Keck Graduate Institute
Claremont, California, United States
Christy Billock is a Professor and Founding Program Director of the Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) program at Keck Graduate Institute (KGI). Prior to working at KGI she served as a Professor and Curriculum Coordinator of Occupational Therapy at West Coast University and was an Associate Professor at Loma Linda University. She has a PhD in Occupational Science from the University of Southern California, where her dissertation focused on women’s experience of spirituality in everyday life. She created the Occupational Therapy Spiritual Narrative Assessment (OTSNA) tool.
Dr. Billock’s clinical background is in inpatient rehabilitation and is a board-certified diplomate of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. She has taught occupational therapy for 24 years in a broad range of subject areas including neuroscience, lifestyle medicine, geriatrics, rehabilitation, mental health, wellness, and occupational therapy history and theory. Dr. Billock has spoken at numerous state, regional, national, and international professional conferences. She is passionate about innovation in occupational therapy and growing the profession’s role in health promotion. Dr. Billock is the recipient of several awards including the University of Southern California (USC) Creativity in Occupational Therapy Award, USC Penny Louise Richardson Award, Loma Linda University Faculty Recognition Award, West Coast University OT Faculty of the Year Award, Occupational Therapy Association of California Award of Excellence, and the California Foundation for Occupational Therapy Honored Lecturer.
I do not have any relevant financial / non-financial relationships with any proprietary interests.
Sunday, November 6, 2022
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM