Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy announces 2016 Mitchell Symposium speaker

The Mitchell Symposium in Occupational Science is named in honor and memory of Marlys Mitchell, PhD, the founder of the master’s program in Occupational Therapy at UNC, and her husband, Earl, a great supporter of Marlys’ work. The speaker for this year will be Staffan Josephsson, PhD, OT, and professor of occupational therapy at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden.

Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy announces 2016 Mitchell Symposium speaker click to enlarge Staffan Josephsson, PhD

Mitchell Symposium scholars deliver a public lecture and participate in talks, discussions, and meetings with faculty, students, and researchers from throughout Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy and the Department of Allied Health Sciences. Initiated in 2011, the symposium has been made possible through generous gifts from friends and alumni of the division.

The 2016 Mitchell Symposium will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 in Bondurant Hall, room G100.

Josephsson’s research has focused on activity in relation to creativity, involvement, and participation for people with chronic disabilities. His expertise in the narrative tradition of research emphasizes the everyday lived experiences of people. His speech is titled "Transactional Perspectives on Occupations: Missed Possibilities in Research and Practice." Josephsson’s contributions to occupational therapy and occupational science are significant, and the division is honored to host him for the symposium.

No RSVP is required. For more information, email alliedhealth_events@med.unc.edu.

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