Professional Bio

Education

  • OTD, Occupational Therapy, Creighton University, 2013
  • MA, Occupational Therapy, Texas Woman’s University, 2007
  • BS, Occupational Therapy, University of Texas Medical Branch, 1991

“Learning is not a spectator sport. Students do not learn much just by sitting in class listening to teachers, memorizing prepackaged assignments, and spitting out answers. They must talk about what they are learning, write about it, relate it to past experiences, and apply it to their daily lives. They must make what they learn part of themselves” (Chickering & Gamson, 1987).

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    Clinical Certifications and Expertise

    Expertise

    • Acute Care, Physical Rehabilitation

    Clinical Certifications

    • National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapists, Registered/Licensed
    • OT License,State of Colorado
    • Board Certification in Physical Rehabilitation (BCPR), American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
    • Fieldwork Educator Certificate, American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

    Professional Memberships

    • American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
    • Occupational Therapy Association of Colorado (OTAC)
    • Fellowship Program Review Committee (AOTA)
    • Colorado Fieldwork Educator Consortium

    Research and Scholarship

    Research Interests
    • Acute care 

    • Discharge planning

    • Undergraduate Occupational Profiles and Performance
    • Professional Organization Membership and Meaning

    Recent Publications

    Brooks MJ, Holm SE, Thomas S, Rich AJ. (2017). Addressing Opioid Misuse and Abuse through Interprofessional Engagement and Education. The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice. 16(1), Article 9.

    Smith-Gabai, H. & Holm, S. E. (Eds.). (2017). Occupational therapy in acute care (2nd ed.). Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press. 

    Smith-Gabai, H. & Holm, S. E. (2017). The Cardiac system. In H. Smith­‐Gabai & S. E. Holm (Eds.), Occupational therapy in acute care (2nd ed., pp. 223-252). Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press. 

    Holm, S. E. (2017). The Endocrine System. In H. Smith-Gabai & S. E. Holm (Eds.), Occupational therapy in acute care (2nd ed., pp. 393-406). Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press. 

    Holm, S. E. (2017). Early Mobility and Rehabilitation. In H. Smith-Gabai & S. E. Holm (Eds.), Occupational therapy in acute care (2nd ed., pp. 663-672). Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press. 

    Holm, S. E. (2017). Pain management. In H. Smith-Gabai & S. E. Holm (Eds.), Occupational therapy in acute care (2nd ed., pp. 673–683). Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press

    Holm, S. & Mu, K. (2012). Discharge planning for the elderly in acute care: The perceptions of experienced occupational therapists. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 30, 214­‐228.

    Recent Presentations

    Brooks MJ, Holm SE, Thomas SM, Rich AJ. Addressing Opioid Misuse and Abuse through Interdisciplinary Intervention. Health, Wellness & Society International Conference. Oct 2017.

    Stutz-Tannenbaum, P., Watson, C., Geitner, J., Moore, M., Holm, S. Level II Fieldwork: Student and Educator Perspectives from the Front Line.  Colorado Fieldwork Educators Consortium (COFWE) at the Occupational Therapy Association of Colorado State Conference. Blackhawk, CO.  September 22-23, 2017.

    Holm S. E. Promoting Professional Engagement: A Journey in Meaning Making. Marjorie Ball Award Lecture. Occupational Therapy Association of Colorado State Conference. Blackhawk, CO. September 22-23, 2017.

    Holm. S. E.  Two‐hour poster presentation on Transitioning into academics with a clinical doctorate: A concept map. American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA. March 2017.

    Thomas SM, Brooks MJ, Holm SE, Rich A.   Utilizing Interprofessional Engagement to Address Opioid Misuse and Abuse. Presented at the National Academies of Practice. Philadelphia, PA. March, 2016.

    Holm, S. E. Workshop on Deconstructing the Complex Patient in Acute Care: Strategies and Roles for Occupational Therapy. American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Annual Conference, Nashville, TN. April 2015.

    Holm, S. E. & Smith­‐Gabai, H. Short Course on Taking the Lead in Assessment and Discharge in Acute Care. American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) AOTA Annual Conference, San Diego, CA. April 2013.

    Holm, S. E. Two­‐hour poster presentation on Discharge planning for the elderly in acute care: The perceptions of experienced occupational therapists. AOTA Annual Conference, San Diego, CA. April 2013.

    Awards & Recognition

    • Marjorie Ball Award of Merit, Occupational Therapy Association of Colorado (OTAC), 2016
    • Distant Occupational Therapy Student of the Year; Post-Professional Occupational Therapy program, Creighton University, 2013
    • Employee of the Year, Poudre Valley Health System, 2011

    Community Involvement and Service

    Service to Students
    • OT SENSE Program Director – oversees OTD students serving as peer mentors to undergraduate students at Regis University. 2016-current
    • 9Health Fair Volunteer/supervisor for entry-level OTD students: BMI, Blood Pressure/pulse, wellness. Heritage Christian and Ethiopian Evangelical Churches, Aurora, CO. 2015-2017
    • Professional mentor for entry-level OTD students with the Institute for Latin American Concern (ILAC). Creighton University. Santiago, Dominican Republic. 2013-2014

    Service to Community

    • Gathering Place

    • Food Bank of the Rockies


    ervice to Students
    • OT SENSE