Timeline: Occupational Therapy Doctorate Capstone

OTD Markers

Overarching timeline for the OTD

Fall 2011 Semester

08/22/2011

USC Fall Semester Begins - 72 Instructional Days

OTD Begins

August 22, 2011

Spring 2012 Semester - No courses scheduled

01/09/2012

Spring 2012 Semester Beings - 73 Instructional Days

Summer 2012 Semester - No courses scheduled

05/16/2012

Summer 2012 Semester Begins- 58 Instructional Days

Fall 2012 Semester

08/27/2012

Fall 2012 Semester Begins- 72 Instructional Days

Spring 2013 Semester

01/14/2013

Spring 2013 Semester Begins - 73 Instructional Days

OTD Ends

May 17, 2013

Formal courses are completed, electives are completed, residency is completed, and Capstone has been completed.

Coursework

Core classes and electives taken to fulfill requirements of the OTD

PYSC 534: Social and Emotional Development in Children

08/22/2011

USC Schedule of Classes description: Theories of social and emotional development, including sociocultural perspectives. Analysis of research on temperament, social relationships, individuation and moral development from birth to adolescence. Open to graduate students in psychology.

I completed this class under Dr. Farver who helped me identify ways to challenge well-known theories through a non-traditional perspective that facilitated questions to nurture my understanding progressive studies and best practices.

OT 620: Current Issues in Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

08/22/2011

USC Schedule of Classes Description: Review of current occupational science research as it is applied to practice; examination of leadership opportunities; development of proposal focusing on chosen area of study. Open only to Occupational Therapy doctoral students.

Due to acute health concerns, I was unable to complete this course. I retook the class in Fall 2012.

OT 686: Residency

08/22/2011

USC Schedule of Classes description: Residency involving development, administration, evaluation, or policy formulation for occupation-centered programs in clinical or community settings. Development of portfolio for professional doctorate. Open to OT majors only. Graded CR/NC.

OT 686: Residency

08/27/2012

USC Schedule of Classes description: Residency involving development, administration, evaluation, or policy formulation for occupation-centered programs in clinical or community settings. Development of portfolio for professional doctorate. Open to OT majors only. Graded CR/NC.

OT 620: Current Issues in Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

08/27/2012

USC Schedule of Classes Description: Review of current occupational science research as it is applied to practice; examination of leadership opportunities; development of proposal focusing on chosen area of study. Open only to Occupational Therapy doctoral students.

I was able to complete this course with continued development and support from instructors for my Capstone proposal.

PPD 680: Development of Effective Groups and ORganizations

08/27/2012

USC Schedule of Classes description: Theories and techniques of assessing and improving interpersonal relationships and group dynamics in an organizational context; action research-based approaches to implementing organizational change.

I completed this class gaining experience and insight on how organizations implement innovation, how consultants bring about change, and how I can develop my networking skills.

OT 686: Residency

01/14/2013

USC Schedule of Classes description: Residency involving development, administration, evaluation, or policy formulation for occupation-centered programs in clinical or community settings. Development of portfolio for professional doctorate. Open to OT majors only. Graded CR/NC.

OT 621: Occupational Therapy Leadership: Contemporary Issues

01/14/2013

USC Schedule of Classes description: Examination of themes in occupational therapy related to power, confidence, and identity; development of leadership skills; analysis of the impact of policy and advocacy on occupational therapy. Open only to occupational therapy doctoral students.

Professional Development

Personal development as a leader and practitioner at my workplace and area of practice

Certified by American Red Cross for CPR

May 5, 2012

Completed training for K. Trained to provide CPR for adult, child, and infant. Will renew in 2014.

Certified Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Trainer

August 24, 2012

Completed training for K. I provide NVCI training for all employees. Will renew in 2015.

Certified Hospital Fire and Life Safety

November 30, 2012

Completed training for K. Every employee completes this training in preparation, prevention, and management of emergency situations within the hospital. Will renew in 2016.

Recovery Oriented Supervision

01/16/2013 - 01/17/2013

Completed 2-day training provided by Mental Health America of Los Angeles in connection with the Los Angeles Department of Mental Health. This training for specifically designed for individuals in supervisory positions or on supervisory tracks within their workplace.

Recovery Oriented Supervision - Followup Training

02/06/2013

Followup training. The majority of the day was spent learning how to administer and identify an individuals "Core Gifts"

OTAC Presenter - Application

04/19/2013

I will be submitting an application to present at the Occupational Therapy Association of California's annual conference on October 24-27, 2013 Hyatt Sacramento & Sacramento Convention Center
Sacramento, California.

Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner - Application

05/01/2013

I would like to strengthen my clinical skills by enhancing my knowledge and practice within recovery-oriented trainings. I hope to use this certification to bolster my clinical competencies, my perceived value as an employee, and "marketability."

Six Sigma Certification - Application

05/01/2013

I will be applying for Six Sigma certification class to enhance my administrative skill set to help promote transformation at K and to attain personal goal to improve my "marketability."

Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor - Application

06/03/2013

I would like to strengthen and broaden my knowledge and practice within the area of alcohol and substance abuse. I hope to use this certification to bolster my clinical competencies, my perceived value as an employee, and "marketability."

OTD: Advanced Clinical Practice

Events and action related to this track

Recovery-Oriented Basic Training Manual Development

01/18/2013 - 03/04/2013

Development of a recovery training manual for in-service trainings. Information was used from the Recovery Oriented Supervision training and literature search within various journal disciplines: Mental health policy, organizational psychology, occupational therapy, occupational science, psychiatry, social work, nursing, and business management.

Recovery Model In-Service Training: Hope Module

03/05/2013

1 hour training was provided on the Recovery Model foundational concept and Hope module. Information was provided, exercises were administered, and discussions were facilitated.

Recovery Model In-Service Training: Empowerment Module

03/12/2013

1 hour training was provided on the Empowerment module. Brief review of Hope module was conducted, Empowerment information was provided, exercises were administered, and discussions were facilitated.

Recovery Model In-Service Training: Self-Responsibiltiy

03/19/2013

1 hour training was provided on the Self-Responsibility module. Brief review of Hope and Empowerment modules was conducted, Self-Responsibiltiy information was provided, exercises were administered, and discussions were facilitated. Values worksheet was given as take-home activity.

Certificate of Appreciation: Resilience and Advocacy

03/22/2013

During a social services luncheon, I was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation: Resilience and Advocacy for "Steadfast commitment to transforming the quality of care on multiple levels" by the Director of Rehabilitation Services.

Recovery Model In-Service Training: Meaningful Roles Module

03/26/2013

1.5 hours training was provided on the Meaningful Roles module. Brief review of Hope, Empowerment, and Self-Responsibility modules was conducted, Meaningful Roles information was provided, exercises were administered, and discussions were facilitated. Core Gifts exercise was administered for majority of training.

Recovery Model In-Service Training: Barriers

04/02/2013

1.5 hours training was provided on the Barriers module. Brief review of Hope, Empowerment, Self-Responsibility, and Meaningful Roles modules was conducted, Barriers information was provided and discussions were facilitated. This module was focused on practical application and preparation for future policy changes within the Rehabilitation Services Department.

Recovery-Oriented In-Service Completed

04/09/2013

1 hour was dedicated in briefly reviewing all modules, facilitating discussion, and administering feedback questionnaire.

OTD: Policy and Administration

Events and action related to this track

Recovery Committee- First Meeting

01/16/2013

1 hour was dedicated to networking with an existing committee that advocated for the recovery model. I was able to ally with the Director of Adult Services and the Senior Full Service Partnership Coordinator the Director of Rehabilitation Service's connections.

Recovery Committee - First Meeting with FSP Team

02/01/2013

2 hours were dedicated to meeting the Full Service Partnership team at one of K's satellite locations. I was able to share about my Capstone, talk about occupational therapy, and discuss about the current opportunities for change within K's APH.

Recovery-Oriented Provider Video Interview (Data collection)

02/08/2013

1 hour was dedicated to meeting with the Full Service Partnership team to conduct a video interview about their personal experiences of providing Recovery-Oriented Services and department transformation toward implementing the recovery model.

Recovery-Oriented Consumer Video Interview (Data collection)

02/12/2013

1.5 hours was dedicated to collecting video interviews of recovery-oriented consumers and their experiences of personal recovery. Every individual was currently part of K's Full Service Partnership program.

Recovery-Oriented Consumer Video (DVD Created)

02/15/2013

12 hours was dedicated to creating the DVD. I used prior consumer interviews, edited them, and finalized the video clips to create a DVD for awareness and training purposes.

Recovery Committee - Discussion of K's Future

03/13/2013

1 hour was dedicated to identifying K's mission statement, vision statement, values, and initial steps to agency-wide transformation toward recovery-oriented services.

Recovery Committee - Mission, Vision, Values, and Plan

03/20/2013

1 hour was dedicated to discussion about the mission statement, vision statement, values, and initial steps toward agency-wide transformation. After 2 weeks of researching various Department of Mental Healths (Connecticut, New York, Los Angeles, etc.) and reviewing current literature pertaining to mental health policy and agency transformation, I submitted the proposed mission, vision, and values statements to the Recovery Committee for final review before presenting it to the CEO of K.

Recovery Oriented Consumer DVD Presented

03/22/2013

The DVD was presented at a social services luncheon. A majority social service staff was present. Staff included psychologists, social workers, and case managers.

Recovery Committee - RFI Letter

04/10/2013

1 hour meeting dedicated to developing Request for Information letter to potential consultant services. I researched topics on what type of content should be included within the letter.

Recovery-Oriented Provider Video (DVD Created)

04/17/2013

20 hours was dedicated to creating the DVD. I used prior provider interviews, edited them, and finalized the video clips to create a DVD for awareness and training purposes.

Problems

Setbacks, opportunities for improvement, and reflective experiences related to the OTD process

Health Problem Acute Appendicitis

10/12/2011

I underwent surgery for a ruptured appendix which took nearly a week to return home. I was unable to focus on classes due to medications, pain, and limited mobility to attend most classes. I attempted to receive an incomplete for OT 620, but realized I would have had the benefit of a full learning experience if had been able to attend classes. I decided to retake the course in Fall 2012.

Health Problem Fractured Ankle

09/19/2012

While in a leisure group activity with clients, I had severely twisted my ankle after landing on a client's foot. I was unable to walk for several days. It was not until approximately 6 weeks later that an MRI was ordered and the orthopedic specialist deemed my ankle fracture medially and laterally. Performing daily work activities and groups were much more difficult due to the limited mobility and pain involved. On a positive note, I was able to share about occupational therapy in mental health to 3 medical doctors, 2 orthopedic specialists, and 2 physical therapists during my physical rehabilitation appointments/sessions.