University of Southern California
University of Southern California
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Karrie Kingsley OTD, OTR/L

Karrie Kingsley OTD, OTR/L

Director of Diversity, Access, and Equity and Associate Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy

Room: CHP 222P
(323) 442-3723
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Biography

Karrie Kingsley earned their Doctorate of Occupational Therapy degree from USC with a portfolio program focused on occupation-based approaches to developing social skills in elementary school. They received their Master of Arts degree in occupational therapy from USC, and Bachelor of Arts degree in human development from California State University, Long Beach. Dr. Kingsley is an expert in early intervention and school-based occupational therapy. They were the Project Director of the Training Occupational Therapy Specialists (TOTS) grant, a U.S. Department of Education training grant which trained dozens of USC occupational therapy graduate students to provide interventions for young children and their families.

Dr. Kingsley frequently provides trainings and presentations on issues related to diversity, equity and access at the local, national and international level. They have specific expertise and interest in the impact of implicit bias in care settings and LGBTQ2IA inclusivity in clinical practice. Dr. Kingsley is the division’s Director of Diversity, Access, and Equity and the current chair of the division’s Diversity, Access, and Equity Committee. They are the faculty advisor for OTs for OuTreach, a student organization committed to working with underserved and marginalized communities.

Education

Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
2007 | University of Southern California

Master of Arts (MA) in Occupational Therapy
2001 | University of Southern California

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Human Development
1998 | California State University, Long Beach

Publications

2020

Journal Articles

Frolek Clark, G., & Kingsley, K. L. (2020). Occupational therapy practice guidelines for early childhood: birth–5 years. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 74, 7403397010. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.743001 Show abstract

Kingsley, K., Sagester, G., & Weaver, L. L. (2020). Interventions supporting mental health and positive behavior in children ages birth–5 yr: A systematic review. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 74, 7402180050. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.039768 Show abstract

Grajo, L. C., Laverdure, P., Weaver, L. L., & Kingsley, K. (2020). Becoming critical consumers of evidence in occupational therapy for children and youth [Editorial]. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 74, 7402170020. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.742001 Show abstract

2013

Books

Clark, G. F., & Kingsley, K. L. (2013). Occupational therapy practice guidelines for early childhood: Birth through 5 years. Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press. Full text Show abstract

Journal Articles

Kingsley, K. L., & Mailloux, Z. (2013). Evidence for the effectiveness of different service delivery models in early intervention services. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 67(4), 431-436. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2013.006171 Show abstract