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Carol Haertlein Sells, PhD, OTR, FAOTA

Professor Emerita

Education

Ph D Psychology Program Marquette University 1993
MS Administrative Leadership University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 1980
BS Occupational Therapy University of Wisconsin-Madison 1973

Speaker Topics

  • Life Skills Programs for Veterans
  • Mental Health Needs of Veterans
  • Mental Illness and Community Success

Interests & Expertise

Carol Haertlein Sells’ current research focuses on the occupational needs of military veterans and interventions related to life skills and community success. She is a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association, and retired from UWM in 2015.

Selected Publications

Haertlein Sells, C. A., Barnekow, K. A., & Plach, H. (2014, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). Occupational Science and Technology Annual Newsletter.
Plach, H., & Haertlein Sells, C. A. (2013). The occupational performance needs of young veterans. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 67, 73-81.
Haertlein Sells, C. A., Stoffel, V. C., & Plach, H. (2011). Substance-related disorders. Brown, C. E., & Stoffel, V. C. (Eds.). , 192-210. Philadelphia/F.A. Davis Company: Occupational therapy in mental health: A vision for participation. (Chapter 15).
Haertlein Sells, C. A., & Stoffel, V. C. (2011). Strategies to enable meaningful everyday living for people with psychiatric disabilities and other mental health needs. Christiansen, C. H., & Matuska, K. M. (Eds.). 4th ed, 405-429. Bethesda, MD/AOTA Press: Ways of Living: Intervention Strategies to Enable Participation.
Haertlein Sells, C. A., & Stoffel, V. C. (2010). Use of evaluation data in an outcomes-oriented approach. Hinojosa, J., Kramer, P., & Crist, P. (Eds.). Bethesda, MD/American Occupational Therapy Association: Evaluation: Obtaining and Interpreting Data, 3rd Edition (Chapter 16).
Haertlein Sells, C. A. (2010). Substance Related Disorders. Mental Health Practice in Occupational Therapy.
Haertlein Sells, C. A. (2010). Adaptive strategies for people with psychiatric disabilities and other mental health needs. Matuska, K. (Ed.). Ways of Living: Adaptive Strategies for Special Needs.
Haertlein Sells, C. A. (2005). Additional uses of evaluation data. 2nd Ed. Evaluation: Obtaining and Interpreting Data.
Haertlein Sells, C. A. (2005). Additional use of evaluation data in outcomes. Hinojosa, J., Kramer, P., & Crist, P. (Eds.). 2nd, 283-306. Evaluation: Obtaining and Interpreting Data/AOTA.
Otto-Salaj, L. L., Zweben, A., Brondino, M. J., Cisler, R. A., Weinhardt, L. S., Barret, D., Kalichman, S. C., Stoffel, V. C., & Haertlein Sells, C. A. (2004). An intervention for people with co-existing mental illness and alcohol or other substance use. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 28(5).
Haertlein Sells, C. A., & Stoffel, V. C. (2004). Adaptive living strategies for people with psychiatric disabilities. Christiansen, C. H., & Matuska, K. M. (Eds.). 3rd ed, 341-357. Bethesda, MD/AOTA Press: Ways of Living: Adaptive Strategies for Special Needs Chapter 15.
Haertlein Sells, C. A. (2004). Adaptive strategies for people with psychiatric disabilities. Ways of Living: Adaptive Strategies for Special Needs (3rd ed).
Otto-Salai, L. L., Brondino, M. J., Zweben, A., Cisler, R. A., Weinhardt, L. S., Haertlein Sells, C. A., Stoffel, V. C., Barrett, D., & Kalichman, S. C. (2003). Alcohol use issues and specific sexual risk behaviors in a sample of people with serious mental illness. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 27(5 Supplement), 33A.
Ott, C. H., Haertlein Sells, C. A., & Craig, D. (2003). A collaborative student affairs and faculty health assessment and intervention initiative. Journal of American College Health, 51, 257-261.
Ott, C. H., & Haertlein Sells, C. A. (2002). Translation of the Role Checklist into Spanish. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 56, 586-589.

Honors & Awards

Dean’s Award for Outstanding Long Service (2015) College of Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Service Award from the Commission on Education (2002) American Occupational Therapy Association.
Service Award (1997) Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association.
Award of Appreciation (1996) Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association.
Honoray membership (1995) Rho Chapter of Pi Theta Epsilon, Occupational Therapy National Honor Society.
Award of distinction (1992) Southeast District of the Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association.
Award of Excellence (1992) Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association.
Recipient of the designation of fellow of the american occupational therapy association (1992) American Occupational Therapy Association.
Certificate of Appreciation (1991) Southeast District of the Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association.
Recipient Doctoral Fellowship (1991) American Occupational Therapy Foundation.
Research Associate (1989) University of Illinois at Chicago Occupational Therapy Foundation.
Fellow (1987) Midwest Geriatric Education Center.