University of Southern California
University of Southern California
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Faculty

Shawn Phipps PhD, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA

Shawn Phipps

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy

Room: CHP 133
(323) 442-2850
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Biography

Shawn Phipps PhD, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA is the Vice President of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and serves as a Board Director on the AOTA Board of Directors (2012 – present). Dr. Phipps is also the Chief Quality Officer & Associate Hospital Administrator at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, where he is responsible for hospital-wide strategic planning, quality improvement, directing the implementation of key hospital-wide strategic initiatives, leadership development, driving the development of effective and efficient systems of patient-centered care across the continuum, and engaging all levels of the organization in creating a culture and commitment to quality improvement and innovation. Dr. Phipps also oversees Rancho's accreditation programs with The Joint Commission (TJC) and the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), and provides oversight of the Quality Resource Management Department and the Patient Safety, Infection Control, and the Risk Management Departments.
 
Dr. Phipps has also served two consecutive elected terms as the President of the Occupational Therapy Association of California (OTAC) from 2008 – 2012, was inducted as a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association in 2011, was a recipient of the AOTA Cordelia Myers Writer's Award in 2008, the OTAC Practice Award in 2005, and was the 2014 recipient of the OTAC Award of Excellence and the 2015 recipient of the AOTA Recognition of Achievement for Excellence in Leadership, Management, and Administration. Dr. Phipps is an adjunct assistant professor at the USC Chan Division and a member of the division's Board of Councilors.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Healthcare Administration
2011 | Touro University

Master of Science (MS) in Occupational Therapy
2002 | San Jose State University

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Occupational Therapy
1997 | University of Southern California

Publications

Book Chapters

Phipps, S. (2017). Evaluation and intervention for perceptual dysfunction. In H. M. Pendleton & W. Schultz-Krohn (Eds.), Pedretti's occupational therapy: Practice skills for physical dysfunction (8th ed., pp. 631-644). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.

Phipps, S., & Roberts, P. (2017). Motor learning. In H. M. Pendleton & W. Schultz-Krohn (Eds.), Pedretti's occupational therapy: Practice skills for physical dysfunction (8th ed., pp. 798-808). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.

Phipps, S. (2016). Managing change and solving problems. In B. Braveman (Ed.), Leading & managing occupational therapy services: An evidence-based approach (2nd ed., pp. 255-276). Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis Company.

Braveman, B., & Phipps, S. (2016). Strategic planning. In B. Braveman (Ed.), Leading & managing occupational therapy services: An evidence-based approach (2nd ed., pp. 235-254). Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis Company.

Phipps, S. C., & Roberts, P. (2013). Motor learning. In H. M. Pendleton & W. Schultz-Krohn (Eds.), Pedretti's occupational therapy: Practice skills for physical dysfunction (7th ed., pp. 831-843). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Mosby.

Phipps, S. C. (2013). Assessment and intervention for perceptual dysfunction. In H. M. Pendleton & W. Schultz-Krohn (Eds.), Pedretti's occupational therapy: Practice skills for physical dysfunction (7th ed., pp. 631-647). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Mosby.

Phipps, S. (2013). Occupational therapy professional organizations. In B. A. Boyt Schell, G. Gillen, & M. Scaffa (Eds.), Willard & Spackman's occupational therapy (12th ed., pp. 1005-1014). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Phipps, S. (2013). The cognitive, behavioral, and psychosocial sequelae of brain injury. In E. Cara & A. MacRae (Eds.), Psychosocial occupational therapy: An evolving practice (3rd ed., pp. 541-572). Clifton Park, NY: Delmar Cengage Learning.

Phipps, S. (2010). Conflict resolution. In K. Jacobs & G. L. McCormack (Eds.), The occupational therapy manager (5th ed.). Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press.

Phipps, S. (2010). Motivating employees. In K. Jacobs & G. L. McCormack (Eds.), The occupational therapy manager (5th ed.). Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press.

Phipps, S. C., & Roberts, P. S. (2006). Motor learning. In H. M. Pendleton & W. Schultz-Krohn (Eds.), Pedretti's occupational therapy: Practice skills for physical dysfunction (6th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier.

Phipps, S. C. (2006). Assessment and intervention for perceptual dysfunction. In H. M. Pendleton & W. Schultz-Krohn (Eds.), Pedretti's occupational therapy: Practice skills for physical dysfunction (6th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier.

Phipps, S. (2006). Community participation. In K. M. Golisz (Ed.), Neurorehabilitation for traumatic brain injury (Neurorehabilitation self-paced clinical course series, G. M. Giles, series senior ed., pp. 93-134). Bethesda, MD: American Occupational Therapy Association.

Phipps, S. C. (2005). The cognitive, behavioral, and psychosocial sequelae of brain injury. In E. Cara & A. MacRae (Eds.), Psychosocial occupational therapy: A clinical practice (2nd ed., pp. 394-422). Clifton Park, NY: Thomson Delmar Learning.

Journal Articles

Leland, N. E., Crum, K., Phipps, S., Roberts, P., & Gage, B. (2015). Advancing the value and quality of occupational therapy in health service delivery [Health policy perspectives]. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69, 6901090010p1-6901090010p7. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2015.691001

Phipps, S., & Roberts, P. (2012). Predicting the effects of cerebral palsy severity on self-care, mobility, and social function. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 66, 422-429. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2012.003921 Show abstractHide abstract

In this retrospective, longitudinal cohort study, the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory was used to predict the effects of cerebral palsy (CP) on self-care, mobility, and social function for 2,768 children, adolescents, and young adults with CP. Multiple linear regression was used to predict functional performance and level of caregiver assistance and found that CP severity, as measured by the Gross Motor Function Classification System and the Manual Ability Classification System, had the strongest effect. More severe levels of gross motor and fine motor dysfunction resulted in lower levels of self-care, mobility, and social function and increased levels of caregiver assistance. This study provides critical evidence regarding the importance of CP severity as a predictor of self-care, mobility, and social function that can be tested in future research to improve therapy treatment planning, caregiver education, and clinical resource utilization.

Phipps, S., & Richardson, P. (2007). Occupational therapy outcomes for clients with traumatic brain injury and stroke using the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 61, 328-334. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.61.3.328 Show abstractHide abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine whether 155 ethnically diverse clients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and stroke (cerebrovascular accident; CVA) who received occupational therapy services perceived that they reached self-identified goals related to tasks of daily life as measured by the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM). This study found that a statistically and clinically significant change in self-perceived performance and satisfaction with tasks of daily life occurred at the end of a client-centered occupational therapy program (p < .001). There were no significant differences in performance and satisfaction between the TBI and CVA groups. However, the group with right CVA reported a higher level of satisfaction with performance in daily activities than the group with left CVA (p = .03). The COPM process can effectively assist clients with neurological impairments in identifying meaningful occupational performance goals. The occupational therapist also can use the COPM to design occupation-based and client-centered intervention programs and measure occupational therapy outcomes.

Other Articles

Phipps, S. (2015, December). Leading with vision. Administration & Management Special Interest Section Quarterly, 31(4), 1-4. Full text

Phipps, S. (2015, August 24). Transformational and visionary leadership in occupational therapy management and administration [Continuing education article]. OT Practice, 20(15), CE1-CE8. Full text

Bolding, D., Roberts, P., & Phipps, S. (2010, August 9). Changing attitudes toward evidence-based practice. OT Practice, 15(14), 7; 20. Full text

Lyons, A., & Phipps, S. C. (2005, September). Promoting evidence-based practice in occupational therapy. Occupational Therapy Association of California Newsletter.

Lyons, A., Phipps, S. C., & Berro, M. (2004, July 26). Using occupation in the clinic. OT Practice, 9(13), 11-15. Full text