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Candi Raudebaugh

Discipline/Program
Occupational and Physical Therapist Assistant (OPTA) Program
Title
Instructor and Chairperson
Office
AC212
Phone
403.356.4943
Biography

Candi Raudebaugh is an instructor and chairperson in the Occupational and Physical Therapist Assistant (OPTA) Program at Red Deer College. Before she became an instructor, Candi worked clinically as an occupational therapist in mental health, outpatients, pediatrics, acute care, and other areas including her own private practice. Candi has specialized training in a variety of areas such as cognitive psychotherapy for depression and anxiety, solution focused therapy, and motivational interviewing. In 2013, Candi started teaching at Red Deer College with the launch of the new OPTA program.

In the 2015-2016 academic year, together with her research partner, Kristen Gulbransen, Candi completed a research project to explore the impact of interprofessional communities of practice on student resilience. For her research on student resilience, Candi received a Recognition of Scholarly Activity award from Red Deer College in 2017.

Candi is a student in the Doctor of Science in Rehabilitation and Health Leadership program at Queen’s University. Her doctoral research is focused on life skills training for college students. Life skills training modules are expected to positively impact students by improving their functioning in life skills and enhancing their self-efficacy. College students with improved functioning and greater confidence in life skills will be able to cope more effectively, do better in school, and later become employees and citizens who are better able to help others.    

Education

M.Sc. (OT), B.Sc. (OT)

Main Areas of Teaching
  1. Mental health
  2. Professional practice
  3. OTA skills
  4. Communication
Scholarly Activity

Conference Presentations

  • Interprofessional Communities of Practice: Fostering Resilience in Post-Secondary Students – poster presentation at Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists Conference, Charlottetown, PEI (June 2017).
  • Fostering Resilience in Post-Secondary Students workshop at the Teaching Professor Conference, St. Louis, MO (June 2017).
  • Interprofessional Communities of Practice: Fostering Resilience in Post-Secondary Students – poster presentation at the Symposium on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Banff, AB (November 2016). 
  • Interprofessional Communities of Practice: Fostering Resilience in Post-Secondary Students – poster presentation at Red Deer College Faculty Showcase, Red Deer, AB (November 2016).
  • Fostering Resilience in Post-Secondary Students workshop at the Alberta Colleges and Institutes Faculty Association Conference, Jasper, AB (May 2016).

Community Involvement

  • Chairperson of the Technology Subcommittee of the Canadian OTA and PTA Educators Council (May 2017 - Present)

Current Research

  • Life Skills Training for College Students: an Exploratory Sequential Mixed Methods Study (Queen’s University)

Professional and/or RDC Leadership

  • Member of the Red Deer College Curriculum Committee (September 2017 - October 2019).
  • Member, One Integrated Campus Committee, Bethany Collegeside and Red Deer College (June 2016 - October 2019).
  • Member of the Quality Improvement of Programs Committee (January 2017 - September 2019).
  • Serves on the School Advisory Team for the School of Health Sciences at Red Deer College (2014 - 2015 and 2016 - Present).
  • Peer Observer (September 2016 - November 2018).
  • Member of the Research and Scholarship Committee at Red Deer College as a representative from the Faculty Performance Committee (September 2017 - September 2018).
  • Member of the Interprofessional Education Working Group (January 2017 - September 2018). 
  • Member of the Red Deer College Faculty Performance Committee (September 2016 - September 2018).

Professional Memberships

  • Alberta College of Occupational Therapists
  • Society of Alberta Occupational Therapists

Awards and Honours

  • Recognition of Scholarly Activity Award at Red Deer College (October 2017)