Ruth Segal, Ph.D., OTR
Professor and Chair
Researching daily occupations, daily routines and adaptation.
As the Chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy, I am proud of our graduates and their achievements. I am honored to work with an excellent dedicated team of teachers and the department secretary.
My research interest is in daily occupations, daily routines, and adaptation. Most of my research has been with families of children with special needs and/or disabilities using qualitative research methods.
- Ph.D. in Occupational Science, University of Southern California, Ph.D. in Occupational Science, University of Southern California
- M.A. in Occupational Therapy, University of Southern California
- B. A. in Occupational Therapy, University of Southern California
- Reconstructing Meaning Following the Death of a Family-member Through Occupation: Accommodation, Assimilation, and Continuing Bonds
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 64, 133- 141,
- Issues in the integration and application of a home treatment program: A study of parents and occupational therapists
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 60(5), 500- 510,
- The activity setting of homework: An analysis of three cases and implications for occupational therapy
The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 60(1), 50- 59,
- Occupation and identity in the life of a caregiving father
Journal of Occupational Science, 12(2), 82- 90,
- Family routines and rituals: A context for occupational therapy interventions
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 58, 499- 508,