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 her Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Studies, Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, and Post-professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate 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 leadership, student and faculty professional development, and occupation-based practice.

EDUCATION

  • Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate, Boston University, 2020
  • Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, Boston University, 2012
  • Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Studies, Boston University, 2010

PUBLICATIONS

CERTIFICATIONS

  • National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

ORGANIZATIONS

  • American Occupational Therapy Association
  • Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association

PRESENTATIONS

  • Delbert, T. & Jacobs, K. (October 16, 2020). The development of a curriculum designed to foster authentic leadership skills in occupational therapy students. AOTA Education Summit, virtual.
  • Bucey, J., Delbert, T., Stepansky, K. (October 11, 2020). Cultivating community collaborations & mentoring student leadership: A case study of a therapeutic sensory garden. POTA Annual Conference, virtual.
  • Delbert, T. (March 16, 2020). OTs role in Church Community. HealthMatters@BUSargent Podcast.
  • Eckstein, L., Thompson, K., Valenta, A., & Delbert, T. (2020). Overcoming obstacles: Healthcare students with disabilities on fieldwork. AOTA, Boston, MA. (accepted, conference cancelled due to COVID-19).
  • Bucey, J., Delbert, T., Stepansky, K. (2020). Cultivating community collaborations & mentoring student leadership: A case study of a therapeutic sensory garden. AOTA, Boston, MA. (accepted, conference cancelled due to COVID-19).
  • Schreiber, J., Delbert, T., Huth, L. (2020). Peer instruction as a teaching tool to facilitate student critical thinking: Use of debriefing and reflection after acute care patient simulations. AOTA, Boston, MA. (accepted, conference cancelled due to COVID-19).
  • Eckstein, L., Thompson, K., Valenta, A., & Delbert, T. (2019, October 18). Overcoming obstacles: Healthcare students with disabilities on fieldwork. POTA, King of Prussia, PA.
  • Schreiber, J., Delbert, T., Huth, L. (2019, October 19). Peer instruction as a teaching tool to facilitate student critical thinking: Use of debriefing and reflection after acute care patient simulations. AOTA Education Summit, Las Vegas, NV.
  • 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