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The life history of Christina Frank is one of 30 life history interviews, which are a part of a larger project; Life Histories of Individuals Who Have Been Influential in Developing Occupational Therapy (OT) in North Dakota and Wyoming. The purpose of the project is to gather information about the history and evolution of occupational therapy (OT) practice in North Dakota and Wyoming through life histories of individuals who have been influential in developing OT in these two states. This study is intended to provide current and future generations of occupational therapists a view of the history and how occupational therapy practice has evolved from its inception to current practice from the views of influential graduates from the University of North Dakota in both the Grand Forks, ND and Casper, WY locations. It is anticipated that the information and the process of gathering this information of this project will be powerful to past and present students, faculty, and practitioners in the field of occupational therapy and other professionals. For the particular life history of Christina Frank, a semi-structured interview was conducted between the student researchers and Christina Frank. It was audio recorded, transcribed, and coded. Christina also provided the student researchers a copy of her resume to use for their project.

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Family, educational experiences, technology advancements, multidisciplinary, personal strengths.


Occupational Therapy

Evolution of Occupational Therapy Practice: Life History of Christina Frank, OTR/L