Podcast

067 – Sensory Processing and Reflex Integration

Sensory processing is something that is not uncommon to hear spoken about in OT circles but unless you’re on the coalface of its application it can seem a little like the therapist is playing games. I am well versed in Sensory Modulation in mental health but I wanted to learn a bit more about the…

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066 – The Dark Side of Therapy Memes

This is most definitely a passionate plea from me to you guys. Firstly, I love memes. I think so many of them are amazingly clever and incredibly funny. Therapy-related memes, however, are a thorn in my side. Firstly, 99.99% of them are not remotely funny. I’m really sorry to break it to you guys but…

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065 – Digital Communication, Confidentiality, and Information Sharing

Do you ever wish communication in healthcare was more efficient? Clarissa does – all the time. In this episode, Clarissa shares how her frustrations with clinical communication led her to seek out a job in the health technology industry, and what she learnt about transferability of Occupational Therapy skills in the process. Clarissa (@geekyOT on…

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064 – A Lived Experience of Borderline Personality Disorder

DURING THIS PODCAST TOPICS SUCH AS BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER, SELF HARM AND EXPERIENCES OF TREATMENT ARE DISCUSSED. IF THIS IS A TRIGGER OR MAKES YOU UNCOMFORTABLE, LOOK AFTER YOURSELF AND DON’T FEEL LIKE YOU HAVE TO LISTEN.  OTforBPD was an account on Instagram and Facebook that I came across through MH4OT. They were putting out…

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063 – Unpacking colonised thinking in OT

PLEASE NOTE: This episode discusses topics such as colonisation and racism in multiple forms. The guests would like to make it clear that this episode does not sit as a ‘standalone’ teaching tool. If you are planning to share it with your cohorts of students we encourage you to use it alongside other aspects of…

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062 – Meditation and The Good Lives Model with BreeTheOT

Breeanna Janson (@breetheOT) is an Australian OT who I discovered through Instagram and her amazing content. Bree often has “theme weeks” on Instagram where she would education on topics around Occupational Therapy and personal growth including meditation. Bree has a number of amazing projects on the go at once, most of which we touch on…

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061 – Picking the Brain of Dr Charles Christiansen

Charles Christiansen is a name that a large portion of Occupational Therapists from around the world would recognise. From his papers to his textbooks to his positions on AOTA and AOTF boards, Charles’ impact on the profession has been nothing short of paradigm-shifting. I first met Charles in 2012 when he was flown out to…

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060 – BEST OF – Online Technology for Occupational Therapy

WELCOME TO THE OCCUPIED BEST OF! Voted by you guys as one of the four best episodes thus far, Dr Anita Hamilton has arguably had the biggest influence of any individual on my OT career. If you’ve heard this episode before I can guarantee you’ll get something new out of it. If you haven’t heard…

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059 – BEST OF – Why SMART Goals are DUMB

WELCOME TO THE OCCUPIED BEST OF! Voted by you guys as one of the four best episodes thus far, this episode rustled more jimmies than just about any other! If you’ve heard this episode before I can guarantee you’ll get something new out of it. If you haven’t heard this amazing episode before, strap in,…

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058 – BEST OF – Occupational Justice with Professor Gail Whiteford

WELCOME TO THE OCCUPIED BEST OF! Voted by you guys as one of the four best episodes thus far, Professor Gail Whiteford has had an almost immeasurable impact on the profession of Occupational Therapy. If you’ve heard this episode before I can guarantee you’ll get something new out of it. If you haven’t heard this…

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