Tina Champagne, OTD, OTR/L, CCAP, FAOTA

Email: [email protected]   Web: www.ot-innovations.com

Education

Boston University Doctorate in Occupational Therapy (OTD), Boston, MA
Springfield College, Master of Education, Occupational Therapy, Springfield, MA
Springfield College, Bachelor of Science, Rehabilitation Services Springfield, MA

Background

Tina Champagne is the program director for the Cutchins Programs for Children and Families in Northampton, MA USA.  She is also an international consultant through her own business, Champagne Conferences & Consultation.  She earned her doctorate in occupational therapy from Boston University and her master’s in education from Springfield College in Massachusetts.  Tina is passionate about creating and implementing nurturing, healing, and trauma informed therapeutic programs for children through older adult populations.  She also enjoys engaging in research and has authored numerous publications.

Tina is well known as an expert clinician and consultant and has worked for a variety of state, national, and international mental health, nursing, and occupational therapy organizations.  She provides workshops on the subjects of nonlinear dynamics, trauma and attachment informed care, sensory processing, and other integrative therapeutic approaches.

Tina has been on the faculty of the National Association for State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) National Office of Technical Assistance for the National Executive Technical Institute: Creating Violence Free and Coercion Free Mental Health Treatment Environments for the Reduction of Seclusion and Restraint and has provided resources that have been integrated into the course materials and web-based resources.  She continues to provide consultation services through NASMHPD’s National Office of Technical Assistance for a variety of organizations.  Tina has also worked closely with the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health on a variety of projects, including her contributions as a consultant, trainer, and co-author of peer reviewed and resource publications, such as the following: Resource Guide: Creating Positive Cultures of Care.   This resource guide is a free publication that is available through: http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/docs/dmh/rsri/restraint-resources.pdf

Tina has received numerous awards including the 2008 MA State Commissioner’s Distinguished Service Award and a State Senate Citation for her innovative work and leadership in helping to integrate trauma informed care and sensory-based approaches across the state, which helped significantly reduce the use of seclusion and restraint in mental health settings.  In 2006, she received the Catherine Anne Trombly Award from the Massachusetts Occupational Therapy Association for innovation in the areas of practice, education, and research in mental health. In 2005, she received the Irene Allard Outstanding Fieldwork Educator Award from the New England Occupational Therapy Education Council. 

For more information about Tina Champagne’s work, free resources, and workshops visit her website: www.ot-innovations.com