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Karin Werther, MSc, BScOT(c)

Assistant Clinical Professor

Rehabilitation Medicine

Occupational Therapy

About Me


Master in Rehabilitation Science, University of British Columbia (2013)
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, University of Limburg, The Netherlands (1997)

Clinical Background

17 years of front line clinical Neuroscience experience in acute care and rehabilitation services. Clinical educator providing supervision for ~ 60 occupational therapy students, primarily within an interdisciplinary student services model.


Innovative Teaching Award - Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine Teaching Award for Occupational Therapy (2019)

Rehabilitation Medicine Students' Association (RMSA) - Teaching Award for Occupational Therapy (2016)

Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists - Fieldwork Educator Award of Excellence (2015)

Society of Alberta Occupational Therapists - Clinical Preceptor Award (2013)


King, S., Werther, K., Ruelling, A., Kim, E (2019). Taking the classroom to camp: The facilitators' role in creating an impactful interprofessional experiential learning opportunity. Journal of Interprofessional Care. doi: 10.1080/13561820.2019.1693355

Brown, C., Moon, M., Valvaara, K., Schmitz, C., Mullholland, S., Werther, K. & Esmail, S. (2019). Numbers, Measures and Metrics: Part of Our Ongoing Decolonization Journey, Occupational Therapy Now, 21(4), 13-15

Roberts, M.R., Alves, C.B. & Werther, K. (2019). Examining the Associations Between OSCE Scores and Fieldwork Performance. Journal of Allied Health

Roberts, M. R., Alves, C. B., Werther, K., & Bahry, L. M. (2018). Examining the Reliability of Scores From a Performance Assessment of Practice-Based Competencies. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment.  doi: 10.1177/0734282918816849.

Werther, K. & Vergis, P.  (2017). The Unique Opportunities Aphasia Camp Offers Occupational Therapy Students . OT Now, 20.3, 8-10

Leung, A. W., Barrett, L. M., Butterworth, D., Werther, K., Dawson, D. R., & Brintnell, E. S. (2016). Neural Plastic Effects of Working Memory Training Influenced by Self-perceived Stress in Stroke: A Case Illustration. Frontiers in psychology, 7, 1266. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01266

Young, S., Williams, B., Williams, D., Carew, J., Kenyon, C., Werther, K. & Schindel, D. (2007). Is Patient Falls Prevention Realistic in Neurosciences: Building Awareness as a Step to Prevention. Axon, Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nurses, 28(2)


  • Coordinate and facilitate integrated courses
  • Therapeutic Use of Self
  • Assistive Technology
  • Neuroscience labs
  • Aphasia Camp
  • Interprofessional collaboration (e.g. 'Save Stan')
  • Guest lectures (inter and intra-departmental)