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A creative project exploring all things Occupation, Occupational Science, and Occupational Therapy

A creative project exploring all things Occupation, Occupational Science, and Occupational Therapy

Location:

Australia

Description:

A creative project exploring all things Occupation, Occupational Science, and Occupational Therapy

Twitter:

@brockcookOT

Language:

English


Episodes

071 – The Entrepreneur Mindset

3/31/2020
In recent times I’ve come across some absolutely amazing OT private practices. Becoming an entrepreneur is rapidly becoming a valid career progression for OT’s around the world and I suspect that in this current health climate the potential of going into private practice will become more and more enticing, but how is that someone can...

Duration:00:18:27

069 – Meaning, Purpose and Tattoos

3/11/2020
Tattoo's and tattooing has become somewhat mainstream in western culture today and we, as therapists, will work with tattooed individuals every day. But how many of us have actually considered them through an occupational lens?

Duration:00:28:21

068 – Passion and Content Creation with OT Miri

2/29/2020
We explore content creation and exchanged hints and tips for OT's to not only find their creative talent but also to dive into sharing it with the world.

Duration:01:44:27

070 – Mindful Moments with Michelle Amussen

2/25/2020
In the current climate, it's more important than ever to be in control of your headspace. Michelle has received specialized training in teaching mindfulness and has her own business, Incorporate Mindfulness

Duration:01:26:34

067 – Sensory Processing and Reflex Integration

2/20/2020
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...

Duration:01:10:26

066 – The Dark Side of Therapy Memes

2/15/2020
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...

Duration:00:20:23

065 – Digital Communication, Confidentiality, and Information Sharing

2/8/2020
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...

Duration:01:33:31

064 – A Lived Experience of Borderline Personality Disorder

2/1/2020
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...

Duration:01:50:00

063 – Unpacking colonised thinking in OT

1/22/2020
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...

Duration:01:55:41

062 – Meditation and The Good Lives Model with BreeTheOT

1/12/2020
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...

Duration:02:10:15

061 – Picking the Brain of Dr Charles Christiansen

1/1/2020
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...

Duration:02:08:05

060 – BEST OF – Online Technology for Occupational Therapy

12/20/2019
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...

Duration:01:32:39

059 – BEST OF – Why SMART Goals are DUMB

12/14/2019
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,...

Duration:00:30:20

058 – BEST OF – Occupational Justice with Professor Gail Whiteford

12/7/2019
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...

Duration:01:17:51

057 – BEST OF – The Dark Side of Occupation with Rebecca Twinley

12/1/2019
WELCOME TO THE OCCUPIED BEST OF! Voted by you guys as one of the four best episodes thus far, Rebecca Twinley’s Dark Side of Occupation has been growing exponentially over the last few years. If you’ve heard this episode before I can guarantee you’ll get something new out of it. If you haven’t heard this...

Duration:01:09:10

056 – What If You Just Found Out That You Had A Sibling?

11/21/2019
Have you ever thought about how your life would change if you just found out you had a sibling? Sounds like a movie script right? What if one sibling was an Occupational Therapist and the other had Cerebral Palsy? How would your occupations change? How would your family dynamic change? I came across Whitney and...

Duration:01:08:22

055 – Exploring Neuro with TheBrainyOT

11/12/2019
I came across Crystal’s Intagram account during her “Neuro A-Z Photo Challenge”. Her content and explanations are exceptional and I learned a lot. Since then her content has continued with her focus on educating OT’s and the public on all things neuro, especially stroke. Her passion for her practice area is very obvious and infectious. ...

Duration:01:23:50

054 – Mental Wellbeing and Occupational Therapy

11/1/2019
This episode I wanted to reflect on an idea that I’ve been playing around with for a few weeks and that’s the difference between Mental Health and Mental Illness. Having an understanding of the links between wellbeing and mental health is a skill that every clinician can take into just about every clinical practice area....

Duration:00:24:00

053 – Brooke George is Teaming with Dementia

10/20/2019
I know a lot of passionate people. I also know a lot of people in a lot of different practice areas. I’ve been lucky enough to know a couple of people who are incredibly passionate about working in the aged care sector. Brooke George has an amazing passion for working with people who have dementia....

Duration:01:44:06

052 – An OT Students Lived Experience of Chronic Pain

10/9/2019
Continuing on a bit of a trend of lived experiences on the podcast I roped in the awesome Taylah Douglass to have a chat about her experience with Chronic Pain. Taylah is currently completing her OT degree just outside of Melbourne Australia and the combination of her study and her experience of pain has given...

Duration:01:23:03