Jan has been an occupational therapist for over 30 years with a primary clinical focus in mental health. She has worked in both acute and long-term care, and she also co-developed a mental health home care program. Jan has worked in an academic setting for the past 28 years teaching coursework on mental health occupational therapy, culturally effective communication, therapeutic use of self and group work.
Jan is actively engaged in a variety of service learning projects at UNE one of which involves supervising interprofessional teams of students in leading weekly wellness workshops at the local jail. She is champion of SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment for substance abuse problems) and Interprofessional Education at UNE. Jan is active in the Mental Health OT Community of Practice and a regular contributor at MeOTA and AOTA conferences.
University of New Hampshire
Board Certifications and Licenses
Communication skills and cultural competence in occupational therapy
mental health occupational therapy
occupation of motherhood.
Playfulness in the Practitioner, Life Style Interventions, Parenting Emerging Adults, Animal Assisted Therapy,
Culturally Effective Communication, Occupation of Parenting, Playfulness in the Practitioner, Life Style Interventions
Froehlich, J., Donovan, A., Ravlin, E., Fortier, A., North, J. (in press). Daily routines of breastfeeding mothers. Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation.
Froehlich, J., Boivin, M., Rice, D., McGraw, K., Munson, E., Walter, K.C., & Bloch, M.K.S. (2013). Influencing university studentsÕ knowledge and attitudes toward breastfeeding. Journal of Nutrition, Education and Behavior, 45(3), 282-284.
Froehlich. J. (2010). Therapeutic use of self. In Sladyk, K., Jacobs, K. & MacRae, N. (Eds.), Occupational therapy essentials for clinical competence (245-254), Thorofare, NJ: SLACK, Inc.
Froehlich, J. (2010). Effective communication. In Sladyk, K., Jacobs, K. & MacRae, N. (Eds.), Occupational therapy essentials for clinical competence (331-344), Thorofare, NJ: SLACK, Inc.
Other Scholarly Activity
Froehlich, J. & Morgan, P. (Eds.). (2015). The significant work of parenting [Special Section 2]. Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation, 50,3, 411-511.