Rehabilitation and PEOP – An introduction



WAOTA is delighted to be able to sponsor Stacy Smallfield from the United States of America to come to Perth and present this course.

This one day introductory course is suitable for ALL disciplines of Occupational Therapists as well as students.

This introductory course will provide the occupational therapy professional with an understanding of the Person-Environment-Occupation-Performance (PEOP) Model. Participants will learn how the PEOP Model can guide the occupational therapy assessment and intervention process. Participants will gather a client-centered occupational history using a narrative method and assess the person, environment, and occupation using a variety of measures. Participation, performance and well-being outcome measures will be discussed.

Applying the PEOP Model in Physical Rehabilitation Settings 

Course Description: 

This course will provide the occupational therapy (OT) practitioner with an in-depth understanding of the Person-Environment-Occupation-Performance (PEOP) Model and how it can be used as a tool in physical rehabilitation settings. Participants will learn how the PEOP Model can guide assessment and intervention planning and will apply the model to select cases in an interactive workshop format.

Day 1 Learning Objectives: 

By the end of the course, the learner will:

1. Understand the theoretical background underlying the PEOP Model.

2. Use the PEOP Model as a guide to assessing the person, environment, occupation, and occupational performance.

3. Use the PEOP Model to guide intervention planning.

4. Apply the PEOP model to select physical rehabilitation cases.

Saturday Program 

Registration 7:30-8:00

Session 1 8:00-10:00

 Introduction to the PEOP model

 The narrative method of information gathering

 Morning Tea 10:00-10:30

Session 2 10:30-12:30:

 Understanding and measuring person, occupation, and environment factors

 Understanding and measuring participation, performance, and well-being

Lunch 12:30-13:00

Session 3 13:00-15:00

 Case application: Applying PEOP in physical rehabilitation settings

Afternoon Tea 15:00-15:15

Session 4 15:15-16:00

 Putting it all together: Applying PEOP in your daily work


Dr Stacy Smallfield, DrOT, OTR/L, BCG, FAOTA earned her Master’s degree in occupational therapy from Washington University in St. Louis and later completed her Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree from Nova Southeastern University. She has clinical practice experience in adult physical rehabilitation and gerontology and has non-traditional occupational therapy practice experience as an innovation designer for the largest non-profit provider of older adult care and services in the U.S. She is Board Certified in Gerontology through the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Dr. Smallfield currently is the assistant director of the entry-level doctoral occupational therapy program at Washington University in St. Louis, which has designed its educational curricula around the Person-Environment-Occupation-Performance Model. She has over 14 years of experience in academic education, teaching in the areas occupational therapy theory, evidence-based practice, and occupational therapy assessment. She also has experience teaching in the areas of adult physical rehabilitation, therapeutic adaptation, ergonomics, rural issues, home modification, and health promotion.


Rehabilitation and PEOP : An Introduction

Saturday 28th October, 2017

8:00 – 16:00

Venue Pagoda Ballroom, Pagoda Resort, 112 Melville Parade, Como





Early bird before 28/9/17

Member $200

Rural/ remote $150

Non-members $375

Student $100

Standard rate after 28/9/17

Member $250

Rural/ remote $175

Non-members $375

Student $125

Refreshments Welcome coffee /tea, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided

PD registration form (2017)