Instructor: Amy Wagenfeld

No image available Amy Wagenfeld, PhD, OTR/L, SCEM, EDAC, FAOTA is an occupational therapist, therapeutic and universal design consultant, educator, researcher, and author. In addition to her teaching role with the New York Botanical Garden, she is on the faculty of Boston University's Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctoral program and the University of Washington's Department of Landscape Architecture, and is Principal of Amy Wagenfeld | Design, a therapeutic design consulting organization.

Amy is a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association, holds evidence-based design accreditation and certification (EDAC) through the Center for Health Design, specialty certification in environmental modifications (SCEM) through the American Occupational Therapy Association, and certification in Healthcare Garden Design through the Chicago Botanical Garden. She was recently awarded the American Occupational Therapy Association Recognition of Achievement for her unique blending of occupational therapy and therapeutic design.

Amy publishes and presents widely on topics related to nature and health and is co-author of the award-winning book, Therapeutic Gardens: Design for Healing Spaces published by Timber Press

Classes by this instructor


Explore the theoretical foundations and evidence-based research that supports using the people-plant relationship as a therapeutic tool to improve health and well-being. Engage in hands-on activities to discover the beneficial cognitive, physical, psychological, and social-emotional impacts associated with working with more...
232THP301AO 10/11 Tu 6:00pm-8:30pm Wagenfeld
ONLINE
233THP301DO 02/07 Tu 4:00pm-6:30pm Wagenfeld
ONLINE

Chronic conditions that require ongoing medical attention, such as cardiovascular disease, respiratory conditions, diabetes, cancer, and bone and joint diseases, can interfere with activities of daily living. Create goal-directed therapeutic horticulture activities that can be used to improve the quality more...
232THP405AO 11/07 Mo 5:00pm-7:00pm Wagenfeld
ONLINE
233THP405BO 03/06 Mo 5:00pm-7:00pm Wagenfeld
ONLINE

Evaluate tools, equipment, structures, spaces, and techniques used by participants in therapeutic horticulture activities. Explore universal design principles and how to incorporate them into programming, activities, garden design, and tools to meet the widest range of people's needs. Design and more...
234THP406BL 04/19 We 6:00pm-8:00pm D'Amico
Wagenfeld
BLENDED