Brett Berg is the Operations Manager at CIOTS and he teaches AMPS, School AMPS, and ESI courses. He joined CIOTS in 2001. His interest in occupational therapy was initially sparked as a volunteer with Special Olympics and Easter Seals where he enjoyed engaging children and adults with disabilities in sports, crafts, and recreational activities. He was inspired to pursue a career in occupational therapy to help people with disabilities do the everyday things they want and need to do. While providing occupational therapy services to older adults in an acute mental health hospital and with children in schools, he recognized that the profession of occupational therapy needed more psychometrically sound, occupation-centered assessment tools.
In Brett’s role at CIOTS he frequently participates in research projects with CIOTS colleagues. This piqued his interest to return to university for a graduate degree. He is currently working on his PhD in occupation and rehabilitation science at Colorado State University, further developing an assessment of occupational experience, the Occupational Experience Profile.
Brett and his wife of more than 20 years are raising two children. Together they love to hike, ride bikes, and camp in beautiful Colorado; and to travel across the United States to visit family and friends.