University of Southern California
Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

Elizabeth Carley OTD, OTR/L

Elizabeth Carley

Director of Admissions and Assistant Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy

Room: CHP 132
Phone: (323) 442-2460
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Director of Admissions Elizabeth Carley completed her undergraduate, master's and clinical doctorate degrees in occupational therapy at the University of Southern California. She has extensive experience providing occupational therapy mental health services to at-risk, economically disadvantaged youth and their families. She has also served as Occupational Therapy Coordinator for a community-based mental health agency, supervising other occupational therapists and coordinating service delivery for various community sites. Dr. Carley has co-authored a textbook chapter on the adolescent mental health and considers this her area of specialty.


Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
University of Southern California

Master of Arts (MA) in Occupational Therapy
University of Southern California

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Occupational Therapy
University of Southern California


Book Chapters

Lambert, W. L., & Carley, E. (2013). Mental health of adolescents. In E. Cara, & A MacRae (Eds.), Psychosocial occupational therapy: An evolving practice (3rd ed.). (pp. 427-472). Clifton Park, NY: Delmar Cengage Learning. Abstract →← Abstract 

This chapter will combine the knowledge gained by the authors through decades of working in the field with adolescents with emotional, behavioral, and mental health issues with currently available data and evidence-based information to guide effective and rewarding occupational therapy intervention with this population. Thus, in keeping with the principles that run through each edition, this chapter will rely on theoretical and clinical evidence.

U.S. News Ranks USC #1 Program in the Nation

USC Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
1540 Alcazar Street, CHP 133
Los Angeles, CA 90089-9003
Google Maps  Google Maps

Phone: (323) 442-2850 · Toll free: (866) 385-4250
Fax: (323) 442-1540
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Request program information  Request program information

The USC entry-level master's degree program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education® (ACOTE). ACOTE c/o Accreditation Department, American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.®, 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449, (301) 652-6611 x2914,

Professional program graduates are eligible to apply for certification by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.®



RSS feed Subscribe

USC OS/OT Student Blog
USC OS/OT Vacancies
External OS/OT Jobs


Make text bigger
Make text smaller

Site map