Occupied

Occupied

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Occupational Therapy discussion
020 – Is the Sex Disparity in Occupational Therapy all Bad?
Dec 4 • 26 min
Today’s discussion stemmed from a number of observations of late. Seemed like too much of a coincidence that the topic came up multiple times in a very short space of time so I decided to put together my thoughts. I’m very aware that for some people this…
019 – Occupation Based Practice with Dr Nicholson
Nov 26 • 81 min
Dr. Ellen Nicholson is the Head of Department at the Aukland University of Technology’s, Department of Occupational Science and Therapy and has had a vast and profound influence on my own career being the inspiration for Operation Occupation. We talked…
018 – Occupational Transition Periods
Nov 15 • 19 min
We’ve looked at values and how they may highlight a person’s occupational needs so the next logical progression is to have a look about what happens when someone changes the occupation that fills a need. That gap between occupations is a time that I feel…
017 – Sarah Putt is an OT4LYFE pt2
Nov 8 • 66 min
We continue our chat about Sarah’s experiences overseas, what developed country OT’s could learn from these limited resource experiences, professional understanding of culture and OT’s use of diagnosis. Sarah Putt is pediatric OT and fellow podcaster! She…
016 – Sarah Putt is an OT4LYFE pt1
Nov 1 • 59 min
Sarah Putt is pediatric OT and fellow podcaster! She currently runs her own practice but has practiced in more countries than I was able to count and has some amazing stories to go with it! As expected we discuss the amazing medium of podcasting and how…
015 – Occupational Interviewing
Oct 16 • 20 min
As requested! an expansion of Episode 009 – How Do Values Fit with OT Practice by having a chat about how I’ve used these concepts in practice. Looking at a very practical way of finding a person’s occupational needs which can then be used to guide the…
014 – Exploring the Experiences of Three Early Career Academics pt2
Oct 1 • 58 min
The 2nd half of our roundtable discussion with Michelle Perryman and Dr Jessie Wilson about the challenges of transitioning from a clinical OT role into an academic role. Between the three of us we are from 3 different countries, pre, during & post Phd,…
013 – Exploring the Experiences of Three Early Career Academics pt1
Sep 25 • 59 min
A roundtable discussion with Michelle Perryman and Dr Jessie Wilson about the challenges of transitioning from a clinical OT role into an academic role. Between the three of us we are from 3 different countries, pre, during & post Phd, varying clinical…
012 – OT School to School OT
Sep 16 • 96 min
Stephanie Healey graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast and moved into her first OT position with the Department of Education in her home state. This position turns out to be quite unique in Australia and I wanted to learn all about it. Steph…
011 – Online Technology for Occupational Therapy
Sep 4 • 89 min
The one and only Dr Anita Hamilton has had a MASSIVE influence on my career and volunteered me for a number of amazing opportunities I would not otherwise have had the fortitude to tackle. Anita is an expert and leader in the space of OT’s utilising…
010 – The Grey Revolution: Aged Care’s Young Leaders
Aug 26 • 67 min
Samantha Bowen is an Occupational Therapist from Perth Australia who found her passion in the aged care sector. Samantha started Acorn Network, an entrepreneurial venture aimed at promoting young leaders in the aged care sector by providing mentoring,…
009 – How do Values fit with OT practice?
Aug 17 • 19 min
A rather spontaneous recording whilst getting some vitamin D, sitting outside, and relaxing. You know what they say, strike while the iron is hot, so whilst thinking about how I utilised values and values assessments within and occupation-based practice…
008 – Dr Jessie Wilson and the Co-Op approach
Aug 7 • 96 min
Dr Jessie Wilson is a former colleague of mine who now works at Western University in Canada. Her paediatric and mental health clinical background led her into her Ph.D. around an occupation based therapy project for young adults with autism. We discussed…
007 – Why SMART Goals are Dumb
Jul 26 • 27 min
Goals…..we’ve all heard of them and all been advised that we should be using them both personally and clinically….but why and how are we using them? Do we have a good understanding of how they work? Hear me out and I’ll see if I can make you think 😉 When…
006 – The Business of Women’s Health and Occupational Therapy
Jul 16 • 88 min
Melissa LaPointe is a friend I’ve known for a number of years and I’ve watched her entrepreneurial journey building from her original passion area, Occupational Therapy and Women’s Health. Now she is an online entrepreneur, a women’s health advocate, a…
005 – What can Minimalism teach Occupational Therapists
Jul 5 • 24 min
So in this episode, I explore some random reflections I’ve had after coming across the concept of “minimalism”. It started when I found a documentary on Netflix called Minimalism: A documentary about the important things which was the beginning of me…
004 – Newgradoccupationaltherapy.com with Dom
Jun 24 • 85 min
This episode I delved into the world of the New Graduate Occupational Therapist!! I had the pleasure of sitting down with the one and only Dominic Lloyd-Randolfi to hear about his journey into Occupational Therapy including his involvement with…
003 – Reflecting on Reflection
Jun 12 • 25 min
Every now and then a small thing happens during my day triggers some much more extensive thoughts/reflections (ironic right?). Discussing with my Occupational Therapy students about the importance of reflection got me thinking about my personal journey…
002 – Occupation based Pediatrics with the Rocket OT
May 23 • 69 min
Simone contacted me on Reddit following the release of Occupied episode 001 saying she wrote a blog called the Rocket OT and had created a visual that “demonstrates how regulation develops and is affected depending on environment/occupation”. After having…
001 – Operation Occupation
May 17 • 22 min
Operation Occupation was a project that I undertook a few years ago and was a turning point in my career for my personal growth into the profession of OT. Below is a presentation that I gave to the OT’s in my district about the “Operation Occupation”…
000 – Introducing Occupied!
Apr 29 • 1 min
For the longest time I’ve wanted to start a podcast. The blend of technology, creative expression and Occupational Therapy has always appealed to me greatly. My vision for this is to be an online space where I can discuss concepts, new ideas, old ideas,…