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Executive Profiles 2018-10-09T13:50:32-04:00

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

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


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


Dr. Tina Champagne is the Chief Executive Officer of Cutchins Programs for Children and Families in Northampton, MA USA.  She is also an international consultant for her own business, Champagne Conferences & Consultation, and a professor for American International College’s postdoctoral OTD program. She earned her doctorate in occupational therapy from Boston University and a master’s in education from Springfield College in Massachusetts.

Dr. Champagne is passionate about creating, implementing and consulting on nurturing, healing, and trauma informed therapeutic interventions for individuals across the lifespan. She also created and trains on the Sensory Modulation Program (SMP), including a train-the-trainer program specific to the SMP. She enjoys engaging in research and has authored numerous book chapters, research, and peer-reviewed articles. Dr. Champagne has published two books: Sensory modulation & environment: Essential elements of occupation and Sensory modulation and dementia care: Assessment and activities for sensory-enriched care.

Dr. Champagne is well known as an expert clinician and consultant on clinical, organizational, and training needs and goal, and has worked in this capacity 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 integration and processing, cognition, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, clinical aromatherapy and other integrative therapeutic approaches.

She has been on the faculty of the National Association for State Mental Health Program Director’s (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.  She continues to provide consultation services through NASMHPD’s National Office of Technical Assistance for a variety of organizations. She 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 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

Dr. Champagne 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 Dr. Tina Champagne’s publications, free resources, and her upcoming workshops visit her website: www.ot-innovations.com

Contact her directly for more information about consultation services via email: [email protected]