OT in Mental Health

Hey readers! Today I want to talk about OT in mental health: what it looks like, where OTs can work, my experience in lab, etc. This semester I completed my first practice-based course, which was all about OT in the mental health setting. This was paired with mental health fieldwork placements as well as mental … Continue reading OT in Mental Health

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Journal Club Discussion #14: Treating Mental Health in School-Based Practice

Hey readers! This week's journal club discussion is brought to you based on a question that came to my mind at AOTA Conference. While I was at the conference, I attended a Conversations That Matter session entitled "A Climate of Crisis Post-Parkland: How to Optimize & Advocate for the Use of Mental-Health Approaches in School-Based … Continue reading Journal Club Discussion #14: Treating Mental Health in School-Based Practice

Level I Fieldwork: Inpatient Psychiatry

Hey readers! This semester I took my first occupational therapy practice class: OT in Mental Health. Since my practice class was in mental health, my fieldwork experience was as well. This semester, fieldwork was actually comprised of multiple experiences, which were: A simulation to experience what it might be like to hear voices, such as … Continue reading Level I Fieldwork: Inpatient Psychiatry

Journal Club Discussion #5: Music Interventions in Mental Health

Hey readers! I just started my course called "OT in Mental Health", so this topic seemed fitting this week! The article that we will be reading this week is called "Practice-Based Evidence for Effective Music-Making Interventions in Mental Health Settings" by James Whiton. The article can be found here for AOTA members: https://ajot.aota.org/article.aspx?articleid=2714870&resultClick=3  Background Info … Continue reading Journal Club Discussion #5: Music Interventions in Mental Health