Christine Urish


Teaches foundational and psychosocial content within the curriculum as she is a board certified occupational therapist in mental health. She is also a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association and has served in leadership roles at the state and national level within the profession of occupational therapy.

Dr. Urish's clinical work includes a clinical appointment at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics and as a PRN occupational therapist.

Licensure in Iowa and Illinois
Board Certification in Mental Health Occupational Therapy
Fellow, American Occupational Therapy Association

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Education and Training

  • PhD, University of Iowa College of Education
  • MS, Western Michigan University Occupational Therapy
  • BS, Western Michigan University Occupational Therapy


American Occupational Therapy Association
Illinois Occupational Therapy Association
World Federation of Occupational Therapy
Iowa Occupational Therapy Association
Pi Kappa Phi

Recent Publications

Hemphill-Pearson, B.J., & Urish, C.K. (in press). Assessments in Occupational Therapy Mental Health. Thorofare, NJ: Slack Inc.

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Courses Taught

MOT 425 Fundamentals of Occupational Therapy for Individuals and Groups
MOT 467 Psychosocial Interventions Across the Lifespan
MOT 510 Special Topics: Health Care & Social Justice in Latin America - Brasil
MOT 600 OT Research III

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