OT Uncorked is a podcast for wine-loving OTs, pairing wine and hot topics in occupational therapy. Hosted by Miranda Rennie and featuring guests from the profession, OT Uncorked was created to learn from people doing ordinary and extraordinary work across OT settings and share resources with other practitioners. Miranda is an OT who is passionate about providing holistic care for people with neurologic conditions. She is a small-town East Coaster living in Los Angeles, CA. Miranda hopes you will join her in uncorking hot topics and wine, discovering what’s new and relevant in the profession!
Voices of Sex Trafficking Survivors
I talk with Dr. Heather Evans about complex trauma, sex trafficking and her work amplifying the voices of survivors. We also talk about what OTs can do to serve this underserved population.
Dr. Heather Evans is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a private group counseling practice in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania. She has over 20 years experience providing individual, marriage, and family therapy to children, adolescents, and adults in inpatient, outpatient, nonprofit and residential settings. She has extensive training and experience with women's issues, particularly sexual trauma, sex trafficking and aftercare of its victims. Heather received a Doctor of Clinical Social Work degree from University of Pennsylvania and her dissertation highlighted complex trauma and posttraumatic growth in victims of domestic sex trafficking. Heather is Co-founder and Vice Chair of VAST (Valley Against Sex Trafficking) Coalition in the Lehigh Valley, PA. She is devoted to training and equipping service providers. Heather is adjunct professor of Global Trauma Recovery Institute at Missio Theological Seminary and travels and leads trips nationally and internationally, with the goal of partnering with and training trauma healing caregivers.
Rehab Tech & OTs in Industry with Shahrose Aratia
Shahrose and I talk all about opportunities for OTs who have a passion for technology and the Rehab Tech Summit - a first of its kind event coming to you virtually in February.
Beyond COVID: Occupational Disruption and Wellbeing
In today’s episode I chatted with Anna and Emily, team leads at Beyond COVID, a platform that promotes living well during & beyond the coronavirus pandemic. They use their experience and wealth of knowledge as occupational therapists and occupational scientists to provide curated resources that help people cope with the occupational disruption that we have all experienced in one way or another due to the pandemic. Be sure to check the show notes for links to their blog, podcast, weekly wellbeing missions, and pathways to wellness. Plus, we'll link to book recommendations, research articles, and of course, our wine picks for this episode.
Starting a Pediatric Therapy Practice with Amanda Wiles
In today’s episode I chat with Amanda Wiles, owner of the recently established Pediatric Therapy Partners in Delaware about the process of starting a pediatric practice from ideation all the way to getting the first client. The show notes for this episode are full of great resources, so be sure to check those out.
Autism Assistance Dogs: Enabling Family Participation
Morgan Starkweather is a recent grad OT who was a puppy raiser for Guiding Eyes and did her graduate thesis work with families who benefited from having an autism assistance dog. We talk about what it takes to be a puppy raiser, how these working dogs can change lives, and the role of OT in assistance dog training.
OT Fellowships: Uncorking 3 Therapists' Experiences
In this episode you’ll hear from 3 different OTs who have completed the AOTA Fellowship Program at 3 different sites in 3 unique practice areas. We’ll cover:
- What is an AOTA fellowship?
- What are the advantages of being a fellow?
- How is the AOTA Fellowship different than a “normal” OT job or fieldwork?
- What does the day to day life of an OT fellow look like?
- Reflections on personal and professional growth after a fellowship