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Katherine Occhiuto


Degrees:PhD Candidate (Carleton), MSW (Carleton) BA, Political Science and Communications Studies (York University)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 1368
Office:613 Dunton Tower

Areas of Interest:

  • Critical clinical and community-based practice
  • Mental health
  • Poverty and the working poor
  • Simulation-based education and research
  • Social services provision
  • Social work education

Recent Publications (2020- present):

Asakura, K., Gheorghe, R. M., Tarshis, S., & Occhiuto, K. (2023). Translating critical social work into clinical practice: A pilot simulation-based study from Canada. Smith College Studies in Social Work.

Sewell, K., Occhiuto, K., Tarshis, S., Todd, S., & Kalmanovitch, A. (2023). Simulation in social work education: A qualitative study of standardized clients’ experiences. Journal of Social Work Education.

Gheorghe, R., Tarshis, S., & Occhiuto, K. (2023). Student research peer support group: Reflections on mutual aid in qualitative research. Social Work with Groups: A Journal of Community and Clinical Practice, 46(3), 220-234.

Sewell, K., Occhiuto, K., Tarshis, S., Kalmanovitch, A., & Todd, S. (2022). Adapting to online live streamed OSCEs: A teaching note. Journal of Social Work Education.

Occhiuto, K., Sewell, K., & Asakura, K. (2022). Pivoting to online live-streamed simulations: Students’ experiences in clinical social work education. Journal of Social Work Education.

Occhiuto, K. (2022). Data collection strategies for sharing lived experiences: Low-income mothers’ perceptions of text (SMS) and multimedia (mms) data collection. Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work, 37(1), 136-150.

Occhiuto, K., Todd, S., Wilson, T., Garrod, J.Z. (2021). Towards greater transparency regarding cross-sector partnerships for technology development. Canadian Journal of Nonprofit and Social Economy Research, 12(2), 89-103.

Asakura, K., Occhiuto, K., Tarshis, S., & Dubrowski, A. (2021). Designing and conducting healthcare simulations: Contributions from social work. Cureus Journal of Medical Science, 13(7).

Todd, S., Occhiuto, K., Asakura, K., & Grassau, P. (2021). Navigating uncertainty in clinical social work practice: A pilot simulation-based study. Clinical Social Work, 49(2), 286-297.

Todd, S., & Occhiuto, K. (2021). Feminist Theories, pp. 259-274. In K.W. Bolton, J.C. Hall., & P. Lehmann (Eds.), Theoretical Perspectives for Direct Social Work Practice: A Generalist-Eclectic Approach (4th edition). Springer Publishing.

Occhiuto, K., & Todd, S. (2020). Critical perspectives on community work with youth, pp. 321-343.  In S. Todd & S. Savard’s (Eds.), Canadian perspectives on community development. Ottawa, ON: University of Ottawa Press.

Asakura. K., Occhiuto, K., Todd, S., Leithead, C., & Clapperton, R. (2020). A Call to Action on Artificial Intelligence and Social Work Education: Lessons Learned from a Simulation Project Using Natural Language Processing. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 40(5), 501-518.

Asakura, K., Lee, B., Occhiuto, K., & Kourgiantakis, T. (2020). Observational learning in simulation-based social work education. Social Work Education, The International Journal, 41(3), 300-316.

Wilson, T., Todd, S., Occhiuto, K., Garrod, J.Z. (2020). Social workers as double agents: Critical inquiry, social work education, and the youth question. Social Work Education, The International Journal, 39(1), 85-96.