Philadelphia Region Fieldwork Consortium 25th Annual Clinical Council Day

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Salus University

8360 Old York Road

Elkins Park, PA 19027

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Please join us for a FREE Continuing Education Day for OT Fieldwork Educators.

As a great big "THANK YOU" the Philadelphia Region Fieldwork Consortium is offering a FREE Continuing Education Day for YOU! The event will include continuing education of 6.0 professional development units with a keynote speaker and mulitple break out sessions focusing on topics to support our Fieldwork Educators. Sessions are applicable to both fieldwork educators with years of experience, as well as OTs looking to become fieldwork educators; we are not able to accommodate OT/COTA students at this time.

New venue this year!! The event will be held at Salus University.

Below is the information for access to the campus with FREE parking. A campus map can be found at

and a virtual tour link of the campus can be find at

ENTRANCES TO CAMPUS BY CAR: The campus can be accessed by two entrances one on OLD YORK ROAD and one on TOWNSHIP LINE ROAD.

PARKING: Visitors for Clinical Council Day may park in any of the yellow outlined parking (Salus Parking) and do not need to park in the designated visitor spots for this event

ACCESSIBLE PARKING: Accessible parking is located between the Salus West and Salus South buildings and is highlighted in light blue

ENTRANCES: There are entrances to the Salus Campus between the Salus West and Salus South buildings on both the pond side of the building and the parking lot side of the building, denoted by a Red “X.” Once inside security will direct you. Our morning session will be held in S300.

The day includes a light breakfast and a catered luncheon. Charging stations and lactation space are both available.

Please see below for details.


8:00-8:45 Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:45-9:15 Welcome, Opening Remarks

9:15-11:30 Keynote: "Using Structure to Manage Meltdown: Working with the Anxious Student"

Speakers: Michelle Marshina, OTD, OTR/L Sheila Wilson, OTD, OTR/L, BCPR, ATP

11:30-12:00 Conversations that Matter

12:00-12:45 LunchTaco Bar with vegeterian, vegan, options.

12:45-1:15 Fieldwork Educator Award

1:15-2:30 Breakout Sessions: Round 1 (see below for options, you must choose 1)

2:45-4:00 Breakout Sessions: Round 2 (see below for options, you must choose 1)

Break Out Session Details:

Upon registration you will pick one session (A, B, C, D, OR E) to attend during each breakout time.

A: Translation of Emergent Practice Fieldwork into Traditional Practice

Jeanne Coviello, OTD, OTR/L Academic Fieldwork Coordinator Thomas Jefferson University--Bucks Campus

Kristy Meyer, BS, OTR/L Academic Fieldwork Coodinator Harcum College

Nicole R. Roberts OTD, MS, OTR/L Acacemic Fieldwork Coordinator University of the Sciences

B: Reasonable accommodations: Managing students with special needs in the Fieldwork Environment

Caryn Johnson, MS, OTR/L FAOTA Academic Fieldwork Coordinator and Associate Professor, Thomas Jefferson University

Leigh V. Leonard, MS, OTR/L Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, Thomas Jefferson University--Center City

C. How to Foster Student Success for New Fieldwork Educators

Jennifer Calabrese, OTD Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, Stockton University

Megan Strauss, MS, OTR/L Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, University of the Sciences

Bridget Trivinia OTD, MS, OTR/L Academic Fiieldwork Coordinator, Widener University

D. Koru Mindfulness Stress Management Techniques for the Fieldwork Educator

Michele C. Peterson, MS, OTR/L Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, Gwynedd Mercy University

Lynne Rockwell, BS, COTA/L, CLT Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, Harcum College

E. Safety Matters! Strategies to increase student safety in medically based fieldwork settings

Mary Beth Thomas, DOT, OTR/L Assistant Professor and Academic Fieldwork Coordinator in the MS in Occupational Therapy Program, Jefferson, East Falls

Lydia Navarro-Walker, OTD, OTR/L Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, Doctoral Residency Coordinator, Assistant Professor, Thomas Jefferson University

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Salus University

8360 Old York Road

Elkins Park, PA 19027

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