Tori Eaton, MS, OTR/L

Clinical Instructor


Victoria “Tori” Eaton graduated from the School of Occupational Therapy, Pacific University in 2012 and was hired in August for a newly-developed clinical instructor position.  Tori provides clinical care while developing fieldwork locations.  She is the program director and occupational therapist for Bridge to Independence (link to website http://www.homeward-bound.org/day_program/), a day program for brain injury survivors.  She is also developing a partnership to provide occupational therapy within the drug treatment program at Washington County Community Corrections. 

Tori’s areas of expertise include brain injury, sensory-based interventions, addictions and mental health, chronic pain, and sexuality and intimacy.  Tori co-advises the current innovative practice project in relation to Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center, with a focus on services for persons living with chronic pain.  She facilitates the monthly Brain Injury Support Group at Tuality Education Center on the 3rd Monday every month.

Tori grew up in the local community, which has strengthened her ability to network, share resources, and advocate for collaboration and interdisciplinary care for the clients she works with.   Her varied activities that led her to pursue a degree in occupational therapy were recognized upon her graduation with an article on the Pacific webpage (link to http://www.pacificu.edu/news/detail.cfm?news_id=11312).

To balance work with leisure, Tori enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering, hiking, knitting, reading, and dancing.  She is currently dabbling in the arts of ceramics.

 

Education

Graduate

Undergraduate

Professional Presentations

03/13     “Sensory-based strategies to improve outcomes for brain injury survivors.”  Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon Annual Conference, Portland, OR.

10/12     “Sex and Intimacy: Adapting Environments, Occupation, and Other Considerations.”  Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon State Conference, Hood River, OR.

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