Dear Community-Based Mental Health OT, 

We invite you to participate in a research study conducted by Toni Solaru, MSOT, QMHP, and Dr. Rochelle Mendonca at Columbia University. The Community Integration Building on Client Agency and Self Determination (CASE) assessment was created to assess the community integration of people with serious mental illnesses who rely on community-based health services. The My CASE assessment aims to improve a client's self-determination and center the client's perspective and lived experiences into OT intervention to promote improved community functioning, independence, and societal integration. 

 The purpose of the study is to get feedback from occupational therapists and scientists about the taxonomy of the proposed assessment and recommend additional assessment targets. You will be asked to review the My CASE assessment. After reviewing the assessment, you will be asked to use a 4-point rating scale to help determine the relevance of test items.  

 Your participation in this study is completely voluntary. If you choose to participate, you may choose to discontinue participation at any time. Participation will only take 15 - 20 minutes. Please contact us with any questions about the research study at [email protected] or (630)708-8129. 

 Thank you so much for your participation and please feel free to send this to your community-based mental health OT colleagues. 

 

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My name is Karen Brady, a faculty member at the University of Scranton. My faculty mentored research group of graduate occupational therapy students is conducting an IRB approved research study entitled ``What are Home Health Occupational Therapists' Perceptions and Routines Regarding Addressing Factors Related to Healthy Home Concepts?” We are looking for OTs who have experience with home health to take a short Likert scale survey. 

I'm Hannah Morris, an OTD student at Rush University in Chicago, IL. I wanted to share an opportunity for underrepresented racial/ethnic students, faculty, and practitioners in OT/OTA to participate in my survey study titled, "Antiracism in Occupational Therapy Education: Perspectives of Underrepresented Minority Stakeholders." The purpose of this study is to explore the supports and barriers to professional success experienced by underrepresented racial/ethnic minority students, faculty, or practitioners in OT/OTA. 
This survey takes approximately 20 minutes to complete and can be accessed using the QR code in the attached flyer (for mobile devices) or at the link here:  https://redcap.rush.edu/redcap/surveys/?s=TF8R74NKK743WXL8
I hope you will consider passing this survey along to any individuals who meet the above criteria. Thank you for your time! 

"Hippotherapy (HPOT) as a Treatment Tool in Occupational Therapy: Knowledge, Education, and Perceived Barriers" to measure knowledge, education received, and perception of barriers to the use of hippotherapy as a treatment tool in occupational therapy according to occupational therapy practitioners and students in the United States.  
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