The future is here. Distance education is offering advantages to both faculty and students. As our field moves toward requiring a masterŐs degree for entry-level practice, and with a shortage of occupational faculty, the flexibility of distance learning will prove invaluable.
I have retired from Western Michigan University. I now am pioneering interactive television for occupational therapy programs, offering courses for centers that have the technology to support on-line learning.
I am prepared to offer courses and workshops via the Web or WebCT in time frames that meet your needs, whether a full course, weekend course, two-week course or single-session workshop. I also can offer on-line courses and interactive video.
The course content will be developed from my more than 20 yearsŐ experience teaching in the areas of mental health-assessment selection, current theory and practice in mental health, group development, community practice, administration, research and communication. The content also will reflect my past service as a clinical supervisor, graduate research guide, senior therapist, director of activities therapy and director of occupational therapy.
I continue to be available as a consultant to assist you with currirulum development, on-site classroom teaching, teleconferencing, adult client motivation and problem resolution, and graduate research project evaluation.
Interested? Call me (616) 375-0417, e-mail at Hemphill@wmich.edu or write to me at 5453 Colony Woods Dr., Portage, MI 49009-9736. Also, I plan to attend the AOTA conference in Charlotte and would be happy to meet with you there as well. Contact me to make arrangements.
I look forward to working with you and your students. My curriculum vitae is available upon request.
Barbara J. Hemphill-Pearson, DMin,, OTR, FAOTA