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

  • 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 (2007, 2004, 2002, 1996)
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Service Award (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

  • 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)
  • “Connecting the Classroom and Clinic”. (Co-presenter with Chisholm, D. and Leibold, M.L.). Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Harrisburg, PA, October 2007 (peer-reviewed) & American Occupational Therapy Association, Charlotte, NC, April 2006 (peer reviewed)
  • “Occupational Therapy In-Home Assessment Program: Meeting the Needs of Older Adults”. (Author only – with Pamela Toto). American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO, April 2007 (peer reviewed).
  • “Professional Development: Got Evidence?”. (Co-presenter with Chisholm, D.). Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, October 2006 (peer-reviewed).
  • “Focusing on Occupation Throughout the Occupational Therapy Process”. (Co-presenter with Chisholm, D.). American Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Long Beach, CA, April 2005 (peer reviewed); Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA, October, 2005 (peer reviewed).