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Breakfast with a Scholar (CE)
An Unquiet Mind: Professional and Personal Insights About Living with Depression and Bipolar Illness
Kay Redfield Jamison, M.A., Ph.D.
A Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Kay Redfield Jamison is an international authority and researcher on mood disorders. Named a “Hero of Medicine" by TIME, she has unique insight into the world of mental illness. Dr. Jamison went public with her own struggle with manic depression in a 1995 Washington Post article and subsequent New York Times bestseller, An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness, which according to Oliver Sacks, M.D, “stands alone in the literature of manic depression for its bravery, brilliance, and beauty.” Since its release, she has become a trusted advocate for the millions who suffer from mental illness.
Dr. Jamison will share her deeply personal experience with mania and depression and the impact on her intersecting worlds of researcher, clinician, teacher and patient.
Attend this symposium to:
- Gain a better understanding of mood disorder symptoms and treatments from a leader in the field
- Realize the impact on energy, sleep and cognition Hear about the power of resilience and how to keep moving forward
- Apply skills to recognize and empathize with clients, colleagues, family and friends who struggle with mental illness
- Understand the importance of a support network
- Gain insight into your own emotional, psychological, and social well-being
With her professional and personal insights about living with depression and bipolar illness, Dr. Jamison’s lectures have been described by audiences as profoundly enlightening experiences. Through her candor and simplicity, Jamison addresses the clinical and personal realities of mental illness in a manner that encourages dialogue, empathy and hope. (Note: Additional registration required to attend this program. Both in-person and virtual registrants may view content on the virtual platform for 60 days following the in-person event—through June 3, 2022.)*
$70 – In-person (add to your INSPIRE package, includes virtual access also, BONUS: book available for purchase and signing at end of program)
$40 – On-Demand Only
$20 – Special Student Rate - On-Demand Only (not eligible for CE's)
$18 - Unquiet Mind Book only (includes shipping)
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State of the Science Symposium (CE)
Healing from Trauma: The Value of Occupation and Therapeutic Alliance
Christine Helfrich, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Professor & Post-Professional OTD Capstone Coordinator, Division of Occupational Therapy, American International College
Heather Javeherian, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Associate Professor, Dept. of Occupational Therapy, Loma Linda University
Amy Lynch, PhD, OTR/L, TBRI® Educator, SCFES, Associate Professor, Dept. of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Temple University
Emily F. Rothman, ScD, MS, Professor and Chair, Dept. of Occupational Therapy, Boston University
Duana C. Russell-Thomas, OTD, OTR/L, Clinical Specialist in Occupational Therapy, Washington University in St. Louis
Occupational therapy practitioners encounter individuals who have experienced trauma, as part of their past or present story. These individuals may be clients, coworkers, trainees, or others. Some occupational therapy practitioners are themselves trauma survivors, and others must learn to safeguard against secondary trauma when working with clients who have experienced trauma. Whether the trauma experienced is acute, chronic, or developmental in nature—it can negatively influence habits, roles, routines and contribute to a lower sense of competency, self-worth, and belonging. Trauma disrupts participation and satisfaction in occupation. Occupational therapists can acquire the skills to respond to the needs of individuals, families, and communities that have experienced trauma, but the research supporting our involvement is limited.
Join our panelists who will:
- Provide an overview of trauma & principles of trauma-informed care (TIC)
- Discuss the existing content of occupational therapy driven TIC research
- Reveal gaps in research for OT role in TIC
- Identify supports and barriers to conducting this research
- Provide ways in which front line clinicians can contribute evidence about the positive impact of OT in TIC delivery
- Explore ways to address needs of clients to improve delivery of care without risk of causing new trauma or triggering prior trauma
(Note: Additional registration required to attend this program. Both in-person and virtual registrants may view content on the virtual platform for 60 days following the in-person event—through June 3, 2022.)*
$40 – In-person (add to your INSPIRE package, includes virtual access also)
$25 - On Demand Only
$20 – Special Student Rate - On Demand Only (Not eligible for CE's)
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Content will be available through June 3, 2022.
Eleanor Slagle Lecture, Friday, April 1, 2022, 5:15 p.m.–6:30 p.m. CT
Finding Our Strengths: Recognizing Professional Bias and Interrogating Systems with AOTF Board Vice Chair, Kristie Patten, PhD, OT/L, FAOTA
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*AOTA Event Cancellation Policy: Please notify AOTA by email at email@example.com, or fax 770-238-0414. A 15% processing fee will be applied to all cancellation requests made through March 9, 2022. Refunds will not be issued after March 9, 2022.
AOTA-AOTF Award Ceremony, April 26 - View on Youtube
Research Excellence Symposium, April 14
Presentations from Early Career and Mid-Career Awardees, and newly inducted members to the Academy of Research.
ACADEMY OF RESEARCH INDUCTEES
Kathleen Doyle Lyons, ScD, OTR/L, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire
Shawn C. Roll, PhD, OTR/L, RMSKS, FAOTA, FAIUM, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
AOTF EARLY CAREER RESEARCH EXCELLENCE AWARDEE
Chih-Ying "Cynthia" Li, PhD, OTR/L, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas
AOTF MID-CAREER RESEARCH EXCELLENCE AWARDEE
Jessica Kramer, PhD, OTR/L, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
AOTF Scavenger Hunt
OT Students: Chance to win 1 of 5 $50 Amazon gift cards. Complete the scavenger hunt by Apr. 29, 2021.
Sponsored by EBS Healthcare
- PTE Events conducted separately from AOTA conference this year.