Jane Clifford O'Brien

Education

MS

University of New England

2013

MSOT

Boston University

1988

Advanced Standing

University of Salzburg

BA

University of Maine Orono

1982

Ph.D

University of South Carolina

2004

Board Certifications and Licenses

Occupational Therapist Registered

Maine Occupational Therapist Licensed

Clinical Affiliations

Maine

Expertise

pediatric occupational therapy theory and intervention; motor control and motor learning; Model of Human Occupation; teaching effectiveness; therapeutic reasoning

Research

Current Research

Teaching Effectiveness: Preparing Occupational Therapy Students for Clinical Practice; Child Occupational Self-Assessment (COSA)to better understand children; exploration of motivational issues for health and well-being

Research Interests

motor control and motor learning as applied to occupational therapy practice; clinical reasoning; clinical competency; teaching effectiveness; application of Model of Human Occupation in practice with children and adolescents

Selected Publications

Carson, N., Blake, C., Saunders, R., & O’Brien, J. (2013). Influences on the food choice behaviors of adults with severe mental illness.  Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 29 (4), 361-384.

Kramer, J., Bowyer, P., Kielhofner, G., O’Brien, J., & Maziero-Barbosa, V. (2009). Examining rater behavior on a revised version of the Short Child Occupational Profile (SCOPE). Occupational Therapy Journal of Research,29 (2) 88 – 96.

Kramer, J.,  Bowyer, P., O’Brien, J., Kielhofner, G., & Maziero-Barbosa, V. (2009). How interdisciplinary pediatric practitioners choose assessments. Canadian Occupational Therapy Journal, 76, 56 – 64.

Kramer, J., Walker, R., Cohn, E., Mermelstein, M., Olsen, S., O’Brien, J., Bowyer, P. (2012). Striving for shared understandings: therapists’ perspectives of the benefits and dilemmas of using a child self-assessment. OTJR: Occupation, Participation & Health 32, Supplement: S48 – S58. ISSN: 1539-4492

Lewin, J. & O’Brien, J. (Februray 2010). Translating motor control theory into functional application to early intervention, UTS, Training Times, 6, 4 – 15.

O’Brien, J., Asselin, L., Fortier, K., Janzegers, R., Lagueux, B., & Silcox, C. (2010). Using therapeutic reasoning to apply the Model of Human Occupation in pediatric occupational therapy practice. Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 3, 348 – 365.

O’Brien, J., Bergeron, A., Duprey, H., Olver, C., & St. Onge, H. (2009).Children with disabilities and their parents’ views of occupational participation needs. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 25,  1- 17.

O’Brien, J. & Lewin, J. (January 19, 2009). Part II; Translating motor control and motor learning principles into occupational therapy practice with children and youth. AOTA CEU article. OT Practice, 14,  CE 1- 8.

O’Brien, J. & Lewin, J. (Nov 17, 2008). Part I; Translating motor control and motor learning principles into occupational therapy practice with children and youth. AOTA CEU article. OT Practice, 17 (21). CE 1-8.

O’Brien, J., & McNeil, S. (2013). Teaching effectiveness: Preparing occupational therapy students for clinical practice. Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 1 (3), Article 3.

O’Brien, J. &  Sandmire, D. (2008). Cardiovascular and electroencephalographic response to purposeful vs. nonpurposeful activity in adults. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 22 (4), 19 – 30.

O’Brien, J., Williams, H., Bundy, A.,Lyons,J., & Mittal, A. (2008). Mechanisms that underlie coordination in children with Developmental Coordination Disorder, Journal of Motor Behavior.  40, 43 – 61.

Sandmire, D., O’Brien, J., Lemieux, S., Meyer, S., & Moutinhu, S. (2008). Cardiovascular and electroencephalographic responses to purposeful versus nonpurposeful activity in children.  Occupational Therapy in Health Care. 22 (4), 1 – 18.

Taylor, R., O’Brien, J., Kielhfoner, G., Lee, S., Katz, B., & Mears, C. (2010). The occupational and quality of life consequences of chronic fatigue syndrome in adolescents. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 73 (11), 524 –5.

 

Other Scholarly Activity

Books

Case-Smith, J. & O’Brien, J. (Eds.) (2015). Occupational Therapy for Children and Adolescents (7th ed.). St. Louis: Elsevier.

O’Brien, J. & Solomon, J., (2013). Occupational Analysis & Group Process. St. Louis: Elsevier.

O’Brien, J., & Hussey, S. (2012). Introduction to Occupational Therapy (4th ed.). St. Louis: Elsevier.

Solomon, J. & O’Brien, J.C. (Eds.) (2011). Pediatric Skills for Occupational Therapy Assistants (3rd ed.). St. Louis: Elsevier.

Funded Grants

O’Brien, J. Community Therapy Center. Division of Exercise and Sport Performance, Occupational, and Physical Therapy, 2013 -14.

O’Brien, J. Inter-professional Research in Occupational and Physical Therapy. UNE Division of Exercise and Sport Performance, Occupational, and Physical Therapy, May 2011. $2290.

Cavanaugh, J. & O’Brien, J. Teleteaching: Innovation in occupational therapy and physical therapy interprofessional education. UNE Division of Exercise and Sport Performance, Occupational, and Physical Therapy . January 2010.

O’Brien,  J. , Rahman, S., & Ricci, E..  Inter-professional  grant and scholarship mentoring practicum: Childhood obesity.  WCHP Division of Exercise and Sport Performance, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy. January 2010.

O’Brien, J. & Cavanaugh, J. Interdisciplinary research training in childhood obesity. University of New England Division of Exercise and Sport Performance, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy. January 2009.

O’Brien, J. Project FUN (Fitness, yoU, and Nutrition). Hannaford Brothers. January 2009; January 2010; January 2011.

 

Invited Plenary Presentation

O’Brien, J. , Bowyer, P., & Kramer, J. (April 3, 2014). Applying the Model of Human Occupation in pediatric  practice. AOTA conference. Baltimore, MD.

O’Brien, J., Crossley-Marra, L., DeLuca, K., Kaminski, T., Peters, B., Schena, C. , Shea, M., & Froehlich, J. (April 5, 2014). Using the Child Occupational Self-Assessment in Pediatric Occupational Therapy Practice. AOTA conference. Baltimore, MD.

O’Brien, J. & McNeil, S. (April 4, 2013). Teaching effectiveness: Preparing occupational therapy students for clinical practice.  AOTA conference. Baltimore, MD.

O’Brien, J. & McNeil, S. (October 2013). Teaching effectiveness: Preparing occupational therapy students for clinical practice.  AOTA Educational Summit, Atlanta, Georgia.

Coker-Bolt, P., & O’Brien, J. (February 20, 2014). Pediatric CIMT, motor control and motor learning.  University of New England.

Suarez-Balcazar, Y., O’Brien, J., & Jones, J. (October 10, 2012). The Model of Human Occupation in the design and evaluation of interventions to address obesity: Implications for research and practice.[Symposia].  Third International Institute of the Model of Human Occupation, Stockholm, Sweden.

Bowyer, P. (Texas Women’s University), Taylor, R.  (University of Illinois at Chicago) O’Dell, J., Phinney, C. (MSOT Class 2012) & O’Brien, J. (April 28, 2012). Using the Short Child Occupational Profile (SCOPE) to measure occupational therapy outcomes when working with children and youth. [Workshop] AOTA national conference  Indianapolis, IN.

Coker-Bolt, P. (Medical University of South Carolina), & O’Brien, J. (April 27, 2012). How important is the restraint? Answering questions about pediatric CIMT, motor control and motor learning? [ Short Course] AOTA national conference Indianapolis, IN.

Schoonover, J., Hanebrink, S., & O’Brien, J. (2012) AT the Easy Way: Making AT happen in Schools.  ATIA Conference, Orlando, Florida [8 hour workshop]

 

Jane O'Brien

Jane Clifford O'Brien

,

Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA

Associate Professor, Program Director

Proctor Hall
317

jobrien@une.edu

(207) 221-4107