​​​​​​​​​​​​​Visiting Scholar

15th Annual Evening with a Leader in Occupational Therapy

For the past 14 years, the Occupational Therapy Program, with the support of University convocations funds, has been able to bring distinguished scholars in the field of occupational therapy to the University of Findlay campus. This has become an annual event, highlighting the importance of scholarly activity and providing educational opportunities for faculty, area clinicians and students.

A nonlinear dynamic approach to integrating sensory processing, trauma-informed care and occupational therapy practice across practice areas

6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019​​
Free to attend - Registration required

Navigating sensory processing across the lifespan
9:15-11:15 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2019
Free to attend - Registration required

Registration: Click the link below or please contact the Occupational Therapy Program at 419-434-6936 or occupationaltherapy@findlay.edu for more information.


​Alumni Memorial Union

164 Frazer Street

Findlay, OH


2019 Speaker

2017 OT Visiting Scholar

Tina Champagne, OTD, OTR/L, CCAP, FAOTA

Tina Champagne is a well-known expert clinician and consultant. She has worked for a variety of state, national and international mental health, nursing and occupational therapy organizations. Tina provides workshops on the subjects of nonlinear dynamics, trauma and attachment informed care, sensory processing and other integrative therapeutic approaches.  

Previous Visiting Scholars

2017 OT Visiting Scholar

2018 - Janice P. Burke, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA

Productivity, Outcomes & Evidence in the Clinic: Protecting the Future of the Therapeutic Encounter

How Conceptual Ideas Take Hold & Endure: The Model of Human Occupation

2017 OT Visiting Scholar

2017 - Michael Iwama Ph.D. OT(C)

Addressing Diversity: Occupational Therapy's Promise of Cultural Relevance

An Introduction to the Kawa Model


2016 - Dr. Virginia Stoffel

Dr. Virginia (Ginny) Stoffel, current president of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), addressed a large gathering of students, clinicians, and educators on February 4th and 5th, 2016. Her presentations were entitled: Leadership in Mental Health Occupational Therapy: Building Capacity and Workforce Development and Leadership in Mental Health Occupational Therapy: Becoming a Change agent Promoting Mental Health.

Havison2015 - Dr. Neil Harvison

Practice after 2017: What are Driving the Changes in How We Will Be Practicing Occupational Therapy?
Leading Occupational Therapy Into its Second Hundred Years: What Will Our Future Leaders Need to Know?

Muñoz2014 - Dr. Jaime Muñoz

Culturally Responsive Caring: What, Why, How?
The Scholarship of Practice in Community-Based Programs


Lamb2013 - Dr. Amy Lamb

Health Reform: Strategies for health care professionals on the frontline
Advocacy in policy: Making the Occupational Therapy Voice Heard


Parham2012 - Dr. Diane Parham

Why Play? The Serious Nature of Play in Health and Development
Play: A Powerful Tool in Occupational Therapy


Taylor2011 - Dr. Renee Taylor

The Intentional Relationship: Reinvigorating the Vision for Client-Centered Practice in Occupational Therapy
The Intentional Relationship: Clinical Tools for Navigating the Challenges of Fieldwork
and Beyond


2010 - Dr. Roxie Black

Is Culturally Competent Care Achievable?
Becoming Culturally Competent Students: Focus on Self

Jacobs2009 - Dr. Karen Jacobs

How Full is Your Backpack?
Being an Occupation FANATIC

Clark2008 - Dr. Florence Clark

AOTA's Centennial Vision: What is it and What Does it Mean for Practice?
The Centennial Vision and Occupational Therapy in Health and  Wellness: Lifestyle Redesign

Christiansen2007 - Dr. Charles Christiansen

Occupational Therapy's Vision for 2017 and Beyond
Promoting Resilience Through Life-Style Intervention

DUNN2006 - Dr. Winnie Dunn

Going Public: We're Not Just About Disability Anymore
Creating a 'Sensational' Practice


2005 - Dr. Carolyn Baum

The Future of Occupational Therapy
The Older Adult
Students Making a Difference Engagement in Everyday Activity