This week, Jessica and Natalie talk with Barbara Ostrove and Laurel Radley about the history of mental health OT, current trends, and future directions.
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.
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.
Jess and Natalie talk with Kathryn Ellis about OT's role in promoting participation following sexual trauma.
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.
In this episode Jess and Natalie talk with Paula Cook and Halley Read about a new model for mental health service delivery: Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics
Natalie and Jess explore the role of OT in promoting intimacy, and talk with Danielle Centi on ways to tactfully introduce the topic with a variety of populations.
In this episode, Natalie and Jess talk with Occupational Therapist Brittany Connors about her role in facilitating community reintegration for women in the department of corrections.
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.