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Asian/Pacific Heritage Occupational Therapy Association (APHOTA) 

Contact: 
Jyothi Gupta, OT(C), OTR/L, PhD, President: jgupta@stkate.edu

The mission:
Create a means for the occupational therapy practitioners who are committed to supporting Asian/Pacific practitioners and advancing a greater understanding of Asian/Pacific cultural issues affecting occupational therapy practice.

The purpose:

  • Serve as a liaison between occupational therapy practitioners with concerns about Asian/Pacific cultural issues affecting occupational therapy practice and the American Occupational Therapy Association
  • Promote scholarly activities and research on Asian/Pacific cultural issues affecting occupational therapy practice
  • Identify and work to achieve common goals and needs
  • Promote and support learning and scholarship
  • Support occupational therapy practitioners immigrating from Asian/Pacific countries with transition and integration into the North American occupational therapy practice
  • Promote occupational therapy education and scholarly exchange among Asian/Pacific countries and North America

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