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Clinical Reasoning Curricula & Assessment

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The Clinical Reasoning & Curricula Assessment Consortium (CRCAC):

  • Serves as a resource and forum for educators - both clinical and academic - interested in best practices for teaching and assessing clinical reasoning skills.
  • The group also is working to develop a clinical reasoning research plan and will conduct multi-institutional research projects to increase our understanding of clinical reasoning.

Objectives:

  • To develop a research plan to further the understanding of all aspects of clinical reasoning.
  • To conduct multi-site research studies relative to clinical reasoning.
  • To provide continuing education relative to teaching and assessing of clinical reasoning.
  • To develop best practice standards for clinical reasoning curricula and assessment.
  • To be a resource for educators seeking advanced knowledge relative to understanding, teaching and assessing clinical reasoning skills.

CRCAC meets at the annual Educational Leadership Conference (ELC) and Combined Sections Meeting (CSM).

    CRCAC's Education Work Group proudly presents:  System 1 and System 2 Thinking

    system1and2thinking

    Thank you to the work by: Karen Huhn, Chair; Jacquelyn Ruen, Matt Walk, Keven Helgeson, Terry Miller.  

    What is clinical reasoning?

    The following is the Clinical Reasoning Curricula & Assessment Consortium’s adopted understanding of clinical reasoning as outlined in Clinical reasoning in physical therapy: A concept analysis - Huhn, K.  Gilliland, S. J. Black, L.L. Wainwright, S. Christensen, N. Clinical Reasoning in Physical Therapy: A Concept Analysis, Physical Therapy, Volume 99, Issue 4, April 2019, Pages 440–456.

    “Based on the concept analysis and the themes and patterns that emerged, clinical reasoning in physical therapy could be conceptualized as integrating cognitive, psychomotor and affective skills. It is contextual in nature and involves both therapist and client perspectives. It is adaptive, iterative and collaborative with the intended outcome being a biopsychosocial approach to patient/client management.” 

    Upcoming Talk to the Author event

    CRCAC is hosting a Talk to the Author Event featuring Dr. Kelly Macauley of Husson University on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET.  To join, please use the following Zoom link on Sept 29: https://slu.zoom.us/j/6544453136

    We will be discussing Dr. Macauley's publication: Evaluating Changes in Clinical Decision-Making in Physical Therapy Students After Participating in Simulation Health Professions Education. 2018;4(4):278-286.

    Other resources

    Check out the recent CRCAC's Talk to the Author event about telehealth and clinical reasoning here.

    CRCAC strategic plan.

    CRCAC holds elections in the spring-summer during the ACAPT election cycle.  If you are a CRCAC member, you are registered to vote. If you have not yet joined the CRCAC, do so now by clicking on the "Request to Join" Box above. As with any organization, formation of a leadership team is representative of its members who vote.

    Persons elected to a leadership position are expected to attend the annual ACAPT Educational Leadership Conference (ELC), where CRCAC's annual business meeting will be held.

    Congratulations to newly elected leaders with terms from June 2020 to May 2023:

    • Anita Campbell, PT, DPT, ATP, NCS from University of Missouri -- CRCAC Secretary
    • Michael Obert, PT, MPT, OCS, DHSc from Mount St. Joseph's University -- Nominating Committee Member

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    Current Leadership

    Chair: Chris Sebelski, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, chris.sebelski@health.slu.edu

    Vice Chair: Wing Fu, PT, MA, PhD, wf2214@cumc.columbia.edu

    Secretary: Anita Campbell, PT, DPT, ATP, NCS from University of Missouri, campbellas@health.missouri.edu

    Nominating Committee:

    Jennifer Canbek, PT, PhD, NCS, canbek@nova.edu

    Teresa (Terri) M. Miller, PT, PhD, GCFP, millert@stjohns.edu

    Michael Obert, PT, MPT, OCS, DHSc, michael.obert@msj.edu


    Below are the Clinical Reasoning & Curricula Assessment Consortium (CRCAC) resources: 

    What are you reading now?

    Dr. Wing Fu recommends the following article, “I found this action research project done in Australia to be interesting. It feels similar to think aloud approach which is one that I like and adopt in my teaching.” 

    Teaching clinical reasoning by making thinking visible: An action research project with allied health clinical educators by Clare Delaney & Clinton Golding

    Member education and professional development

    The CRCAC Talk to Author events are informal sessions with the authors.  It is a Q & A format between the participants and the authors to discuss the author’s publications and areas of scholarship and research. Below are recordings and links to the associated publications.

    CRCAC documents

    American International College

    Tracy Brudvig, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS

    Arcadia University

    Amy Miller, PT, DPT, EdD

    Arcadia University

    Amy Miller, PT, DPT, EdD

    Azusa Pacific University

    Michael Wong, DPT

    Baylor University Graduate School

    Kendra Gagnon, PhD

    Baylor University Graduate School

    Thomas Longbottom, PT, DPT, NCS

    Bellarmine University

    Beth Ennis, PT, EdD

    Boston University

    Mary Beth Holmes, PT,DPT, NCS

    Bradley University

    Kristina Latva, DPT

    Bradley University

    Kristina Latva, DPT

    California State University, Long Beach

    Andrew Bartlett, PT, PhD, MPA

    California State University, Sacramento

    Irwin Thompson, MPT, EdD

    California State University, Sacramento

    Erin Green, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT, OCS

    Campbell University

    Frank Tudini, PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT

    Carroll University

    Ashley Knuth, PT, DPT

    Chapman University

    Susan Mais Requejo,

    Chapman University

    Jacklyn Brechter , PhD, PT

    Chapman University

    Brent Harper, PT, DPT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT

    Clarkson University

    Vicki Lafay,

    Cleveland State University

    Jane Keehan, PT, PhD,OCS

    College of St Scholastica

    Jeff Kittelson, PT, MA, SCD

    Columbia University

    Wing Fu, PT, PhD, MA

    Columbia University

    Laurel Abbruzzese, PT, EdD, FNAP

    Columbia University

    Stacy Kinirons, PT, PhD, MPH

    Columbia University

    Mahlon Stewart, PT, DPT, GCS

    Concordia University, St. Paul

    Erin Simunds, PT

    Creighton University

    Lisa Black, PT, DPT

    Creighton University

    Jennifer Furze, PT, DPT, PCS

    Creighton University

    Gail Jensen, PhD, PT

    Des Moines Universtiy - Osteopathic Medical Center

    Juanita Robel, PT, CLT-LANA

    East Carolina University

    Christine Lysaght, PT, DPT

    East Tennessee State University

    James Boone, PT, DPT, OCS

    East Tennessee State University

    James Boone, PT, DPT, OCS

    Elon University

    Wendy Herbert, PT, PhD

    Emory University

    Tami Phillips, PT, DPT, MBA

    Emory University

    Tambre Phillips, PT, DPT, MBA

    Florida Gulf Coast University

    Mark Erickson, PT, MA, DScPT, OCS, COMT, CFP

    Gannon University

    stephanie adams, DHSc, OTR/L

    Gannon University

    Kristen Snarski, PT, PhD

    Georgia Southern University - Armstrong Campus

    Sharan Zirges, PT, DPT

    Hardin-Simmons University

    Jill Jumper, PT, DPT, GCS

    Hunter College (CUNY)

    Nicki Silberman, PT, DPT, PhD

    Husson University

    Karen Huhn, PT PhD

    Husson University

    Kelly Macauley, PT, EdD, DPT, CCS, GCS

    Husson University

    Laura Sage, PT, DPT, MEd, GCS, WCC

    Idaho State University

    Deanna Dye, PT, PhD

    Idaho State University

    Tyler Jepson, DPT

    Idaho State University

    Tyler Jepson, PT, DPT, GCS

    Indiana University

    Emily Slaven, PT, PhD

    Langston University

    Lisa Gonzalez, MSN RN CNE CCRN-K

    Loma Linda University

    Christine WILSON, DPT, OCS

    Loma Linda University

    Theresa Joseph, PT,DPT,MBA,NCS

    Long Island University - Brooklyn Campus

    Rosa Torres-Panchame, PT, DPT, OCS

    Long Island University - Brooklyn Campus

    Nia Mensah, PT, DPT, PCS

    Long Island University - Brooklyn Campus

    Peggy Lynam, PT, DPT, NCS

    Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences

    Melissa Hake, PT, DScPT

    Medical University of South Carolina

    David Morrisette, PT, PhD

    Medical University of South Carolina

    Stephanie McGowan, PT, DSc, OCS

    Mercer University

    Nora Bethany Collier,

    Mercer University

    Beth Collier, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

    MGH Institute of Health Professions

    Tracy Brudvig, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS

    Midwestern University - Illinois

    Kathy Hall, PT, EdD

    Mount St Joseph University

    Michael Obert,

    Mount St Joseph University

    Lisa Dehner, PT, PhD, CEEAA

    Mount St Marys University

    alan lee, PhD, DPT

    Nazareth College of Rochester

    JJ Mowder-Tinney, PT, PhD, NCS

    New York University

    Teresa Miller, PT, PhD

    New York University

    Sue O'Brien, PhD

    New York University

    Michael johnson, PT, DSc, OCS, SCS

    New York University

    wei zhang, DPT program full time faculty

    New York University

    Michael Masaracchio, PT, PhD, OCS, SCS, FAAOMPT

    New York University

    Cristiana Collins, PT, PhD, CFMT, NCS

    New York University

    Sue O'Brien, PT, PhD, NCS

    Northern Arizona University

    Petra Williams,

    Northern Illinois University

    Kathy Hall, PT, EdD

    Northern Illinois University

    Christina Odeh, PT, DHS

    Northwestern University

    Bill Healey, PT, EdD, GCS

    Northwestern University

    Alice Salzman, PT, EdD

    Nova Southeastern University - Fort Lauderdale

    Jennifer Canbek, PT, PhD, NCS

    Nova Southeastern University - Fort Lauderdale

    Rania Margonis, PT, DPT

    Nova Southeastern University - Fort Lauderdale

    Rania Margonis, PT, DPT, NCS

    Nova Southeastern University - Fort Lauderdale

    Archana Vatwani, PT, DPT, MBA, CLWT, CDP

    Nova Southeastern University - Fort Lauderdale

    Melissa Dreger, PT, DPT, OCS

    Nova Southeastern University - Fort Lauderdale

    Brian Russ, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

    Nova Southeastern University - Fort Lauderdale

    Melissa Dreger, PT, DPT

    Nova Southeastern University - Tampa

    Lynda Ross, PT, DPT, DHS, PCS, MS

    Ohio University

    Melissa Kidder, DPT, OCS

    Ohio University

    Deborah Kegelmeyer, DPT, MS, GCS

    Quinnipiac University

    Tracy Wall, PT, PhD

    Quinnipiac University

    Ken Kosior, PT, EdD, PTM, ATC

    Quinnipiac University

    Ken Kosior, PT, EdD, MPT, ATC

    Quinnipiac University

    Ken Kosior, PT, EdD, ATC

    Quinnipiac University

    Rachel Pata, DPT, CCS,CHSE

    Quinnipiac University

    Julie Booth, PT, DPT, PCS

    Radford University

    shala cunningham, PT, DPT, PhD

    Radford University

    Renee Huth, PT, DPT, PhD

    Regis University

    Larisa Hoffman, PhD

    Rockhurst University

    Linda D'Silva, PT, PhD

    Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions

    Kevin Helgeson, DHSc, PT

    Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions

    Kevin Helgeson, DHSc, PT

    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

    Judith Deutsch, PT, PhD

    Saint Francis University

    Kara L Kobal,

    Saint Louis University

    Chris Sebelski, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS

    Saint Louis University

    Jill Imgarten , PT, DPT, OCS

    Saint Louis University

    Jill Imgarten , PT, DPT, OCS

    Saint Louis University

    Jill Imgarten, PT, DPT, OCS

    Samford University

    Sarah Ross, DPT, GCS, CEEAA

    Samuel Merritt University

    Nicole Christensen, PT, PhD, MAppSc

    Seton Hall University

    michael giuliano , MD, MEd, MHPE, MA

    Shenandoah University

    Aaron Hartstein,

    Simmons College

    Stacey Maguire, PT, DPT, NCS

    Simmons University

    Stacey Maguire, PT, DPT, NCS

    South College

    Don Reagan, PT, DPT

    Springfield College

    Dawn Roberts, PT, PhD

    State University of New York Downstate Medical Center

    Teresa Miller, PT, PhD, GCFP

    Tennessee State University

    Don Reagan, PT, DPT

    Texas Womans University

    Jennifer Barbee Ellison,

    Texas Womans University

    Jennifer Ellison, PT, PhD

    Texas Woman's University

    Elke Schaumberg, PT, MS, DPT, PhD(c)

    Texas Woman's University

    Teresa Bachman, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA

    Texas Woman's University

    Elke Schaumberg, PT, MS, DPT, PhD

    Texas Woman's University

    Merri Leigh Johnson, DPT, NCS

    The College of St Scholastica

    Samantha Mohn-Johnsen, PT, DPT, EdD, OCS, PCS

    The College of St Scholastica

    Samantha Mohn-Johnsen, PT, DPT, EdD, OCS, PCS

    The College of St Scholastica

    Christine Cabelka, MPT, PhD, CLT, WCS

    The George Washington University

    Nana Ama Ofori , PT, DPT

    The George Washington University

    Nana Ama Ofori , PT, DPT

    The Ohio State University

    Amelia Siles, PT, DPT, NCS

    The Ohio State University

    Amelia Siles, PT, DPT, NCS

    The Ohio State University

    Marka Salsberry, DPT

    The Ohio State University

    Deb Kegelmeyer, DPT, MS, GCS

    The University of Findlay

    Brandon Koehler, PT, MPT, MBA, OCS

    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Jennifer Martin, PT, DPT, GCS

    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Rebecca Bliss, PT, DPT

    Thomas Jefferson University

    Susan Wainwright, PT PhD

    Touro University of Nevada

    Steve Liaos, DPT, DSC(c), OCS, SCS, FAAOMPT

    Touro University of Nevada

    Jacqueline Randa, PT, DPT, OCS, NPT, PhD

    Touro University of Nevada

    Jacqueline Randa, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, NPT

    Touro University of Nevada

    Jacqueline Randa, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, NCS

    University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Sheree York, PT,DPT,PCS

    University of Central Florida

    Morris Beato, PT, DPT

    University of Central Florida

    Morris Beato, PT, DPT

    University of Central Florida

    Morris Beato, PT, DPT

    University of Central Florida

    Morris Beato, PT, DPT

    University of Central Florida

    Morris Beato, PT, DPT

    University of Central Florida

    Morris Beato, PT, DPT

    University of Central Florida

    Morris Beato, PT, DPT

    University of Central Florida

    Morris Beato, PT, DPT

    University of Central Florida

    Morris Beato, PT, DPT

    University of Cincinnati

    Ben Just, PT, MPT

    University of Colorado

    Michael Bade, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT

    University of Colorado

    Dana Judd, PT, PhD

    University of Florida

    stephanie adams, DHSc, OTR/L

    University of Florida

    Joy Moulton, DPT

    University of Florida

    Rachelle Studer-Byrnes, PT, DPT

    University of Hartford

    Tricia Prokop, PT, MSPT, EdD

    University of Indianapolis

    Stephanie Miller, PT, PhD

    University of Indianapolis

    Lindsey Kojich, PT, DPT, OCS

    University of Jamestown

    Benjamin Wolden, PT, DPT

    University of Jamestown

    James Schanandore, PhD

    University of Kansas Medical Center

    Stacia Troshynski Brown, PT, DPT

    University of Kentucky

    Beth Ennis, PT, EdD, PCS

    University of Mary

    Jason Hogan, PT, D.Sc., MPT

    University of Maryland - Baltimore

    Rachel Skolky, PT, MSPT, DPT, GCS

    University of Miami

    Neva Kirk-Sanchez, PT, PhD

    University of Michigan - Flint

    Karen Berg,

    University of Minnesota

    Becky Olson-Kellogg,

    University of Minnesota

    Jacquelyn Ruen,

    University of Minnesota

    Jacquelyn Ruen,

    University of Missouri

    Anita Campbell,

    University of Nebraska Medical Center

    Teresa Cochran, PT, DPT, MA, GCS, FNAP

    University of Nevada, Las Vegas

    Tiffany Barrett, PT, DPT

    University of Nevada, Las Vegas

    Tiffany Barrett, PT, DPT, OCS

    University of New England

    Adrienne McAuley, PT, DPT, MEd, OCS, FAAOMPT

    University of New Mexico

    Rose Vallejo, PT, DPT

    University of North Florida

    Nicholas LaRosa, DPT

    University of North Florida

    Raine Osborne, PT, DPT, EdD, FAAOMPT

    University of North Florida

    Robert Rowe, PT, DPT, DMT, MHS

    University of North Florida

    Nicholas LaRosa, PT, EdD, DPT, FAAOMPT

    University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth

    Yasser Salem, PT, PhD, NCS, PCS

    University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth

    Yasser Salem, PT, PhD

    University of Puget Sound

    Jason Steere, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

    University of Puget Sound

    Jason Steere, PT, DPT

    University of South Alabama

    Heidi McDermott, PT, DPT, OCS

    University of South Dakota

    Kory Zimney, PT, DPT

    University of Southern California

    Sarah Gilliland, PT, DPT, PhD, CSCS

    University of Southern California

    Michael Andersen, PT, DPT, OCS

    University of Southern California

    Jonna Schengel, PT, MA, Ed.D.

    University of Southern California

    Deborah Walker, PT, DPT, OCS, GCS, CEEAA

    University of Southern California

    David Gillette, PT, DPT, GCS

    University of Southern California

    Leslie Zarrinkhameh, PT, DPT, GCS

    University of Southern California

    Jennifer Roos, PT, DPT, GCS

    University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences - Florida

    Tobi Baldwin, PT

    University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences - Texas

    Kunal Bhanot, PT, PhD, FAAOMPT

    University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences - Texas

    Katherine Wilford, PT, DPT

    University of Texas at El Paso

    Bryan Boyea, PT, DPT, OCS

    University of Texas at El Paso

    Bryan Boyea, PT, DPT, OCS

    University of Texas at El Paso

    Bryan Boyea, PT, DPT, OCS

    University of the Incarnate Word

    Jaime Gonzalez, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS

    University of the Incarnate Word

    Evan Petersen, PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT

    University of the Incarnate Word

    Amy Wagner, PT, DPT

    University of the Pacific

    Amy Wagner, PT, DPT, GCS

    University of the Sciences

    Lora Packel, PT, PhD

    University of the Sciences

    Shelly Lewis, PT, DPT, GCS

    University of Toledo

    Tori Smith, PT, DPT, NCS

    University of Toledo

    Alison Matson, PT, NCS

    University of Utah

    Elizabeth Lane, PT, DPT, PhD(c), OCS, FAAOMPT

    University of Utah

    Kevin Helgeson, DHSc, PT

    University of Utah

    Reva Rauk, PT, MMSc, PhD

    University of Washington

    Murray Maitland, PT, PhD

    University of Washington

    Jill Jandreau, MSPT, CAPP-OB

    University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee

    Kathryn Zalewski,

    University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse

    Ryan Sharpee, DPT, PT, OCS

    Virginia Commonwealth University

    Shawne Soper, PT, DPT, MBA

    Washington University in St. Louis

    Carey L Holleran,

    West Virginia University

    Julia Castleberry, DPT, NCS, GCS

    West Virginia University

    shala cunningham, PT, DPT, PhD

    West Virginia University

    shala cunningham, PT, DPT, PhD

    West Virginia University

    Kathleen Luedtke-Hoffmann, PT, MBA, PhD

    Western Carolina University

    Todd Watson, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

    Wheeling Jesuit University

    Rhonda Haley, PT, DPT

    Wingate University

    Erin Jacobson, PT, DPT, OCS

    Winston-Salem State University

    Nancy Smith,

    Youngstown State University

    Cara Berg-Carramusa, PT, EdD, GCS

    Youngstown State University

    Cara Carramusa, PT, MSPT, EdD, GCS

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