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Kami Holst, OTD, MOTR/L, CBIS

Assistant Professor


Dr. Holst has a passion for the neurological population. She is a certified brain injury specialist and a registered LSVT BIG certified clinician a specialty program for Parkinson Disease. Her clinical experience has been within inpatient, outpatient and skilled nursing related to neurological rehabilitation. Dr. Holst's doctoral thesis was related to brain injury as a chronic condition and brain injury clubhouse programming as a community-based model of intervention. Dr. Holst serves her community as a co-founder of the first brain injury clubhouse in the state of Iowa, Empower House QCA. Dr. Holst's scholarship closely aligns with serving the neurological population through the brain injury clubhouse model and outreach services for the neurodivergent populations.

Dr. Holst is the lead instructor for the coursework content in the first year of the occupational therapy program OTD 550/551 Interventions IA/IB, which is a series of six interventions courses taught throughout the duration of the program. She also is an instructor within the Intervention IIA/ IIB courses. Dr. Holst is a clinical site instructor for second year students completing Fieldwork IB rotations at clinical site Empower House QCA. Additionally, she is responsible for mentorship within the doctoral capstone experience related to her scholarly interest

See Dr. Holst's CV (pdf)

SEE COURSES TAUGHT


Education and Training


  • OTD, St. Catherine's University, St. Paul, MN, Doctor of Occupational Therapy
  • MOTR/L, St. Ambrose University, Occupational Therapy
  • BS, St. Ambrose University, Exercise Science

"Positive words of affirmation. Speaking life into others is the best gift that we have to give. We can offer hope and encouragement with our words."

Dr. Holst, on what inspires her


Research


PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS:
1. Blackwell, C., Cary, K. A., Holst, K. L., Mandle, K. M., & Dryg, L. D. (2018). Dynavision Normative Data for Reaction Time. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 72(4_Supplement_1), 7211500030p1-7211500030p1.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY THESIS:
1. Holst, Kami. (2020). Acquired Brain Injury as a Chronic Condition: Self-Management and Clubhouse Programs. Retrieved from Sophia, the St. Catherine University repository website:


Presentations/Contributions to Practice


ACCEPTED NATIONAL CONFERENCE PRESENTATION
1. Blackwell, C., Cary, K. A., Holst, K. L., Mandle, K. M., & Dryg, L. D. (2018). Dynavision Normative Data for Reaction Time. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 72(4_Supplement_1), 7211500030p1-7211500030p1. Poster Presentation at the American Occupational Therapy Association National Conference, Salt Lake City, UT

2. Schmidt J., Petersen J., Kilburg L., McCombs A., Holst K., Lansing A., Phares S., Noble A., (2021) Developing and Implementing Level I Fieldwork Experiences to Meet Student Learning Objectives While Enhancing Faculty Scholarship and Service. American Occupational Therapy Association Education Summit national conference, in person group panel presentation.

ACCEPTED STATE CONFERENCE PRESENTATION
1. Schmidt J., Holst K., McCombs A., (2021) Person Centered Occupational Therapy Outreach Program: Promoting Occupational justice for families experiencing brain injury presented at the Annual Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa: State conference. Virtual recorded presentation, live question & answer session.

2. Holst K., (2020) How to Manage Neglected Chronic Conditions presented at the Annual Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa: State conference on Brain injury in Des Moines, Iowa.

3. Holst K., Heinrichs M., Motto, C., Owens M., (2020) Brain Injury Clubhouse Programming for Adults with Acquired Brain Injury presented at the Annual Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa: State conference on Brain injury in Des Moines, Iowa.

4. Holst K., Heinrichs M., Motto, C., Owens M., (2019) Brain Injury Clubhouse: Enhancing Community Engagement, Quality of Life & Empowerment for Adults with Acquired Brain Injury presented at the Annual Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa: State conference on Brain injury in Des Moines, Iowa.

INVITED SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS
1. Schmidt J., Petersen J., Kilburg L., McCombs A., Holst K., Lansing A., Phares S., Noble A., (2021) Developing and Implementing Level I Fieldwork Experiences to Meet Student Learning Objectives While Enhancing Faculty Scholarship and Service. Invited to present at the American Occupational Therapy Association Education Summit national conference.

2. Schmidt J., McCombs A., Holst K., (2021) Occupational Therapy: innovative solutions upon returning home invited to present at the University of Iowa Neuroscience Conference with in person presentation, question & answer session.


More About Dr. Holst

Courses Taught

OTD 550 Interventions IA

OTD 551 Interventions IB

Fieldwork IB on site clinical supervision for occupational therapy doctoral students

OTD 600 Interventions IIA

OTD 626 Doctoral Capstone Project I

OTD 676 Doctoral Capstone Project II

OTD 710 Doctoral Capstone Proposal II

Professional Organizations & Community Service

Organizations:
American Occupational Therapy Association, 2011-present
Iowa Occupational Therapy Association, 2021-present
World Federation of Occupational Therapy, 2020-present
International Brain Injury Clubhouse Alliance, 2018-present

Service:

St. Ambrose Service:
Occupational Therapy Admissions Committee
Search Committee for Nursing Tenure Track Faculty
College of Health and Human Sciences: Strategic Planning Community Partnerships Committee Subgroup Priority 2
College of Health and Human Services Racial Justice Task Force
College of Health and Human Sciences: Nursing Department Guest Lecture

Community Enhancement:
President of the Empower House Board of Directors

Contact


Kami Holst

Occupational Therapy
Center for Health Sciences Education
1320 W. Lombard St.
Mailing: 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA 52803
HolstKamiL@sau.edu

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