Welcome to the Occupational Therapy Program

Congratulations on your acceptance and decision to attend the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program at MCPHS. We’re excited that you’ll be joining us in the fall. Before the program begins there are some next steps you’ll need to take to get ready. On this page you will find important information, forms, and schedules that you will need to begin your studies. We will continue to post program specific information here so please bookmark this page and visit it often. Questions? Contact the Admission Office at 617.879.5964 or admissions@mcphs.edu. 

Next steps for incoming Occupational Therapy students.

The MCPHS University bookstore at the Boston campus is able to sell and rent textbooks to Worcester and Manchester students through their website. They offer free shipping to students for course material orders.

Required text and materials:

OTH 505: Clinical Reasoning in Occupational Therapy

American Occupational Therapy Association (2014). Occupational therapy practice framework: Domain and process (3rd Ed.). American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68 (Suppl. 1), S1-S48. http://dxdoi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.682006.

Christiansen, C. Baum, C. & Bass, J. (2015). Occupational therapy performance, participation, and well-being 4th Ed., Slack Inc., Thorofare, NJ 08086.

Thomas, H. (2015). Occupation-based activity analysis 2nd ed., Slack Inc., Thorofare, NJ 08086.

OTH 520 Scholarship in Practice: Evidence-Based Practice

Christiansen, C. Baum, C. & Bass, J. (2015). Occupational therapy performance, participation, and well-being 4th ed., Slack Inc., Thorofare, NJ 08086.

Law, M.C., & MacDermid, J. (2015). Evidence-based rehabilitation (3rd ed.,) Slack Inc., Thorofare, NJ 08086.

OTH 500 Contemporary Theory in Occupational Therapy Practice

Christiansen, C. Baum, C. & Bass, J. (2015). Occupational therapy performance, participation, and well-being. 4th ed., Thorofare, NJ: Slack, Inc.

McColl, M.A., Law, M.C., & Stewart, D. (2015). Theoretical basis of occupational therapy (3rd ed.), Thorofare, NJ: Slack, Inc.

OTH 510: Practice Engagement: Mental Health

Christiansen, C. Baum, C. & Bass, J. (2015). Occupational therapy performance, participation, and well-being 4th ed., Slack Inc., Thorofare, NJ 08086.

Crouch, R. & Alers, V. (2014). Occupational therapy in psychiatry and mental health, 5th ed. Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken NJ.

Hemphill-Pearson, B.J. (2008). Assessments in Occupational Therapy Mental Health. Slack Inc., Thorofare, NJ 08086.

OTH 511: Practice Engagement: Therapeutic Groups

Christiansen, C. Baum, C. & Bass, J. (2015). Occupational therapy performance, participation, and well-being 4th ed., Slack Inc., Thorofare, NJ 08086.

Cole, M.B. (2012). Group dynamics in occupational therapy: The theoretical basis and practice application of group intervention. Sack Inc.  Thorofare, NJ 08086.

 

White coats and nametags will be ordered for each student by the OT department.  Students are required to complete the White Coat Ordering form, and should do so by Aug 1st.  White coat sizes should be based on blazers or jackets that you wear over other clothing.

Any questions can be directed to the OT department at 603.314.1786.

Students are required to read the text "Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain and Process" prior to beginning their studies in September. You can access the PDF here.