By Brock Cook
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A creative project exploring all things Occupation, Occupational Science, and Occupational Therapy. Each fortnight I am to showcase a topic or therapist and to have a discussion exploring OT related ideas and concepts. My aim is to challenge you, make you think and provide you with guidance wherever possible.
||Clean020 – Is the Sex Disparity in Occupational Therapy all Bad?||Today’s discussion stemmed from a number of observations of late. Seemed like too much of a coincidence that the topic came up multiple times in a very short space of time so I decided to put together my thoughts.||4 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean019 – Occupation Based Practice with Dr Nicholson||Dr. Ellen Nicholson is the Head of Department at the Aukland University of Technology’s, Department of Occupational Science and Therapy and has had a vast and profound influence on my own career being the inspiration for Operation Occupation.||25 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean018 – Occupational Transition Periods||We’ve looked at values and how they may highlight a person’s occupational needs so the next logical progression is to have a look about what happens when someone changes the occupation that fills a need. That gap between occupations is a time that I||14 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean017 – Sarah Putt is an OT4LYFE pt2||We continue our chat about Sarah’s experiences overseas, what developed country OT’s could learn from these limited resource experiences, professional understanding of culture and OT’s use of diagnosis. Sarah Putt is pediatric OT and fellow pod||8 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean016 – Sarah Putt is an OT4LYFE pt1||Sarah Putt is pediatric OT and fellow podcaster! She currently runs her own practice but has practiced in more countries than I was able to count and has some amazing stories to go with it! As expected we discuss the amazing medium of podcasting and ho.||1 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean015 – Occupational Interviewing||As requested! an expansion of Episode 009 – How Do Values Fit with OT Practice by having a chat about how I’ve used these concepts in practice. Looking at a very practical way of finding a person’s occupational needs which can then be used to gui||15 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean014 – Exploring the Experiences of Three Early Career Academics pt2||The 2nd half of our roundtable discussion with Michelle Perryman and Dr Jessie Wilson about the challenges of transitioning from a clinical OT role into an academic role. Between the three of us we are from 3 different countries, pre,||1 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean013 – Exploring the Experiences of Three Early Career Academics pt1||A roundtable discussion with Michelle Perryman and Dr Jessie Wilson about the challenges of transitioning from a clinical OT role into an academic role. Between the three of us we are from 3 different countries, pre, during & post Phd,||25 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean012 – OT School to School OT||Stephanie Healey graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast and moved into her first OT position with the Department of Education in her home state. This position turns out to be quite unique in Australia and I wanted to learn all about it.||15 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean011 – Online Technology for Occupational Therapy||The one and only Dr Anita Hamilton has had a MASSIVE influence on my career and volunteered me for a number of amazing opportunities I would not otherwise have had the fortitude to tackle. Anita is an expert and leader in the space of OT’s utilising||4 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean010 – The Grey Revolution: Aged Care’s Young Leaders||Samantha Bowen is an Occupational Therapist from Perth Australia who found her passion in the aged care sector. Samantha started Acorn Network, an entrepreneurial venture aimed at promoting young leaders in the aged care sector by providing mentoring,||26 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean009 – How do Values fit with OT practice?||A rather spontaneous recording whilst getting some vitamin D, sitting outside, and relaxing. You know what they say, strike while the iron is hot, so whilst thinking about how I utilised values and values assessments within and occupation-based practi||16 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean008 – Dr Jessie Wilson and the Co-Op approach||Dr Jessie Wilson is a former colleague of mine who now works at Western University in Canada. Her paediatric and mental health clinical background led her into her Ph.D. around an occupation based therapy project for young adults with autism.||7 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean007 – Why SMART Goals are Dumb||Goals…..we’ve all heard of them and all been advised that we should be using them both personally and clinically….but why and how are we using them? Do we have a good understanding of how they work? Hear me out and I’ll see if I can make you thi||26 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean006 – The Business of Women’s Health and Occupational Therapy||Melissa LaPointe is a friend I’ve known for a number of years and I’ve watched her entrepreneurial journey building from her original passion area, Occupational Therapy and Women’s Health. Now she is an online entrepreneur, a women’s health advo||16 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean005 – What can Minimalism teach Occupational Therapists||So in this episode, I explore some random reflections I’ve had after coming across the concept of “minimalism”. It started when I found a documentary on Netflix called Minimalism: A documentary about the important things which was the beginning of||5 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean004 – Newgradoccupationaltherapy.com with Dom||This episode I delved into the world of the New Graduate Occupational Therapist!! I had the pleasure of sitting down with the one and only Dominic Lloyd-Randolfi to hear about his journey into Occupational Therapy including his involvement with www.||24 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean003 – Reflecting on Reflection||Every now and then a small thing happens during my day triggers some much more extensive thoughts/reflections (ironic right?). Discussing with my Occupational Therapy students about the importance of reflection got me thinking about my personal journey.||12 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean002 – Occupation based Pediatrics with the Rocket OT||Simone contacted me on Reddit following the release of Occupied episode 001 saying she wrote a blog called the Rocket OT and had created a visual that “demonstrates how regulation develops and is affected depending on environment/occupation”.||22 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean001 – Operation Occupation||Operation Occupation was a project that I undertook a few years ago and was a turning point in my career for my personal growth into the profession of OT. Below is a presentation that I gave to the OT’s in my district about the “Operation Occupation||17 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean000 – Introducing Occupied!||For the longest time I’ve wanted to start a podcast. The blend of technology, creative expression and Occupational Therapy has always appealed to me greatly. My vision for this is to be an online space where I can discuss concepts, new ideas,||29 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Not just for OTs!
Yep, I’m not an OT, and still get a lot out of this. Check out the minimalism and SMART goals episodes in particular
Loving it Brock!
Do you like having great OT conversations during or after a conference or workshop? Well, the occupied podcast is like listening in to those conversations! Passionate, interesting and intelligent OT shop talk - I’m loving it!
Starting the conversation about occupation
Great podcast for OTs (new and not so new) looking at how to bring the focus of OT practice back to occupation. The key messages from Brock are reclaim occupation by refining your time, your role, your language and your focus.
Looking forward to the next episode!
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