BA History of Art ~ Yale University
MA Occupational Therapy ~ University of Southern California
PhD Occupational Science ~ University of Southern California
University of Southern California
University of California at Los Angeles-Semel Institute
Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm SE
- OCC1-551 Psychosocial Practice in Occupational Therapy
- OCC1-618 Applied Theories in Psychosocial Occupational Therapy
- POTH-616 Special Topics: Qualitative Methods (Ethnography, Narrative, Phenomenology, Aesthetic)
Dr Park’s research interests emerged from her clinical practice working with children & adolescents diagnosed with autism and their families; and an ethnographic study using a conceptual framework on narrative to ask, “How do clinicians/professionals and persons with illness and/or lifelong disability and their families connect in those gaps between experiential worlds.” A focus on the in-between (e.g., providers, patients, family members in particular institutions) brackets the critical, but more elusive or difficult to capture, extra-linguistic relational aspects of rehabilitation that impact therapeutic processes and outcomes.
Her current research focuses on building capacity for self-sustaining and generative mental health promotion initiatives, which are responsive to the priority concerns of, and in partnership with, persons with invisible disabilities, their families and the mental health professionals who work with them. She has developed and is currently evaluating the use of first person, multiple perspective, and participatory research approaches to collectively create transformations in mental health systems and in the community.
Lee, K., Lambert, H., Wittich, W., Kehayia, E., & Park, M. The use of movement-based interventions with children diagnosed with autism for psychosocial outcomes - A Scoping review. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders (2016), http://dx.doi.org.10.1016/j.rasd.2015.12.011
Asaba, E., Laliberte-Rudman, D., Mondaca, M., and Park, M. (2015). Visual methods: A focus on photovoice (chapter 11). In Stanley, M. & Nayar, S. (Eds.), Qualitative Research Methods in Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, London Routledge.
Park, M., Lencucha, R., Mattingly, C., Zafran, H., & Kirmayer, L. J. (2015). A qualitative study on the ethics of transforming care: examining the development and implementation of Canada’s first mental health strategy. Implementation Science
Park, M., Zafran, H., Stewart, J., Salsberg, J., Ells, C., Rouleau, S., Estein, O., Valente, T. (2014). Transforming mental health services: a participatory mixed methods study to promote and evaluate the implementation of recovery-oriented services. Implementation Science, 9(1), 119
Schwartz, R., Estein, O., Komaroff, J., Lamb, J., Myers, M., Stewart, J., Vacaflor, L., Park, M. (2013). Mental health consumers and providers dialogue in an institutional setting: A participatory approach to promoting recovery-oriented care. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 36(2), 113-115
Johansson, K., Rudman, D., Mondaca, M., Park, M., Luborsky, M., Josephsson, S., & Asaba, E. (2013). Moving beyond ‘Aging In Place’ to understand migration and aging: Place making and the centrality of occupation. Journal of Occupational Science, 20(2), 108-119.
Park, M. (2012). Pleasure, Throwing Breaches, and Embodied Metaphors: Tracing Transformation-in-Participation for a Child With Autism to Sensory Integration-Based Therapy Session. OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health, 32 (1 Suppl), S34-S47
Erikson A, Park M and Tham K. (2010). Belonging: A qualitative, longitudinal study of what matters for persons with stroke during one year of rehabilitations. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 42(9):831-8.
Park M. (2010). Beyond calculus: Apple-apple-apple-ike and other embodied pleasures for a child diagnosed with autism in a sensory integration based clinic. Disability Studies Quarterly: Special Topic: Autism and Neurodiversity, 30(1).
Johansson K, Lilja M, Park M and Josephsson S. (2010). Balancing the good: A critical discourse analysis of home modification services in Sweden. Sociology of Health & Illness, 32(4): 563-582.
Erikson A, Park M and Tham K. (2010). Place reintegration through daily activities: One year of rehabilitation after stroke. OTJR, Occupation, Participation and Health, 30(2), 68-77.
Park M. (2008). Making scenes: Imaginative practices for a child with autism in an occupational therapy session. Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 22(3), 234–256. (Recognition: Steven Polgar Paper, Society of Medical Anthropology).
Park M. (2005). Narrative practices of intersubjectivity: An ethnography of children with autism in a sensory integration based occupational therapy clinic. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Southern California, US - California. (No. AAT 3196871).