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Contact: Paul C. DiNero
E-mail: dinerop@kean.edu

Kean University to Host Two-day Workshop for Occupational Therapists

UNION, NJ - The Department of Occupational Therapy at Kean University, in collaboration with the American Occupational Therapy Association, will host a Fieldwork Educator Certification Program workshop on Friday, November 6 and Saturday, November 7 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the universityís East Campus located at 215 North Avenue, room 134, in Hillside, N.J.

Knowledge, supervision and direction are critical to an occupational therapy (OT) studentís success and to the future of the OT profession. The two-day training workshop is designed to provide OT fieldwork educators and academic fieldwork coordinators with a deeper understanding of their roles, to develop effective strategies to integrate learning theories and supervision models, and to increase skills to provide high-quality educational opportunities during fieldwork experiences.

The workshop will engage four curricular modules, including administration, education, supervision and evaluation. Therapists participating in the workshop will have the opportunity to interact with colleagues and trainers and to discuss and reflect on past fieldwork experiences. Attendees will earn continuing education credit (15 contact hours) toward licensure renewal.

The cost of the workshop is $225 for AOTA members and $359 for nonmembers. Registration is required. For more information, contact Sonia Moorehead, academic fieldwork coordinator in Keanís Department of Occupational Therapy, at smoorehe@kean.edu. Visit www.aota.org to register for the workshop.

Founded in 1855, Kean University has become one of the largest metropolitan institutions of higher education in the region, boasting a richly diverse student, faculty and staff population. While Kean continues to play a key role in the training of teachers, it is also a hub of educational, technological and cultural enrichment, offering more than 50 undergraduate degrees and more than 45 options leading to a masterís degree, doctorate, professional diploma and/or state certification(s). Five undergraduate colleges and the Nathan Weiss Graduate College now serve more than 14,000 students.