13th annual Barbara A. Rider Colloquium 

Theme: Using Nature in Occupation-Centered Practice

Friday, Oct. 28 from 8:30 a.m. to  4 p.m.
at the Fetzer Center at Western Michigan University
in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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Keynote Speaker  

Wendy Wood, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

"Nature-enriched Occupational Therapy, Imagine!"

Dr. Wendy Wood is a professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy at Colorado State University, where she also holds a joint appointment in the College of Agricultural Sciences as the director of research of the Temple Grandin Equine Center (TGEC). 

Plenary speaker 

Barbara Hooper, PHD, OTR/L, FAOTA

"A Model for Considering the Nature of Occupation-Centered Practice and Education”

Dr. Barbara Hooper is an associate professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy and founding director of the Center for Occupational Therapy Education (COTE) at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS  

8:30 to 9 a.m -- Registration & Continental Breakfast

9 to 9:15 a.m. -- Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • Ann Tyler, Ph.D., Associate Dean, College of Health and Human Services
  • Fred Sammons, DPS (Hon.), OTRL

9:15 to 10:30 a.m. -- “Nature-enriched Occupational Therapy, Imagine!”

Keynote Speaker

  • Wendy Wood, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA

10:30 to 10:45 a.m.--  Refreshments will be served

10:45 to noon -- "Bringing Nature into Your Practice:  Incorporating Gardening and Animals into Therapy"

  • Amy Wagenfeld, Ph.D., OTRL, SCEM, FAOTA
  • Ann Chapleau, DHS, MS, OTRL
  • Ellen O'Laughlin,  West Michigan Therapy Dogs Association

noon to 1:15 p.m.-- Lunch & Scholarship Presentations

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.--A Model for Considering the Nature of Occupation-Centered Practice and Education

Plenary Speaker

  • Barbara Hooper, Ph.D., OTR, FAOTA

2:30 to 3:30 p.m. -- Refreshments, Student Posters, and Activities. Interactive opportunities and Questionnaire entry

3:30 to 4 p.m. -- Closing Remarks, Prize Drawings and Evaluation Request

  • Ben Atchison, Ph.D., OTRL, FAOTA