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Misericordia MSOTA officers meet president of AOTA


The Misericordia University Department of Occupational Therapy recently sponsored two workshops on campus featuring Florence Clark, Ph.D., O.T.R./L., F.A.O.T.A., the president of the American Occupational Therapy Association and professor, associate dean and division chair of occupational science and occupational therapy at the University of Southern California Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy.

Dr. Clark presented the workshop, “Power and Confidence,’’ to occupational therapy students from the region, including Misericordia University students in the Misericordia University Student Occupational Therapy Association and the Misericordia University Chapter of Pi Theta Epsilon, the national occupational therapy honor society. She also presented, “Power in Health Professions,’’ to an interdisciplinary faculty audience.
 
Misericordia University offers a five-year, entry-level master’s degree program in occupational therapy for students who are embarking on their collegiate careers and would like to become occupational therapists. MU also has a weekend program for people who already are certified occupational therapy assistants or who have a bachelor’s degree in a field other than occupational therapy and would like to become qualified OTs. A post-professional pediatric certificate program for practicing OTs, as well as a post-professional master’s degree and doctoral program in OT also are available.
 
For more information about the Misericordia University Occupational Therapy Program, please log in to www.misericordia.edu/ot or call (570) 674-6481. Founded and Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is Luzerne County’s first four-year college and offers 37 degree programs in three colleges in full- and part-time formats.
 
Picture: Misericordia University occupational therapy students in the Student Occupational Therapy Association and Pi Theta Epsilon recently participated in the workshop, “Power and Confidence,’’ presented by Dr. Florence Clark, president of the American Occupational Therapy Association. MU students who participated in the workshop from left, are Molly Hearity, Beaver Meadows, Pa.; Katie Pannabecker, Bernville, Pa.; Dr. Florence Clark, Megan Stabler, Hatboro, Pa.; Jackie Tschantz, Tunkhannock, Pa.; and Maura O’Rourke, Holmes, N.Y.