Sharon Gutman

Sharon
Sharon Gutman, PhD, OTR, FAOTA

Professor, Programs in Occupational Therapy

E-mail: sg2422@cumc.columbia.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., Occupational Therapy, New York University
  • M.A., Occupational Therapy, New York University
  • Post-Baccalaureate, Occupational Therapy, Thomas Jefferson University
  • B.A., Psychology, Arcadia University

Clinical Expertise

  • Children and Youth with Autism
  • Adult Psychiatric Disability
  • Adult Traumatic Brain Injury

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Research Methods
  • Evidence Based Practice I
  • Evidence Based Practice II
  • Master’s Research Project
  • Methods of Teaching

Research Interests

  • Social Skills Development in Children and Youth with Autism
  • Supported Education and Employment for Adults with Cognitive Impairment
  • Supported Housing Transition for Individuals who are Homeless
  • Neurologic Substrates of Psychiatric Disorders: Implications for Practice

Funded Research

  • Virginia Apgar Academy of Medical Educators, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University Medical Center, S. Gutman and J. Falk-Kessler – Co-PIs, 09/2016 – 09/2017
    Grant to develop and assess a student admission procedure instrument that can provide information about emotional intelligence and professional behaviors in the classroom and clinical setting. $5000.
    Role: Co-PI
  • Project Renewal, S. Gutman and E. Raphael-Greenfield – Co-PIs, 11/2014 – present
    Ongoing contract to develop and assess an occupational therapy housing transition, maintenance, and supportive education and employment program for homeless adults with mental illness and substance abuse histories. The contract also supports occupational therapy student fieldwork supervision. $20,000/year.
    Role: Co-PI
  • Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, S. Gutman – PI, 12/2004 – 06/2005
    Development and assessment of an occupational therapy supportive education program for adults with mental illness. $5000.
    Role: PI
  • Metropolitian New York District of Occupational Therapists, S. Gutman – PI, 05/1999 – 04/2000
    Development and assessment of an occupational therapy intervention for homeless women as a result of domestic abuse. $500.
    Role: PI
  • American Occupational Therapy Foundation Dissertation Research Grant, S. Gutman – PI, 06/1997 – 05/1998
    Development and assessment of occupational therapy guidelines to alleviate gender role strain in adult males after traumatic brain injury. $7000.
    Role: PI

Professional Awards, Recognition, Activities

  • Editorial Board member, Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 2015 – present
  • Editor-in-Chief, American Journal of Occupational Therapy Association, 2008 – 2014
  • Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association, 2009
  • The Bridge Program: A Supported Education and Employment Program for Adults with Cognitive Impairment, Director
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Contribution as the Author of Living With Illness or Disability, awarded by the American Occupational Therapy Association Press, 2005
  • Certificate of Excellence, awarded by Richard Stockton College OT Class of 2005
  • Certificate of Outstanding Teaching, awarded by the Long Island University OT Class of 2004
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Contribution as the Author of Screening Adult Neurologic Populations, awarded by the American Occupational Therapy Association Press, 2003
  • Certificate of Appreciation, awarded by the Long Island University OT Class of 2002
  • MNYD (Metropolitan New York District of Occupational Therapists) Board Member, 1999 – 2001
  • MNYD Liaison to Research Committee, 1999 – 2001
  • MNYD Special Interest Section Mental Health Member, 1998 – 2000
  • MNYD Ethics Committee Member, 1998 – 1999
  • MOTEC (Metropolitan Occupational Therapy Educational Council) Member, 1998 – 1999
  • American Journal of Occupational Therapy: Editorial Board, 1997 – 1999
  • Awarded Outstanding Instructor of the Year, by New York University OT Class of 1997

Publications

Editorials for American Journal of Occupational Therapy (as Editor-in-Chief)

  • Gutman, S. A. (2014). From the Desk of the Editor. State of the journal, 2014. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68(6), 620 – 627. doi:10.5014/ajot.2014.013607
  • Gutman, S. A., & Raphael-Greenfield, E. I. (2014). Centennial Vision. Five years of mental health research in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 2009-2013. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68(1).
  • Harries, P., Gutman, S. A., & Polatajko, H. J. (2013). Reciprocal access agreements between BJOT, AJOT, and CJOT: New resources for occupational therapists around the world. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 67(2), 138-139. doi:10.5014/ajot.2013.672002
  • Doucet, B. M., & Gutman, S. A. (2013). From the Desk of the Editor and Associate Editor. Quantifying function: The rest of the measurement story. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 67, 7-9. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2013.007096
  • Gutman, S. A. (2012). State of the journal, 2012. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 66(6), 636-643. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2012.006346
  • Gutman, S. A. (2012). Centennial Vision–State of mental health research in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 2008–2011. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 66(2), e30–e33. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2012.003913
  • Murphy, S. L., & Gutman, S. A. (2012). From the Desk of the Editor and Associate Editor–Intervention fidelity: A necessary aspect of intervention effectiveness studies. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 66, 387-388. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2012.005405
  • Gutman, S. A., & Murphy, S. L. (2012). From the Desk of the Editor and Associate Editor– Information commonly unreported in intervention effectiveness studies. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 66, 7-10. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2012.003673
  • Gutman, S. A. (2011). From the Desk of the Editor–State of the journal, 2011. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 65, 608-615. doi:10.5014/ajot.2011.003145
  • Smith, D. L., & Gutman, S. A. (2011). From the Desk of the Editor–Health literacy in occupational therapy practice and research. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 65, 367-369. doi:10.5014/ajot.2011.002139
  • Gutman, S. A. (2011). From the Desk of the Editor–Special issue: The effectiveness of occupational therapy services in mental health practice. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 65, 235-237. doi:10.5014/ajot.2011.001339
  • Gutman, S. A. (2011). From the Desk of the Editor–Copyright in the age of digital scholarship. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 65, 123-124. doi:10.5014/ajot.2011.000877
  • Gutman, S. A. (2010). From the Desk of the Editor–State of the journal, 2010. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 64, 832-840.
  • Gutman, S. A. (2010). From the Desk of the Editor–AJOT publication priorities. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 64, 679-681.
  • Gutman, S. A. (2010). From the Desk of the Editor–Reporting standards for intervention effectiveness studies. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 64, 523-527.
  • Gutman, S. A. (2010). From the Desk of the Editor–Online publication and the impact factor. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 64, 7-8.
  • Gutman, S. A. (2009). From the Desk of the Editor–State of the journal, 2009. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 63, 667-673.
  • Gutman, S. A. (2009). From the Desk of the Editor–Special issue on brain injury: Traumatic brain injury and stroke. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 63, 523-524.
  • Gutman, S. A. (2009). From the Desk of the Editor–Why haven’t we generated sufficient evidence? Part II: Building our evidence. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 63, 381-383.
  • Gutman, S. A. (2009). From the Desk of the Editor–Why haven’t we generated sufficient evidence? Part I: Barriers to applied research. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 63, 235-237.
  • Gutman, S. A. (2009). From the Desk of the Editor–How to appraise research: Elements of sound applied design. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 63, 123-125.
  • Gutman, S. A. (2008). From the Desk of the Editor–State of the journal, 2008. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 62, 619-622.
  • Gutman, S. A. (2008). From the Desk of the Editor–Research priorities of the profession. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 62, 499-501.
  • Gutman, S. A. (2008). From the Desk of the Editor–Welcome from the new editor-in-chief. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 62, 371-372.

Refereed Journals

  • Gutman, S.A. & Falk-Kessler, J. (2016). Development and psychometric properties of the emotional intelligence admission essay scale. Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 4(3). http://dx.doi.org/10.15453/2168-6408.1233
  • Gutman, S. A., Raphael-Greenfield, E. I., & Simon, P. M. (2015). Feasibility and acceptability of a pilot housing transition program for homeless adults with mental illness and substance use. Occupational Therapy in Health Care. Advance online publication. doi:10.3109/07380577.2015.1060660
  • Raphael-Greenfield, E. I., & Gutman, S. A. (2015). Understanding the lived experience of formerly homeless adults as they transition to supportive housing. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 31(1), 35-49. doi: 10.1080/0164212X.2014.1001011
  • Gutman, S. A., Raphael-Greenfield, E. I., Kerr, L., Siedlitz, E., & Wang, C. (2014). Using motor-based role-play to enhance social skills in a nonverbal adolescent with high functioning autism: A case report. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 30, 12-25. doi:10.1080/0164212X.2014.878235
  • Gutman, S. A. (2013). What you should know about collaboration and copyright. In R. V. Whitney & C. A. Davis (Eds.), A Writer’s ToolKit for Occupational Therapy and Health Care Professionals. Bethesda, MD: American Occupational Therapy Association Press.
  • Gutman, S. A., Raphael-Greenfield, E. I., & Rao, A. K. (2012). Increasing social skill use in adolescents with high functioning autism: A 9-participant single subject design. Occupational Therapy, Schools, and Early Intervention, 5(3-4), 209-220. doi:10.1080/19411243.2012.737274
  • Gutman, S. A., Raphael-Greenfield, E. I., Carlson, N., Friedman, R., & Iger, A. (2012). Enhancing social skills in adolescents with HFA using motor-based role-play and a canine animal assistant: A pilot study. Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 1(1), article 4. Retrieved from http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/ojot/vol1/iss1/4
  • Gutman, S. A., Raphael-Greenfield, E. I., Kerr, L., Siedlitz, E., & Wang, C. (in press). Using motor-based role-play to enhance social skills in a nonverbal adolescent with HFA: A case report. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health.
  • Gutman, S. A., Raphael-Greenfield, E. I., & Rao, A. K. (2012). Increasing social skill use in adolescents with high functioning autism: A 9-participant single subject design. Occupational Therapy, Schools, and Early Intervention, 5(3-4), 209-220. doi:10.1080/19411243.2012.737274
  • Gutman, S. A., Raphael-Greenfield, E. I., Carlson, N., Friedman, R., & Iger, A. (2012). Enhancing social skills in adolescents with HFA using motor-based role-play and a canine animal assistant: A pilot study. Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 1(1), article 4. Retrieved from http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/ojot/vol1/iss1/4
  • Gutman, S. A., Raphael-Greenfield, E. I., & Rao, A. K. (2012). Effect of a motor-based role-play intervention on the social behaviors of adolescents with high-functioning autism: Multiple-baseline single-subject design. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 66(5), 529–537. doi:10.5014/ajot.2012.003756
  • Gutman, S. A. (2011). Commentary. Effectiveness of occupational therapy services in mental health practice. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 18(11), p. 9.
  • Gutman, S. A., Raphael, E. I., Ceder, L. M., Kahn, A., Timp, K. M., & Salvant, S. (2010). The effect of a motor based, social skill intervention for adolescents with high functioning autism: Two single subject design cases. Occupational Therapy International, 17(4), 188-197. doi: 10.1002/oti.300
  • Gutman, S. A., Raphael, E. I., & Salvant, S. (2012). The effect of an occupational therapy role playing intervention on the social skills of adolescents with Asperger’s syndrome: A pilot study. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 28, 20–35. doi: 10.1080/0164212X.2012.650953
  • Gutman, S. A., Kerner, R., Zombek, I., Dulek, J., & Ramsey, C. A. (2009). Supported education for adults with psychiatric disabilities: Effectiveness of an occupational therapy program. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 63, 245-254.
  • Gutman, S. A. (2008). Frontline Reports: Supported education for adults with psychiatric disabilities. Psychiatric Services, 59(3), 326-327.
  • Gutman, S. A., Schindler, V. P., Furphy, K. A., Klein, K., Lisak, J. M., & Durham, D. P. (2007). The effectiveness of a supported education program: The Bridge Program. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 23(1), 21-38.
  • Gutman, S. A., & Schindler, V. P. (2007). The neurological basis of occupation. Occupational Therapy International, 14(2), 71-85.
  • Gutman, S. A., & Schindler, V. P. (2007). Supported education for adults and adolescents with psychiatric disabilities: Occupational therapy’s role. OT Practice, 12(5), CE1-CE7.
  • Gutman, S. A., Mortera, M. H., Hinojosa, J., & Kramer, P. (2007). The Issue Is. Revision of the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 61:119-126.
  • Gutman, S. A. (2006). Why addiction has a chronic, relapsing course. The neurobiology of addiction: Implications for occupational therapy practice. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 22(2), 1 – 29.
  • Gutman, S. A., & Szczepanski, M. (2005). Adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: Implications for occupational therapy intervention. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 21(2), 13-38.
  • Gutman, S. A. (2005). Understanding suicide: What therapists should know. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 21(2), 55-77.
  • Gutman, S. A., McCreedy, P., & Heisler, P. (2004). The psychosocial deficits of children with regulatory disorders: Identification and treatment. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 20(2), 1-32.
  • Gutman, S. A., Brandofino, D. N., Holness-Parchment, S. E., Pacheco, D. G., Jolly-Edouard, M., & Jean-Charles, S. (2004). Enhancing independence in women experiencing domestic violence and possible brain injury: An assessment of an occupational therapy intervention. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 20(1), 49-79.
  • Gutman, S. A., McCreedy, P., & Heisler, P. (2002). The psychosocial deficits of children with regulatory disorders. OT Practice, 7(7) CE-1 – CE-8.
  • Gutman, S. A., & Haynes, J. L. (2002). Unipolar depression: A literature review of the most current epidemiological theories. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 18(2), 45-79.
  • Gutman, S. A. (2001). The psychosocial sequelae of traumatic brain injury. Part I: Identification. OT Practice, 6(4), CE-1 – CE-8.
  • Gutman, S. A. (2001). The psychosocial sequelae of traumatic brain injury. Part II: Treatment. OT Practice, 6(5), CE-1 – CE-8.
  • Gutman, S. A., & Biel, L. (2001). Promoting the neurologic substrates of well-being through occupation. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 17(1), 1-22.
  • Gutman, S. A. (Ed.). (2000). Brain injury and gender role strain: Rebuilding adult lifestyles after injury [Special issue]. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 15(3/4).
  • Gutman, S. A. (2000). Using a computer as an environmental facilitator to promote post-head injury social role resumption: A case report. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 15(2), 71-90.
  • Becker, E. A., Hiller Scott, A., Gutman, S., Zelski, L., Jaffee-Gropack, S., Kiefer, C., Riquelme, L., McManus, M., & Nieves, E. (2000). Creating interdisciplinary team practice through computer conferencing. Respiratory Care Education Annual, 9, 19-33.
  • Becker, E. A., Hiller Scott, A., Gutman, S., Zelski, L., Jaffee-Gropack, S., Kiefer, C., Riquelme, L., McManus, M., & Nieves, E. (1999, September-October). Providing interdisciplinary team practice through computer conferencing. Education Bulletin–American Association for Respiratory Care, 4-7.
  • Gutman, S. A. (1999). Case report. The transition through adult rites of passage after traumatic brain injury: Preliminary assessment of an occupational therapy intervention. Occupational Therapy International, 6(2), 143-158.
  • Gutman, S. A. (1999). The alleviation of gender role strain in adult men with traumatic brain injury: An evaluation of a set of guidelines for occupational therapy. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 53, 101-110.
  • Gutman, S. A. (1998). The Issue Is. The domain of function. Who’s got it? Who’s competing for it? American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 52, 684-689.
  • Gutman, S. A., McCreedy, P., & Heisler, P. (1998). Student level II fieldwork failure: Strategies for intervention. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 52, 143-149.
  • Gutman, S. A., & Swarbrick, P. (1998). The multiple linkages between childhood sexual abuse, adult alcoholism, and traumatic brain injury in women: A set of guidelines for occupational therapy practice. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 14(3), 33-65.
  • Gutman, S. A. (1997). Enhancing gender role satisfaction in adult males with traumatic brain injury: A set of guidelines for occupational therapy practice. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 13(4), 25-43.
  • Gutman, S. A. (1997). Looking Back: Occupational therapy’s link to vocational re-education, 1910-1925. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 51, 907-915.
  • Gutman, S. A., & Leger, D. (1997). Enhancement of one-to-one interpersonal skills necessary to initiate and maintain intimate relationships: A frame of reference for adults having sustained traumatic brain injury. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 13(2), 51-67.
  • Gutman, S. A., & Mortera, M. (1997). The Issue Is: Applied scientific inquiry. An answer to managed care’s challenge? American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 51, 704-709.
  • Gutman, S. A., & Napier-Klemic, J. (1996). The impact of head injury on gender identity and gender role. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 50, 535-544.
  • Gutman, S. A. (1995). Looking Back: Influence of the US Military and occupational therapy reconstruction aides in World War I on the development of occupational therapy. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 49, 256-262.
  • Deitch, C. J., Gutman, S. A., & Factor, S. (1994). Medical residents’ education about occupational therapy: Implications for referral. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 48, 1014-1021.

Books

  • Gutman, S.A. (in press). Mastering the skills of journal writing and publication: Using clinical health care reporting standards. Thorofare, NJ: SLACK.
  • Gutman, S.A. (in press). Quick reference neuroscience for rehabilitation professionals: The essential neurologic principles underlying rehabilitation practice (3rd ed.). Thorofare, NJ: SLACK.
  • Gutman, S. A., & Schonfeld, A. B. (2009). Screening adult neurologic populations: A step-by-step instruction manual (2nd ed.). Bethesda, MD: American Occupational Therapy Association Press.
  • Gutman, S. A. (2008). Quick reference neuroscience for rehabilitation professionals: The essential neurologic principles underlying rehabilitation practice (2nd ed.). Thorofare, NJ: SLACK. [This book was translated into Korean]
  • Gutman, S. A. (2005). Living with illness or disability: 10 lessons of acceptance, understanding, and perseverance. Bethesda, MD: American Occupational Therapy Association Press.
  • Gutman, S. A., & Schonfeld, A. B. (2003). Screening adult neurologic populations: A step-by-step instruction manual. Bethesda, MD: American Occupational Therapy Association.
  • Gutman, S. A. (2001). Quick reference neuroscience for rehabilitation professionals: The essential neurologic principles underlying rehabilitation practice. Thorofare, NJ: SLACK. [This book was translated into Korean]
  • Gutman, S. A. (2000). Brain injury and gender role strain: Rebuilding adult lifestyles after injury. New York: Haworth Press.

Chapters in Books

  • Gutman, S. A. (2013). What you should know about collaboration and copyright. In R. Whitney’s (Ed.), A Writer’s Tool Kit for Occupational Therapy Students and Professionals. Bethesda, MD: American Occupational Therapy Association Press.
  • Gutman, S. A., & Mortera, M. H. (2010). Chapter 9: Interventions to improve upper extremity skills. In S. B. O’Sullivan & T. J. Schmitz (Eds.), Improving functional outcomes in physical rehabilitation. Philadelphia: FA Davis.
  • Gutman, S. A., & Schindler, V. P. (2010). Chapter 49. Student: Adult education. In C. Brown & V. C. Stoffel (Eds.), Occupational therapy in mental health: A vision for the participation (pp. 684-694). Philadelphia: FA Davis.
  • Gutman, S. A., McCreedy, P., & Heisler, P. (2000). Activities, the empowerment process, and client-motivated change. In J. Hinojosa & M. Blount (Eds.), The texture of life: Purposeful activities in occupational therapy (pp. 373-393). Bethesda, MD: AOTA.
  • Gutman, S. A. (2001). Traumatic brain injury. In L. Pedretti & M. Early (Eds.), Occupational therapy: Practice skills for physical dysfunction (5th ed., pp. 671-701). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.

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