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The Department of Occupational Therapy Annual Research Colloquium

Therapeutic Engagement in Rehabilitation: Measurement and Theory Anthony Lequerica, Ph.D.
  • What Occupational Therapy student featured employee featured
  • When Mar 13, 2012 from 08:30 PM to 10:30 PM (UTC / UTC0)
  • Where Faculty Dining Room - AC 2D01
  • Contact Name
  • Contact Phone 718-262-2720
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Who Should Attend:

Faculty, Clinicians, and Students


The rehabilitation hospital setting is often different from acute care facilities in terms of the demands placed on patients to become more active participants in their recovery. Patients healing from brain injuries, musculoskeletal conditions, orthopedic trauma, or surgical procedures are expected to expend some effort in their rehabilitation therapies which may include physical, occupational, speech, and/or other therapies often aimed at achieving a higher level of functional independence.

Because it is central to the medical rehabilitation model, patient involvement in therapy can have a profound impact on rehabilitation outcomes. This lecture will explore the concept of therapeutic engagement from a theoretical standpoint, discuss its measurement, and consider potential barriers and facilitators that could be accounted for in order to maximize benefits of treatment in the rehabilitation setting.


Anthony Lequerica, Ph.D. received his B.S. in Psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and both his M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (specialization in Neuropsychology) from Wayne State University. He completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship through the Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training Program at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

He currently holds a dual position at The Kessler Foundation Research Center as a Neuropsychologist and Clinical Research Scientist where he continues to pursue his interests in rehabilitation research and clinical work involving neuropsychological assessment and psychotherapeutic intervention for individuals recovering from stroke and traumatic brain injury.


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718-262-2720 or by March 6, 2012

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