New Hampshire
Occupational Therapy Association

Promoting Client Centered Occupational Therapy for Veterans through Military Cultural Competency

  • 05 Nov 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Portsmouth Regional Hospital


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Topic: Promoting Client Centered Occupational Therapy for Veterans through Military Cultural Competency

Continuing Education: .2 CEUs / 2 Contact Hours / 

2 Clock Hours / 2 PDUs *

*In accordance with NBCOT and AOTA guidelines, the NHOTA is now providing conversions for all possible ways to log continuing education credits.

Day/Date: Monday, November 5, 2018

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Venue: Portsmouth Regional Hospital (Classrooms 2 & 3), 333 Borthwick Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 

Cost: Members - $20

          Non-Members - $35

          Students - $5 (Please bring your student ID)

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Presenter: Beth A Fisher, OTS, CAPS

Presenter Bio: 

After graduating from Cornell University in 1997, Beth became one of the Marine Corps’ first female pilots in 1998. As a UH-1N "Huey" helicopter pilot, she was recognized for her superior flying and leadership abilities and earned the prestigious Weapons and Tactics Instructor designation that established her as a subject matter expert of her craft. Interested in the science of safety, Beth also pursued formal training and certification in aviation safety management and risk analysis at the Navy’s Postgraduate School. Beth eventually brought her talents to the private sector in 2006 where she continued to serve her community and challenge herself by flying medical and rescue helicopters for Air Methods Corporation in some of the country’s most challenging terrain and weather—the mountains and deserts of Arizona, Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming. Curiosity over the fate of the ill and injured she transported led Beth to leverage her biology background and pursue a career in Occupational Therapy. As a disabled veteran herself, she is excited to work on behalf of veterans' causes and with all people with disabilities. She is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist through the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and has a specialization in Home Modifications (through AOTA). Her Level II fieldwork placements included an inpatient acute setting at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital and adult day-programming at Kremples Center for people with brain injuries. In June 2018, Beth retired from the Marine Corps after 21 years of service. She currently works as a Teaching Assistant for Level I fieldwork interns running groups at the Dover Senior Center and as a Personal Support Specialist for Aging Excellence. Beth will graduate with her MSOT from the University of New Hampshire in Dec 2018. Beth's professional interests include OT's role in women's health, sexuality, veteran issues, and agriculture.


1. Attendees will understand why military cultural competency is important.

2. Attendees will recognize how their own beliefs and biases affect how they provide care.

3. Attendees will gain a better understanding of military culture.

4. Attendees will be able to identify some of the most important health issues affecting the veteran population.

5. Attendees will discuss best practices for veteran care.

New Hampshire Occupational Therapy Association   

Office: 1 Simons Lane, Suite 2, Newmarket, NH 03857
Mail: P.O. Box 842, Durham, NH 03824 
Phone: (603) 868-7475

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