Publication in CAOT Weekly Newsletter – March 2016

  • Collabroatively created a submission describing my upcoming participation on placement in Ayikudy, India as a one of eight recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship
  • This opportunity represents my passion for gaining culturally diverse experiences and collaborating with communities

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Applied Collaborative Practice: Experential Project – January 2016

  • Collaborated with students from medicine, nursing and physiotherapy program to form an interprofessional team to learn about the health concerns of a community mentor
  • Demonstrated my team work skills through collaboratively creating an integrated health care plan for the mentor and presented it to a panal

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Rehabilitation Career Fair – January 2016

  • Attended the Rehabilitation Career Fair at Queen’s University to network for furture job opportunities
  • Demonstrated my value and enthusiasm of becoming part of the OT community

Masters Research – June 2015-present

  • Reviewed and extracted data from 99 academic sources on the topic of the experience of firefighters and posttraumatic stress disorder
  • In the process of coding data
  • Paper presentation submission to the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapist Conference (2016) accepted
  • Abstract submission to the PTSD Conference (2016)
  • Demonstrated my ability to participate in creating sound, evidence-informed literature that will contribute to the OT profession

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Cognitive Toolkit and Resource Binder – December 2015

  • Collabroated with a co-worker while on placement at Kaymar Rehabilitation to create a cognitive toolkit for occupational therapists to use with clients on home visits
  • Created a resource binder for therapists to reference while planning assessment and intervention plans for clients in the community

Psychology Career Fair – November 2015

  • Managed a booth promoting and advocating for occupational therapy and the occupational therapy program at Queen’s University to undergraduate students
  • Demonstrated my strong communication skills and my commitment to growing the profession by raising awareness of the work of occupational therapists

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Health and Human Rights Conference (HHRC) – October 2015

  • Attended presentation by keynote speaker and award willing humanitarian Samantha Nutt who discussed her personal experience with War Child and advocacy for health and human rights globally
  • Demonstrated my interest in furthering my education to build the knowledge base I have to work with while interacting with clients

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Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists Conference – September 2015

  • Attended the two-day OSOT Conference in Kingston with keynote speakers who discussed the topics of compassion fatigue, community development, and a personal account of an individual who received OT services following a motor vehicle accident
  • Attended four workshops on the topics of: Caregiver Education for Dementia, Feeling Stuck with your Client: Negotiating the Therapeutic Alliance, Psychotherapy: Exploring Resources, Roles and Responsibilities for Ontario OTs, and Inspiring an Occupational Perspective in Health Promotion: Applications of the Do-Live-Well Framework
  • Demonstrated my commitment to participating in and learning from the occupational therapy community across the province

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Interprofessional Education Session on Compassionate Care – September 2015

  • Attended a presentation by Ms. Fran├žoise Mathieu, M.Ed., RP, and CCC. Fran├žoise is a Registered Psychotherapist in the province of Ontario and compassion fatigue specialist
  • Following the presentation I was able to identify the newest research findings in reducing/managing Compassion Fatigue and Secondary Trauma, I learned about three key tools for practice, and was able to explore new directions building resiliency skills

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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) – May 2015

  • Attended a two day interactive workshop on suicide intervention training where I learned how to intervene and prevent the immediate risk of suicide
  • Gained important skills and knowledge that can be integrated into future work with clients if necessary

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Interprofessional Education Forum: Sports and Athletes with a Disability – March 2015

  • Attended a presentation by Andrea Andrecyk who is a professional athlete and coordinator of the Peer Support Program for Spinal Cord Injury Ontario, and Colin Higgs MSc, MEd, PhD who is a Board member of the Canadian Paralympic Committee and advisor to the International Paralympic Committee
  • Gained an understanding of the sporting options and capabilities for individuals who are wheel-chair bound

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Worker Health and Safety Training – March 2015

  • Gained an understanding of the Occupational Health and Safety Act through occupational health and safety awareness training

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Presentation: Creating Therapeutic Relationships with Clients with Antisocial Personality Disorder – February 2015

  • Created and delvered the presentation to OT colleagues and student peers while on placement at Providence Care Mental Health Services after recognizing the challenge while on placement
  • Demonstrated my presentation skills ability to contribute to on-site learning for OT colleagues

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Non-violent Crisis Intervention Training – January 2015

  • Completed a two day training session on education and techniques for how to handle situations that have the potential to become violent

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Inservice at Providence Care Mental Health Services – Dual Diagnosis – January 2015

  • Participated in a day long education session on dual diagnosis and was provided tools for working with clients with dual diagnosis

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Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) – August 2013

  • Participated in training required to volunteer with the program that aims to prevent inpatients on a short-term hospital stay from experiencing delirum through participation in therapeutic activities

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