Abstract

Objectives. The shortage of occupational therapists prompted the faculty of the program in occupational therapy at the University of Minnesota to develop a reentry (refresher) course.

Method. A questionnaire sent to all enrolled in the 2-week refresher course during a 5-year period revealed that three intended groups of therapists have benefited: those reentering practice, those considering a change to another area of specialty, and those updating their educational background.

Results. Respondents indicated that the course increased self-confidence, theoretical knowledge base, and ability to apply theory to practice.

Conclusion. Both reentering therapists and those changing specialty areas of practice reported positive employment outcomes.

This content is only available via PDF.
You do not currently have access to this content.