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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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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.

    124 – Lessons from a Career in Occupational Therapy

    124 – Lessons from a Career in Occupational Therapy

    On October 15th 2021 I was honoured to be asked to give a short guest talk to the graduating class from Central Queensland University. The topic was left up to me and so I thought about what I would want to know if I was back in their shoes, about to step into the world as an OT for the very first time. So here it is, my lessons from a career in OT.







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







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    • 20 min
    123 – The Real Life Impact of Eating Disorders ft Carissa Dyer

    123 – The Real Life Impact of Eating Disorders ft Carissa Dyer

    Through her teenage years Carissa experienced the pressure of managing her eating disorder on top of all of life's stressors. How does this hyper focus on food, eating, comparison, judgement and hiding all of the above from your closest people impact your life? Carissa was amazing enough to come in and share her first hand experience.







    This experience has shaped her journey into OT and where she is wanting to take her career.







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    • 1 hr 32 min
    122 – You Are Not Client Centred

    122 – You Are Not Client Centred

    Are you client-centered? Are you sure? Does your initial reaction to a situation indicate that you are too? After coming across a little video of a man learning to use his new prosthesis with no supports outside on the grass. He falls multiples times but gets back up and keeps trying. Unfortunately, the original video has been removed so I can't show you all but I still wanted to share with you my reflections on the reaction to this video.















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    • 28 min
    121 – All About Occupation ft Michael Sy & Pauline Gail Martinez

    121 – All About Occupation ft Michael Sy & Pauline Gail Martinez

    About Michael







    Michael Sy, University of the Philippines Manila







    I am a Filipino occupational therapist and currently designated as Associate Professor at the National Teacher Training Centre for the Health Professions, University of the Philippines Manila. I did my Ph.D. in occupational therapy where I studied about bridging the concept and practice of occupational justice among occupational therapists and justice workers in the field of substance addiction. My exposure to drugs and addiction scholarship led me to further explore what else is (un)known about the dark side of occupations. This allowed me to work on a recent study, with Pauline and Bex, that examined a group of people whose aim is to engage in hidden doings to become “beautiful”.







    About Pauline







    Pauline Gail Martinez, Angeles University Foundation







    I am a Filipino occupational therapist and a lecturer in the Department of Occupational Therapy at Angeles University Foundation. Currently, I am a Diploma/Master of International Health graduate student in the University of the Philippines Open University. My research interests include occupational therapy education, occupational science, interprofessional collaboration, and global health.







    Session Title







    The doings and occupations of those who desire to be “beautiful”







    Session Details







    Learning aims:







    * Describe the group culture of people who desire to be “beautiful” through the world of beauty pageants* Discuss the different perspective on pageantry work* Discuss essential and hidden occupations performed within the context of beauty pageants







    The presentation will be largely drawn from the following work:







    Sy, M. P., Martinez, P., & Twinley, R. (2021). The dark side of occupation within the context of modern-day beauty pageants. Work (Reading, Mass.), 10.3233/WOR-205055. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.3233/WOR-205055

    • 30 min
    OCCUPIED Plus+ clip – Why do we need to talk about Occupational Therapy

    OCCUPIED Plus+ clip – Why do we need to talk about Occupational Therapy

    An exclusive sample clip of one of the Occupied Plus+ Patreon episodes. If you like it and want to get access to the rest of this episode and many more go to patreon.com/occupiedplus and sign up today!















    A hot topic every April during OT month. Why does no-one know what we do? I want to look deeper into how this became a problem and what can we do to fix it.







    Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain and Process (3rd Edition)". American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 68 (Suppl. 1): S1–S48. March–April 2014. doi:10.5014/ajot.2014.682006







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    • 7 min
    120 – Body Image and its impact on Occupation ft Emily Roberts

    120 – Body Image and its impact on Occupation ft Emily Roberts

    Emily Roberts has really begun to champion the niche of body image within the OT community. She has @thebodyimageOT on Instagram where she posts excellent information and resources all about healthy body image. I wanted to have a conversation with her and find out more about OT's role in this space and what drew her to this area of practice and passion.







    After you've listened definitely give her a follow if you're not already :)









    https://www.instagram.com/p/CQordQysR8k/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link









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    Transcript







    Brock Cook 0:01Hi, and welcome to yet another episode of occupied. Just a quick note, if you are enjoying these, please do share them with friends, colleagues, people you know who might be interested in whichever topics they are. Also, if you're looking to get even more value out of your podcasting experience, pop on over to patreon.com for slash occupied plus, where you can get exclusive episodes as well as a ton of other resources to enhance your practice and your knowledge. Without further ado, let's get on with this episode. Today we are speaking with the one the only Emily Roberts you may know her as the body image ot on Instagram, we talk about everything with regards to body image identity and how that impacts on a person's occupations. And what OTS might be able to actually do for people who are experiencing this. So please do grab a drink, sit down, relax, and enjoy. Get a My name is Brock Cook and welcome to occupied. In this podcast we're aiming to put the occupation in occupational therapy. We explore the people topics, theories and underpinnings that make this profession so incredible. If you're new here, you can find all of our previous episodes and resources at occupied podcast calm. But for now, let's roll the episode.







    Emily Roberts 1:34So I actually would want it to be a dietician. And my whole family was turning me away from dietetics for whatever reason. And so then my sister in law's a nurse and I never heard of occupational therapy, but she knew an occupational therapist was like, I think you would really like occupational therapy, I think it like really fits your personality well. And so, I went and I shadowed one. And, um, and honestly, it's not even, it's not that like, pretty have a story, I just kind of just went along with it. Um, I mean, I enjoyed the shadowing experience, but I just kind of chose it. And then I really fell in love with it when I was in ot school was when like the whole, I really, truly felt like I understood what occupational therapy was. And I was like, Yes, this is exactly what I want to do.







    Brock Cook 2:34So you guys have to do like it's a post grad. Course over that. What was your undergrad in







    Emily Roberts 2:40kinesiology? and Spanish







    Brock Cook 2:43seems to be a fairly popular option over there. I remember talking not long ago about the fact that you know, a lot of Americans seem to use kinesiology as access to the profession, and it's not really a thing here. Really? Not well, not a university course anyway. Yeah, I don't know. It's interesting. I don't know any universities you can study kinesiology specifically.

    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

1WeeBee ,

I Relate

I have listened to the episode with Erik. I can identify with some much, especially the photography and social media feedback. Where can we see your photos?

AndyyLee ,

Very informative & many influential guests!

Wow, I’m 3 episodes down and I’m a fan already! One of the most informative OT podcasts. There were many ah-ha moments. Thought provoking content! Love it!

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Great for all levels/areas of practice

We are so fortune that Brock speaks so candidly and passionately about OT. Occupied is for all practitioners to learn something new. Well done!

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