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2017 Fall Special Interest Section Conference

11/4/2017 to 11/8/2017
When: Saturday, November 4, 2017
8:30 am-1:30 PM
Where: Sacred Heart University: Center for HealthCare Education
4000 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, Connecticut  06604
United States
Contact: Valerie Strange


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Realizing our Future:  Keeping Current in Our OT Practice

Date: Saturday, November 4, 2017

8:30 AM - 1:30 PM

 ***Please note that conference is not on the main campus of SHU. There is a lower parking lot/garage about 75 feet to the right of the entrance with a walkway to the entrance. We will place ConnOTA signs there to guide you.

Schedule of Events

Earn up to 3.5 contact hours towards state CE requirements

8:30-9:15            Registration and Continental Breakfast


9:15-9:30            President’s Welcome

                            Judith Sheehan, OTR/L, CFo


9:30-10:00            Legislative Update and Introduction of Keynote 

                           Andrew Markowski, ConnOTA lobbyist

 

10:00-11:30          Keynote Presentation: Tina Champagne, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA

"Exploring OT's Distinct Value in Self Care after Trauma.” 

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

1. Recognize the applicability of trauma informed care across OT practice areas

2. Describe OT’s distinct value in addressing self-care with populations with trauma histories

3. Identify practical self-care strategies for working with people with trauma

Abstract:

Trauma informed care (TIC) is an international initiative that has its early roots in mental health, and has expanded in application across all areas of occupational therapy (OT) practice. Research reveals that a significant amount of the general population has experienced adverse childhood experiences and in addition, OT services are often sought after a traumatic incident.  In order to demonstrate OT’s distinct value, it is critical that OT practitioners are knowledgeable about TIC and recognize how to help address the self-care needs of those who have experienced trauma as well as their own needs as practitioners.

11:30-11:45        Break  

11:45-1:15        Breakout Sessions:

Please select one breakout session at the time of registration.

  

A. Showing Your Distinct Value:  How to Apply the Occupational Profile in Pediatric Practice

 

  Joyce Rioux, EdD, OTR/L, SCSS and Meagan Barton, OTD, OTR/L

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

1. Familiarize yourself or refresh your understanding of the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework, 3rd edition and application to practice.

2. Identify how to utilize best practice and language from the OT practice framework to support a comprehensive Occupational profile in pediatric practice (e.g., clinic, school, home).

3. Gain a practical understanding on the power of a well-developed occupational profile.

Abstract:

This session will begin with an overview of the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework, 3 (OTPF-3) and resources for establishing an occupational profile with clients.  Participants will learn how to gather relevant evidence and follow the process for establishing an occupational profile with clients across pediatric settings. Benefits of using an occupational profile will be highlighted as it aligns with requirements set by different funding sources, results in meaningful direction for assessing a client’s occupational performance, and brings out the distinct value of occupational therapy.  Participants will have an opportunity to network, ask questions of panel members, and walk away with a plan for implementation in their own practice.

         

B. Home Health Care: Occupational Therapy’s Growing Role

Tracy Van Oss, DHSc, OTR/L, FAOTA; Noreen Carlson, OTD, OTR/L; Catherine Meriano, JD, OTR/L; Lisa Fanelli Toussaint, OTD, OTR/L

Learning Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will

1. Describe assessments and interventions utilized in the home health care setting by OTPs

2. Define occupational therapy’s role with chronic conditions typically seen in the home care

3. Explore how health care policies effect the home health care arena and what OPT’s need to know

Presentation Abstract:

Presenters will share the role of occupational therapy in home health care. Participants will hear various perspectives for the new and seasoned practitioner about assessments, interventions, policies and OTP’s role in self-management to implement into daily practice. Networking opportunities and resources will be shared.

C. The Use of the Learning Inventory of Skills Training (L.I.S.T.); A Functional Assessment with Transition Aged Youth in Mental Health

                  Dana Begin, OTR/L

Learning Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will

1. Participants will be able to describe the purpose and use of the Learning Inventory of Skills Training along with its associated curricula and resources

2. Participants will be able to identify positive outcomes related to the use of the tool

3. Participants will be able to discuss how to use the tool in behavioral health settings

Presentation Abstract:

This training is designed to familiarize the participants with the functional assessment called the Learning Inventory of Skills Training (L.I.S.T.) and the use of the associated curricula and resources. Attendees with learn how the tool is used with transition aged youth in behavioral healthcare settings and will be provided with data that has been collected relating to positive outcomes of the use of the tool.

D. New Educational Mandates for OT Practitioners:  The OTD for OTRs and Bachelor’s Degree for OT Assistants

       Francine Seruya, PhD, OTR/L

Learning Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will

1. Familiarize yourself with the new mandate for an entry-level OTD degree requirement for occupational therapists by 2027, as well as the baccalaureate degree requirement for occupational therapy assistants.

2. Understand the history and rationale for these new educational mandates.

3. Gain a practical understanding of how this new requirement affects you, your staff, and your organization.

Presentation Abstract:

The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®) has independent authority to set standards for the profession’s education programs.  In August 2017 ACOTE set new degree requirements for occupational therapy practitioners.  This session will overview the history and rationale, as well as discuss the practical implications for the profession of occupational therapy. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and discuss the next steps for practitioners and managers.

1:15-1:30   Distribution of course evaluations/conference conclusion

  

Registration Information

1. Registration includes continental breakfast

2. Secure registration is available online from the Conference Homepage by October 27, 2017 for the Early Bird Discount. Registrations received after this date (including those onsite) will be charged the regular rates. "Online" registration closes on November 3 at 8:00 pm.  http://www.connota.org/event/2017fallconference

3. When you register, please select one breakout session only.

4. Registration deadline is November 3, 2017 until 8:00 pm.

Member registration:

$65.00 on or before October 27; $75.00 after October 27


Non-Member registration:

$80.00 on or before October 27; $90.00 after October 27

Student registration:

$30.00 on or before October 27; $40.00 after October 27


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