I have thoroughly enjoyed being a physical therapist. I worked in several educational insititutions and a variety of clinical postions. I enjoy working with people with neurological diagnoses as well as older adults. My career includes positions in acute care settings, SNF, out patient, and home health. I was a manager for over 14 years.
I have taught basic skills, pediatrics, examination and interventions for people with neurological diagnoses, health professions and society, and communications. I am enjoying the challenges of following the evolution of health care and how clinical educaiton can be optimized in the upcoming changes.
BS in Physical Therapy, Sargent College of Allied Health Professions, Boston University, Boston, MA
Post Professional MS in Physical Therapy, Sargent College of Allied Health Professions, Boston University, Boston, MA
Tansitional DPT, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
I enjoy providing learning opportunities fo both students and clinicians that provide strategies for optimizing communications. Specific areas of interest include nonviolent communiations, conflict resolutions, and motivational interviewing.
I also teach the APTA's CI Credentialing Course. Samuel Merritt provides support to our clinicians to take this course.
I co-ordinate the clinical education program at Samuel Merritt University. I am directly responsible for:
PT 762: Integrated Clinical Experience II
PT 763: Clincal Experience I
PT 766: Internship
I provide in-service educaton to our clinical partners as requested. The topics presented have included, optimal strategies for mentoirng; planning a clinical experience; and working with a two to one student model; and optimizing use of the CPI instrument. IN addition have done a series of presentatins to three different facilities on Motivational Interviewing.
Member of the APTA
Member of the APTA Clincal Education Section
Board of Advisor Gurnick Academy's Physical Therapist Assistant Program