Nancy MacRae co-edits occupational therapy clinical practice textbook; other faculty and alumni are contributors

February 02, 2010

Nancy MacRae, M.S., OTR/L, FAOTA, associate professor in the University of New England Department of Occupational Therapy, is co-editor of a new occupational therapy text, Occupational Therapy Essentials for Clinical Competence, published by Slack.

The text, which is co-edited with Karen Sladyk Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA and Karen Jacobs Ed.D., OTR/L, CPE, FAOTA, links occupational therapy accreditation standards with current practice.

MacRae is also one of the 44 contributors to the book, which she says has been a collaborative endeavor with many of her UNE colleagues, who are contributors to the book.  They are:  Regi Robnett,Ph.D., OTR/L, department director and associate professor;  Jan Froelich, M.S., OTR/L, associate professor; Kathryn Loukas, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, associate clinical professor;  William Croninger, MA, OTR/L, associate professor;  Jane O'Brien, Ph.D., OTR/L, associate professor;  Betsy DeBrakeleer,COTA/L, ROH, clinical fieldwork coordinator;  and Barbara Steva, occupational therapist, UNE Community Occupational Therapy Clinic.

Additionally, four former faculty members and three OT graduates from UNE's master of occupational therapy program were chapter authors. 

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