Welcome to the Board of Occupational Therapy website
The World Federation of Occupational Therapists defines occupational therapy as a profession concerned with promoting health and well-being through occupation. The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. Occupational therapists achieve this outcome by enhancing the individual's ability to participate, by modifying the environment, or by adapting the activity to better support participation.
Another way of thinking about the ideas contained in these definitions could be: occupational therapy is about understanding the importance of an activity to an individual, being able to analyze the physical, mental and social components of the activity and then adapting the activity, the environment and/or the person to enable them to resume the activity. Occupational therapists would ask, "Why does this person have difficulties managing his or her daily activities (or occupations), and what can we adapt to make it possible for him or her to manage better and how will this then impact his or her health and well-being?”
About The Board
The Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners was established by the Arizona Legislature to regulate this profession. As such the Board issues and renews licenses for the occupational therapy profession. By law, the Board requires that each applicant meet minimum standards of education, experience and competency. The Board also receives and investigates complaints, takes appropriate disciplinary action and responds to inquiries from consumers as to the license status of individual occupational therapy professionals.
THE BOARD MEMBERS
- Vacant, Chair
- John Tutelman, Vice-Chair
- Donald Hosenfeld, OTR/L, Member
- Beth Williamson, OTR/L, Member
- Karen Belyan, Public Member
- J. Randy Frost, Executive Director
- Vicki Egurrola, Licensing Administrator
Office Hours: M-F 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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