Rehab Rounds: Frank Kronenberg

Dr. Frank Kronenberg from Shades of Black Works presents Occupational Therapies Without Borders: Towards an ecology of occupation-based practices on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 from 12-1pm. This event takes place at the room 132 of the Rehabilitation Sciences Building, 500 University Avenue.

As co-editor of “Occupational Therapy Without Borders Volume 1: Learning from the spirit of survivors” and “A Political Practice of Occupational Therapy”, Frank has contributed greatly to a growing movement of culturally based practices of occupational therapy. A co-founder and director of Shades of Black Works in Cape Town, South Africa ( http://www.shades-of-black.co.za/ ), he has worked extensively in diverse communities developing strategies and directions for occupational therapy within specific cultural contexts.

Frank is currently touring North America to present “Occupational Therapies Without Borders Volume 2: Towards an ecology of occupation-based practices” which was released in November, 2010.

In the foreword to the book, Nobel Peace Laureate Desmond Tutu wrote,

Your particular approach to advancing our wellbeing and health strikes me as both unique and easily taken for granted. Whilst you value and work with medical understandings, your main aim seems to go beyond these. You seem to enable people to appreciate more consciously how what we do to and with ourselves and others on a daily basis impacts on our individual and collective wellbeing. As occupational therapists you have a significant contribution to make [.] allowing people from all walks of life to contribute meaningfully to the wellbeing of others.

If you would like to attend by web conference, please log in as a guest at our Rehab Rounds Web Conference site. For more information, please contact pt.reception@utoronto.ca.

Sorry due to some material being under copyright this presentation is not available