Doctoral Capstone Site Mentor Training

UFOT is an AOTA Approved Provider in Continuing Education (#5208) and our ADED-CHAP status enables us to offer approved contact hours for our driving-related courses. All of our courses meet the licensure requirements for the State of Florida CEBroker. Florida CEBroker Tracking #20-788836.

Instructor

Linda R Struckmeyer

Linda R Struckmeyer PhD, OTR/L

Clinical Assistant Professor

Linda R. Struckmeyer, PhD, OTR/L is clinical assistant professor in the Occupational Therapy Department, College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida. Dr. Struckmeyer has over 30 years of clinical occupational therapy practice working with individuals across the life span in a wide variety of settings. As an educator, Dr. Struckmeyer coordinates the doctoral capstone experience and projects and teaches Occupation Based Practice: Participation and Health courses in both adults and children and youth. . Dr. Struckmeyer has research experience as an interventionist on a study with Veterans with dementia in their homes and as PI on examining the validity and reliability of a home environmental assessment for persons with dementia and their caregivers. As a result of her expertise working with clients in the home she was invited to serve as a co-principal investigator on HUD project Re-envision. She has also published and presented on these topics.

In this course, the author provides an overview of the doctoral capstone experience and project. Roles of all collaborators are explained.  The training focus is on the role of the capstone site mentor and also includes the related paperwork requirements.

Target Audience

This course is well-suited for occupational therapists as well as other professionals with expertise in the student’s area of doctoral capstone work.

Educational Level

Intermediate: Information is geared to practitioners with a general working knowledge of rehabilitation and service delivery. Focus is on a basic understanding and application of the subject matter.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Gain an understanding of the doctoral capstone experience, capstone project & process.
  • Identify the collaborators & their role in the capstone process.
  • Describe components & benefits of a successful doctoral capstone experience & project.

AOTA Classification Codes

  • Category 3: Professional Issues – Administration and Management

Completion Requirements

0.1 AOTA CEUs (1 Contact Hour for State of Florida Occupational Therapy practitioners) will be awarded upon a successful completion of a multiple choice post-test. Participants will be able to print a certificate of completion after completing a short course evaluation in addition to the post-test. The UF Occupational Therapy Department will enter the Contact Hour into the CEBroker database for Florida licensed occupational therapy practitioners.

Disclosure Statement

Instructors have stated that they have not received funding to support this training.

Instructional Methods

One (1) hour course during which the learner will view a streaming video presentation, reference PowerPoint® slides, and take a multiple choice post-test.