastern University

10:25 AM - 11:55 AM

Sustaining Occupation: Individual Meaning and Governance in the Face of Global Environmental Change

Teena J. Clouston, Cardiff University, Wales, UK
Gaynor Sadlo PhD, PGDip, TCDHE, DipOccThy, FCOT, University of Brighton, UK
Izuru Sakai PhD, Nishikyushu University (University of West Kyushu), Japan
Mark J. Hudson PhD, Nishikyushu University (University of West Kyushu), Japan

10:25 AM - 11:55 AM

2:00 PM

Activity Engagement and Neuroendocrine Function: Testing a Needs-Based Model of Resilience

Sandra L. Rogers PhD, OTR, Pacific University
Charles H. Christiansen EdD, OTR, American Occupational Therapy Foundation

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Community Livability for Older Adults: Person-Place Relationship and Process

Kendra Heatwole Shank, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Time Use of People with Parkinson’s Disease

Tina McNulty PhD, University of Utah
Emily Olsen MOT, OTR/L, University of Utah
Brendon Cox OTR/L, University of Utah

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

2:35 PM

Improvisational theater and insights into the transactional nature of habit

Heather Fritz, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2:35 PM - 3:05 PM

Lifestyle Imbalance and Perceived Stress for Single-Mother University Students

S. Maggie Maloney PhD, OTR/L, Cleveland State University

2:35 PM - 3:05 PM

Using photoelicitation interviews as a method to study occupation with children: Reflections from the field

Shanon Phelan PhD(c), The University of Western Ontario
Elizabeth Anne Kinsella PhD, The University of Western Ontario

2:35 PM - 3:05 PM

3:10 PM

Caregiver Accommodations to Occupations and Sensory Features: A Mixed Methods Analysis

Lauren M. Little, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Karla Ausderau, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ashley Freuler, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Grace T. Baranek, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

3:10 PM - 3:40 PM

Realizing the promise of occupational science research in today’s academic climate

Rebecca Aldrich PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

3:10 PM - 3:40 PM

Validity Evidence for a Model and Measure of Life Balance

Kathleen Matuska PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, St. Catherine University

3:10 PM - 3:40 PM