120 episodes

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.

Occupied Brock Cook

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    • 4.8 • 33 Ratings

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.

    118 – All About Occupation Series ft Dr Nedra Peter

    118 – All About Occupation Series ft Dr Nedra Peter

    OCCUPIED is proud to continue our partnership with the All About Occupation series of seminars being hosted by Rebecca Twinley from the University of Brighton. In the 2nd seminar we present to you the amazing Dr Nedra Peter!







    About Nedra







    Dr. Nedra Peter, PhD, Adjunct Professor and Research Associate at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Toronto, Canada







    I completed my doctorate in the field of Occupational Science at the University of Western Ontario in Canada. My PhD thesis explored the occupational possibilities of people receiving social assistance in Ontario. I also have experience in Disability Studies, Child and Youth Health and research methods.







    My research interests include: understanding how health systems, policies and programs do or do not address the diverse needs of marginalised youth, Fostering partnerships through integrated knowledge translation between academic institutions and third sector organisations to directly support marginalised populations, advancing the interdisciplinary field of Occupational Science by conducting empirical research focusing on conceptualizing and studying occupation in racial and ethnic minorities living in Western contexts and addressing equity, diversity and inclusion in access to social support, employment and education.







    Session Title







    Considering the impact of social assistance on Occupation







    Session Details







    The aim of this session is to show how social assistance recipients experience lack of opportunity and resources to make everyday choices and to have decision-making power as they participate in occupations. This presentation will also consider my research from a lens that moves away from individualised Western epistemologies and discuss how race/culture has a significant influence on occupation.















    Look after yourself, look after others and always keep Occupied







    Brock@brockcookOTbrock.cook@me.comwww.occupiedpodcast.com







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    • 52 min
    117 – Creativity Vs Science- The Juxtaposition of Occupational Therapy

    117 – Creativity Vs Science- The Juxtaposition of Occupational Therapy

    So recently I was given the opportunity to present to the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section for Children, Young People and Families. At the time I was toying around with the concept of the "Art & Science of OT" so as part of my looking into that I built this presentation that looks at where that came from and what it means for modern occupational therapists.







    If you would like to hear the discussion/questions, as well as the full webinar and the slides, are available over on Occupied Plus+  I will say this was an exploratory topic for me based on an idea that has bugged me for a long time. I'm not asking anyone to agree with me, but I do hope it stimulates you to question things.







    Look after yourself, look after others and always keep Occupied







    Brock brock.cook@me.com @brockcookOT 







    If you want even more valuable content join Occupied Plus+ on Patreon at patreon.com/occupiedplus for bonus podcast episodes, resources, mentorship and much much more!

    • 42 min
    116 – The ever expanding world of OT with Professor Liz Townsend

    116 – The ever expanding world of OT with Professor Liz Townsend

    Professor Liz Townsend is a name that almost every OT around the world would know and have learned about some of her work. I wanted to learn how a person could get to the point that they could even conceptualise ideas as MASSIVE as the ones she has had through her career. Her story is amazing and really does show someone who has not only made opportunities but made the most of those opportunities.







    Look after yourself, look after others and always keep Occupied







    Brock brock.cook@me.com @brockcookOT 







    If you want even more valuable content join Occupied Plus+ on Patreon at patreon.com/occupiedplus for bonus podcast episodes, resources, mentorship and much much more!

    • 1 hr 16 min
    115 – Student to Podcaster to OTR ft Amy Tippol

    115 – Student to Podcaster to OTR ft Amy Tippol

    Amy Tippol cohosts The Occupation Station podcast with her friend Ana Milanese. Today we explored Amy's journey though OT school, starting a podcast and now transitioning into the profession. We explore different learning styles, sensory preferences, and overcoming challenges. Stoked to be able too call Amy a friend and to bring you this super chilled conversation. 







    Look after yourself, look after others and always keep Occupied







    Brock brock.cook@me.com @brockcookOT 







    If you want even more valuable content join Occupied Plus+ on Patreon at patreon.com/occupiedplus for bonus podcast episodes, resources, mentorship and much much more!

    • 1 hr 14 min
    114 – All About Occupation Series ft Karen Whalley Hammell

    114 – All About Occupation Series ft Karen Whalley Hammell

    OCCUPIED is proud to announce a partnership with the All About Occupation series of seminars being hosted by Rebecca Twinley from the University of Brighton. We will be bringing these seminars to you on the podcast and am SUPER stoked to have the very first one of the series with the phenomenal Karen Whalley Hammell!







    About Karen







    Karen Whalley Hammell is Honorary Professor, Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.







    I am a graduate of the Liverpool occupational therapy programme, the Rehabilitation Studies MSc programme at Southampton, and the Interdisciplinary PhD programme at UBC in Vancouver. My work has addressed themes that include spinal cord injury, qualitative research, critical disability studies, client-centred practice, the Capabilities Approach, justice, injustices and occupational rights. My most recent book – Engagement in living: Critical perspectives on occupation, rights and wellbeing (2020; CAOT) – explored occupation as a determinant of human health and wellbeing, and as a human right. Ardently opposed to credulity – the disposition to believe on insufficient evidence – all my work reflects my desire to foster critical thinking, challenge taken-for-granted assumptions and ideologies, and promote the justice and equity required for all people to have equitable opportunities to use their abilities and to attain the occupational rights to which all are equally entitled.







    Session Title







    The COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing occupational disruption: Exposing the lie that “we’re all in this together”







    Session Details







    Karen will reflect on her report entitled ‘Engagement in living during the Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing occupational disruption’. This essay, about occupation and wellbeing, was written in March 2020 during the uncertainties of the first weeks of the pandemic. Looking back on the intervening year, Karen will explore the deeply rooted social inequities and structural injustices that have been exposed by the pandemic; inequities that impacted occupational rights, wellbeing and the likelihood of survival itself.















    Look after yourself, look after others and always keep Occupied







    Brock@brockcookOTbrock.cook@me.comwww.occupiedpodcast.com







    If you want even more valuable content join > for bonus podcast episodes, resources, mentorship and much much more!

    • 47 min
    113 – Lived Experience of Suicidality ft Ellie Frith

    113 – Lived Experience of Suicidality ft Ellie Frith

    DURING THIS PODCAST TOPICS SUCH AS SUICIDE AND MENTAL ILLNESS ARE DISCUSSED. IF THIS IS A TRIGGER OR MAKES YOU UNCOMFORTABLE, LOOK AFTER YOURSELF AND DON'T FEEL LIKE YOU HAVE TO LISTEN. 







    DURING THIS PODCAST PERSONAL OPINIONS AND EXPERIENCES WITH MENTAL HEALTH CARE AND MEDICATIONS ARE DISCUSSED. THESE ARE OUR PERSONAL OPINIONS AND EXPERIENCES ONLY AND YOU SHOULD DISCUSS YOURS WITH YOUR DOCTOR. 







    Ellie Frith found herself in an acute mental health ward after experiencing some issues with her mental health. This is her story.







    From this experience she started the Chewy Head podcast to explore and reflect on her experience. In the two seasons released so far she has explored some of the narrative around her admission and mental state as well as interviewing a variety of health professionals about mental health care.







    Look after yourself, look after others and always keep Occupied







    Brock@brockcookOTbrock.cook@me.comwww.occupiedpodcast.com







    If you want even more valuable content join > for bonus podcast episodes, resources, mentorship and much much more!

    • 1 hr 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

laylahkani ,

Best OT podcast by farrrr

Entertaining, engaging and structured. Learn new information while still being fun to listen to !! Please keep this podcast - if you get burnt out, build your team ! I’m sure a lot of people would love to be involved :)

Peachey2000 ,

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

Jodie_L_Booth ,

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!

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