Podcast

087 – Get a Dose of Support with Dr Vanessa Kasper

We highlight some things health practitioners should be aware of and what they can do to help maintain their own mental wellbeing.

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086 – The 2020 Occupied Guide to Job Interviews

You asked for it, so here it is! The 2020 Occupied guide to job interviews. How can you give yourself the best chance of landing that job!

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085 – Occupational Transition from Professional Sportsperson

Jesse recently retired from his professional rugby career and it seemed like an opportunity too good to pass up to pick his brain about navigating that transition into civilian life.

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083 – OT’s Role in Harm Minimisation

Exploring the Dark Side of Occupation in more detail this episode, Rina and I delve into the world of harm minimisation. A question that I’ve been asked by many students is how can you work with someone who is “using illicit substances” when its “illegal”. When is “getting off” or “staying off” drugs not the goal? By not addressing these things are you encouraging it? These are the ethical grey areas that many students and clinicians have toyed with when moving into mental health or duel diagnosis settings.

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082 – Danielle Delorenzo Talks Infant Mental Health

Danielle Delorenzo is well known to much of the online OT community and may be better known as @MorningswithanOTmom on Instagram. Danielle has a phenomenal personal story about becoming a mom and learning and growing with her neurodivergent son, Luke. She is also qualified in infant mental health which is what we wanted to talk…

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081 – Promoting Strength through Adaptive Training

This episode we discussed the progression of adaptive training focusing mostly on the functional fitness world. Exploring the training of those with a disability from a coaching to a competing perspective.

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080 – From Depression to Advocacy for an Unbreakable Woman

Ciara and I discuss depression and other mental illnesses, training, resilience, emotional flexibility and recovery. I hope you enjoy as much as I did!

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079 – Conversations with an OT Student Through her Final Placement

We discuss what she learned, hows she grows, how she overcomes some of the challenges associated with placement and at the end have a discussion on what she feels would be the biggest learning points for other students going through or coming up to their placement.

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078 – Detrimental Language and Documentation

Language is important. Documentation is important. The people we work with are important. But with all these “important” factors splitting our focus, have we lost the point? Zara Mills is an RN with extensive experience in mental health and a passion for improving nursing and healthcare in general. We talk often about the language used…

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