Victoria “Tori” Eaton graduated from the School of Occupational Therapy, Pacific University in 2012 (MOT) and again in August 2015 (OTD). She was hired in August 2012 for a newly-developed clinical instructor position. Tori provides clinical care while developing fieldwork locations. She is the occupational therapist on the Treatment Team for the Washington County Community Corrections Center and provides occupational therapy services at the Pacific Psychology and Comprehensive Health Clinics. Tori also works with Associate Professor Tiffany Boggis in the monthly Interprofessional Diabetes Clinic at Pacific.
Tori’s areas of expertise include brain injury, sensory-based interventions, addictions and mental health, chronic pain, sexuality and intimacy, and ergonomics. Beginning summer 2016, Tori will represent OT in a HRSA grant collaboration between Pacific University and Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center. She is recently developing interests in the emerging practice area of primary care.
Previous projects include program direction for a brain injury day program, leading monthly support groups for brain injury survivors, coordinating the Forest Grove Severe Weather Shelter for the homeless community, and volunteer work with Hospice of Washington County (now CarePartners Hospice & Palliative). Tori received a Fulbright Fellowship in 2005 to study the social changes in the lives of individuals with Hansens disease (commonly known as leprosy), and worked with the Fundación Padre Damián in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
Tori grew up in the local Washington County community, which has strengthened her ability to network, share resources, and advocate for collaboration and interdisciplinary care for the clients she works with. She is bilingual in English & Spanish.
To balance work with leisure, Tori enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering, hiking, crafting, reading, cooking and dancing.
2015 | Doctor of Occupational Therapy, Pacific University
2012 | Master of Occupational Therapy, Pacific University
2005 | Bachelor of Arts (International Studies & Spanish), Pacific University
March 2013 | “Sensory-based strategies to improve outcomes for brain injury survivors.” Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon Annual Conference, Portland, OR.
October 2012 | “Sex and Intimacy: Adapting Environments, Occupation, and Other Considerations.” Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon State Conference, Hood River, OR.