Chatham University

Occupational Therapy (MOT) Faculty and Staff

Cathy Dolhi, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Cathy Dolhi, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA

cdolhi@chatham.edu
Associate Professor
Joined Chatham : 1998

Academic Areas of Interest

client-centered practice, occupation-based practice, adult rehabilitation, home health, professional development, evidence-based practice

Education

  • OTD, Chatham University (Pittsburgh, PA), 2007
  • MS, University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA), 2000
  • BS, Elizabethtown College (Elizabethtown, PA), 1979

Publications

  • Chisholm, D., Dolhi, C., & Schreiber, J. (2011). “An Occupation-Based Approach in Postacute Care to Support Productive Aging” CE on CD. Bethesda, MD: American Occupational Therapy Association
  • Salls, J., Provident, I., & Dolhi, C. (2012). Outcomes of an online post professional doctorate degree in occupational therapy. The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice, 10, 2.
  • Provident, I., Dolhi, C., Leibold, M.L., & Jeffcoat, J. (2009). Education Module. In American Occupational Therapy Association’s Voluntary Fieldwork Educator Credentialing Program. Bethesda, MD: American Occupational Therapy Association.
  • Salls, J., Dolhi, C., Silverman, L., & Hansen, M. (2009). The use of evidence-based practice by occupational therapists. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 23, 133-145.
  • Hunt, L., Salls,J., Dolhi, C., Goodwin, C., Kratz, D, & Martin, K. (2007). Putting the occupational therapy practice framework into practice: Enlightening one therapist at a time. OT Practice, 12, (15), 18-22.
  • Dolhi, C., & Chisholm, D. (2004). Putting “Occupation” in Fieldwork Assignments. OT Practice, 9, (6),
  • Chisholm, D., Dolhi, C., & Schreiber, J. (2004). Occupational Therapy Intervention Resource Manual: A Guide for Occupation-Based Practice. Clifton Park, NY: Thomson Delmar Learning.
  • Dolhi, C., Leibold, M.L., & Schreiber, J. (2003). “Interventions to Improve Personal Skills and Abilities: Sensorimotor Techniques”. In E.B. Crepeau, E.S. Cohn, & B.A.B. Schell (Eds.),
  • Dolhi, C., Leibold, M.L., & Schreiber, J. (2003). “Orthopedic and Musculoskeletal Dysfunction in Adults: Adult Orthopedic Dysfunction”. In E.B. Crepeau, E.S. Cohn, & B.A.B. Schell (Eds.),
  • Dolhi, C., & Rogers, J. (2001). “Dementia, Nutrition, and Self-Feeding: A Systematic Review of the Literature”. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 15, (3/4), 59-87. (peer reviewed).

Certifications

  • National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, 1980

Awards

  • Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association, Service Award (2012, 2010, 2007, 2004, 2002, 1996)
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Service Award (2013, 2002, 1999)
  • 2002 Roster of Fellows Award of the American Occupational Therapy Association
  • 1998 Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association, OTR Award of Recognition
  • 1997 Elizabethtown College Department of Occupational Therapy Outstanding Graduate Award

Organizations

Achievements

  • 2007 Jewish Healthcare Foundation Jonas Salk Fellowship Recipient

Presentations

  • Provident, I.M., Bednarski, J., Barton, R., & Dolhi, C. Consultant Role for Promoting OT in Your Community. April 6, 2014. 94th Annual American Occupational Therapy Association Conference. Baltimore, MD.
  • Dolhi, C., & Yancosek, K. Roles, Value, and Role Performance Satisfaction of Army Occupational Therapists in Garrison and Deployed Environments. April 5, 2014. Annual American Occupational Therapy Association Conference. Baltimore, MD
  • Kern, S.B., Dolhi, C., Stuart, A., & Santalucia, S. Bridging the Leadership Gap: One State’s Response. April 26, 2013. 93rd Annual American Occupational Therapy Association Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Dolhi, C., Schreiber, J., & Chisholm, D. Occupation-Based Practice in the Acute Care Setting: Oxymoron or Opportunity? April 28, 2012. 92nd Annual American Occupational Therapy Association Conference. Indianapolis, IN.
  • Chisholm, D. & Dolhi, C. Connecting Evidence and Occupation-Based Practice. April 16, 2011. 91st Annual American Occupational Therapy Association Conference. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Dolhi, C., Allen, M. A., Giorno, D., & Kolodner, E. L. Legal, Lobbying, and Licensure Initiatives for Occupational Therapy in Pennsylvania. April 14, 2011. 91st Annual American Occupational Therapy Association Conference. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Dolhi, C., & Chisholm, D. Be an Occupation-Based Manager. October 22, 2010. 33rd Annual Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Scranton, PA.
  • Dolhi, C., & Chisholm, D. Occupation-Based Management: A Key to Facilitating Occupation-Based Practice. April 30, 2010. 90th Annual American Occupational Therapy Association. Orlando, FL.
  • Salls, J., & Dolhi, C. Evidence-Based Practice: Strengthening Academic and Clinical Connections. April 25, 2009. 89th Annual American Occupational Therapy Association Conference. Houston, TX. (Poster).
  • Dolhi, C. Role of Selection Criteria in Predicting Student Success. April 24, 2009. 89th Annual American Occupational Therapy Association Conference. Houston, TX. (Poster).
  • Hissong, A., Salls, J., & Dolhi, C. The Meaningful Occupation of Evidence-Based Practice. October 4, 2008. Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Conference, King of Prussia, PA (peer reviewed
  • Salls, J., & Dolhi, C. Evidence-Based Practice in Pennsylvania: Status and Strategies for Change. October 4, 2008. Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Conference.King of Prussia, PA(peer reviewed)
  • Dolhi, C., & Chisholm, D. Evidence, Practice, and Professional Development: Making the Connection. October 3, 2008. Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Conference. King of Prussia,PA. (peer reviewed)
  • Dolhi, C. Role of Selection Criteria in Predicting Student Success. October 3, 2008. Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Conference. King of Prussia, PA (peer reviewed)
  • Dolhi, C. & Chisholm, D. Connecting Evidence to Practice and Professional Development. April 12, 2008. 88th Annual American Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Long Beach, CA.
  • “Infusing Occupation into Fieldwork”. (Co-presenter with Chisholm, D.). WisCouncil Fieldwork Consortium, Milwaukee, WI; March, 2008 (invited speaker) & Upstate New York Fieldwork Consortium, Utica College, Utica, NY, March 2007 (invited speaker)