University of Southern California
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Linda Fazio PhD, OTR/L, LPC, FAOTA

Linda Fazio

Associate Chair of Academic & Community Program Support and Development, Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy

Room: CHP 133
Phone: (323) 442-2878
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Biography

Linda S. Fazio is the Associate Chair of Academic & Community Program Support and Development, as well as Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy. She consults widely on occupational therapy academic curriculum development, curriculum design and community program design and development. Dr. Fazio received the 1999 Occupational Therapy Association of California Award of Excellence for significant contributions to the profession of occupational therapy. She is the author of "Developing Occupation-Centered Programs for the Community" (2000/2008) and co-editor of "Play in Occupational Therapy for Children" (1996/2008). Dr. Fazio holds a PhD degree in Higher Education Administration, Student Services and Counseling from the University of North Texas as well as an MS degree in Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a BS degree in Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman's University.

Research Interests

Dr. Fazio's research interests include imagery and story telling/story making with children and adolescents. She is also the Motivational Interview Trainer for the PUPS research project.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Higher Education Administration, Student Services, and Counseling
University of North Texas
1984

Master of Science (MS) in Anthropology
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
1977

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Occupational Therapy
Texas Woman's University
1964

Publications

Books

Fazio, L. S. (2008). Developing occupation-centered programs for the community (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall Health.

Parham, L. D., & Fazio, L. S. (Eds.) (2008). Play in occupational therapy for children (2nd ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier. Link to full text

Fazio, L. S. (2000). Developing occupation-centered programs for the community: A workbook for students and professionals. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall Health.

Parham, L. D., & Fazio, L. S. (Eds.) (1996). Play in occupational therapy for children. St. Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier.

Book Chapters

Fazio, L. S. (2008). Storytelling, storymaking, and fantasy play. In L. D. Parham & L. S. Fazio (Eds.), Play in occupational therapy for children (2nd ed.). (pp. 427-443). St. Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier.

Neville-Jan, A. M., Fazio, L. S., Kennedy, B. L., & Snyder, C. (1996). Elementary to middle school transition: Using multicultural play activities to develop life skills. In L. D. Parham & L. S. Fazio (Eds.), Play in occupational therapy for children. (pp. 144-158). St. Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier.

Fazio, L. (1994). Symbols and symbolic meaning in human occupation. In C. B. Royeen (Ed.), The practice of the future: Putting occupation back into therapy [AOTA self-study series]. Rockville, MD: American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.

Fazio, L. (1989). Sexuality and aging: A community wellness program. In E. D. Taira (Ed.), Community programs for the health impaired elderly. (pp. 59-70). New York, NY: Haworth Press, Inc. Abstract →← Abstract 

Community program serving the elderly are becoming actively involved in the support of comprehensive wellness to meet the changing needs of the aging adult. An occupational therapy perspective enjoys the compatibility with community wellness programs by recognizing the community as an arena for practice and by encouraging a broad view of wellness to include many occupational roles for the aging adult. This paper addresses the expression of sexuality as a component of occupational behavior through a description of a program designed to assist the aging adult to (1) become more aware of the processes of normal sexual development, (2) become more aware of changes that are likely to occur in sexual needs and functions with aging, (3) understand the impact of illness, disability and medications on sexual functioning, and (4) view sexuality within one’s occupational profile.

Fazio, L. (1986). The Delphi: Education and assessment in institutional goal setting. In D. S. Cordray & M. W. Lipsey (Eds.), Evaluation studies review annual (Vol. 11). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc. Abstract →← Abstract 

The use of Delphi techniques in a school of osteopathic medicine is described to assess and change faculty perceptions of institutional goals and needs such as curriculum orientation, campus design and location, faculty personnel policy, teaching and instructional evaluation, student characteristics and admission policies, and administrative structure and communication.

Journal Articles

Clark, F. A., Zemke, R., Frank, G., Parham, D., Neville-Jan, A. M., Hedricks, C., Carlson, M. E., Fazio, L., & Abreu, B. (1993). Dangers inherent in the partition of occupational therapy and occupational science [The issue is]. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 47, 184-186. doi:10.5014/ajot.47.2.184. Link to full text

Fazio, L. (1992). Tell me a story: The therapeutic metaphor in the practice of pediatric occupational therapy. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 46, 112-119. doi:10.5014/ajot.46.2.112. Link to full text Abstract →← Abstract 

In the crafting of therapeutic intervention, pediatric occupational therapists are challenged to provide therapeutic modalities that are as stimulating and imaginative as the child's world, while offering appropriate and meaningful solutions to the child's problems. Storytelling, coupled with the visual, auditory, and kinesthetic stimulation of guided affective imagery, offers a stimulating treatment approach for both the child or adolescent and the occupational therapist. This paper provides an overview of the use of storytelling, metaphorical forms and expressions, and guided affective imagery in occupational therapy with children.

Fazio, L. (1988). Sexuality and aging: A community wellness program. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 6(1), 59-70. doi:10.1080/J148V06N01_06. Link to full text Abstract →← Abstract 

Community programs serving the elderly are becoming actively involved in the support of comprehensive wellness to meet the changing needs of the aging adult. An occupational therapy perspective enjoys compatibility with community wellness programs by recognizing the community as an arena for practice and by encouraging a broad view of wellness to include many occupational roles for the aging adult. This paper addresses the expression of sexuality as a component of occupational behavior through a description of a program designed to assist the aging adult to (1) become more aware of the processes of normal sexual development, (2) become more aware of changes that are likely to occur in sexual needs and functions with aging, (3) understand the impact of illness, disability and medications on sexual functioning, and (4) view sexuality within one’s occupational profile.

Fazio, L. (1988). Futurism in higher education. International Journal of Institutional Management in Higher Education, 12(2), 208-217. Link to full text Abstract →← Abstract 

The concept of "futurism" in higher education program planning, self-study and goal setting is taking on increasing significance. Two research techniques for "futures forecasting" are discussed: the Delphi and the Scenario. These techniques have been used successfully in institutional self-study and program evaluation.

Fazio, L. (1985). The Delphi: Education and assessment in institutional goal setting. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 10(2), 147-58. Abstract →← Abstract 

The use of Delphi techniques in a school of osteopathic medicine is described to assess and change faculty perceptions of institutional goals and needs such as curriculum orientation, campus design and location, faculty personnel policy, teaching and instructional evaluation, student characteristics and admission policies, and administrative structure and communication.

Reviews

Fazio, L. (1981). The older woman: Lavender rose or gray panther. Educational Gerontology, An International Quarterly, 6(4).