Theresa Delbert, MS, OTR/L

Theresa Delbert
Doctoral Capstone Coordinator and Assistant Professor
412-365-1551
Eastside - 260

Joined Chatham:  2016

ACADEMIC AREAS OF INTEREST

Leadership, student professional development, spinal cord injuries, occupation-based practice and client-centered care.

PERSONAL AREAS OF INTEREST

Baking, gardening, and camping

BIOGRAPHY

Theresa received both her Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Studies and Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Boston University. Her clinical experience spans the health care continuum with adults and children, including environments of acute care, rehabilitation, long-term care, home care, early intervention, and pediatric outpatient and school based. Clinical areas of interest include spinal cord injuries, occupation based practice and client centered care. 

EDUCATION

  • Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, Boston University, 2012
  • Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Studies, Boston University, 2010

PUBLICATIONS

  • Delbert, T. & Schrader, S. (2019). Conflict management in occupational therapy education: Process drama as a teaching strategy. Journal of Occupational Therapy Education, 3(2).
  • Calabrese, J., Lape, J. E., & Delbert, T. (2019). Use of Online Educational Modules to Improve Occupational Therapy Students’ Knowledge and Perceptions of Their Emotional Intelligence Skills: An Evidence-Based Pilot Study. Journal of Occupational Therapy Education, 3 (3).
  • Delbert, T., Jacobs, K. (2016). Make new friends. Self-published. (Children’s book)
  • Griffin, T. (2013). Eating Disorders. In B.A.B. Schell, M.Scaffa, G.Gillen, E.S. Cohn (Eds.), Willard & Spackman's occupational therapy (12th ed.). Baltimore, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  • Griffin, T. (2013). Parkinson's Disease. In B.A.B. Schell, M.Scaffa, G.Gillen, E.S. Cohn (Eds.), Willard & Spackman's occupational therapy (12th ed.). Baltimore, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

ORGANIZATIONS

  • American Occupational Therapy Association
  • Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association

PRESENTATIONS

  • Delbert, T. and Schrader, T. “Utilizing Process Drama During Conflict Management Training.” 2018 Pittsburgh Regional Faculty Symposium, Pittsburgh, PA (2018)
  • Novalis, S. and Delbert, T. “Student Teaching-Learning Strategies for Success.” 2017 Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, State College, PA (2017)
  • Griffin, T., Sachs, L. Promoting Volunteer Participation in Older Adults with Disabilities. October 28, 2011. Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy. Norwood, MA