Navigating the Holidays: Considerations from an OT Student

Hey readers, happy 4th day of blogmas! Let's bring it back to holiday content and chat about navigating the holidays in regards to mental health, family dynamics, and energy conservation. This is a little bit of a mixed bag of topics, but I was thinking about things that may impact your participation and emotional health … Continue reading Navigating the Holidays: Considerations from an OT Student

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