Jennifer Allison, M.S., OTR/L

 

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Jennifer Allison, OTD, OTR/L, CCAP

Assistant Professor, School of Occupational Therapy

Joined Brenau University: 2008

EDUCATION     

Bachelor of Science, Political Science and History, Brenau Women’s College, Gainesville, GA

Bachelor of Science, Occupational Therapy, Brenau University, Gainesville, GA

Master of Science, Occupational Therapy, Brenau University, Gainesville, GA

Post-professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD), Occupational Therapy, Brenau University, Gainesville, GA

AWARDS

Outstanding Part-time Faculty Award, Brenau University, 2014

Service to Brenau Award, 9/2018

Outstanding Occupational Therapy Practitioner of the Year Award, Georgia Occupational Therapy Association, 10/2018

Phi Kappa Phi, National Honor Society, Brenau University chapter

PRACTICE EXPERTISE & SPECIALTY CERTIFICATIONS

School-based and community-based mental health OT services for children, adolescents and adults, community-based programs for adolescent and adults with developmental disabilities, clinical aromatherapy.

AOTA Fieldwork Educators Certificate Program, 2011, 2017

COURSES OFFERED

OT624/OT634: Occupational Therapy: Adolescents & Adults; OT607: Professional Reasoning: Adolescent/Adults; OT617: Level I Fieldwork: Community-based/Mental Health; OT 715/716: Level II Fieldwork: Community-based/Mental Health

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Sensory-based interventions for adolescents and adults living with mental illness, assessments for individuals living with mental illness or a developmental disability, using clinical aromatherapy to impact occupational performance and social participation.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Allison, J. L., & Shotwell, M. (2018). The Comprehensive Occupational Therapy Evaluation. In B. J. Hemphill-Pearson & C. K. Urish (Eds.). Assessments in occupational therapy mental health: an integrative approach (3rd Edition). Thorofare, NJ: Slack Incorporated.

Allison, J. L., & Shotwell, M. (2017). Professional Reasoning in Mental Health.  In B. A. B. Schell & J. W. Schell (Eds.), Clinical and professional reasoning in occupational therapy (2nd edition). Baltimore, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

Allison, J., Shotwell, M., Keeling, B., & Simon, R. Effects of the Alert Program® on Communication, Social Interaction, and Occupational Performance in Adults With Developmental Disabilities. Poster Presentation. AOTA Annual Conference: New Orleans, LA. 4/4/2019

Allison, J., Shotwell, M., Keeling, B., & Simon, R. Using the Alert Program® To Increase Communication, Interaction Skills, and Occupational Performance in Adults With Developmental Disabilities (DD). Poster Presentation. AOTA Annual Conference: New Orleans, LA. 4/5/2019

Allison, J. Shotwell, M. & Alvarado, I. Use of the Comprehensive Occupational Therapy Evaluation (COTE) in Multiple Intervention Settings. Poster Presentation. AOTA Annual Conference: Salt Lake City, UT. 4/2018.

Allison, J. & Shotwell, M. Interrater reliability of the Comprehensive Occupational Therapy Evaluation in Community Based Mental Health. Poster Presentation. AOTA Specialty Conference: Mental Health, Indianapolis, IN. 9/15/2017.

Allison, J. & Buono, A. Using Essential Oils as a Sensory Strategy to Effect Modulation, Mood and Behavior. Six hour workshop sponsored by and reviewed by GOTA. Norcross, GA. 8/27/2016.

Alvarado, I., Burch, E., Espino, I., Stockton, J., Wolkow, N., Allison, J., & Cook, D.  The effects of the Electronic Auditory Stimulation effect application (EASe app) for children, adolescents and adults with sensory processing deficits. Poster presentation. AOTA Annual Conference, Nashville, TN. April 2015.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Social Media Chair (2017-present), National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Hall County chapter, Gainesville, GA.

Officer, Vice President (2019-present). Georgia Occupational Therapy Association. Gainesville, GA.

Officer, North Region Chair (2016-2019). Georgia Occupational Therapy Association. Gainesville, GA.

Co-chair of Legislative and Reimbursement Committee (2014-2017), Georgia Occupational Therapy Association, Gainesville, GA.

Peer Reviewer, Annual Conference (2017-2019). American Occupational Therapy Association. Bethesda, MD.

Peer Reviewer, Annual Conference (2019). Georgia Occupational Therapy Association. Gainesville, GA.

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