2016 Barbara A. Rider Colloquium

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

Theme: Using Nature in Occupation-Centered Practice

The Department of Occupational Therapy will offer clinicians a certificate for six hours of professional development units toward recertification for National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. 

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

The Rider Colloquium at Western Michigan University presents the following 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!”

  • Wendy Wood, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA

10:30 to 10:45 a.m. -- Refreshments available in the lobby area

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

12:00 to 1:15 p.m. -- Lunch & Scholarship Presentations, Prize Drawing #1

1:15 to 2:30 p.m. -- “A Model for Considering the Nature of Occupation-Centered Practice and Education”

  • Barbara Hooper, Ph.D., OTR, FAOTA

2:30 to 3:15 p.m. -- Refreshments, Student Posters, and Questionnaire Entry

3:15 to 3:45 p.m. -- Closing Remarks, Prize Drawings and Evaluation Request

  • Ben Atchison, Ph.D., OTRL, FAOTA