About Carolyn

I was born and raised in Mukilteo, Washington.  In Grade 10, I took a sports medicine course and became intrigued by acute injury rehabilitation.  At Seattle University, I completed a Bachelor of Science in Sports and Exercise Science coupled with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.  I continued to develop my knowledge of acute injury recovery models while working in a DI Athletic Training Room, focusing my work on the Seattle University Men's Soccer and Men's Basketball teams.  I deepened my knowledge of physiology and biomechanics while performing research in the Kinesiology department about mechanical load and predictive injury models in collegiate athletes. 

I am currently a third year doctoral candidate at Pacific University's School of Occupational Therapy.  I hope to utilize this program to immerse myself in client-centered academia and research practices.

In my time away from classes, I enjoy getting outside with my dog, Nanuk.  Most weekends we try to escape to the mountains and explore more of the beautiful Pacific Northwest!

Mission

I believe in creating a space of safety and support with an attitude of intentionality by engaging with my community from a research-based center of knowledge, while using empathetic listening skills and affirming language to establish a trusting relationship in order to help my clients find motivation towards recovery

Mission

I believe in creating a space of safety and support with an attitude of intentionality by engaging with my community from a research-based center of knowledge, while using empathetic listening skills and affirming language to establish a trusting relationship in order to help my clients find motivation towards recovery. These three pillars are represented in the depiction of a mountain range, seen throughout this portfolio, under the final, and tallest peak, representing my commitment to empathy-based practice and science.

Purpose

The purpose of this ePortfolio is to document my academic and professional journey while earning my doctorate in occupational therapy.  This site will reflect my personal and professional growth for myself, my peers, Pacific University's faculty and future employers.

Carolyn van der Meulen

Pacific University | School of Occupational Therapy

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