Driver Rehabilitation with Terri Cassidy and Naomi Folkerts
OT Dude Occupational Therapy Podcast
by OT Dude
11M ago
We have two special guests in this special practice area episode of the podcast. Naomi Folkerts is an occupational therapy student attending Creighton University’s distance program based out of Denver, CO. Her doctoral capstone is with Health Promotion Partners, a mobile outpatient and driving rehabilitation company. This capstone is focused on developing skills in a specialized area of practice as well as increasing awareness through community outreach and online presence. Naomi is joined by, Terri Cassidy, an occupational therapist, Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist, and the owner o ..read more
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Motherhood, Autoimmune Disease, and Balancing Life as a Student with Kelsey Cathcart
OT Dude Occupational Therapy Podcast
by OT Dude
1y ago
In this episode, Kelsey shares her story about how she balanced life and overcame her obstacles with Crohn's Disease, finances, and early motherhood to be successful in a rigorous occupational therapy program. Kelsey is an inspiration of how things don't always work out and to take baby steps towards your goals ..read more
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Mental Health, Latinx, and LGBTQ+ Care with Ricky Ramirez
OT Dude Occupational Therapy Podcast
by OT Dude
1y ago
My special guest in this episode is Ricky Ramirez, OTD, OTR/L, an instructor at the RUSH University Department of Occupational Therapy. We discussed his published research with Latinx cancer survivors, the implications of this research, and how to provide OT to underserved populations such as the LGBTQ+ community. You will also learn about some useful holistic resources that can be used for these communities. Check the show notes on http://otdude.com/podcast for the resources mentioned in this episode ..read more
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School-Based OT: Past, Present, Future…and a Conference!
OT Dude Occupational Therapy Podcast
by OT Dude
1y ago
Are you interested in school-based OT as a therapist? In this episode, Alicia Stufoso and Lisa Nye join us as we discuss how school-based OT has changed, what it is currently like, and how we may need to rethink our approach to this setting. Alicia and Lisa maintain private practices as co-owners of Careerfull LLC, an AOTA-approved provider and educational services company. They also coordinate an annual conference for school-based OTs, called The Best Practices in School-Based OT Annual Conference. We learn about the benefits of attending this conference and why so many OTs find it such a val ..read more
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Being a Male OT, Self as Therapy, and Managing Burnout with Curtis Handy
OT Dude Occupational Therapy Podcast
by OT Dude
1y ago
In this episode, I speak with Curtis, an OT student who has an extensive background working in mental health. We had a great conversation about how we each found OT as males in the profession, how using ourselves as a form of therapy can be therapeutic, and the topic of burnout vs. having fun in OT school ..read more
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Passion, Exposure Therapy, & Connecting the Dots with Erica Patusco
OT Dude Occupational Therapy Podcast
by OT Dude
1y ago
Watch the Video version on YouTube. In this episode, Erica — who has been practicing OT for over 10 years... we have a wonderful discussion about re-igniting our passion for OT, the benefits of exposure therapy, life skills for teenagers, connecting the dots for our clients, and using evidence to guide our practice as we stay humble ..read more
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Back to OT School, Geriatric Passion, and Mental Health with Lindsey Gass
OT Dude Occupational Therapy Podcast
by OT Dude
1y ago
Lindsey shares her experience going back to OT school as an OTA, how it compares to OTA school, the 'forgotten' population, and why mental health is important ..read more
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Reflecting on Learning: Episode 11
OT Dude Occupational Therapy Podcast
by OT Dude
2y ago
In this episode, I reflect on my childhood and compare it to my growing baby. How was learning like for me growing up in America with new immigrant families? I reflect on my academic failures leading up to my successes during graduate occupational therapy school. I share how I became more successful with learning and how you can too with today's free technologies. Learn how to leverage and combine your skills through learning to not only make you more successful and wealthier but happier too ..read more
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Community - Can It Be Bad: Episode 10
OT Dude Occupational Therapy Podcast
by OT Dude
2y ago
Community, or CommunOT. We all know what community is. Are you part of some communities, real or virtual? How are they affecting your life - positively or negatively? How should we consider community for our clients? Can community be bad? How can you take action to improve your life and those around you through community ..read more
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Psychosocial Pharmacology for Depression: PodQuiz Episode 9
OT Dude Occupational Therapy Podcast
by OT Dude
2y ago
Review psychosocial pharmacology for depression with the major drug classes. Quiz yourself with side effects, neurotransmitters, class type, and more. Use this to help study for your next exam ..read more
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