168 – Critical Thinking 101
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by Brock Cook
2w ago
In the latest episode of our podcast, we delve into the fascinating topic of Critical Thinking and its significance in our daily lives. We aim to unravel the mysteries of this crucial skill set, often overlooked yet essential for personal growth and informed decision-making. We’ll discuss practical strategies for nurturing a critical mindset, share insights from experts in the field, and provide listeners with actionable tips to apply critical thinking in various aspects of their lives. Whether you’re a seasoned critical thinker or just beginning to explore this area, this episode promises to ..read more
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167 – How to improve your Interviewing
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by Brock Cook
1M ago
Today’s episode is all about mastering interviews, whether you’re sitting in the hot seat or the one steering the conversation. We’re unpacking everything from breaking down interview myths to post-interview protocols in a way that’s easy to digest and even easier to put into action. First off, we’re tackling what really happens in an interview, shining a light on the realities versus the common myths. Making a stellar first impression is more than just dressing sharp; it’s about presenting the best version of yourself, from your body language to your choice of words. And speaking of words, we ..read more
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166 – Call out your Whiteness ft Helen Harrington and Marielle Turner
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by Brock Cook
2M ago
Welcome to the latest episode where we explore the intricate dynamics of racial identity, privilege, and the role of white individuals in addressing systemic racism. In this episode, I’m joined by Helen Harrington and Marielle Turner and we embark on a journey of self-reflection and understanding. We delve into the concept of white privilege, and its impact on healthcare today. We confront uncomfortable truths and share personal stories, aiming to foster a deeper comprehension of our own roles in perpetuating or dismantling racial inequalities. This conversation is an essential step for anyone ..read more
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165 – Celebrate the Little Wins
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by Brock Cook
6M ago
Never in my wildest dreams did I see us getting here. Last night we clocked over….half a million downloads!! That’s right…500,000 ? 164 episodes 500,000+ downloads 98 amazing guests 174+hours of original content released 225+hrs of recording 556gig of raw audio files 160 countries reached 58 different podcast apps 2.5  websites 2 MacBook Pro’s 4 Microphones Still only 1 tech issue (touch wood) 1 fan photo Many hrs of disrupted sleep Some absolutely amazing networking.  A huge amount of emails and DM’s from people who resonated with episodes. Now I know that things have slowed greatly ..read more
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164 – OTAus2023 Reflections
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by Brock Cook
8M ago
1 Month on from the OT Australia National Conference in Cairns and these are some reflections from the event! Look after yourself, look after others, and always keep Occupied Brock @brockcookOT brock.cook@me.com ..read more
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163 – Do we all need to be Occupational Scientists?
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by Brock Cook
8M ago
Was listening to OT & Chill recently and something from this episode triggered my brain into thought! Occupational Scientists are important but do we all need to be qualified occupational scientists? Look after yourself, look after others, and always keep Occupied Brock @brockcookOT brock.cook@me.com ..read more
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162 – Trauma Informed Occupational Therapy ft Marie Bell
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by Brock Cook
8M ago
I explore my friend, Marie’s, journey into working with kids with trauma and some of the considerations that need to be made by clinicians when working in this kind of area.  Look after yourself, look after others, and always keep Occupied Brock @brockcookOT brock.cook@me.com ..read more
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161 – ALL ABOUT OCCUPATION ft Assoc Prof Genevieve Pepin
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by Brock Cook
8M ago
Genevieve Pepin Associate Professor Higher Degree Research Director Deakin University, Australia Session title Occupational Therapy and Eating Disorders…. Seriously, it is that hard to understand? Session details (CW & TW // eating disorders) The main aim of this presentation is to share the evolution of the role of occupational therapists in the field of eating disorders. Through the journey of the presenter as a mental health and eating disorder clinician, links will be made with evidence-based treatment for people with eating disorders, the functional impact of eating disorders, engagem ..read more
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160 – Catching Up with Ms OT Flourish ft Mandy Chamberlain
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by Brock Cook
8M ago
If you’re on social media and don’t know Mandy then are you really on social media? Mandy is not only a beautiful person but has been in the online space helping therapists and students grow and learn into the profession. https://www.instagram.com/p/CsAJU7lOA9L/ Look after yourself, look after others, and always keep Occupied Brock @brockcookOT brock.cook@me.com ..read more
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159 – The Independence Myth
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by Brock Cook
9M ago
What does being Independent mean? why does it always seem to be an OT’s goal for their clients? Is it even possible? A long time bug bear that I decided to have a deeper look into. Part of this ep looks at info from the included article.  Tamaru, A., McColl, M, A., & Yamasaki, S. (2007) Understanding ‘Independence’: Perspectives of occupational therapists. Disability and Rehabilitation, 29(13), 1021-1033, DOI: 10.1080/09638280600929110 Look after yourself, look after others, and always keep Occupied Brock @brockcookOT brock.cook@me.com ..read more
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