155 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

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 37 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.

    149 – Rural Practice as a Newgrad ft Holly Gawthorne

    149 – Rural Practice as a Newgrad ft Holly Gawthorne

    You may have heard her on the Holly the OT podcast and if not then definitely get on that! Holly works in a super remote Australian town called Lightening Ridge. Her experience of the newgrad transition on top of working super remote is unique and one that everyone can take lessons from.







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    Look after yourself, look after others, and always keep Occupied







    Brock@brockcookOTbrock.cook@me.com

    • 1 hr 18 min
    148 – ALL ABOUT OCCUPATION ft Sakshi Tickoo

    148 – ALL ABOUT OCCUPATION ft Sakshi Tickoo

    Session Title Sexuality as an Occupation







    Session Details Human sexuality is an ongoing occupation that develops at each stage of an individual’s life. This session will focus on understanding the basics of sexuality and the various ways it translates into human occupations. It will also explore how therapists can practically integrate sexuality within their occupational therapy education, practice, and clinical settings.







    For more and how to register for future seminars, see: https://blogs.brighton.ac.uk/occupation/

    • 29 min
    147 – Should Therapy be Conducted Outdoors

    147 – Should Therapy be Conducted Outdoors

    Our Roundtable Brad: 







    Brad Williams is an occupational therapist based in Adelaide, Australia and enjoys thinking deeply about why we do things the way we do and shaking things up or trying new things when there might be better ways of doing things. 







    Brad created Naturally Gathered with the mission of changing children's lives through connection, belonging and occupations in nature. They do this by delivering engaging, strength-focussed and nature-based therapy services to support children to reach their goals, discover their potential and know what they can contribute to the communities and the world. 







    Talking Points







    * Benefits and drawbacks of outdoor learning and therapy* Impact of Covid 19 on indoor vs outdoor therapy * The future of learning * Occupation based practice* Are OT practitioners more benefited from practicing outdoors?* “Therapy supplies” as a crutch * Natural exposure to environmental elements * Implications for therapists







    Resources 







    * Episode article: https://bit.ly/3eV9gBE* ABC article: https://ab.co/3pnjaAS* Facebook Groups:* https://www.facebook.com/groups/therapyinthegreatoutdoors* https://www.facebook.com/groups/NatureOTs* Therapy in the Great Outdoors book: https://amzn.to/35nmX9o







    Contact:







    Brad: 







    * Website: https://www.naturallygathered.com.au/, * Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/naturallygathered/* Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/naturallygathered







    Brock: http://occupiedpodcast.com/Michelle: https://www.incorporatemindfulness.com/Sarah: https://ot4lyfe.com/OT Roundtable: https://theotroundtable.com/

    • 1 hr 11 min
    146 – Eating Disorders Program Followup ft Carissa Gualano

    146 – Eating Disorders Program Followup ft Carissa Gualano

    Carissa returns to the podcast! During her last episode (OCCUPIED 123) she discussed her personal experience with eating disorders and was about to embark on her doctoral project. She has now completed that project and has come back to talk about how it went.









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    Look after yourself, look after others, and always keep Occupied







    Brock@brockcookOTbrock.cook@me.com







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    • 1 hr 18 min
    145 – ALL ABOUT OCCUPATION – ft John Knight

    145 – ALL ABOUT OCCUPATION – ft John Knight

    Session Title







    Digitally Occupied: Alienation, Autonomy and Resilience







    Session Details This session will cover the learnings from a number of years research into digital workers’ occupational experience. Findings from a four-week diary study, using online data collection and a variety of elicitation methods will be presented in detail. The data points to a need to extend Wilcock’s framework in order to account for the knowledge component, implicit to this type of work. Lastly, a number of tools and frameworks developed in the course of the overall research project to help build autonomy and resilience are presented. These tools were developed with the research cohort over a number of collaborative workshops but have never been presented or published so far.







    For more and how to register for future seminars, see: https://blogs.brighton.ac.uk/occupation/

    • 52 min
    144 – THE OT ROUNDTABLE – Should Every OT Practitioner Be A Fieldwork Educator?

    144 – THE OT ROUNDTABLE – Should Every OT Practitioner Be A Fieldwork Educator?

    Our Roundtable Guest: 







    Nancy is an occupational therapist in Maryland who has worked in a skilled nursing facility for 3 years, the first year as a new grad traveler. Nancy loves helping people as cliche as it may seem, that's her passion in life. Helping people in all/any capacity, and OT especially allows her to do that everyday. Nancy has a YouTube channel, where she teaches students and clinicians about OT and healthcare in general. She also has a psychology background so she functions from a place of understanding, offering spiritual help and providing counseling to people as they navigate their lives. She loves entrepreneurship, having so many business ideas; especially when it comes to therapy and outside of therapy. Advocacy of OT and inclusion is also one of her many passions, as she was born in Ghana, and would love to have a rehab center there one day to help people unable to access quality rehab/habilitation.







    Talking Points







    * Is being a fieldwork educator a skill?* What are traits that make a good educator?* Importance of communication * Navigating safety and expectations * Educators knowing their roles in fieldwork education* When do you know that you are ready to take students?* How we can prepare to be a fieldwork educator







    Resources







    * Crucial Conversations book: https://amzn.to/3lnrb6N* AOTA Fieldwork Resources: https://www.aota.org/Education-Careers/Fieldwork.aspx* AOTA Fieldwork Educators Certification Course: https://www.aota.org/Education-Careers/Fieldwork/Workshop.aspx* OT Facebook Educators group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1795790853814818* University run seminars* Conference courses







    Contact:







    Nancy: https://www.instagram.com/lovelyy_ot/, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSescBWZXZcH2ITAteatHXA







    Brock: http://occupiedpodcast.com/







    Michelle: https://www.incorporatemindfulness.com/







    Sarah: https://ot4lyfe.com/OT Roundtable: https://theotroundtable.com/

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 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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