The purpose of The Entry Level Occupational Therapy Doctorate Capstone: A Framework for The Experience and Project is to provide a step-by-step guide for the development, planning, implementation and dissemination of the entry-level occupational therapy doctoral capstone experience and project.
The first entry-level occupational therapy doctorate program was established in 1999, but even now there is a scarcity of occupational therapy resources to guide faculty, prepare students and to socialize mentors to the capstone experience and project. The Entry Level Occupational Therapy Doctorate Capstone by Drs. Elizabeth DeIuliis and Julie Bednarski is the first available resource in the field of occupational therapy devoted to the doctoral capstone.
Each chapter provides sample resources and useful documents appropriate for use with occupational therapy doctoral students, faculty, capstone coordinators and site mentors.
- Templates to develop the MOU, individualized doctoral student objectives, and evaluations
- Examples of how to structure capstone project proposals
- Learning activities to guide the literature search and development of a problem statement
- Strategies of how to approach sustainability and program evaluation of the capstone project
- Recommendations for structure and formatting of the final written document
- Additional scholarly products derived from the project
- Other scholarly deliverables including formats for professional presentations and submissible papers
The Entry Level Occupational Therapy Doctorate Capstone: A Framework for The Experience and Project will be the first of its kind to serve as a textbook to provide recommendations that will benefit various stakeholders among the capstone team.