Patricia Bowyer, EdD, MS, OTR, FAOTA

Professor and Coordinator of Post-Professional Programs, Houston Center

Patricia Bowyer

Contact

Texas Medical Center
6700 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77030
713-794-2128
pbowyer@twu.edu

Research Focus

I have two primary areas of scholarly inquiry:

1) Development of assessments and interventions based on an occupation theory (Model of Human Occupation)

2) Application of an occupation theory in practice (Model of Human Occupation) to impact clinical reasoning of practitioners and service provision outcomes

Current Students/Projects

MOT  Sara Lawless     Exploration of Noon’s syndrome through scoping review and developing cases

OTD  Danielle Sotelo  MOHO based intervention for breast cancer patients with lymphedema      

PhD  Amy Gibbs          MOHO based video modeling assessment      

PhD Sue Illif               Self-reflection, occupational competence, and clinical performance in Level II FW       

PhD Cary Moore          Development of an early intervention assessment based on MOHO

PhD  Kaye Rubio         MOHO based intervention for breast cancer patients with lymphedema         

PhD Cindi Tiognco      Documentation, MOHO, impact of training

PhD Melanie Tkach     MOHO, occupational therapy in acute care, outcomes, readmission 

Assessment and Intervention Development Related Publications

SOT Research Area: Occupation and Adaptation

Bowyer, P., Moore, C., Tiognco, C., Tkach, M., & Thom, C. (2016).  Perspectives of Occupational Therapists on the Challenges of Early Intervention Practice: A Descriptive Study. Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools   & Early Intervention.

Bowyer, P., Moore, C., Tiongco, C., & Tkach, M. (2016). An Examination of Occupational Therapy in the Context of Head Start, Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools   & Early Intervention.

Munoz, L., Campbell, C., & Bowyer, P. (2015).  Occupational Therapy and Cognition in the Older Adult Cancer Population. Journal of Geriatric Rehabilitation. 

Fogerty, E., Montemayor, H., & Bowyer, P. (2015). Introduction to Early Intervention. Cases in Pediatric Occupational Therapy Assessment and Intervention. Throrofare, NJ:  SLACK Inc. 

Fogerty, E., Wisniewski, M., & Bowyer, P. (2015). Introduction to School Systems. Cases in Pediatric Occupational Therapy Assessment and Intervention. Thorofare, NJ:  SLACK Inc. 

Braveman, B., Bowyer, P., & Fogerty, E. (2015). Older Workers and Retirement. In Betty Bonder (Ed.), Functional Performance in Older Adults. Thorofare, NJ:  SLACK Inc. 

Bowyer, P., Lee, J., Kramer, J., Taylor, R., & Kielhofner, G. (2012).  Determining the Clinical Utility of the Short Child Occupational Profile (SCOPE).  British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 75 (1).  

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 and Health: Latest Trends and Research in Occupational Therapy, 32 (1).  

Assessment and Intervention Development Related Presentations

SOT Research Area: Occupation and Adaptation

Bowyer, P. (2013, October). An Introduction to the Model of Human Occupation Screening Tool (MOHOST) and the Short Child Occupational Profile (SCOPE). First International Forum on Occupational Science (invited speaker). Mexico City, Mexico.

Bowyer, P. (October, 2013). The Clinical Utility of the SCOPE. First International Forum on Occupational Science (invited speaker). Mexico City, Mexico.

Thom. C. & Bowyer, P. (2013, April). Compassionate assessment: A strengths-based approach using the Short Child Occupational Profile (SCOPE). American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference. San Diego, California.

Bowyer, P. (2012). Does knowledge of volition in children with neurodevelopmental disabilities impact engagement in activities. Occupational Therapy Summit of Scientists/Scholars, St. Louis, Missouri.  

O'Brien, J., Bowyer, P., Taylor, R., O'Dell, J., & Phinney, C. (2012). Using the Short Child Occupational Profile (SCOPE) to measure occupational therapy outcomes when working with children/youth.  American Occupational Therapy Association, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Theory Application Publications

SOT Research Area: Applied Reasoning-classroom, clinic, community

Bowyer, P. (in press). Formation of Identity and Occupational Competence: Occupational adaptation in the Model of Human Occupation, In L.Grajo and A, Boiselle (Eds) Occupation and Adaptation: Multidimensional Perspectives. Thorofare, NJ: SLACK Inc.

Cahill, S., Bowyer, P., Munoz, L. & O’Brien, J. (2017). Applying the Model of Human Occupation in Pediatric Practice: Working with Children with Sensory Processing, Motor, Medical, and Developmental Issues, The Model of Human Occupation, 5th Ed. Philadelphia, PA:  FA Davis. 

Bowyer, P., & Kramer, J., (2017). Evidence for Practice from the Model of Human Occupation. The Model of Human Occupation, 5th Ed. Philadelphia, PA: FA Davis. 

Parkinson, S., Cooper, J., de las Heras, C., Duffy, N., Bowyer, P., Fisher, G. & Forsyth, K.(2017). Assessments Combining Methods of Information Gathering. The Model of Human Occupation, 5th Ed. Philadelphia, PA:  FA Davis.

Haglund, L., Bowyer, P., Scott, P. & Bondsaken, T. (2017). The Model of Human Occupation, the ICF, and the Occupational Therapy Practice. The Model of Human Occupation, 5th Ed. Philadelphia, PA:  FA Davis. 

Braveman, B., Munoz, L., & Bowyer, P. (2016). Turning theory into practice: Managerial strategies. In B. Braveman (Ed.), Evidence Based Management. Thorofare, NJ:  SLACK Inc.

Bowyer, P. (2015). Transformational Leadership and the Model of Human Occupation. In S. Dunbar (Ed.), An Occupational Perspective on Leadership. Thorofare, NJ:  SLACK Inc.

Theory Application Presentations  

SOT Research Area: Applied Reasoning-classroom, clinic, community

Bowyer, P. (July, 2017). Introduction and Application of MOHO with an oncology population. City of Hope (invited speaker). Los Angeles, California.

Bowyer, P. & Munoz, L. (July, 2016). Developing MOHO community based practice. Instituto Terapia de Ocupacional (invited speaker). Mexico City, Mexico.

Taylor, R., Munoz, L., Bowyer, P., Marchano, A. (April, 2016). Kielhofner’s Model of Human Occupation: MOHO Evidence and Scholarship of Practice, PDSIS (invited speaker). American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference. Chicago, Illinois.

Bowyer, P. (April, 2016).  Best Practices in Teaching and Learning: Collaborations with Local Facilities, EDSIS Panel, (invited speaker). American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference. Chicago, Illinois.

Bowyer, P., & Munoz, L., (April, 2015). Impact of the Introduction of an Occupation-focused Theory on the Clinical Reasoning in Therapist Working with Clients in the Cancer Population. American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference. Nashville, TN.

Bowyer, P., & Munoz, L. (April, 2015). Operationalizing Scholarship of Practice: Factors Leading to a Successful Collaboration. American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference. Nashville, TN.

Bowyer, P., Munoz, L., Montemayor, H., Parker, J., & Wisniewski, M. (September, 2014). Impact of the Introduction of an Occupation-focused Theory on the Clinical Reasoning in Therapist Working with Clients in the Cancer Population. Research Symposium, Dallas, Texas.

Broad Research Areas for SOT:

  1. Technology Applications (classroom, clinic, community)
  2. Participation and Context
  3. Occupation and Adaptation
  4. Applied Reasoning-classroom, clinic, community