Mental Health

History of Mental Health OT

This week, Jessica and Natalie talk with Barbara Ostrove and Laurel Radley about the history of mental health OT, current trends, and future directions. 

2019-07-26T08:19:35-07:00July 21st, 2019|

Positive Psychology

We talk with Evan Knutson about the positive psychology movement. We discuss the theory behind positive psychology and its underlying components, as well as ways to incorporate elements of positive psychology into occupational therapy practice.

2019-07-26T08:20:26-07:00March 3rd, 2019|

Partial Hospitalization Programs

We interview Erin Bachler, Stephanie Moon, and Katelynn Krause about work they did to better understand the structure and content of Partial Hospitalization Programs as a setting for delivery mental health services. 

2019-07-26T08:20:27-07:00January 6th, 2019|

The Role of OT in Maternal Health

Natalie and Jess talk with Mara Podvey and Lee Ann Kern about OT's role in maternal health. We discuss some of the common mental health challenges faced by new mothers, and how to ask about and assess these challenges. We also discuss intervention approaches and coping strategies to help mothers through this major change in occupational balance. 

2019-07-26T08:17:45-07:00July 29th, 2018|

Leisure Exploration and Creativity with Veterans

In this episode, Natalie and Jess talk with US Navy Seal veteran Rusty Noesner, who sustained multiple head injuries during his time in Afghanistan. Rusty talks about his therapy process, particularly the multiple benefits he discovered through art therapy. He also talks about his new nonprofit, War Paints.

2018-04-14T13:53:53-07:00February 26th, 2017|