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A creative project exploring all things Occupation, Occupational Science, and Occupational Therapy. Each fortnight I am to showcase a topic or therapist and to have a discussion exploring OT related ideas and concepts. My aim is to challenge you, make you think and provide you with guidance wherever possible. Continue Reading >>
A creative project exploring all things Occupation, Occupational Science, and Occupational Therapy. Each fortnight I am to showcase a topic or therapist and to have a discussion exploring OT related ideas and concepts. My aim is to challenge you, make you think and provide you with guidance wherever possible. << Show Less
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141 – ALL ABOUT OCCUPATION ft Dr Allison Sullivan Session Title



“How Did I Get Here? One Occupational Therapist’s Search for Meaning”



Session Details (TW // sexual violence) The purpose of this session is to provide my personal perspective as a practitioner, educator, and researcher on the topics identified as the focus of this seminar series. In these roles, I have attempted to understand people as occupational beings. This quest has led me to explore and promote people’s engagement in activities, and in learning in particular, and appreciate the high degree of trauma many people have experienced or are experiencing whenever they attempt something new or challenging. This recognition has shaped my teaching and intervention practices and has me now focused on the legacy of occupational therapy in mental health, so I would like to share some resources that have resonated with me on this journey, in hopes that they may inspire others, cause discussion, and engage lively debate.



Resources https://research.aota.org/ajot/articl... https://research.aota.org/ajot/articl...



In 2006, as I was first shifting from a clinical to educational focus, I was hopeful; the community-engaged scholar is a role that has held significance for me. In the aftermath of a personally chaotic period of my life. I met Tina Champagne, and she inspired me then and has continued to be a source of motivation, persistence, and determination in my contribution to OT.



It has always been my hope that I could contribute to improving the health and well-being of the people I encounter in life. The chance to teach holds a special potential and obligation in achieving my goals. I became very interested in studying how students learn, and how to maximize significant learning. I examined the meaning of my students’ and my own engagement in activities in many very diverse contexts, and the relationship between occupation, identity, trauma, recovery and self-discovery https://research.aota.org/ajot/articl... https://clairecunnington.com/ <a href="https://www.youtube.
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141 – ALL ABOUT OCCUPATION ft Dr Allison Sullivan Session Title



“How Did I Get Here? One Occupational Therapist’s Search for Meaning”



Session Details (TW // sexual violence) The purpose of this session is to provide my personal perspective as a practitioner, educator, and researcher on the topics identified as the focus of this seminar series. In these roles, I have attempted to understand people as occupational beings. This quest has led me to explore and promote people’s engagement in activities, and in learning in particular, and appreciate the high degree of trauma many people have experienced or are experiencing whenever they attempt something new or challenging. This recognition has shaped my teaching and intervention practices and has me now focused on the legacy of occupational therapy in mental health, so I would like to share some resources that have resonated with me on this journey, in hopes that they may inspire others, cause discussion, and engage lively debate.



Resources https://research.aota.org/ajot/articl... https://research.aota.org/ajot/articl...



In 2006, as I was first shifting from a clinical to educational focus, I was hopeful; the community-engaged scholar is a role that has held significance for me. In the aftermath of a personally chaotic period of my life. I met Tina Champagne, and she inspired me then and has continued to be a source of motivation, persistence, and determination in my contribution to OT.



It has always been my hope that I could contribute to improving the health and well-being of the people I encounter in life. The chance to teach holds a special potential and obligation in achieving my goals. I became very interested in studying how students learn, and how to maximize significant learning. I examined the meaning of my students’ and my own engagement in activities in many very diverse contexts, and the relationship between occupation, identity, trauma, recovery and self-discovery https://research.aota.org/ajot/articl... https://clairecunnington.com/ <a href="https://www.youtube.
140 – OT and Pain ft Natalie Khan Natalie has an amazing breadth of experience for such a young clinician. This ep we have a look at that experience and then funnel down into her interest and experience living and working with chronic pain.



Check out her work here:




https://www.instagram.com/p/CXDaAAFvZ1x/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link




Also if you're in the market for some gorgeously designed clinic posters for your workspace then check out &lt;&lt;&lt;TheOccShop&gt;&gt;&gt;



Look after yourself, look after others, and always keep Occupied



Brock@brockcookOTbrock.cook@me.com



If you want even more valuable content join &lt;&lt;Occupied Plus+ on Patreon&gt;&gt; for bonus podcast episodes, resources, mentorship and much much more!
139 – WFOT Congress with WFOT President Samantha Shann Today is a VERY special episode! Firstly I got the opportunity to talk with our WFOT President Samantha Shann. We explored her journey through the profession, How she got involved with WFOT, how she made it to the position of President and then we explore the upcoming WFOT Congress in Paris.



The upcoming congress in Paris is looking towards to being an amazing, unique celebration of diversity within the profession. If you want to go, and save yourself some $$$ get in and register before 23rd of June to get the early-bird registration price.



All of the congress information can be found here:https://wfotcongress2022.org



Secondly today is Occupied 4th birthday so what better way to celebrate than with an episode with the President! So celebrate all things OT with me, have a listen and share this ep with an OT friend.



Look after yourself, look after others, and always keep Occupied



Brock@brockcookOTbrock.cook@me.com



If you want even more valuable content join &lt;&lt;Occupied Plus+ on Patreon>> for bonus podcast episodes, resources, mentorship and much much more!







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Brock Cook 0:00G'day and welcome to a very very special episode of occupied this episode being proudly brought to you by the W fo ti Congress. Today we have the amazing pleasure of being able to bring to you your W fo ti President Samantha Shan to discuss her journey into the profession, her journey into being involved with the profession at literally the highest possible level as well as her go to tips, tricks, experiences, and things you need to know about the upcoming wfh e Congress in France. You guys are gonna love this. I absolutely love having a chat with Samantha. And an absolutely phenomenal story about coming into the profession of OT. So enjoy. G'day, my name is Brock cook and welcome to occupied. In this podcast we're aiming to put the occupation in occupational therapy, we explore the people topics, theories and underpinnings that make this profession so incredible. If you're new here, you can find all of our previous episodes and resources at occupied podcast.com. But for now, let's roll the episode.



Samantha Shann 1:25I think I would probably agree with your theory there. And so while I was doing my A levels and live in the UK, and at that time in the late late 80s, they were really pushing women to go into science. So I was really exploring chemistry and had places at university to do chemistry had a little bit of an inkling about physiotherapy, but nothing really. And then at the same time, I was a young leader, Brownie Girl Guide pack. And there was a brownie that joined that had Down syndrome. And we had an occupational therapist come to one of our rowdy meetings to talk to us about how to help this brown me integrate how we might need to adapt some of the things that we did, but genuinely just to, you know, talk to us and, and show us how to enable her to be part of the brownie pack. And it was suddenly like this. Wow. And that was probably so it's certainly not the end of the journey. It was it got me thinking I applied and obviously got a place at university. But it wasn't an easy journey. So although occupational therapy found me, I will probably be very honest and sort of say, I struggled throughout my three years of my ot course. And not because I wasn't having a fantastic time, I made some wonderful friends that are friends now. And, and I enjoyed the course. And I was stretched by my lectures and made to think di...
THE OT ROUNDTABLE – 138 -Who is the Imposter? Our Roundtable Guest:Alondra is an occupational therapist in Bay Area California and currently, she provides services via Hippotherapy, which entails incorporating horses And utilizing the movement of the horse Within the treatment sessions. She has a keen interest in imposter syndrome given her own personal experience of it.



Talking Points



* What is imposter syndrome? * How does it manifest?* Physical and mental * Impact of comparison * Can lead to increased stress and anxiety* Why are some people more affected by imposter syndrome and others not?* How to combat imposter syndrome* Acknowledge it * Name what is happening* Find supports * Mindfulness* Reframe your mindset* Resources* Secret Thoughts of Successful Women by Valeria Young



Find out if you are an imposter- take the test
137 – BecomingOT ft Dr Tailor Blaine You may know Tailor best as @BecomingOT on instagram, an account she started to share the transition from "anxious OT student to growing practitioner". Her passion for improving those around her and assisting people to learn from her experiences is infectious. But how did it get to this stage? How did she get to share her content with thousands of OT's? How does she cope with modern day stressors of being a content creator? These are just a couple of the things we explored.



I can't thank Tailor enough for her time. I thoroughly enjoyed ever moment of our conversation and I know you will too!



Check her out here:



https://www.becomingot.com




https://www.instagram.com/p/CagCiNaMN1s/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link




Look after yourself, look after others, and always keep Occupied



Brock@brockcookOTbrock.cook@me.com



If you want even more valuable content join &lt;&lt;Occupied Plus+ on Patreon&gt;&gt; for bonus podcast episodes, resources, mentorship and much much more!
136 – ALL ABOUT OCCUPATION ft Dr Daniela Castro De Jong & Dr Georgia Pike-Rowney Daniela Castro de Jong, Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health, University of Canberra (Australia) & Georgia Pike-Rowney, Practitioner and researcher in the transdisciplinary space of music, community, education, health and wellbeing, Centre for Mental Health Research, The Australian National University



Session Title Doing music together as a shared occupation: a socio-altruistic music program as a collective occupation and a learning opportunity for occupational therapy students



Session Details Music and singing are complex occupations, considering their known effects on health, occupational performance, collaboration, and socialisation for people of all ages and with all levels of abilities. This session will introduce the participants to the community-based Music Engagement Program, which aims to create opportunities for social interaction and wellbeing for all of those who are involved through sharing songs. The program is based in Canberra, Australia, and since 2014 has been a part of a local occupational therapy program to teach students about the nature of occupation. The students learn through engaging in community music sessions with residents in aged care facilities and local schools.



The collaboration has been recently published as a discussion paper:



Castro de Jong, D., Pike, G., West, S., Valerius, H., Kay, A., & Ellis, S. (2020). Shared music, shared occupation: Embedding music as a socio-altruistic collective- and co-occupation in occupational therapy education. Journal of Occupational Science, 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1080/14427591.2020...



For more and how to register for future seminars, see: https://blogs.brighton.ac.uk/occupation/
135 – MOHO 101 ft Ruth Hambling I'm the first to admit that I never used the MOHO much in clinical practice for a number of reasons. Conversations with Ruth started to get me to revisit some of the thoughts I'd had for a long while.



We started with the basics exploring the model and then moved into a bit more of a critical analysis.



Check our Ruth here:




https://www.instagram.com/p/CL4k1aOFAmO/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link




and check out her website and webinars here:



https://www.themohoot.com



Look after yourself, look after others, and always keep Occupied



Brock@brockcookOTbrock.cook@me.com



If you want even more valuable content join &lt;&lt;Occupied Plus+ on Patreon>> for bonus podcast episodes, resources, mentorship and much much more!
OCCUPIED PLUS+ CLIP – Essentialism and Productivity An exclusive sample clip of one of the Occupied Plus+ Patreon episodes. If you like it and want to get access to the rest of this episode and many more go to patreon.com/occupiedplus and sign up today!



This is a model that I have used for many years with a massive variety of clients, friends, family and myself to help explain how a variety of concepts interrelate and can impact on our ability to cope with life. 



There are many many published versions of this model but they all follow this basic structure.
134 – ALL ABOUT OCCUPATION ft Dr Danielle Hitch Outcome measurement in Occupational Therapy – What are we scared of?



Dr. Danielle Hitch, Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, Deakin University, Australia & Allied Health Research & Translation Lead, Western Health, Australia



Session Details:



Outcome measurement is crucial to proving the effectiveness of occupational therapy, but remains scarce in many areas of practice. So what’s holding us back? And what does / should ‘outcome measurement’ look like in occupational therapy?



For more and how to register for future seminars, see: https://blogs.brighton.ac.uk/occupation/
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