WOTA Ethics: Session 1 Introduction and Foundations of the AOTA Code of Ethics

  • 17 Apr 2024
  • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Virtual Webinar


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WOTA Ethics: Session 1

Introduction and Foundations of the AOTA Code of Ethics

WOTA is pleased to offer an exciting new webinar series this year specific to ethics for the occupational therapy practitioner. Each session will welcome special guest speakers from the AOTA ethics committee. The session will follow the newly released book, Everyday Ethics & the Occupational Therapy. 

This first session with serve as the introduction to the AOTA Code of Ethics and the Standards of Conduct. What is it? How it is organized and how to use it and more. 

We encourage everyone to join this first introduction section and then join any and all subsequent sessions. 

Speaker Information:

Brenda S. Howard

Brenda S. Howard, DHSc, OTR, FAOTA is an Associate Professor and Director of the Master of Occupational Therapy Program at the University of Indianapolis School of Occupational Therapy. She is the former Chairperson of the American Occupational Therapy Association Ethics Commission (2019-2023) and is the Representative Assembly Recorder (2023-2026). After more than 30 years of clinical experience in productive aging and rehabilitation/disability, including a specialty in vestibular rehabilitation, she transitioned to academia. She co-edited the book, Everyday Ethics & Occupational Therapy (2024, AOTA Press) and wrote or co-wrote ten of AOTA’s Ethics Advisories.

Leslie Bennett

Leslie Bennett, OTD, OTR/L, is an Associate Professor and Academic Fieldwork Coordinator at Russell Sage College and earned her doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Creighton University.  Dr. Bennett is the current chair of AOTA's Ethics Commission and is focused on educating members at state and national levels on ethics and empowering them to negotiate ethical conflicts. Dr. Bennett has been part of the commission since fall of 2019.

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