Edit: this got way more engagement than I thought it would. I don’t know what the name would be but I do think everyone agrees we need a new name. Old therapists could keep the name along with a new name (i.e. FT/OTR) I created a petition to change it because I think it’s a conversation we need to be having and should have had a long time ago. https://chng.it/CVzjsxTYtM
This is just an opinion I have, but I really think OTs would be taken so much more seriously with a different name. I tell my patients we are “functional therapy” and many people grasp that concept way better than me explaining an occupation is a meaningful activity and ADL/IADL and blah blah blah. I think we would be more respected in the healthcare field and think our name is a huge barrier. Thoughts? Any other name ideas?
Have been invited by my university to join the Phi Theta Epsilon OT honors society. I’ve been in plenty of honors societies in the past and all they’ve ever done is waste my time with unproductive meetings and ask me to pay them money for memberships and a cord at graduation. In my opinion honors societies are a way to “buy” yourself a resume booster and I’m just not interested in that.
I don’t, however, want to be seen as lazy or “not a team player” by professors and peers if I don’t join because I’m sure most people will.
So… are there any good reasons to join this honors society from your experience? Do you see it as a worthwhile resume booster for the job market?
Sorry for the background story, I am 29, and have gone through a variety of careers including marketing, teaching, sales management and just got into engineering and going into software. Back in high school I was obsessed with bodybuilding and it was my dream to be a nutritional scientist, but I didn't believe in myself, so I dropped out of dietetics school, worked as a sales manager/personal trainer and then through overcoming depression I went to school for psychology while working full time. I have regardless of what I was doing maintained obsession with psychology, and understanding brain processes. I am very interested in conditions, the medicine, alternative therapies, and the greats such as Victor Frankl (literally my idol)
It hit me yesterday at work. I was sitting there doing excel and literally stood up paced around my office like 100 times watching my thoughts, that I was wasting my life. This has been boiling up since I got back from teaching English overseas for two years. I want to be on the front like of action, I want to save people, I want to help others, and make a difference in that way. I am extremely physically active as well. Being 29, with an undergrad I just don't know the best path forward or where to start to make a plan, because I don't know which path to pursue. I thought at this age maybe psychiatric nursing would be best, but I have read almost all negative things. I thought about OT but I don't like that they don't learn emergency medicine/can't perform real medical procedures. I thought about dietetics but it seems kind of limiting in what you can do and I don't want repetition.
I am sorry this is long and ridiculous, but I am looking for advice forward. I am very stable in the sense of finances and have no doubt school would be easy for me ( not that the content is easy, I am just a contentious, motivated student always) I have seen a career counselor but it is not helpful because I am very creative and think of 3,000 careers that seem fun but the deeper part of me keeps coming back to medical and helping others.
Any advice is truly appreciated. Thank you for reading.
Please, according to the information provided, assist me to find which major suits me best. I appreciate any advice. If you need any further information please don't hesitate to comment.
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Hi everyone. I was wondering if anyone can speak on their experience or any insight they have of what OT looks like in postpartum? This is an avenue that I think I would like to explore when I am done school, however I haven’t found a ton of resources/companies that offer it.
Thank you so much!
This is going to sound extremely bitchy, but I am so tired of my school's therapists doing the bare minimum with our students that have a lot of fine motor and sensory delays. A large part of it is how overworked they are, but I don't care. I am tired of trying to be the OT and the special education teacher. Many of my students can't even function in their homeroom environment (thanks, covid) and OT thinks handwriting is the biggest priority?
Just had a few questions I wanted to ask regarding the program
I’m thinking of either doing a masters in counselling or ot. I have a bachelors in psychology. Any advice? (I’m in Aus btw)
Trying to get a referral from my primary doc because I heard that some people get occupational therapy for exec. dysfunction, life-tasks.
I'm a fully grown adult, used to work full time, diagnosed Mild Autism later in life. Wanting help because of exec function and sensory issues getting in the way of making money, and other life tasks. My primary doc is a dinosaur about adult autism and told me to "get the code so he can bill insurance."
I looked around in my town and most OT is for kids. Are there occupational therapists that even know about adult autism? If you had this treatment, was it helpful?
i'm a perspective student of USC's Entry-Level OTD program. primarily, because i hear that the program is reputable, as well as i am interested in also obtaining my PhD from the USC Chan Division.
are there any alums/current students (regardless if you were in the MOT program) that could offer some insight of the program? is/was it worth it? do you have any regrets? or did you feel prepared for fieldwork? and how were your professors?
thanks in advance! :)
I’m starting occupational therapy in January for my sensory processing difficulties. I was curious if anyone has had experience with sensory processing occupational therapy and would be willing to share what it is like. I’m curious what kind of things you do during sessions. I have anxiety regarding the situation and like to feel confident that I have a general idea of what will happen. I already had the intake, but that was just asking about my experiences and doing some paperwork. Im curious about what the average session might look like. Thanks to anyone who might have some input!
Can you choose which university of Toronto campus you want to go to? My course offers 90 students to go to the Toronto campus and 40 to Mississauga just wondering how do they choose which student goes where
I want to get a bachelor's in economics because I think I will like it but ultimately want a Master's in Occupational Therapy. Would I have a good chance of getting into grad school if I got a psychology minor or would I need to major in psychology?
This podcast makes me think it would alleviate so much anxiety.
Hint: It's a comedy.
Hint 2: 1994 film.
Louise Gauthier; Sandra Dalziel; Serge Gauthier The Benefits of Group Occupational Therapy for Patients With Parkinson’s Disease, The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 1987
Hi, I graduate in June with a BA in child development. I’ve been looking at different masters programs and came across Pediatric Occupational Therapy. Would this be a good masters degree for this BA? Or what BA/BS is best needed to go into a occupation therapist masters program.
[eBook] [PDF] Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, A Vision for Participation, 2nd Edition By Catana Brown, Virginia Stoffel, Jaime Muñoz
I am currently an undergraduate senior majoring in developmental psychology. I am looking around for internships for the spring semester and I found a few positions open as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) at a pediatric autism therapy center. After I graduate I would like to go into either speech pathology or occupational therapy. Does anyone know if taking a job as a RBT would help towards becoming an occupational therapist? Are the skills that I would learn through that transferable to the field of occupational therapy? Would having an RBT license and experience help with my chances of getting into an OT graduate program?
[eBook] [PDF] Kielhofner's Research in Occupational Therapy, 2nd Edition By Renée R. Taylor
having my first OT session in a couple weeks and im not sure how much I’d be expecting to pay
OT was suggested for me by my therapist, essentially because of high sensory sensitivity and social dysfunction. But I feel a little apprehensive about OT, seems like it intends to "fit me in" better, make me look more neurotipical. In basically all the sites I searched, occupational therapy was described like a method to improve my "dysfunctional" behavior (such as stims, social awkwardness, hard time with touch, sounds, textures, etc.), and like... I don't want to look less autistic and suppress my stims so NT people find me less awkward. I don't feel like being exposed to stimulus that make me uncomfortable in order to "get used to it". I don't wish to "correct" my behavior, cause i don't think there's something wrong with it in the first place.
What do you think? It's really expensive where I live, so if this is really what it is I am not even trying it.
Hello everyone, I am writing this post to inquire about how good Elizabethtown college is good in general? And how there BS/MS program for occupational therapy is?
Is the atmosphere welcoming , is there a lot of diversity? What is it like for out of state students there? Is the food ok?
Is the OT program very expensive ?
After the program were you able to find a good job? What was the experience like for you? Especially for those with learning challenges? And etc?
Also there are some deals today.
I am looking for a free, downloadable PDF version of the following textbook. Any and all help is greatly appreciated.