Cori Schmitz, MEd, BScOT

Academic Coord/Clinical Educ, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine - Occupational Therapy

Contact

Academic Coord/Clinical Educ, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine - Occupational Therapy
Phone
(780) 492-2777
Address
2-32 Corbett (E.A.) Hall
8205 - 114 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2G4

Overview

About

Master of Education - Graduate Division of Educational Research - Specialization: Community Rehabilitation & Disability Studies - University of Calgary - 2010

Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy - School of Rehabilitation Therapy - Queen's University - 1997

Awards

Rehabilitation Medicine Students’ Association (RMSA) Excellence in Teaching Award for Occupational Therapy 2013-14 & 2019-20

Alberta College of Occupational Therapists (ACOT) Award 2016 (for service 2008-2011)


Research

Clinical Background

Prior to becoming the ACCE and an instructor in the Department of Occupational Therapy in 2010, Cori's most recent clinical experience had been in senior’s health and home care in Calgary and in community-based mental health and supported housing in Vancouver.

Professional & Research Interests

  • Fieldwork & Clinical Education
  • Educational Research & Curriculum Development
  • Therapeutic Use of Self (TUS) in OT Practice
  • Professionalism & Transition to Practice
  • Inter-professional (IP) Education & Service Provision
  • Equity Diversity Inclusion (EDI) & Allyship

Publications (Peer-Reviewed)

Suleman, S., Hall, M., Bostick, G., Paslawski, T., Schmitz, C. & McFarlane, L. (2021). Work Readiness in Rehabilitation Medicine: A Qualitative Exploration and Framework. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation. https://doi.org/10.12968/ijtr.2020.0051

Demers, M., Phenix, A., Schmitz, C. & Storr, C. (2021). Socially Accountable Canadian Occupational Therapy Fieldwork with Indigenous Peoples: Where are we at? Occupational Therapy in Health Care. https://doi.org/10.1080/07380577.2021.1919953

Lysaght, R., Thomas, A. Schmitz, C., Lee, M. & Bossers, A. (2018). Expanding the Foundation of Occupational Therapy Educational Research: A Canadian Initiative, World Federation of Occupational Therapists Bulletin, available online.

King, S., Hall, M., McFarlane, L., Paslawski, T., Sommerfeldt, S., Hatch, T., Schmitz, C., Bates, H., Taylor, E. & Norton, B. (2017). Launching First-Year Health Sciences Students into Collaborative Practice: Highlighting Institutional Enablers and Barriers to Success, Journal of Interprofessional Care, 31, 386-393.

Nagarajan, S., McAllister, L., McFarlane, L., Hall, M., Schmitz, C., Roots, R., Drynan, D., Avery, L., Murphy, S. & Lam, M. (2016). Telesupervision Benefits for Placements: Allied Health Students' and Supervisors' Perceptions, International Journal of Practice-based Learning in Health and Social Care, 4 (1), 16-27.

Nagarajan, S., McAllister, L., McFarlane, L., Hall, M., Schmitz, C., Roots, R., Drynan, D., Avery, L., Murphy, S. & Lam, M. (2015). Australian and Canadian Student and Supervisor Experiences of Telesupervision In Allied Health Clinical Education, Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) 38th Annual Conference Published Proceedings.

Schmitz, C. (2009). Creative & Contagious: A Critical Review of the Raging Grannies, Our Schools/Our Selves, 18(4), 43-53.

Publications (Popular)

Falcicchio, K., Schmitz, C., Zafran, H., Lysaght, R. & Jarus, T. (2022). JEDI in fieldwork supervision: The next frontier, Occupational Therapy Now, 22(5), 27-29.

Brown, C., Moon, M., Valvaara, K., Schmitz, C., Mullholland, S., Werther, K. & Esmail, S. (2019). Numbers, Measures and Metrics: Part of Our Ongoing Decolonization Journey, Occupational Therapy Now, 21(4), 13-15, open-access issue available online.

Moon, M., Schmitz, C., Brown, C. & Esmail, S. (2018). One Occupational Therapy Department's Initial Steps in Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, Occupational Therapy Now, 20(3), 27-29.

Schmitz, C., Storr, C. & White, C. (2018). How Role-Emerging Placements Compare to Each Other & Contribute to Occupational Therapy Practice: A National Snapshot, Occupational Therapy Now (Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists), 20(1), 14-16.

Schmitz, C., Lysaght, L., Paterson, M., Lee, M. & Thomas, A. (2017). Establishing Collective Priorities for Occupational Therapy Education Research in Canada, Occupational Therapy Now (Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists), 19(5), 28-29.

Schmitz, C. & Hinrichs, J. (2016). An Early Exposure to OT Practice: Our UofA MScOT Introductory Fieldwork Placement Takes Off, Association of Canadian Occupational Therapy University Programs (ACOTUP) Newsletter, 27, 6-7.

Schmitz, C. & Stastny, J. (2016). Supervising Students in a Specialized Practice Setting: A New Alberta Therapist Invests In his Profession, Occupational Therapy Now (Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists), 18 (1), 16-17.

Hinrichs, J. & Schmitz, C. (2015). Expanding Orientation Week: Laying a Foundation for Student Learning, Association of Canadian Occupational Therapy University Programs (ACOTUP) Newsletter, 25, 10-11.

Schmitz, C. (2000). Occupational Therapy Around the Campfire, OT Line Newsletter, British Columbia Society of Occupational Therapists.


Courses

OCCTH 503 - Professionalism and the Intentional Relationship in Occupational Therapy Practice

Underpinned by theoretical perspectives, a framework is provided for students to (a) understand, develop and demonstrate professionalism, (b) learn the parameters, behaviours and skills that comprise professional practice, including therapeutic use of self and the organizations and documents that support and guide Canadian occupational therapists, and (c) work effectively with colleagues and with those they will supervise. Students participate in one week of fieldwork.


OCCTH 525 - Fieldwork-Learning in a Practice Context

Practical experience in approved facilities and community agencies to apply and integrate the core knowledge and skills of occupational therapy. Prerequisites: Consent of Department; attendance at mandatory fieldwork session(s); completion of all Year 1 academic courses.


OCCTH 526 - Fieldwork - Learning in a Practice Context

Practical experience in approved facilities and community agencies to apply and integrate the core knowledge and skills of occupational therapy. Prerequisites: Consent of Department; attendance at mandatory fieldwork session(s); completion of all Year 1 and Year 2 Fall Term academic courses; OCCTH 525.


OCCTH 527 - Fieldwork-Learning in a Practice Context

Practical experience in approved facilities and community agencies. Prerequisites: Consent of Department; attendance at mandatory fieldwork session(s); completion of all Year 2 academic courses; OCCTH 526.


OCCTH 528 - Fieldwork - Learning in a Practice Context

Practical experience in approved facilities and community agencies. Prerequisites: Consent of Department; attendance at mandatory fieldwork session(s); completion of all Year 2 academic courses; OCCTH 527.


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