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UIndy OT faculty to teach programs for fieldwork educators

Victoria Wilburn 2016Students in occupational therapy programs, including the Doctor of Occupational Therapy program and the Master of Occupational Therapy program at the University of Indianapolis, complete a series of fieldwork assignments that provide both short- and long-term hands-on experience with a variety of patient populations. The professionals who supervise those students are fieldwork educators. This fall, two UIndy OT faculty members will teach two separate courses to enhance the skills of fieldwork educators.

On Thursday, September 22, 2016, Dr. Victoria Wilburn and Dr. Rebecca Barton, faculty and academic fieldwork coordinators in the University of Indianapolis School of Occupational Therapy, will present Inter-professional Education Programs: Implications for Fieldwork. The course will be co-presented with Angela Palicki, OTR and Stephanie Thorsen, PTA, student/clinical coordinators at Eskenazi Health.

Becky Barton, AOTA FellowThe workshop, which will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the UIndy Health Pavilion, is free of charge and limited to 40 participants. For more information and to register, please contact Nicole Vicars at

The following two days, September 23-24, Dr. Barton will team up with Donna Heinle, OTD, OT, BCCR of the Mayo Clinic to teach the AOTA Fieldwork Educators Certificate Program Workshop. This workshop is limited to 25-28 participants. The cost is $225 for AOTA members and $359 for non-members. UIndy fieldwork vouchers cannot be used as this course registration is through AOTA. For more information and to register, click here.

If you are interested in either of these programs, please register early. We anticipate these workshops will fill to capacity.