Chair, Occupational Therapy
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy

Becky Bernhardt

305 Scrimshaw Health Sciences Hall, Troy Campus
518-244-3135
[email protected]

Education

Creighton University, Post Professional OTD, Occupational Therapy, 2013
M.S. Health Education, The Sage Colleges, 1997
B.S. in Occupational Therapy, University of Kansas, 1986
A.A.S. Occupational Therapy Assistant, Orange County Community College, 1983

Certifications

Trained in the Treatment of Adult Hemiplegia by the NDTA, 1992
Member of AOTA
Member of NDTA
NYS License
NBCOT Certified

Clinical Practice

Per Diem OT Eddy Visiting Nurses & Rehab, 5/12 – present, Troy, NY
Per Diem Occupational Therapist 9/08 – present
Albany Visiting Nurses Association

Courses Taught

  • OTH 504 Foundations in Occupational Therapy
  • OTH 611 Adult Physical Rehabilitation I Lecture and Lab
  • OTH 618 Adult Physical Rehabilitation II Lecture and Lab

Publications

A Psychosocial Intervention for Post Stroke Depression: A Controlled Treatment Study. July-August, 2000, Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, 9(4), p. 200.

Presentations

Bernhardt, B. & Collette, D. A Pilot Survey and Review of the Use of the iPad During Intervention With Adult Clients. Poster presentation to the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference & Expo, New Orleans, LA, April 4, 2019.

Bernhardt, B. & Collette, D. Level I Fieldwork Practice in the Home Setting: Informing Occupation-Based Practice. Poster presentation to the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference & Expo, New Orleans, LA, April 5, 2019.

Optimizing Upper Extremity and Hand Use in the Client with Neurological Involvement
April 6, 2006

Occupational Enhancement for Community Dwelling Stroke Survivors
New York State Occupational Therapy Association
Fishkill, NY, October 24, 2003

Killcullen, P., Kligerman, B., & McCafferty, G. Effects of Post Stroke Depression on Function. Poster presentation at the North American Stroke Meeting, San Diego, CA, August 2001.

Bernhardt,  B.,  &  Collette,  D. An In-Class  Community  Volunteer Model for Teaching Neurorehabilitation. Poster presentation to New York State Occupational Therapy Association Conference. Palisades, NY, October 9, 2018.

Kligerman, B. Occupational Enhancement for  Community  Dwelling Stroke Survivors. Short Course Presentation to New York State Occupational Therapy Association, Fishkill, NY, October 24, 2003.

Kligerman, B. Community Based Treatment for Post Stroke Depression. Short Course Presentation to New York State Occupational  Therapy Association, Albany, NY, November 2001.

Davidson, B. & Kligerman, B. Neuroscience Review Course for Occupational Therapists. Short Course Presentation for New York State Occupational Therapy Association, Albany, NY, October 24, 1996.

Kligerman, B. Introduction to NOT for Adult Hemiplegia. Two day Presentation to rehab team, Beth Abraham Hospital, Bronx, NY, April 29-30, 1992

Cafiero, M., Bernhardt, B., Brennan, J., Hakey-Brusgul, J. & Michela, N. Assessment of an Inter-Professional Education Approach to Promoting Health in Older Adults through Wellness Workshops. Presentation to The Sage Colleges Research Cafe, Troy, NY, April 10, 2019.

Bernhardt, B. Geriatric Assessment Share. Presentation to area fieldwork supervisors and clinicians. The Sage Colleges Continuing Education for Area Occupational Therapists.Troy, NY, November 10, 2015.

Bernhardt, B.  Everyday  Technology Solutions.Presentation to area fieldwork supervisors and clinicians. The Sage Colleges Continuing Education for Area Occupational Therapists Troy, NY, November  28, 2012.

Bernhardt, B. Introduction to Occupational Therapy. Presentations to Health Sciences Undergraduates College of St. Rose 2009-2013. Siena College, 2014-present

Kligerman, B. Maximizing Movement and Functional Outcomes in Clients with Cognitive and Perceptual Challenges. Presentation to rehab staff at St. Mary’s Hospital. Troy, NY, November  15, 2006.

Kligerman, B. Backpack  Safety Awareness. Workshop for teachers and students at the Hebrew Academy of the Capital District, Albany, NY, November 13 and 14,  2006.

Kligerman, B. Optimizing Upper Extremity and Hand Use in the Client with Neurological Involvement. Presentation to area fieldwork supervisors  and clinicians.  The Sage Colleges  Continuing Education for Area Occupational  Therapists,  April 6, 2006.

Grants

Bernhardt, B., Cafiero, M., Michela, N., Hakey-Brusgul, J. & Brennan J. Assessment of an Inter-Professional Education Approach to Promoting Health in Older Adults through Wellness Workshops. 2017-2019. The Sage Colleges Schacht Faculty Research  Grant. Co-investigator.

Killcullen, P., Kligerman, B., & McCafferty, G. A Psychosocial Intervention  for  Post  Stroke  Depression  (PSD):  A  Controlled Treatment Study. Poster presentation at the North American Stroke Meeting, Toronto, Canada, August, 2000.

Professional Organizations

Member of AOTA
Member of NDTA
Member of NYSOTA

Service

Faculty Affairs Committee
CAPC Committee
Sage Graduate Schools Curriculum Committee
Program Review Committee
Continuing Education OT Workshop Coordination
AOTA Representative Assembly, Elected Representative for New York
Reviewer AOTA Annual Conference Submissions Reviewer, June 2019

Research

Perceptions of Health and Wellness in the Chronically Ill Community Dwelling Adults
Ongoing Study in partial fulfillment of OTD Degree through Creighton University
Fall 2010-Present

Bernhardt, B. & Collette, D. Level I Fieldwork Practice in the Home Setting: Informing Occupation-Based Practice. (2019). Troy, NY. Pl.

Bernhardt, B. An Exploration of the Use of the iPad in Treating Adult Patients. (2013). Troy, NY. Pl.

Davidson, B., Hickling, E., Kilcullen, P., Kligerman, B., McCafferty, G., & Taylor, A. A psychosocial Intervention for Post stroke depression (PSD): A controlled treatment study. (1998- 2002). St. Peters Hospital, Albany, NY. Co-investigator.