Self-actualization of occupational triumph and self-satisfaction with life is grossly hindered in the presence of trauma. Research efforts in the Trauma Impact on Occupation and Performance Center are twofold, with an explicit purpose of infusing the unique knowledge, skills and abilities of the occupational therapy profession to prevent trauma and/or to heal from trauma. First, the lab aims to develop and measure effectiveness of multi-tiered, trauma-informed intervention programs aimed at shifting cultural climates to operate under trauma-informed, healingcentered principles. Second, the lab aims to measure the effectiveness of interprofessionally designed and delivered trauma informed-thinking capacity-building programs upon allied health students’ and providers’ beliefs in capacity, competency, confidence and satisfaction of their service delivery.


Amy K. Lynch

Associate Professor of Instruction
Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
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Department of Rehabilitation Services - OT Department