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Nurturing Your Career

Nurturing Your Career

I feel very fortunate to have come of age as an occupational therapist in the 1980s. Granted, the fashions and hairstyles were questionable (what were we thinking?), but it was just before the corporatization of health care, and community mental health care was robust. Because […]

New Habits: My New Career

New Habits: My New Career

In the past six months I have experienced a lot of changes to my regular activities. My life has quite metamorphosed and in many ways bears little resemblance to what I was doing one year ago. For one thing, my husband (Ken) and I moved […]

Authenticating Your OT Practice in 5 Steps

Authenticating Your OT Practice in 5 Steps

  Authentic Occupational Therapy emerged from my realization that all OTs learn the history and philosophy that are the basis for classical occupational therapy, but many never get to experience the fullness of that kind of rich practice in real life. I know this because […]

Leaps and Bounds: An Authentic OT Practice

Leaps and Bounds: An Authentic OT Practice

Click Here to Listen To The Podcast I am proud and excited to share with you an OT practice that is truly authentic. Leaps & Bounds is a family-focused pediatric OT practice that grew out of the shared vision of two couples. Lisa Cooseman and […]

Free Webinar: Helping Clients Transition To Adulthood

Free Webinar: Helping Clients Transition To Adulthood

An Authentic OT Approach for Facilitating Clients’ Transition to Adulthood Click Here Young and mid-life adults with learning, developmental, and/or mental health disabilities sometimes find it impossible to achieve their life goal and full potential. The publicly-funded service system is not be a fit for […]

Growing Your Practice the OT Way

Growing Your Practice the OT Way

Sometimes when I look at the information that’s out there to help people start independent OT, PT, SLP, and other types of therapy practices, I am struck by how overwhelming it all seems. Identify your niche! Evaluate the market! Create a brand! Incorporate your practice! […]

Authentic Occupational Therapy Evaluation

Authentic Occupational Therapy Evaluation

“The way a question is asked limits and disposes the ways in which any answer to it — right or wrong — may be given.” — Susanne Langer, Philosopher As we pursue authenticity in our occupational therapy practices, where do we begin? We could go […]

Listen to St. Louis Psychiatrist and Autism Expert Dr. Darrin Friesen!

Listen to St. Louis Psychiatrist and Autism Expert Dr. Darrin Friesen!

Click HERE to Listen to the Podcast Listen to this terrific 27 minute interview with Dr. Darrin Friesen, a psychiatrist who understands the importance of establishing a therapeutic relationship with his patients, and the value of teaming up with an OT to add the secret […]