Jeffery Cooper, PhD
University of Oklahoma
Jeffery W. Cooper, PhD is the Associate Director of Human Resources at the University of Oklahoma. He has spent more than 25 years in the business world in venues as varied as banking, communications, manufacturing and higher education. His career focuses on providing people with the skills necessary to succeed in both their personal and professional lives. At the University of Oklahoma, he provides training workshops in the areas of learning and organizational development.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
This presentation describes a teaching module created to intentionally engage entry-level occupational and physical therapy students in examining the impact of their beliefs and attitudes on communication with each other and with their future patients. The module addresses the uncomfortable issues of conscious and unconscious bias, the impact of privilege, and communication barriers that can derail teams. This module was added to a course that was already taught by an interprofessional faculty as well as being the first course offered in the curricula for both professional programs. This…