Virginia Stoffel, Ph.D., OT, BCMH, FAOTA
Occupational Science & Technology
- Careers in Occupational Therapy
- Mental Illness and Community Success
- Substance Abuse Alternative: Doing What You Enjoy
- Substance Abuse and Recovery
Phone: (414) 229-5583
Fax: (414) 229-5100
- Ph.D. Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service, Cardinal Stritch University, 2007
- M.S., Educational Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1983
- B.A., Occupational Therapy, College of St. Catherine, 1977
Interests & Expertise
Dr. Stoffel's research focuses are
- the lived experience of parents and family members with a child with autism (collaborative work with Dr. Vickie Moerchen),
- evidence-based practices for occupational therapists working with substance use disorders (collaborative work with Dr. Penny Moyers Cleveland),
- motivational and coping strategies to promote change in substance use (collaborative work in the Center for Addiction and Behavioral Health Research),
- the lived experiences of clubhouse engagement and its relationship to mental health recovery.
Dr. Stoffel has worked on a number of leadership and service projects with the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and the American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF). In addition, Dr. Stoffel facilitated development of the Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association's (WOTA) Research and Scholarly Activities Committee and was a past Board member of the WOTA. She has served on the AOTA Specialties Board establishing Board Certification in Mental Health, and is currently Vice President of the AOTA Board of Directors, serves on their Representative Assembly and is Chair of the AOTA Centennial Commission. Dr. Stoffel is past chair of the Board of Directors for Mental Health America - Wisconsin, is a member of the Scientific Advisory Panel of the Wisconsin Women's Health Foundation, serves on the community advisory committee for Transitional Living Services, and is an editorial board member of Occupational Therapy in Mental Health: A Journal of Psychosocial Practice and Research.Back to the top
Stoffel, V. C. (2011). Recovery. In C. Brown & V.C. Stoffel (Eds.), Occupational therapy in mental health: A vision for participation. (Chapter 1, pp.3-16). Philadelphia: F.A.Davis Company.
Stoffel, V. C. (2011). Psychosocial Clubhouses. In C. Brown & V.C. Stoffel (Eds.), Occupational therapy in mental health: A vision for participation. (Chapter 39, pp.559-570). Philadelphia: F.A.Davis Company.
Stoffel, V. C. & Tomlinson, J. (2011). Communication and Social Skills. In C. Brown & V.C. Stoffel (Eds.), Occupational therapy in mental health: A vision for participation. (Chapter 21, pp.298-312). Philadelphia: F.A.Davis Company
Haertlein Sells, C., Stoffel, V. C., & Plach, H. (2011). Substance-Related Disorders. In C. Brown & V.C. Stoffel (Eds.), Occupational therapy in mental health: A vision for participation. (Chapter 15, pp.192-210). Philadelphia: F.A.Davis Company.
Haertlein Sells, C. & Stoffel, V. C. (2011). Strategies to enable meaningful everyday living for people with psychiatric disabilities and other mental health needs. In C. H. Christiansen & K. M. Matuska (Eds.) Ways of Living: Intervention Strategies to Enable Participation (4th ed.).(Chapter 15, pp. 405-429). Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press.
Haertlein Sells, C. & Stoffel, V.C. (2010). Use of Evaluation Data in an Outcomes-Oriented Approach. In J. Hinojosa, P. Kramer, & P. Crist (Eds.), Evaluation: Obtaining and Interpreting Data, 3rd Edition (Chapter 16, pp. 337-362). Bethesda, MD: American Occupational Therapy Association.
Moyers, P., & Stoffel, V. C. (2010). Preventing substance abuse in adolescents and adults. In M. Scaffa, M. Reitz, & M. Pizzi (Eds.), Occupational therapy in the promotion of health and wellness (Chapter 15). Philadelphia: F. A. Davis
Berger, L. K., Otto-Salaj, L. L., Stoffel, V. C., Hernandez-Meier, J., & Gromoske, A. N. (2009). Personal and organizational barriers and facilitators of transferring research to practice: An exploratory case study of motivational interviewing. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 9(2), 145-162.
Schell, B. A. B., & Stoffel, V. C. (2008). Yes, I am a real OT: Board and Specialty Certification for Academic Faculty. Continuing Competence Column. OT Practice, 13(10), 19-20.
Stoffel, V. (2006). Review of Motivational Interviewing: Preparing People for Change. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health: A Journal of Psychosocial Practice & Research. 22, 91-93.Back to the top
Stoffel, V. C., & Moyers, P.A. (2005). Occupational therapy and substance use disorders. In E. Cara & A. MacRae (Eds.), Psychosocial Occupational Therapy: A Clinical Practice. Chapter 16 (pp. 446-473). Clifton Park, NY: Thomson Delmar Learning.
Stoffel, V.C., & Moyers, P.A. (2004). An evidence-based and occupational perspective of interventions for persons with substance-use disorders. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 58, 570-586.
Haertlein, C. A., & Stoffel, V. C. (2004). Adaptive living strategies for people with psychiatric disabilities. In C.H. Christiansen & K. M. Matuska (Eds.), Ways of Living: Adaptive Strategies for Special Needs. (Chapter 15, pp. 341-357). Bethesda, MD: AOTA
Otto-Salaj, L. L., Zweben, A., Brondino, M. J., Cisler, R.A., Weinhardt, L.S., Barrett, D., Kalichman, S.C., Stoffel, V., & Haertlein, C. (2004). An intervention for people with co-existing mental illness and alcohol or other substance use. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Rsearch, 28 (5, Supplement), Abstract S171.
Stoffel, V. (2003). "We need every voice": Active participation in AOTA. OT Practice, 8, 14-17.
Moyers, P.A., Stoffel, V.C. (2001). Community-based approaches for substance disorders. In M. Scaffa (Ed.), OT in Community-Based Practice Settings. Chapter XVII. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis Publishers.
Stoffel, V. (2001). Ring in the New Year: Keep the old and try the new! Platform Column, OT Practice, 6, 9-10.
Stoffel V.C. (2000) Join the SISs in Finding our "Hidden" OT Colleagues. Platform Column, OT Practice, 5, xx
UWM Faculty Distinguished University Service Award, 2010