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Carolyn Murphy
Associate Professor
School of Health Professions
CALD 110
318-342-1639
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Carolyn J Murphy, OTD
Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy
Academic Fieldwork Coordinator (MOT)

Education

OTD

2011, Occupational Therapy
Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions

MA

2003, Gerontology
University of Louisiana at Monroe

BS

1987, Occupational Therapy
Northeast Louisiana University

Biographical Sketch

I have lived in Monroe most of my life. I married my high school sweetheart and we have been blessed with three children, a son and daughter-in-law, and two precious grandchildren. My favorite moments are when my family is together. Most of my free time is spent spoiling my grandchildren! I am an active member of Lakeshore Baptist Church and I enjoy reading, swimming, and shopping.

After graduating from Northeast Louisiana University (NLU) in December 1987 with a bachelor's degree in occupational therapy, I began my career as a staff occupational therapist at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe, LA. My degree allowed me to work in many different settings, treating patients from birth to older adulthood. In 1998, I accepted a teaching position at NLU, now University of Louisiana – Monroe, in the occupational therapy program and I have been here since that time.

I love the profession of occupational therapy and I love teaching about the profession. I find it rewarding to mentor students to develop a love and enthusiasm for their profession and their clients.

Research Interests

Geriatric occupational therapy interventions

Pediatric occupational therapy interventions

 

Professional Positions

August 2013

Associate Professor, Master of Occupational Therapy Program, Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, University of Louisiana- Monroe

May 2007

Occupational Therapy Instructor, Gratis, Louisiana State University - Health Sciences Center

November 2013 June 2006

Contract Occupational Therapist, Louisiana Extended Care Hospital - West Monroe

August 2013 June 2007

Assistant professor, Occupational Therapy Assistant Program, Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, University of Louisiana- Monroe

2012 September 1998

Contract Occupational Therapist, West Carroll Parish Schools

June 2007 June 1998

Occupational Therapy Instructor, Senior didactic, clinical faculty, University of Louisiana at Monroe

May 2007 August 2006

Occupational Therapy Instructor, Louisiana State University - Health Sciences Center

May 2007 February 2005

Contract Occupational Therapist, Franklin Parish School System

2007 April 2006

Contract Occupational Therapist, Einstein Academy

December 2000 June 1998

Contract Occupational Therapist, Morehouse Parish Schools

May 1998 August 1990

Occupational Therapy Department Head, St. Francis Specialty Hospital

1995 1994

Contract Occupational Therapist, Aging Care Home Health

May 1990 January 1990

Contract Occupational Therapist, Morehouse Parish School System

October 1989 October 1988

Staff Occupational Therapist, Northeast Louisiana Rehabilitation Hospital

September 1988 September 1987

Staff Occupational Therapist, St. Francis Medical Center

Licensure & Certification

Level I Certified Handwriting Specialist
Handwriting Without Tears

Registered Occupational Therapist
National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.
Nationally certified and registerd occupational therapist

Licensed Occupational Therapist
Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners
License to practice OT in the state of Louisiana

Awards & Honors

Spring 2011 Nominated for Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching.

August 2013 Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor.

January 2013 Full membership as Graduate Faculty.

March 2001 Favorite Professor Award.

Courses Taught

OCCT 1006PATHOLOGY, 2 course(s)

OCCT 1015Pathology, 1 course(s)

OCCT 2001INTRO TO OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, 3 course(s)

OCCT 2005EVALUATION, 4 course(s)

OCCT 2008Group Process, 2 course(s)

OCCT 2010HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS, 7 course(s)

OCCT 2022THEORY AND PRACTICE I, 3 course(s)

OCCT 2023Theory & Practice II, 1 course(s)

OCCT 2025THEORY AND PRACTICE LAB, 7 course(s)

OCCT 2026APPLIED LABORATORY, 6 course(s)

OCCT 2028PEDIATRIC LABORATORY, 2 course(s)

OCCT 2029PSYCHOSOCIAL LABORATORY, 10 course(s)

OCCT 2045THERAPEUTIC MEDIA, 7 course(s)

OCCT 2060FIELDWORK PRACTICUM, 4 course(s)

OCCT 2061FIELDWORK PRACTICUM, 14 course(s)

OCCT 5010NEUROLOGY OCCT THERAPY PRACT, 2 course(s)

OCCT 5020FOUNDATIONS OCCT THERAPY, 1 course(s)

OCCT 5030RESEARCH AND EBP, 4 course(s)

OCCT 5070OT METHODS AND APP LAB, 2 course(s)

OCCT 5080APPLIED REASONING AND THEORY, 1 course(s)

OCCT 5090EBP AND BEST PRACTICES, 4 course(s)

OCCT 5100AT ENHANCE OCCT PERFORM, 2 course(s)

OCCT 5110OCCT THERAPY ASSESSMENT, 2 course(s)

OCCT 5130APPLIED OT RESEARCH I-SEMINAR, 2 course(s)

OCCT 5150OCCUPATION BASED PRACT ADULT, 2 course(s)

OCCT 5170APPLIED OT RESEARCH II, 3 course(s)

OCCT 5210OT PRACTICE - ADULT, 3 course(s)

OCCT 5230CLINICAL PRACTICE I, 2 course(s)

OCCT 5240CLINICAL PRACTICE II, 2 course(s)