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This podcast is for occupational therapy practitioners and students looking to keep up with evidence based practice. Every other week, we discuss one influential OT-related journal article which will be available for CEU credit when you join the OT Potential Club.

OT Potential Podcast | Occupational Therapy CEUs Sarah Lyon, OTR/L

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This podcast is for occupational therapy practitioners and students looking to keep up with evidence based practice. Every other week, we discuss one influential OT-related journal article which will be available for CEU credit when you join the OT Potential Club.

    #21: Client Centered Care, Psychosis, and OT with Lauren Jones (CE Course)

    #21: Client Centered Care, Psychosis, and OT with Lauren Jones (CE Course)

    The research we discuss on the OT Potential Podcast has a recurring theme: therapy goals should always support what is meaningful to the client.
    But, lurking behind this best practice is an important question: what do we do when a patient is not of sound mind?
    We’ll explore an article that hits the question head on, looking at client-centered care for patients with psychosis. It’s an especially helpful read for mental health OTs—but we can all learn something from it, since every clinician sees clients whose decision making could be perceived as impaired.
    The takeaway from this article is that we can always find ways to be client-centered. And, it’s worth making the effort to do so, since it always seems to improve patient engagement and outcomes.
    To help us unpack this article, it is our privilege to welcome Lauren Jones, MS, OTR/L.  Lauren currently works on an interdisciplinary team as a Senior Occupational Therapist, providing services to youth, adults, and older adults in an inpatient psychiatry setting. Together, we will discuss practical strategies for keeping your interventions client-centered, regardless of your treatment setting(s).

    In order to earn credit for this course, you must take the test within the OT Potential Club.

    You can find more details on this course here:
    https://otpotential.com/ceu-podcast-courses/client-centered-ot

    Here's the primary research we are discussing:
    Moritz, S., Berna, F., Jaeger, S., Westermann, S., &; Nagel, M. (2016). The customer is always right? subjective target symptoms and treatment preferences in patients with psychosis. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 267(4), 335–339.
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    #20: Hospital at Home with Monika Lukasiewicz (CE Course)

    #20: Hospital at Home with Monika Lukasiewicz (CE Course)

    We’ve had compelling evidence for a while now about the benefits of providing acute care hospital services from the comfort of a patient’s home. (This model is widely known as “hospital in the home.”) 
    But, for us in the US, it has been hard to imagine how our complex medical system would ever change to accommodate such a fundamental shift in healthcare delivery. 
    Enter: the pandemic. Now, our whole society is looking at the inadequacies of limiting acute care to the number of beds available in a hospital. 
    OT is uniquely poised to deliver services in this model—and you’ll see in the research that our care is considered a central component. 
    This podcast is intended to be an introduction to the hospital at home model. It’s designed to help you imagine the healthcare models of the future—and OTs place in them. We will anchor our discussion in a Cochrane review of the evidence. Then, we’ll welcome our guest Monika Lukasiewicz, who has made a career of thinking creatively about OT in the home, all while working in traditional OT settings. Whether you deliver OT in the home or the hospital, she’ll help us think through how this trend could impact your practice.

    In order to earn credit for this course, you must take the test within the OT Potential Club.

    You can find more details on this course here:
    https://otpotential.com/ceu-podcast-courses/ot-hospital-at-home

    Here's the primary research we are discussing:
    Gonçalves-Bradley, D. C., Iliffe, S., Doll, H. A., Broad, J., Gladman, J., Langhorne, P., Richards, S. H., & Shepperd, S. (2017). Early discharge hospital at home. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews, 6(6), CD000356.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    #19: Beyond Individualism with Adam Cisroe Pearson (CE Course)

    #19: Beyond Individualism with Adam Cisroe Pearson (CE Course)

    We became occupational therapy practitioners to deliver transformative care to our clients.
    This is a tall order to begin with—and we also hold justice as one of our core values. So, we want to transform lives AND do so in a socially responsible way. 
    This is hard and complex work. It requires that we question and move beyond overly simplistic theories of practice. The article we explore in this one-hour podcast pushes us to see beyond the concept of “individualism.” After all, limiting our lens to individuals alone can limit the care we deliver to all of our clients—and it can hinder us from seeing broader issues of injustice.
    To discuss what this looks like in both non-traditional and traditional OT settings, it is our honor to welcome Dr. Adam Cisroe Pearson, who has made a career of applying his occupational therapy lens toward broader principles of housing equity and parity.

    In order to earn credit for this course, you must take the test within the OT Potential Club.

    You can find more details on this course here:
    https://otpotential.com/ceu-podcast-courses/beyond-individualism-ot

    Here's the primary research we are discussing:
    Gerlach, A. J., Teachman, G., Laliberte-Rudman, D., Aldrich, R. M., & Huot, S. (2018). Expanding beyond individualism: Engaging critical perspectives on occupation. Scandinavian journal of occupational therapy, 25(1), 35–43.
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    • 59 min
    #18: OT for Adults with Cancer with Vanessa Monique Yanez (CE Course)

    #18: OT for Adults with Cancer with Vanessa Monique Yanez (CE Course)

    The research is clear—adults living with cancer have significant unmet therapy needs. But how can we, as occupational therapy professionals, best serve this population? 
    It’s a great question, and one we’ll explore in-depth on this one-hour episode of the OT Potential Podcast! First, we’ll dig into the research around disability in activities of daily living among adults with cancer. Next, we’ll be joined by Vanessa Monique Yanez, MSOT, OTR/L. Vanessa will lend her expertise to our discussion of what this information means for your real-world practice. 
    Vanessa is a cancer survivor, herself. This personal experience fuels her dedication to improving the quality of life of other survivors. As private practice owner, Vanessa has valuable advice and insights to offer about the referral process, assessment and treatment of patients with cancer. We’re honored to have her with us and excited to hear her thoughts.

    In order to earn credit for this course, you must take the test within the OT Potential Club.

    You can find more details on this course here:
    https://otpotential.com/ceu-podcast-courses/cancer-ot

    Here's the primary research we are discussing:
    Neo, J., Fettes, L., Gao, W., Higginson, I. J., & Maddocks, M. (2017). Disability in activities of daily living among adults with cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Cancer treatment reviews, 61, 94–106.
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    #17: Nature-based OT with Laura Park Figueroa (CE Course)

    #17: Nature-based OT with Laura Park Figueroa (CE Course)

    Many of us feel the benefits of spending time in nature. But, these outdoor experiences often seem pretty far removed from our traditional occupational therapy work. 
    There’s a good chance you’ve already heard of nature-based therapy, as it is a hot topic in the OT world. However, you might not be aware of the breadth of research available on this topic—and you might be pleasantly surprised by how well nature-based therapy aligns with your OT practice. 
    In this episode, we’ll explore a paper looking at the effects of horticulture group therapy on adults with mental health diagnoses. We’ll use this research to springboard into a broader discussion on the types of nature-based therapy, the research supporting this type of therapy, and the potential impact it might have on your practice. 
    To guide us through this topic, we’ll be joined by nature-based occupational therapist, Laura Park Figueroa, whose enthusiasm for the topic will certainly leave you eager to learn more!

    In order to earn credit for this course, you must take the test within the OT Potential Club.

    You can find more details on this course here:
    https://otpotential.com/ceu-podcast-courses/nature-based-ot

    Here's the primary research we are discussing:
    Vujcic, M., Tomicevic-Dubljevic, J., Grbic, M., Lecic-Tosevski, D., Vukovic, O., &; Toskovic, O. (2017). Nature based solution for improving mental health and well-being in urban areas. Environmental Research, 158, 385–392
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    • 58 min
    #16: Disparities in Supports for Autism in Latino Families with Cristina Reyes Smith & Catherine Hoyt (CE Course)

    #16: Disparities in Supports for Autism in Latino Families with Cristina Reyes Smith & Catherine Hoyt (CE Course)

    Racial and ethnic health disparities have been heavy on our hearts over the past few years—and they should be.
    We have much to reckon with, not only in terms of our own personal biases, but also regarding the structural inequities within healthcare.
    In this one-hour, podcast-based CE course, we’ll look at how the Latino community is impacted by disparities around the diagnosis and care of autistic children. We’ll start by exploring some of the latest research on the topic with Catherine R. Hoyt, PhD, OTD, OTR/L and Cristina Reyes Smith, OTD, OTR/L. Then, we’ll discuss practical implications for caring for our autistic clients, including how we can work step-by-step to dismantle the disparities in our healthcare systems.

    In order to earn credit for this course, you must take the test within the OT Potential Club.

    You can find more details on this course here:
    https://otpotential.com/ceu-podcast-courses/disparities-autism-supports-ot

    Here's the primary research we are discussing:
    Zuckerman, K. E., Lindly, O. J., Reyes, N. M., Chavez, A. E., Macias, K., Smith, K. N., &; Reynolds, A. (2017). Disparities in diagnosis and treatment of autism in latino and non-latino white families. Pediatrics, 139(5). https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2016-3010
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    • 1 hr 7 min

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rosallea ,

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Sarah is so kind and respectful!! She speaks eloquently, listens and creates an open, comfortable environment to explore ideas and share perspectives. It’s helpful!!

So well done, down to earth , direct and exciting content Thank you Sarah for reigniting the flame, opening up possibilities, sharing the knowledge, bringing us together and recognizing the vital roles we can play in the future. I’m in.....!! Highly recommended

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So much information!!

I just discovered the podcast and can’t get enough. I love OT podcasts, but the direct evidence and journal articles combined with discussion is next level. Thank you for taking the time to get this information out!

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After reading her blogs for few years, and Lurking into Journal club- I am now addicted to Sarah’s OT potential podcast. Loving it totally just like how I was loving her digital help to the therapist community. Thank you for doing what you are doing.

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