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Susan E. Santalucia

Susan Santalucia

Assistant Professor of Instruction in Rehabilitation Sciences

Contact

215-707-4882

Biography

Susan Santalucia MS OTR/L is currently an Assistant Professor in the Rehabilitation Sciences Department at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.  Susan received a B.A in Psychology and a M.S. in Occupational Therapy with a specialization in assistive technology both from Temple University. She is currently finishing her Clinical Doctorate in occupational therapy at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas. 

Susan has extensive experience adult and older adult practice as well as fieldwork education and supervision with over 17 years of clinical experience and 12 years of teaching in academia.  Currently, her primary foci of teaching and practice are in the areas of:  assistive technology, adult and older adult intervention, community program development and student fieldwork development and training.

Course Involvement

OT 1001 Exploring Occupational Therapy

OT 5003 Applied Group Dynamics

OT 5004 Professional Concepts I

OT 5012 Clinical Conditions II

OT 5104 Theoretical Perspectives with Older Adults

OT 5112 Assessment & Intervention in Adults

OT 5113 Assessment & Intervention with Older Adults

OT5122 Specialty Rehabilitation Skills II:  Assistive Technology

OT5191 Applied Research

Publications/Presentations

Peer Reviewed Publications

Johnson, C. R., Koenig, K. P., Piersol, C. V., Santalucia, S. E., & Wachter-Schutz, W. (2006). Level I fieldwork today: A study of contexts and perceptions.   American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 60(3), 275-287.

           

Peer Reviewed Professional Presentations

DeAngelis, T., Santalucia, S., Barnes, M., Graves, C., Hanson, D., Nardella, M. (April, 2015).  Educational Special Interest Subsection Annual Program:  Alternative Models for Level I and II Fieldwork Supervision.  Presentation at the American Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Nashville, TN.

 

Boyer, J., Foley, M., Eyrich- Garg, K., Gehris, J., Ibrahim, J., McIntosh, M., Reilly, J., Santalucia, S., Scarpulla, M., & Sinnot, M. (January, 2015).  Teaching is greater than the sum: An interdisciplinary approach to advancing health

Poster Presentation at Temple University Annual Faculty Conference on Teaching Excellence.  Philadelphia, PA

 

Santalucia, S., Mollo, K., & DeAngelis, T. (April, 2014).  Creating collaborative fieldwork Level I experiences.  Poster session presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD.

 

Schaaf, R., Santalucia, S., & Johnson, C. (October, 2013). Creating an evidence-Based, data-driven fieldwork experience:  A collaborative process.  Platform presentation presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Education Summit, Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Santalucia, S. (April, 2013). Assessing students’ clinical reasoning after Level I Fieldwork.  Poster session presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.

 

Mollo, K., DeAngelis, T., & Santalucia, S. (April, 2013). Revisiting our roots: Innovative community-based psychosocial fieldwork programs—classroom to clinic. Poster session presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.

 

Kern, S., Dolhi, C., Stuart A., & Santalucia, S.  (April, 2013).  Bridging the leadership gap:  One state’s response.  Short course presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.

 

Santalucia, S. & Rosenberg, E. (September 2012).  The FW starter kit:  Don’t start from scratch.  Presentation at the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy State Association Annual Conference, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

 

Johnson, C. R., O’Rourke, K., & Santalucia, S. (April, 2011).  EZ Fieldwork:  A web-based fieldwork database and management system for use by  AFWCs and students.  Poster session presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Kern, S., Burke, J., DeAngelis, T., Herge, E.A., Johnson, C.R., Muhlenhaupt, M., Santalucia, S., Toth Cohen S.,Vause-Earland, T., Zapletal, A. (April, 2011).  AOTA Institute:  Teaching in high definitionInstitute presented at the American Occupational Therapy Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

           

Haynes, C., Johnson, C., Wachter-Schutz, Santalucia, S. (October, 2008).  Training the trainer: Education competencies for fieldwork supervisors   Presented at the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Annual    Conference.

                                   

Johns, P.A., Trump, S.M., & Santalucia, S.E. (April, 2001). Measuring  student learning via collaborative course assignments. Poster session presented at the American Occupational Therapy Conference, Philadelphia, PA .   

 

Johnson, C., Koenig, K., Wachter-Schutz, W., Piersol, C.P., Santalucia, S. & Ideishi, R. (April, 2001).  Fieldwork consortium development: An inter institutional collaborative model. A short course presented at the American Occupational Therapy Conference, Philadelphia, PA. 

 

Koenig, K., Johnson, C.R., Wachter-Schutz, W., Piersol, C.V. & Santalucia, S. (April, 2001). Development of an instrument to measure Level I student performance. A short course presented at the American Occupational Therapy Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Wachter-Schutz, W., Piersol, C.V., Johnson, C., Santalucia, S.,, & Koenig, K. (April, 2001). Clinical education: Creating, enhancing, and advancing fieldwork programming. A short course presented at the American Occupational Therapy Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Krimker, S., Cullman, J., & Santalucia, S. (September, 2001). Clients become wxperts and transcend the patient role. Presentation at the Pennsylvania State Occupational Therapy Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

 

Santalucia, S., Kearney, P.J. & Trump, S. (September, 2001).  Collaborative course assignments promote integration of course information. Poster session presented at the Pennsylvania State Occupational Therapy Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

 

Ideishi, R., Santalucia, S., Collier, C. & McPherson, T. (April, 2000). Technology based occupations:  A learning opportunity for Practice. A short course presented at the American Occupational Therapy Conference Seattle, Washington.

 

Ideishi, R., Santalucia, S., McPherson, T., Newman, K., & Brasberger, M. (April, 2000).  Learning opportunities:  Occupations for the future.  Presentation at the American Occupational Therapy Conference, Seattle, Washington.

           

Collier, C. & Santalucia, S. (1997). The collaborative model of fieldwork in the Clinic. Presentation at the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy State Annual Conference.

 

Non-Peer Reviewed Publications

 

Franken, L.E., Lawson, L.A.M., Santalucia, S. (2013). Aquatics: Promoting quality of life, health, and wellness. OT Practice, 18(6), 16-20, 22.

 

Santalucia, S., & Johnson, C. R. (2010). Transformative learning: Facilitating growth and change through fieldwork. OT Practice, 15(19), CE1-        CE7.

 

 

 

Invited Presentations

 

Johnson, C. & Santalucia, S. (March, 2010).

The transformative learning model: Change through action

Presented at Philadelphia Regional Fieldwork Consortium:  Clinical Council Day

Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA

 

 

 Santalucia, S. (October, 2009).

 The Occupational Therapy Process- Interventions & Approaches

 Presented at Philadelphia Regional Fieldwork Consortium:  Clinical Council Day

 Stockton College, New Jersey

Grants & Contracts

Grants

Santalucia, S., Schaaf, R., & Johnson, C.

Creating an Evidence-Based, Data-Driven Model Fieldwork Experience

Thomas Jefferson University School of Health Professions Dean’s Grant:

 Award: $5,042

Awarded:  September 24, 2013