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Shana Cerny

Shana Cerny

Associate Professor

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

SCSC A370

Phone: (605) 658-6376

Email: Shana.Cerny@usd.edu

Bio:

Dr. Cerny earned her Master of Science degree from The University of South Dakota and later completed her post professional doctoral degree at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. She has clinical experience in child mental health, early intervention, school-based services, pediatric rehab, and community mental health.


Teaching Interests:

Pediatric Occupational Therapy<br>Human Development Birth through Adolescence<br>Trauma Informed Care


Research Interests:

My scholarly interests and publications are in the areas of the role of the occupational therapy practitioner in social issues, promotion of childhood mental health, human trafficking recovery, and interprofessional education. Dr. Cerny is also an ACEs & Resiliency Mater trainer and a Trust-Based Relational Intervention® Educator.


Education:

  • OTD, Post-Professional Doctorate of Occupational Therapy, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, 2013
  • MS, Occupational Therapy, The University of South Dakota, 2010
  • BS, Psychology, The University of South Dakota, 2007

Licensures and Certifications:

  • Board Certification in Pediatrics, American Occupational Therapy Association
  • Trust Based Relational Intervention (R) Educator, Texas Christian University
  • Occupational Therapist, IA
  • Occupational Therapist, NBCOT
  • Occupational Therapist, SD

Grants:

  • Integrating Family-Centered and Trauma Informed Care into Practice among Pediatric Healthcare Providers, USD School of Health Sciences. Grant Role: Co-Principal. (2019 - 2019)
  • The subjective well-being of children with emotional, behavioral, or developmental needs, School of Health Sciences Research and Scholarship Seed Grant. (2019 - 2019)
  • Comprehensive Pediatric Video Case Study Library, Center for Teaching and Learning Mobile Computing Initiative Grant. (2018 - 2019)
  • The Effects of Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy on Balance and Dexterity in Children, USD School of Health Sciences. (2018 - 2018)
  • Simulated Learning using Lifelike Baby Dolls: The Next Best Approach to Teaching Clinical Competencies in Human Development, Health Affairs Medical Informatics Committee (HAMIC) Technology Grant. (2016)

Publications:

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  • Edwards, Katie, Siller, Laura, Cerny, Shana, Klinger, Julie, Broin, Molly, Wheeler, Lorey, and Baugh, Lee A.. Call to Freedom: A Promising Approach to Supporting Recovery among Survivors of Sex Trafficking. Journal of Human Trafficking, 2021. (DOI: 10.1080/23322705.2021.1894410)
  • Cerny, Shana, Reishus, Jessica, Robinson, Wade, Beckman, Shelby, Buse, Erin, Sebastian, Reina, and Smith, Jaimie. Promoting Social-Emotional Development In Children Experiencing Economic Hardship Using TBRI® Nurture Group©. Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention, 2021. (DOI: 10.1080/19411243.2021.1884633)
  • Bass, Kelly, and Cerny, Shana. Child and Adult Advocacy Studies - Certificate Program..
  • Brockevelt, Barbara L., Cerny, Shana L., Newland, Lisa A., and Lawler, Michael J.. Activities within an Ecological, Relationship-Based Model of Children's Subjective Well-Being, 589-608. Vol. 12, Iss. 2. Child Indicators Research, 2019. (DOI: 10.1007/s12187-018-9563-2)
  • Cerny, Shana, Maassen, Alexya, and Crook, Krista. Occupational Therapy Intervention for Survivors of Human Trafficking. Vol. 35, Iss. 1. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 2019. (DOI: 10.1080/0164212X.2018.1557579)
  • Cerny, Shana, Svien, Lana, Johnson, Julie, and Hansmeier, Bethany. Using International, Interprofessional Service Learning to Promote Transcultural Self-Efficacy and Interprofessional Attitudes in Health Science Students. Vol. 2, Iss. 1. Journal of Occupational Therapy Education, 2018.
  • Feldhacker, Diana, Cerny, Shana, Brockevelt, Barbara, and Lawler, Michael J.. Occupations and Well-being of Children and Youth. In Handbook of Leisure, Recreation, Physical Activity, Sports, and Quality of Life, edited by Lia Rodriguez de la Vega and Walter N. Toscano. Springer, 2018.
  • Cerny, Shana, Svien, Lana, Johnson, Julie, and Hansmeier, Bethany. Using International, Interprofessional Service Learning to Promote Transcultural Self-Efficacy and Interprofessional Attitudes in Health Science Students. Journal of Occupational Therapy Education, 2018, 2018.
  • Cerny, Shana. Occupational Performance of Families with Children who have Experienced Developmental Trauma: Preliminary Findings. World Federation of Occupational Therapy Bulletin, 2017. (DOI: 10.1080/14473828.2017.1301024)
  • Cerny, Shana. The Role of Occupational Therapy within the Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services for Victims of Human Trafficking in the United States, 317-328. Vol. 32, Iss. 4. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 2016.
  • Ikiugu, Moses, Westerfield, Madeline, Lien, Jamie, Cerny, Shana, and Nissen, Ranelle. Empowering People to Change Occupational Behaviours to Address Critical Global Issues. Edited by Helen J. Polatajko. Ottawa, Ontario: Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 2015. (DOI: 10.1177/0008417414567529)
  • Berg-Poppe, Patti, AnisAbdellatif, Musheera, Cerny, Shana, LaPlante, Kathy, Merrigan, Mary, and Wesner, Chelsea. Changes in knowledge, beliefs, self-efficacy, and affective commitment to change following trauma-informed care education for pediatric service providers. Psychological Trauma - Theory, Research, Practice, Policy.
  • Wallock, Kristin, and Cerny, Shana. Benefits of Smart Home Technology for Individuals Living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Vol. 15. Assistive Technology Outcomes and Benefits.

Awards and Honors:

  • Outstanding Research Presentation, USD Center for Disabilities, LEND Program, 2021
  • Nominee; Outstanding Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence, USD School of Health Sciences, 2016

Presentations:

  • Cerny, Shana, Flick, Jamie, Thinnes, Andrea, Gorman, Kathleen, Kwon, Esther Suh, Kohl, Kimberly, Grove, Rebecca. Human trafficking, sexual exploitation, and occupational injustice: A call to action. Presented at the WFOT International Congress & Exhibition 2022, Paris, France. (March 27, 2022)
  • Cerny, Shana. It Only Takes a Spark: Using OT Theory to Meet Worldwide and Local Issues. Presented at the AOTA INSPIRE 2021, Virtual. (April 6, 2021)
  • Cerny, Shana, Reishus, Jessica, Robinson, Wade, Beckman, Shelby, Buse, Erin, Sebastian, Reina, Smith, Jaimie. Promoting Social-Emotional Development in Children Experiencing Economic Instability using a Targeted Group Intervention. Presented at the AOTA Children & Youth Conference. (December 5, 2020)
  • Bass, Kelly, Cerny, Shana. Child Advocacy Competency among Professionals and Students Working in Social, Health, and Education Services in SD. Presented at the Community Response to Child Abuse Conference, Virtual. (September 30, 2020)
  • Cerny, Shana. It Only Takes a Spark: Using Occupational Therapy Theory to Meet Worldwide and Local Issues. Presented at the Occupational Therapy Research Symposium, Vermillion, SD [online]. (May 6, 2020)
  • Argabrite Grove, Rebecca, Cerny, Shana, Cobble, Brittany, Flick, Jami, Lopez, Michael, Nwabara, Odochi, Scheppmann, Stephanie, Suh, Esther, Thinnes, Andrea. Human Trafficking and Occupational Injustice: A Worldwide, Local Issue. Presented at the AOTA Annual Conference, Boston, MA [online]. (March 25, 2020)
  • Cerny, Shana, Reishus, Jessica, Robinson, Wade. Promoting Social-Emotional Development in At-Risk Children. Presented at the Occupational Therapy Research Symposium, Vermillion, SD. (May 1, 2019)
  • Brockevelt, Barb, Cerny, Shana. Children's Subjective Well-Being: Transformative Interaction Between Child, Context, and Meaningful Activity. Presented at the American Occupational Therapy Conference, New Orleans, LA. (April 6, 2019)
  • Cerny, Shana, Maassen, Alexya, Crook, Krista. Occupational Therapy Intervention for Survivors of Human Trafficking. Presented at the 2019 AOTA Annual Conference & Expo, New Orleans, LA. (April 5, 2019)
  • Cerny, Cerny, Brockevelt, Barb, Mogensen, Lise. Indicators of Well-Being in Children with Adverse Childhood Experiences. Presented at the Child Maltreatment and Well-being, Berlin, Germany. (March 21, 2019)
  • Cerny, Shana. ACEs and Resiliency. Presented at the Center for Disabilities Symposium, Sioux Falls, SD. (October 22, 2018)
  • Cerny, Shana. Trauma-Informed Activity Analysis. Presented at the Early Childhood Mental Health Seminar, Sioux Falls, SD. (September 24, 2018)
  • Cerny, Shana, Hilson, Megan, Roberg, Hannah. Effects of Peripheral Neuropathy on Fine Motor Skills in Children Undergoing Chemotherapy. Presented at the 2018 Occupational Therapy Research Day, Vermillion, SD. (May 3, 2018)
  • Cerny, Shana, Brockevelt, Barbara, DeLano, Brenda, Heinert, Shaylee, Larsen, Kirstyn, Niemeyer, Mariah, Silver, Christina, Weiczorek, Kenna. Understanding Children's Subjective Well-Being. Presented at the 2018 Occupational Therapy Research Day, Vermillion, SD. (May 3, 2018)
  • Cerny, Shana, Merrigan, Mary. ACEs and Resiliency.
  • Cerny, Shana. Presented at the Human Trafficking in South Dakota: An Advocate's Perspective, Vermillion, SD. (September 27, 2017)
  • Brockevelt, Barbara, Cerny, Shana, Fluth, Nicole, Ludwig, Kaitlyn, Myers, Shelby, Pooker, Ashley, Ross, Stephanie. Feeding Disorders in Children. Presented at the 2017 Occupational Therapy Research Day, Vermillion, SD. (May 4, 2017)
  • Cerny, Shana, Halstead, Sarah, VanHeerde, Megan, Warnke, Rachel. Occupational Therapy Intervention for Survivors of Human Trafficking: A Case Report. Presented at the 2017 Occupational Therapy Research Day, Vermillion, SD. (May 4, 2017)
  • Brockevelt, Barbara, Cerny, Shana, Bodurtha, Laura, Byrne, Sarah, Crook, Krista, Holbrook, Kate, Laskowski, Beth, Mettler, Lindsey, Vander Molen, Kenzie, Visser, Dana. Predictors of Child Subjective Well-Being. Presented at the 2017 Occupational Therapy Research Day, Vermillion, SD. (May 4, 2017)
  • Cerny, Shana. Trauma?Informed Analysis of Family Occupational Performance. Presented at the 2017 AOTA Annual Conference & Expo, Philadelphia, PA. (April 1, 2017)
  • Cerny, Shana. The Role of Occupational Therapy within the Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services for Victims of Human Trafficking in the United States. Presented at the 2017 AOTA Annual Conference & Expo, Philadelphia, PA. (March 31, 2017)
  • Cerny, Shana. Occupational Performance Difficulties Experienced by Human Trafficking Survivors. Presented at the USD Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Conference "Cultures of Change", Vermillion, SD. (March 22, 2017)
  • Cerny, Shana. Neurotransmitters, Stress, & Occupational Performance. Presented at the 2016 AOTA Annual Conference & Expo., Chicago, IL. (April 8, 2016)
  • Cerny, Shana. Occupational Performance Difficulties Experienced by Human Trafficking Survivors. Presented at the 2016 AOTA Annual Conference & Expo., Chicago, IL. (April 8, 2016)
  • AnisAbdellatif, Musheera, Berg-Poppe, Patti, Johnson, Julie, Cerny, Shana, . Presented at the First annual University of South Dakota/ U.S.A. - Tafaol Center/Bahrain, International Down syndrome Awareness Colloquium, Bahrain/ UAE/ Egypt/ Saudi Arabia. (March 21, 2016)
  • Cerny, Shana, VanEngen, Tessa, Ocampo, Hyacinth. Developmental Acquisition of Hand SKills. Presented at the Autism Awareness, Brookings, SD. (March 14, 2016)
  • Cerny, Shana. Relationship-based Interactive Interventions for Children with Autism. Presented at the Autism Awareness, Brookings, SD. (March 14, 2016)
  • Berg-Poppe, Patti, Cerny, Shana, Svien, Lana. Use of the ICF-CY Framework to Depict Impairments of Body Structure and Function and Activity Limitations Associated with Idiopathic Toe Walking.. Presented at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Indianapolis, IN. (February 2015)
  • Ikiugu, Moses, Cerny, Shana, Nissen, Ranelle. The Effectiveness of Intervention based on an Occupation-Based Theoretical Model in Promoting Occupational Performance Change to Help Resolve Global Human Concerns. Presented at the 12th Annual Research Conference "Occupation & Education", Lexington, KY. (October 18, 2013)