Jaime Muñoz

Department Chair and Associate Professor Director - Occupational Therapy MS and OTD Programs
Rangos School of Health Sciences
Occupational Therapy

Rangos 211
Phone: 412.396.5950
munoz@duq.edu
Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jaime_Munoz3 Justice Based Occupational Therapy: https://otincriminaljustice.weebly.com

Education:

Ph.D., Educational Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, 2002
M.S., Occupational Therapy, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1991
B.S., Occupational Therapy, Kansas University, 1984
Bio and Expertise

Bio

Education: BS in occupational therapy from the University of Kansas; MS in OT from the University of Illinois at Chicago; PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh.

Clinical Background: Began career as pediatric practitioner; predominantly practiced in mental health with later focus on community-based employment and re-entry programs.

Personal Profile: Occupational therapist for 30+ years and a teacher for 20+ years. My wife, sister, niece and soon, one of my daughters, are also occupational therapists. My occupational roles include family member, environmentalist, apiarist, artist, activist, and gardener.

Honors/Awards: RSHS Deans Awards for Excellence in Scholarship, Teaching and Service, Duquesne Creative Teaching Award, AOTA Service Commendations for MHSIS, COE, Ad-hoc Committees. Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Expertise
Community and Justice-Based OT Practice

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy: I believe education is a social process and students and I are responsible for the learning dynamic we create in the classroom and in our on-line spaces. When teaching, I strive to create an interpersonal climate that supports cooperation, scholarly discussion, constructive debate and commitment to every person's learning.

DU Courses I've Taught:

OCCT 518: Human Groups and Occupations
OCCT 522: Intervention Seminar/Lab
OCCT 525: Psychosocial Interventions/Lab
OCCT 532: Qualitative Research
OCCT 541: Evidence Based Practice
OCCT 560: Sociocultural Systems and Networks
OCCT 552: Clinical Seminar/Lab
OCCT 562: Leadership/Lab
OCCT 570: Focus on East Africa: Health, Disability & Social Justice
OCCT 574: Fieldwork Proposal
OCCT 610-612: Research Project I, II, III
OCCT 630: Visionary Leadership
OCCT 635-655: Practice Scholar Capstone Project I,II, III
OCCT 660: Transformative Leadership

Research

Research Focus: Understanding and supporting outcomes of occupational therapy practice in criminal justice systems nationally and internationally. Sustained interests in measuring outcomes of community-based programming and examining time use and person environment interaction patterns of marginalized populations. Developing international practice scholars in resource scarce environments.

Current Projects: Co-editor with Catana Brown and Ginny Stoffel on 2nd Edition of Occupational therapy in mental health: A vision for participation. Guiding research apprentices in capstone projects; 1) examining challenges, barriers and supports for practitioners in resource scarce African countries, 2) completing a scoping review of occupational therapy practice in criminal justice settings and 3) developing occupation focused programming for individuals with criminal justice histories and 4) assessing the needs of elders released from prison after long periods of incarceration.

Recent Grant: Center for Catholic Social Thought - R.V. Paluse Grant: What Helps Me Engage and What Gets in the Way: Using Photovoice to Understand and Address Barriers to Social Participation.

Publications

Recent Publications
*denotes publications with Duquesne University students, alumni or faculty
Some publications are here: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jaime_Munoz3              

Brown, C., Stoffel, V.C. & Muñoz, J.P. (2019) Mental health in occupational therapy: A vision for the future, 2nd edition. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.

*Donoso Brown, E., Muñoz, J.P. & Pan, A. (2019). Mental health assessment. In, C. Brown & V.C. Stoffel & J.P. Muñoz (Eds.) Occupational Therapy in Mental Health: A vision for the future, 2nd edition. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.

Mahaffey, L., Dallas, J. & Muñoz, J.P. (2019). Supporting individuals through crisis to community living: meeting a continuum of service needs. In, C. Brown & V.C. Stoffel & J.P. Muñoz (Eds.) Occupational Therapy in Mental Health: A vision for the future, 2nd edition. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.

*Mattila, A., Underwood, R. & Muñoz, J.P. (2019). Applying entrepreneurial skills in mental health practice. In, C. Brown & V.C. Stoffel & J.P. Muñoz (Eds.) Occupational Therapy in Mental Health: A vision for the future, 2nd edition. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.

Muñoz, J.P. (2019). Mental health practice in criminal justice settings. In, C. Brown & V.C. Stoffel & J.P. Muñoz (Eds.) Occupational Therapy in Mental Health: A vision for the future, 2nd edition. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.

Muñoz, J.P. & *Blaskowitz, M. (2019). Sociocultural perspectives in mental health practice. In, C. Brown & V.C. Stoffel & J.P. Muñoz (Eds.) Occupational Therapy in Mental Health: A vision for the future, 2nd edition. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.

Pan, A. & Muñoz, J.P. (2019). Stigma: Implications for health and recovery. In, C. Brown & V.C. Stoffel & J.P. Muñoz (Eds.) Occupational Therapy in Mental Health: A vision for the future, 2nd edition. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.

Muñoz, J.P., *McTish, J. *Ruggeri, J., *Phillips, G. & *Catalano, A. (2017). Occupational therapy's role in the criminal justice system: A scoping review. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 71, 4 Supplement 1. 7111520314p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2017.71S1-PO6129

*Hansen, A.M., Muñoz, J.P, *Ratliff, C. & *Edwards, M. (2016). Critical perspectives on occupational therapy practice in resource-scarce African contexts. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 70(4) Supplement 1. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2016.70S1-PO1052

Muñoz , J.P., Farnworth, L. & Dieleman, C. (2016). Harnessing the power of occupation to meet the needs of people in criminal justice settings. Occupational Therapy International, 23, 221-228. doi:10.1002/oti.1439

Muñoz , J.P., *Moreton, E. & *Sitterly, A. (2016). The scope of practice of occupational therapy in the U.S. criminal justice system. Occupational Therapy International, 23, 3, 241-254. doi: 10.1002/oti.1427

*Daghstani, S., Muñoz, J.P, *Willis, B. (2015). Understanding chronic pain in context: Intervention and outcomes using the Kawa model with youth and their families. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69,(Supplement 1). doi: 10.5014/ajot.2015.69S1-PO3100

Moreton, E., *Sitterly, A., *Thomas, R., & Muñoz, J.P, (2015). Scope of occupational therapy in the U.S. criminal justice system. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69,(Supplement 1). doi: 10.5014/ajot.2015.69S1-PO7084

Suarez-Balcazar, Y., *Witchger Hansen, A.M., & Muñoz , J.P. , & (2015). The transformative nature of global partnerships. Occupational Therapy International, 22, 3, 117-120. doi.org/10.1002/oti1406

Presentations

*denotes presentations with Duquesne University students
Some presentations are here: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jaime_Munoz3

International 

Muñoz, J. Practice and Possibilities: Growing Occupational Therapy In Criminal Justice Settings. A 1.5 hour Congress Workshop delivered at the 17th Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, Cape Town, South Africa, May 2018.

Hansen, A.M., Muñoz, J.P., *Bowers, K., *Lonergan, M. *Reilly, E., *Tattersall, Q., *Watts, A., & *Yeckel, N. Tupo Pamoja? Two full day invited professional development workshops presented at Tumaini Univeristy Occupational Therapy Program, Moshi, Tanzania, July 2016.

Hansen, A.M., Muñoz, J.P., *Bowers, K., *Lonergan, M. *Reilly, E., *Tattersall, Q., *Watts, A., & *Yeckel, N. Maintaining Health and Wellness. A full day invited continuing education workshop presented at Usa River Seminary, Arusha, Tanzania, July 2016.

Muñoz, J. Occupational Therapy: Developing Prosocial Daily Occupations, a research paper presented at 15th Annual Meeting and Conference of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, Manchester, United Kingdom, June 2015.

National

*Catalano, A., Muñoz, J.P., Miles, W. & Haworth, C. Working it Out: Occupation-Focused Interventions for At-Risk Youth. Co-presenter of a research poster at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Salt Lake, UT, April 2018.

Grajo, L., Blaskowitz, M., Jensen, M., Muñoz, J.P., Piernik-Yoder, B., & Smith, L. EDSIS Annual Program: Teaching Occupational Justice in the Curriculum: Models for Critical Thinking and Clinical Reasoning. Co-presenter of a 1.5 hour short course at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Salt Lake, UT, April 2018.

Hansen, A., Muñoz, J.P. , *Altemus, C., *Tattersall, Q.,**Yeckel, N. Building culturally responsive global partnerships: Addressing the priorities of indigenous practitioners. Co-presenter of a research poster at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Salt Lake, UT, April 2018.

Muñoz, J.P. , Breen-Franklin, A., Kaminiski, C., & Manville, C. MHSIS Annual Program: Occupational Therapy in the Criminal Justice System. Lead and co-presenter of a 1.5 hour short course at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Salt Lake, UT, April 2018.

Hansen, A., *Altemus, C., *Tattersall, Q., *Yeckel, N. & Muñoz, J.P. A Study of African Occupational Therapists Perspective on Developing Innovative and Sustainable Global Partnerships. Co-presenter of a research poster at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, April 2017.

Jaegers, L., Muñoz, J.P, Barney, K., *Catalano, A., Martin, L. & Rogers, S., Ballentine, C., & Dillon, M.B. Occupational Therapy in Criminal Justice Settings: Developing and Implementing Occupation-Based Programs. Co-presenter of a 1.5-hour educational workshop. American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, April 2017.

Muñoz, J.P., *McTish, J. *Ruggeri, J., Phillips, G. & *Catalano, A. (2017). Occupational Therapy's Role in the Criminal Justice System: A Scoping Review. Co-presenter of a research poster at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, April 2017.

Hansen, A.M., Muñoz, J.P, *Ratliff, C. & *Edwards, M. (2016). Critical perspectives on occupational therapy practice in resource-scarce African contexts. Co-presenter of a research poster at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, April 2016

Muñoz, J.P, Ballentine, C., Barney, K., *Catalano, A., Dillon, M.B., Jaegers, L., Martin, L. & Rogers, S. Creating Opportunities: Building Capacity for Occupational Therapy in the Criminal Justice Setting. Lead presenter and organizer of a 6.5-hour educational workshop. American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Chicago, April 2016.

Muñoz, J.P, Ballentine, C., Barney, K., *Catalano, A., Dillon, M.B., Jaegers, L., Martin, L. & Rogers, S. Creating Opportunities: Building Capacity for Occupational Therapy in the Criminal Justice Setting. Co-presenter of a 1.5-hour educational short course, American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, April 2016.

Muñoz, J. P. & *Catalano, A. Co-presenter of research poster, International Comparison of Occupational Therapy in Criminal Justice Systems. American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, April 2016.

Hansen, A., *Kerrigan, K., & Muñoz, J.P., Evidence-Based, Best Practice Global Partnerships: Process and Outcomes. Co-presenter of a 1.5-hour short course at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Nashville, TN, April, 2015.

Muñoz, J.P., *Moreton, E., & *Sitterly A. Scope of Occupational Therapy in the U.S. Criminal Justice System. Co-presenter of a research poster at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Nashville, TN, April, 2015.

Muñoz, J.P., Rogers, S., Dillon, M., *Moreton, E., & *Sitterly A. OT in the U.S. Criminal Justice System: Education, Expertise, & Evidence. Co-presenter of a 1.5-hour short course at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Nashville, TN, April, 2015.

Sen, S., Suarez-Balcazar, Y., & Muñoz, J.P. Promoting cultural competence in Occupational Therapy practice and education. Co-presenter of a 1.5-hour short course at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Nashville, TN, April, 2015.

State

*Miller, M., *Wang, Y, & Muñoz, J.P. Evaluation of criminal justice involved elders. Contributor to a 1-hour short course at the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Pittsburgg, PA, October, 2018.

Witchger Hansen A.M., *Piora, A., *Weigand, S., & Muñoz, J.P African Perspectives on Effective, Sustainable Global Partnerships. Contributor to a research poster delivered at the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, October, 2018.

Muñoz, J.P., *Moreton, E., & *Sitterly A. OT in Criminal Justice System: Past, Present and Future. Co-presenter of a 1.5-hour short course at the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Scranton, PA, October, 2015.