Pat Precin, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

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Assistant Professor

pp2686@cumc.columbia.edu

Education

PhD, Psychology, Northcentral University

Certificate, Psychoanalysis, National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis

MS, Biophysics, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center

BS, Occupational Therapy, State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn

BS, Psychology, Western Illinois University

BS,  Pre-medicine/Kaskaskia Program, Western Illinois University

Clinical Expertise

  • Occupational therapy intervention with adults diagnosed with Intellectual disabilities and developmental delays
  • Occupational therapy psychosocial rehabilitation: inpatient, outpatient, community mental health settings
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Assertive Community Treatment with homeless populations
  • Welfare-to-Work Programs
  • Substance use programs: inpatient detoxification, out-patient rehabilitation, dual diagnosis clinic, community programs
  • Case management
  • Administration
  • Expert witness
  • Mental health consumer owned and run businesses

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Research Methods
  • Clinical Conditions I: Psychopathology
  • Mental Health II: Individual Occupational Therapy Evaluation and Treatment

Research Interests

  • The prediction of time perspective, attachment style, emotional intelligence, and resilience on student outcomes
  • Developing an occupational therapy intervention to alter student time perspectives
  • Effectiveness of an integrated occupational therapy intervention for dual diagnosis (mental illness and substance abuse)
  • The use of lucid dreaming in rehabilitation

Professional Awards, Recognition, Activities

  • American Occupational Therapy Association’s Emerging and Innovative Practice Award, 2018
  • American Occupational Therapy Association’s Service Commendation, 2018
  • Touro College’s Annual Faculty Scholars’ Reception Honoree, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012
  • Touro College and University System Presidential Award for Teaching, 2017
  • American Occupational Therapy Association’s Distinguished Fieldwork Educator Award, 2017
  • President of the Borough of Brooklyn, City of New York, Eric L. Adams’ Citation for “outstanding commitment to promoting excellence and providing outstanding services and support to local residents and those in need in the healthcare field.”, 2016
  • New York State Senator Jesse Hamilton’s Citation for providing “Exemplary Service to the Community and State.”, 2016
  • State University of New York Downstate Medical Center Department of Occupational Therapy’s 50th Anniversary Honoree, 2016
  • Touro College’s Occupational Therapy Clinician’s Award, 2016
  • American Occupational Therapy Association’s Recognition of Achievement Award, 2016
  • American Occupational Therapy Association’s Certificate of Appreciation, 2015
  • New York State Occupational Therapy Association’s Certificate of Appreciation, 2014
  • Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association, 2013
  • New York State Occupational Therapy Association’s Award of Merit in Mental Health, 2012
  • Cambridge Who’s Who Induction, 2010
  • Golden Key International Honor Society Member Induction, 2010
  • New York Institute of Technology’s (NYIT) Annual Faculty Scholars’ Reception Honoree, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007
  • New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), Award of Excellence in Research, 2009
  • Pi Theta Epsilon National Honor Society in Occupational Therapy Member Induction, 2005
  • Tri Beta National Honor Society in Biology Member Induction, 1980
  • Psy Chi National Honor Society in Psychology Member Induction, 1979
  • Mu Phi Epsilon National Honor Society in Music Member Induction, 1978

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Precin, P. (2019). Psychosocial aspects of rehabilitation. Online Course Learning. 
  • Precin, P. (2018). Occupational therapy and dual diagnosis: Mental illness and substance abuse. OnCourse Learning, OT24, 1-17.
  • Precin, P., Koenig, V. E., Chiarello, E., Masotti, G. K., Diamond, B. N., Lashinsky, D. B., & Tierno, O. (2018). SPOTS:  A model for the creation of sustainable, population-based, occupational therapy fieldwork sites. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 32, 44-58.
  • Precin, P. (2017). Past negative time perspective as a predictor of grade point average in occupational therapy doctoral students. Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 5, 1-13.
  • Precin, P. (2017). Efficacy of a stress management module in managing stress and clean time in dual diagnosis (mental illness and substance misuse) clients. In M. Huri (Ed.) Occupational therapy - occupation focused holistic practice in rehabilitation, Intech, Rijeka 67-80.
  • American Occupational Therapy Association. (2017). Mental health promotion, prevention, and intervention in occupational therapy practice. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 2017, 71 [Contributing Author].
  • Precin, P. (2016).The interactive role of emotional intelligence, attachment style, and resilience in the prediction of time perception in doctoral students. Psychology Research, 6, 110-209.
  • Precin, P. (2016). Structural arrangement of myosin: Evidence for cross-bridge arrangement in vertebrate striated muscle. Lambert Academic Publishing: Saarbrücken, 1-71.
  • Precin, P. (2016). Relationship between mentalization and psychosomatic illness: A psychoanalytic quantitative research investigation. Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrücken, 1-54.
  • Precin, P. (2013). Occupational therapy and dual diagnosis: Mental illness and substance abuse. Gannett Healthcare Group/Today in OT.
  • Precin, P., Otto, M., Popalzai, K., & Samuel, M. (2012). Travel training for individuals diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 28, 129-146.
  • Precin, P. (2011). Evaluating occupational therapy services: Continuing quality improvement. In the American Occupational Therapy Association (Producer). AOTA CEonCD™: OT manager topics [DVD]. American Occupational Therapy Association Press, Bethesda, 2011.
  • Precin, P. (2011). Introduction. WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation,38, 1.
  • Precin, P. (2011). Sounding board: Pretraumatic Stress Prevention (PTSP) versus Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation, 38, 89-90.
  • Precin, P. (2011). Challenges of welfare-to-work programs: Complications of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation, 38, 39-56.
  • Precin, P. (2011). Return to work after 9/11. WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation, 38, 3-12.
  • Precin, P. (2011). Return to work: A case of PTSD, Dissociative Identity Disorder, and satanic ritual abuse. WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation, 38, 57-66.
  • Precin, P. (2011). Occupation as therapy for trauma recovery: A case study. WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation, 38, 77-82.
  • Precin, P. (2011). Expert witness evaluation of PTSD and return to work. WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation, 38, 83-88.
  • Precin, P. (2010). The use of visual imagery to enhance sequencing of work tasks in an individual with Asperger’s Syndrome. WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation, 36, 373-379.
  • Precin, P., Walsh, A., & Timque, J. (2010). A role for occupational therapy in foster care. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 26, 151-175.
  • Precin, P. (2009). An Aggregate Fieldwork Model: Cooperative learning, research, and clinical project publication components. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 25, 62-82.
  • Precin, P. (2007). An Aggregate Fieldwork Model: Interdisciplinary training/intervention component. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 21, 123-131.
  • Precin, P., & Marie, C. (2006). Rebuilding lives through the Employment Placement Program of 9/11. In P. Precin (Ed.). Healing 9/11: Creative programming by occupational therapists. The Haworth Press, Inc., New York. 107-119. Also published in Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 21, 107-119.
  • Precin, P. (Ed.). (2006).  Healing 9/11: Creative programming by occupational therapists, Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 21. Simultaneously published in hard and soft cover books by Haworth Press, Inc., Binghamton.
  • Precin, P. (2006). Introduction: Healing 9/11: Creative programming by occupational therapists. In P. Precin (Ed.). Healing 9/11: Creative programming by occupational therapists. The Haworth Press, Inc., New York, 1-2. Also published in Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 21, 1-2.
  • Precin, P. (2006). Creative healing through artistic symbols. In P. Precin (Ed.). Healing 9/11: Creative programming by occupational therapists. The Haworth Press, Inc., New York, 147-175. Also published in Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 21, 147-175.
  • Precin, P. (2003). Ground zero needs assessment. In P. Precin (Ed.). Surviving 9/11: Impact and experiences of occupational therapy practitioners. The Haworth Press, Inc., New York, 79-102. Also published in Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 19, 79-102.
  • Precin, P.  (2003). Introduction: Surviving 9/11: Impact and experiences of occupational therapy practitioners. In P. Precin (Ed.). Surviving 9/11: Impact and experiences of occupational therapy practitioners. The Haworth Press, Inc., New York, 1-4. Also published in Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 19, 1-4.
  • Precin, P., & Gottlieb, B. (2003). The K-9 unit. In P. Precin (Ed.). Surviving 9/11: Impact and experiences of occupational therapy practitioners. The Haworth Press, Inc., New York, 115-121. Also published in Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 19, 115-121.
  • Diamond, H, & Precin, P. (2003). Disabled and experiencing disaster: Personal and professional accounts. In P. Precin (Ed.). Surviving 9/11: Impact and experiences of occupational therapy practitioners. The Haworth Press, Inc., New York, 27-42. Also published in Occupational Therapy in Mental Health,19, 27-42.
  • Tewfik, D., & Precin, P. (1998). The New York experience: The re-modeling of mental health practice. In A. Hiller Scott (Ed.). New frontiers in psychosocial occupational therapy. The Haworth Press, Inc., New York, 45-53. Also published in Occupational Therapy in Mental Health,14, 45-53.
  • Harrison, T. S., & Precin, P. (1996). Cognitive impairments in clients with dual diagnosis (chronic psychotic disorders and substance abuse): considerations for treatment. Occupational Therapy International, 3, 122-141.

Reviews, Chapters, Monographs, Editorials

  • Precin, P. (in press). Psychosocial issues in physical rehabilitation. In S.B. O'Sullivan & T.J. Schmitz (Eds.). Physical rehabilitation (7th ed.). (pp. 1134-1174). FA Davis Company: Philadelphia.
  • Precin, P. (in press). Psychosocial adaptation to disability. In D. Powers Dirette & S. A. Gutman (Eds.). Occupational therapy for physical dysfunction (8th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer, Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins.
  • Precin, P. (2014). Psychosocial disorders. In S. B. O’Sullivan & T. J. Schmitz (Eds.). Physical rehabilitation (6th ed.) (pp. 1175-1221). FA Davis Company: Philadelphia.
  • Precin, P. (2013). Psychosocial issues in rehabilitation: Bringing the unconscious to consciousness. Occupational Therapy Journal: Occupation, Participation and Health, 33, 2-3.
  • Precin, P.  (2011). Evaluating occupational therapy services. In G. McCormack, & K. Jacobs, (Eds.), Occupational therapy manager. American Occupational Therapy Association Press: Albany, 407-421.
  • Precin, P. (2011). Book review of Occupational therapy in mental health: Considerations for advanced practice. M. Kavanaugh Scheinholtz (Ed.). American Occupational Therapy Association Press: Bethesda. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 26, 191-193.
  • Precin, P. (2007). The influence of psychosocial factors on rehabilitation. In S. B. O’Sullivan & T. J. Schmitz (Eds.). Physical rehabilitation (5th ed.). FA Davis Company: Philadelphia, 27-64.

Books

  • Precin, P. (2016). Issues in psychoanalysis: Cyberanalysis, fMRI, psychopharmacology, Dissociative Identity Disorder, and case publications. Lambert Academic Publishing: Saarbrücken.
  • Precin, P. (2015). Client-centered reasoning: Narratives of people with mental illness. Echo Point Books and Media, LLC: Brattleboro.
  • Precin, P. (2015). Living skills recovery workbook. Echo Point Books and Media, LLC: Brattleboro.

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