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Dennis Aptaker

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Clinical Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
Assoc Academic Fieldwork Coordinator of Occupational Therapy


BS, MOT, OTD, Quinnipiac University
Areas of expertise

Acute Care
Community Health
Mental Health/Behavioral Health/Psychology/Psychiatry

Occupational Therapy

Phone Number

(203) 582-7658

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Quinnipiac University

2016 – Present

Clinical Assistant Professor, Associate Academic Fieldwork Coordinator

Hamden, CT

Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital

2011 – 2016

Occupational Therapist

New Haven, CT

Quinnipiac University

2010 – 2016

Adjunct Faculty

Hamden, CT

Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

2008 – 2011

Occupational Therapist II

Waterbury, CT

Fanelli Toussaint, L., Aptaker, D. & Hewitt, P., Psychosocial Fieldwork Level II and the Role Emerging Setting, Presentation at American Occupational Therapy Association, Philadelpia, PA (2017).

Aptaker, D. & Smith, B., Professional View of Social Media within Occupational Therapy Practice, Presentation at American Occupational Therapy Association, Philadelpia, PA (2017).

Aptaker, D. & Smith, B. , Professional view of social media within occupational therapy practice, Presentation at Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions, New Orleans, LA (2016).

Aptaker, D., Social media and occupational therapy: From research to practice, Presentation at Connecticut Occupational Therapy Association, Cromwell, CT (2016).

Aptaker, D. & Smith, B. C., The Role of Occupational Therapy in Helping Clients Use Social Media, 20(19) OT Practice 16-17 (2015).

Occupational Therapist License - CT DPH

Valid through 07/31/2019

Initial licensure 03/14/2008

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

Valid through 03/31/2020

Initial Certification 02/13/2008

American Occupational Therapy Association



Connecticut Occupational Therapy Association



Quinnipiac University


Post Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate

Quinnipiac University


Entry-Level Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy

Quinnipiac University


Bachelor of Science - Health Science Studies