Karin Werther, MSc, BScOT(c)

Associate Teaching Professor, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine - Occupational Therapy
Associate Chair, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine - Occupational Therapy
Sessional Instructor, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine - Strategic Initiatives

Contact

Associate Teaching Professor, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine - Occupational Therapy
Email
kwerther@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-2067
Address
2-64A Corbett (E.A.) Hall
8205 - 114 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2G4

Associate Chair, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine - Occupational Therapy
Email
kwerther@ualberta.ca

Sessional Instructor, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine - Strategic Initiatives
Email
kwerther@ualberta.ca

Overview

About

Degrees

Master in Rehabilitation Science, University of British Columbia (2013)

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, University of Limburg, The Netherlands (1997)

Clinical Background

17 years of front line clinical Neuroscience experience in acute care and rehabilitation services. Clinical educator providing supervision for ~ 60 occupational therapy students, primarily within an interdisciplinary student services model.

Awards

Innovative Teaching Award - Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine Teaching Award for Occupational Therapy (2019)

Rehabilitation Medicine Students' Association (RMSA) - Teaching Award for Occupational Therapy (2016)

Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists - Fieldwork Educator Award of Excellence (2015)

Society of Alberta Occupational Therapists - Clinical Preceptor Award (2013)


Research

Roduta Roberts, M., Gotch, C. M., Werther, K., & Cook, M. (2022). Using think-aloud interviews to examine a clinically oriented performance assessment rubric. Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives. doi:10.1080/15366367.2021.1991742

Werther, K. (2020). My online teaching going off. OT Now, 22.5, 19

King, S., Werther, K., Ruelling, A., Kim, E (2019). Taking the classroom to camp: The facilitators' role in creating an impactful interprofessional experiential learning opportunity. Journal of Interprofessional Care. doi: 10.1080/13561820.2019.1693355

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

Roberts, M.R., Alves, C.B. & Werther, K. (2019). Examining the Associations Between OSCE Scores and Fieldwork Performance. Journal of Allied Health

Roberts, M. R., Alves, C. B., Werther, K., & Bahry, L. M. (2018). Examining the Reliability of Scores From a Performance Assessment of Practice-Based Competencies. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment. doi: 10.1177/0734282918816849.

Werther, K. & Vergis, P. (2017). The Unique Opportunities Aphasia Camp Offers Occupational Therapy Students . OT Now, 20.3, 8-10

Leung, A. W., Barrett, L. M., Butterworth, D., Werther, K., Dawson, D. R., & Brintnell, E. S. (2016). Neural Plastic Effects of Working Memory Training Influenced by Self-perceived Stress in Stroke: A Case Illustration. Frontiers in psychology, 7, 1266. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01266

Young, S., Williams, B., Williams, D., Carew, J., Kenyon, C., Werther, K. & Schindel, D. (2007). Is Patient Falls Prevention Realistic in Neurosciences: Building Awareness as a Step to Prevention. Axon, Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nurses, 28(2)


Teaching

  • Coordinate and facilitate integrated courses
  • Therapeutic Use of Self
  • Assistive Technology
  • Neuroscience labs
  • Aphasia Camp
  • Interprofessional collaboration (e.g. 'Save Stan')
  • Guest lectures (inter and intra-departmental)

Courses

OCCTH 510 - Occupational Therapy Process and Practice: Application

Application of occupational therapy principles and skills, supported by evidence based practice, in physical and mental health, functioning, participation and activities. Corequisites: All Year 1 Fall Term Courses.


OCCTH 530 - Occupational Therapy Process and Practice: Synthesis

The use and design of interventions for physical and mental health, functioning, participation, and activities supported by the analysis and synthesis of occupational therapy principles. Corequisites: All Year 2 Fall Term courses.


OCCTH 543 - Student Selected Modules

Students must successfully complete either a minimum of three distinct OCCTH modules or equivalent, which may include Independent study OCCTH 599 or equivalent course as determined by the department. Note: Course title is variable; course may be repeated.


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