Occupied
Occupied
Brock Cook
A creative project exploring all things Occupation, Occupational Science, and Occupational Therapy
148 – ALL ABOUT OCCUPATION ft Sakshi Tickoo
Session Title Sexuality as an Occupation Session Details Human sexuality is an ongoing occupation that develops at each stage of an individual’s life. This session will focus on understanding the basics of sexuality and the various ways it translates into human occupations. It will also explore how therapists can practically integrate sexuality within their occupational therapy education, practice, and clinical settings. For more and how to register for future seminars, see: https://blogs.brighton.ac.uk/occupation/
Oct 24, 2022
29 min
147 – Should Therapy be Conducted Outdoors
Our Roundtable Brad:  Brad Williams is an occupational therapist based in Adelaide, Australia and enjoys thinking deeply about why we do things the way we do and shaking things up or trying new things when there might be better ways of doing things.  Brad created Naturally Gathered with the mission of changing children's lives through connection, belonging and occupations in nature. They do this by delivering engaging, strength-focussed and nature-based therapy services to support children to reach their goals, discover their potential and know what they can contribute to the communities and the world.  Talking Points * Benefits and drawbacks of outdoor learning and therapy* Impact of Covid 19 on indoor vs outdoor therapy * The future of learning * Occupation based practice* Are OT practitioners more benefited from practicing outdoors?* “Therapy supplies” as a crutch * Natural exposure to environmental elements * Implications for therapists Resources  * Episode article: https://bit.ly/3eV9gBE* ABC article: https://ab.co/3pnjaAS* Facebook Groups:* https://www.facebook.com/groups/therapyinthegreatoutdoors* https://www.facebook.com/groups/NatureOTs* Therapy in the Great Outdoors book: https://amzn.to/35nmX9o Contact: Brad:  * Website: https://www.naturallygathered.com.au/, * Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/naturallygathered/* Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/naturallygathered Brock: http://occupiedpodcast.com/Michelle: https://www.incorporatemindfulness.com/Sarah: https://ot4lyfe.com/OT Roundtable: https://theotroundtable.com/
Oct 17, 2022
1 hr 11 min
146 –  Eating Disorders Program Followup ft Carissa Gualano
Carissa returns to the podcast! During her last episode (OCCUPIED 123) she discussed her personal experience with eating disorders and was about to embark on her doctoral project. She has now completed that project and has come back to talk about how it went. https://youtu.be/X2pLe_F8Xgk Look after yourself, look after others, and always keep Occupied Brock@brockcookOTbrock.cook@me.com If you want even more valuable content join <<Occupied Plus+ on Patreon>> for bonus podcast episodes, resources, mentorship and much much more!
Oct 10, 2022
1 hr 18 min
145 – ALL ABOUT OCCUPATION – ft John Knight
Session Title Digitally Occupied: Alienation, Autonomy and Resilience Session Details This session will cover the learnings from a number of years research into digital workers’ occupational experience. Findings from a four-week diary study, using online data collection and a variety of elicitation methods will be presented in detail. The data points to a need to extend Wilcock’s framework in order to account for the knowledge component, implicit to this type of work. Lastly, a number of tools and frameworks developed in the course of the overall research project to help build autonomy and resilience are presented. These tools were developed with the research cohort over a number of collaborative workshops but have never been presented or published so far. For more and how to register for future seminars, see: https://blogs.brighton.ac.uk/occupation/
Sep 18, 2022
52 min
144 – THE OT ROUNDTABLE – Should Every OT Practitioner Be A Fieldwork Educator?
Our Roundtable Guest:  Nancy is an occupational therapist in Maryland who has worked in a skilled nursing facility for 3 years, the first year as a new grad traveler. Nancy loves helping people as cliche as it may seem, that's her passion in life. Helping people in all/any capacity, and OT especially allows her to do that everyday. Nancy has a YouTube channel, where she teaches students and clinicians about OT and healthcare in general. She also has a psychology background so she functions from a place of understanding, offering spiritual help and providing counseling to people as they navigate their lives. She loves entrepreneurship, having so many business ideas; especially when it comes to therapy and outside of therapy. Advocacy of OT and inclusion is also one of her many passions, as she was born in Ghana, and would love to have a rehab center there one day to help people unable to access quality rehab/habilitation. Talking Points * Is being a fieldwork educator a skill?* What are traits that make a good educator?* Importance of communication * Navigating safety and expectations * Educators knowing their roles in fieldwork education* When do you know that you are ready to take students?* How we can prepare to be a fieldwork educator Resources * Crucial Conversations book: https://amzn.to/3lnrb6N* AOTA Fieldwork Resources: https://www.aota.org/Education-Careers/Fieldwork.aspx* AOTA Fieldwork Educators Certification Course: https://www.aota.org/Education-Careers/Fieldwork/Workshop.aspx* OT Facebook Educators group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1795790853814818* University run seminars* Conference courses Contact: Nancy: https://www.instagram.com/lovelyy_ot/, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSescBWZXZcH2ITAteatHXA Brock: http://occupiedpodcast.com/ Michelle: https://www.incorporatemindfulness.com/ Sarah: https://ot4lyfe.com/OT Roundtable: https://theotroundtable.com/
Aug 11, 2022
1 hr 9 min
143 – An Exploration of Creativity ft Moo Smith
I am a fan of Moo Smith. A YouTube creative who's style and attitudes towards creativity align quite closely with my own. I've observed Moo's development and growth in her field for a couple years now. I'm wanting to put together some episodes exploring aspects of everyday occupations and the things people get out of it, why they choose to do certain things etc. In this episode Moo and I explore creativity and where the mental and physical benefits of creativity might lay as well as how Moo manages the balance between using creativity for self expression as well as a business. https://www.instagram.com/p/CgxBvrlPfc8/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link https://youtu.be/secaEha96O0 Look after yourself, look after others, and always keep Occupied Brock@brockcookOTbrock.cook@me.com If you want even more valuable content join <<Occupied Plus+ on Patreon>> for bonus podcast episodes, resources, mentorship and much much more!
Aug 4, 2022
1 hr 22 min
142 – THE OT ROUNDTABLE – Do Occupational Therapy Practitioners Make Good Entrepreneurs?
Our Roundtable Guest:  Tomeico is an occupational therapist in North Carolina and entrepreneur extraordinaire. She is the host of the Therapy Entrepreneurs and Leaders of Color podcast, owner of Fasion Consulting (a business coaching and consulting company for therapy entrepreneurs), an author of 3 books on entrepreneurship, and a business owner with over 17 years experience.    Talking Points * What makes OT practitioners good (and bad) as entrepreneurs* Navigating the ins and outs of business without a business degree * Importance of understanding finances * Can anybody be an entrepreneur* Social entrepreneurship  Resources The E-Myth Revisited: https://amzn.to/2DshlPY Tomeico’s Books  10 Simple Steps to Independent Contracting: https://amzn.to/3a2hUvHSo You Want To Open an Office: https://amzn.to/30zvTpBHow To Start a Non-Profit: https://amzn.to/2PvBN4P Contact Tomeico: https://www.faisonconsulting.com/contact-tomeico/Brock: http://occupiedpodcast.com/Michelle: https://www.incorporatemindfulness.com/Sarah: https://ot4lyfe.com/OT Roundtable: https://theotroundtable.com/
Jun 28, 2022
1 hr 3 min
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.
Jun 19, 2022
29 min
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>> for bonus podcast episodes, resources, mentorship and much much more! Automatic Transcript Brock Cook 0:00G'day, and welcome to episode 140. I have the absolute pleasure today of bringing in the lovely Natalie Khan to talk about her interest in pain and occupational therapy, how that actually works, exploring her how that interest came about her experience with it, and making some correlations with the ideal sort of occupation based practice model, and what's currently happening in pain because, from my perspective, it's extremely, extremely fascinating. And I think we can all learn quite a bit from how it's happening. 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. Natalie Khan 1:08Well, it's true. To be fair, I don't know that I've met a lot of people who have just become OTS because they wanted to be in it. Funny enough. My mom's actually an OT. Brock Cook 1:18Oh, really? Yeah, you probably the first thing Natalie Khan 1:21you know, but it wasn't like that. I think you probably actually have met her because my mom studied overseas. And so her degree wasn't recognized. And so she's only recently gone through JCU to get that she was one of the students who to get that, I guess recognized. But growing up I love but like, I was interested in what my mom did, but I was also kind of like, just don't want to do what my mom does. And so, I don't know, it's probably a combination of there was a moment of I think I'll finish school and didn't want to do any further studies. I just wanted a gap here. My parents forced me to go to uni. So stallion Yep. Out of rebellion. I studied science to prove a point that uni is not for me, because I'm really bad at something. Brock Cook 2:20Seems like a logical way to go. Yeah, look, Natalie Khan 2:22look, it was obviously not not that. But it made sense. At the time. I was like, I'm here. I'm, you know, doing science. I failed, you know, as expected, because I'm not well, at the time, I think probably become better at those sciences. But at the time, it wasn't really important to me. I was just kind of there for the uni experience can relate. Then I had some subjects. I think it was some of the healthcare subjects I had with OTs and kind of liked it. And I thought no, actually, I like what these guys do. But I'm not I don't want to be like my mom.
Jun 12, 2022
1 hr 46 min
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! Automatic Transcript 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...
May 16, 2022
1 hr 19 min
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