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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Catherine Crowley OTD, OTR/L

Catherine Crowley OTD, OTR/L

Director of the Minor in Occupational Science Program and Assistant Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy

Room: CHP / THH 107 / B4
(213) 821-6326
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Biography

Catherine Crowley has been an occupational therapist since 1974. She began her career working with adults in a psychiatric hospital on the East Coast and thereafter moved west to Colorado to work in the community mental health system. When the facility was closed in light of shifting governmental fiscal priorities and the de-institutionalization movement, Dr. Crowley pursued a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy at the University of Illinois at Chicago, changing her focus of study and practice to pediatrics. Her thesis work involved examining variables in parental involvement in their child’s early intervention programs. In the 1990s, she came to the University of Southern California Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy. She completed her clinical doctorate in 2006 and is the director of the Occupational Science Minor program.

Education

Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
2006 | University of Southern California

Master of Science (MS) in Occupational Therapy
1984 | University of Illinois Chicago

Publications

2001

Journal Articles

Frank, G., Fishman, M., Crowley, C. C., Blair, B. A., Murphy, S. T., Montoya, J. A., Hickey, M. P., Brancaccio, M. V., & Bensimon, E. M. (2001). The New Stories/New Cultures after-school enrichment program: A direct cultural intervention. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 55(5), 501-508. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.55.5.501 Show abstract