The Innovative OT

The Innovative OT

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The Innovative OT podcast is dedicated to building a community of practitioners who are interested in role emerging and role enhancing practice areas. This podcast is all about motivating you to take the next step towards building your dream job outside of the typical OT setting! Listen in on the conversation as Dr. Anderson, OTD, and other OT innovators share their dreams, plans, and aspirations for the field.


The Innovative OT (Trailer)
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16: The Occupation of Worry
Oct 1 • 22 min
Sorry everyone, it’s just me today. This episode is dedicated to the topic of anxiety and ‘the occupation of worry’. I discuss everything from how anxiety is developed within the brain to evidence-based methods you can use on yourself, as well as with…
15: Home Modification and Design with Dr. Emily Reilly
Jul 15 • 45 min
If you are needing a little extra motivation and inspiration today…this episode is for you! Dr. Reilly is an occupational therapist and entrepreneur who specializes in home modification and design. She shares all about her OT journey, and why she is…
14: Mindset Coaching with Rhaya Lynn
Jun 18 • 45 min
Rhaya Lynn is an occupational therapist, mindset coach, and entrepreneur. As a mindset coach she helps her clients work towards increased confidence, self love, and ease. She utilizes a variety of evidenced based interventions into her unique style of…
13: It’s all about the hustle with Rumy Petkov
Jun 12 • 37 min
Hello Everyone! This episode is a MUST LISTEN! Today I have on Rumy Petkov- an occupational therapist that specializes in injury prevention and treatment. He has a very unique and diverse background! Rumy was born in Bulgaria and moved to the US in 1999…
12: Mindset Growth Part 2- A Time to Listen and Learn with Bri Edwards
Jun 8 • 62 min
Welcome to Episode 12 of The Innovative OT! My how the tables have turned—the student becomes the teacher ;). Today I have another very special episode focusing on growth mindset. Bri Edwards is a current student of mine and was gracious enough to chat…
11: Mindset Growth- A Conversation About Race With Duane Boyd
Jun 5 • 50 min
Please take some time to listen and learn from one of the most amazing students I’ve ever had the pleasure of teaching. Duane talks about his personal experiences as an African American man in this very real and raw episode. This is for EVERYONE- not just…
10: Early Psychosis Programming with Lauren Walker
May 25 • 44 min
This is an episode you will not want to miss! A few days ago I had the opportunity to sit down with Lauren Walker, an occupational therapist in Chicago Illinois, and chat about early psychosis programming. I was first introduced to Lauren by one of my…
9: Transitions with Dr. Christopher Trujillo and Ben Olson
May 23 • 55 min
Join me and my esteemed colleague Dr. Christopher Trujillo and his doctoral student Ben Olson on today’s episode of The Innovative OT. We talk shop about everything related to transitions. Dr. Trujillo is one of few experts in the nation on this topic.…
8: Entrepreneurship with Trish Williams
Apr 19 • 76 min
Welcome to episode 8 of The Innovative OT. I took about a 2 month break and now I am back, with no plans of slowing down again. Due to Covid-19 I needed some time to restructure my courses and ensure I was present for both my family as well as my…
7: Let’s Talk about Sensory Health with Dr. Cavaliere
Feb 24 • 45 min
Your host, Sarah, sits down with Dr. Cathy Cavaliere and discusses the topic of sensory health. Dr. Cavaliere is not only a pioneer in this area, but she is breaking down the barriers as to what we as OT practitioners can do with our sensory processing…
6: ClinicalHQ
Feb 3 • 50 min
In today’s episode I take some time to talk with Jesse Madera who is the co-founder and Vice President of ClinicalHQ. Jesse Madera is an Occupational Therapist from San Diego, California. He started his career at Rady Children’s Hospital doing inpatient…
5: A unique vision for mental health with Justin Teerlinck
Jan 11 • 74 min
On episode 5 of The Innovative OT, Justin Teerlinck, a mental health occupational therapist, entrepreneur, and author, sits down with host Sarah Anderson and shares his experience working in various mental health settings, his experience starting his own…
4: Childhood trauma and my time at a child advocacy center
Jan 8 • 35 min
Episode 4 is all about my time at the child advocacy center. I share with you all about the different individuals I worked with, strategies and interventions I used, and my vision for OT’s role in treating childhood trauma. In future episodes I will share…
3: Finding Gaps in Service with Bethany Dejarnatt
Dec 22, 2019 • 31 min
Today’s guest Bethany Dejarnatt, MOT, OTR/L shares her passion for pediatric OT and why she started her own business/online courses geared towards parent empowerment. Bethany is a pediatric occupational therapist, yoga enthusiast, and coffee lover! She…
2: What defines role emerging OT?
Dec 18, 2019 • 25 min
This episode explores the definition of role emerging OT! The most basic way to explain what role emerging practice looks like is—- these are areas where OT is not currently a service provided. This does not mean you have to 100% change up what you are…
1: What’s Your Vision
Nov 30, 2019 • 23 min
Hey there OTs! How many of you dream about starting your own business, or practicing in a role-emerging setting. How many of you work in academia and want to explore adding role emerging fieldwork experiences to your program? How many of you dream of…