Educational Events


A guide for fieldwork educators

Wednesday, April 17, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. ET

Speakers:  Nikki Lynn, OTD, MS, OTR/L & Courtney Gohean MS, OTR/L


The goal of this presentation is to equip fieldwork educators with resources to help both themselves and their students navigate the challenges posed by bias in assessment and evaluations. Bias can arise in clinical settings due to various factors, making it essential for occupational therapy practitioners and educators to recognize and tackle bias through education and strategic approaches.

By attending this webinar, we believe our audience will gain a deeper understanding and access to tools that promote a fair and collaborative practice environment, fostering the growth and success of their students.


  • Understand the detrimental effect of racial bias and microaggressions (NL) on impact on cognitive capacity and competence.

  • Identify barriers to objective assessment/evaluation of students and patients.

  • What strategies can fieldwork educators implement to support and educate a diverse student and patient population.

  • Understanding the role of clinicians in advocating for health of ALL people.

Past Events

Updated January 29, 2024

Reasonable Modifications on Fieldwork:
Legal and practical steps to inclusion

September 14, 2023, 6:30-8:30PM EST



  • Participants will understand the legal obligations under ADA and Section 504 to accommodate students participating in programmatic and fieldwork experiences.

  • Participants will be able to identify areas to implement information about the process to request accommodations in program materials including fieldwork.

  • Participants will obtain knowledge of the interactive process, how reasonable accommodations are determined, and what role everyone plays in the process.

Promoting Student Success: Tips for supporting the
struggling student and challenging the exceptional student.
Webinar for Fieldwork and Capstone Educators!

Thursday March 9th, 2023. 6:30-8:00pm

Presenters: Jeanne Coviello, OTD, OTR/L, Sarah Klunk, MBA, OTR/L,
& Kristy Meyer, OTD, MS, OTR/L, BCP

Challenging the Exceptional Student and Supporting the Struggling Student

The Philadelphia Region Fieldwork and Capstone Consortium (PRFWCC) is pleased to offer this webinar geared towards Fieldwork (FW) Educators looking to deepen their understanding of strategies to address the needs of the exceptional FW and capstone student and strategies to support students experiencing challenges during  FW and capstone experiences. During this webinar, specific strategies will be identified, participants will apply strategies to case studies, and resources will be shared to support FW Educators and capstone site mentors.


  • Participants will be able to state at least (3) strategies to challenge the exceptional student.

  • Participants will be able articulate at least (3) strategies to support the struggling student.

  • Participants will identify at least (1) self-assessment tool/resource to navigate a challenging FW supervision experience.

Educational Event Sponsorship Opportunities Available.

Philadelphia Region Occupational Therapy Fieldwork & Capstone Consortium