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Full-Day Workshop

Seminar: OTIPM – Powerful Practice: Planning and Implementing Authentic Occupational Therapy Services

While the OTIPM is an occupation-centered professional reasoning model, the emphasis of this course is on the application of the OTIPM, the Transactional Model of Occupation, and various intervention models in everyday practice. A variety of individual and group activities provide the course participants with opportunities to implement (a) nonstandardized occupation-focused and occupation-based evaluations of quality of a person’s occupational performance, including quality of social interaction; and (b) occupation-focused documentation. Video case examples are used to reinforce learning. Opportunities for discussion among course participants provide collaborative opportunities for addressing strategies for overcoming obstacles that can constrain the provision of authentic occupational therapy services.

Dates:14 to 16 Jun 2021 (Mon to Wed)
Time:9.00 am - 5.00 pm
Venue:Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium.
317 Outram Road
Singapore 169075
Speaker: Anne G. Fisher, ScD, OT, FAOTA

Professor Fisher is the Founder of the Center for Innovative OT Solutions (CIOTS), University Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Colorado State University, and Professor Emeritus at Umeå University, Sweden. Professor Fisher’s 50 years of experience as an occupational therapist, occupational scientist, and educator has inspired her to develop innovative assessments of quality of occupational performance and the Occupational Therapy Intervention Process Model (OTIPM). This workshop is based on the new innovative book, Powerful Practice: A Model for Authentic Occupational Therapy she co-wrote with Abbey Marterella, The OTIPM and this most recent book emerged as a solution to a common challenge — how to harness the full power of occupation in practice, education, and research.

Course Outline

Day One

09:00 to 10:15Introduction to the course
Transactional Model of Occupation
10:15 to 10:40Break
10:40 to 11:30Developing a common language
A method for critiquing occupational therapy services
11:30 to 11:40Stand-up pause
11:40 to 12:30A method for critiquing occupational therapy services (continued)
12:30 to 01:30Lunch
01:30 to 03:00Legitimate occupational therapy interventions
03:00 to 03:25Break
03:25 to 04:00Legitimate occupational therapy interventions (continued)
04:00 to 05:00Introduction to the OTIPM
Evaluation approaches
Case application - Gather initial information

Day Two

09:00 to 09:30Case application - Document initial information
09:30 to 10:30Case application - Implement performance analysis (motor and process skills)
10:30 to 10:55Break
10:55 to 12:30Case application - Implement performance analysis (continued)
12:30 to 01:30Lunch
01:30 to 02:30Case application - Finalize evaluation: document baseline level of performance, client-centered goals, and speculated reasons for diminished occupational performance
02:30 to 02:40Stand up pause
02:40 to 03:30Case application - Finalize evaluation (continued)
03:30 to 03:55Break
03:55 to 05:00Case application - Intervention and document intervention plan, reevaluate and document outcomes

Day Three

09:00 to 10:30Case application - Implement performance analysis (social interaction skills)
10:30 to 10:55Break
10:55 to 11:30Case application - Implement performance analysis (continued)
11:30 to 12:30Case application - Finalize evaluation: document baseline level of performance
12:30 to 01:30Lunch
01:30 to 02:15Case application - Finalize evaluation: client-centered goals, speculated reasons for diminished occupational performance, Intervention, and reevaluation
02:15 to 03:00Framing function from a unique occupational therapy perspective
Some final thoughts
Implementing changes in practice - Overcoming obstacles and a call to action
03:00 to 03:25Break
03:25 to 05:00Implementing changes in practice - Overcoming obstacles and a call to action (continued)
Final reflections

Note. The schedule presented here may vary, depending on group interest and needs.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of a 3-day OTIPM workshop, the participants will:

  • Understand the occupation-centered professional reasoning process defined in the OTIPM
  • Distinguish between occupation-centered reasoning and occupation-based and occupation-focused practice
  • Articulate various types of evaluations and interventions occupational therapists commonly use and evaluate which ones are ecologically-relevant, occupation-based, and/or occupation-focused
  • Apply true top-down and occupation-centered reasoning in the context of implementing occupation-based and occupation-focused services
  • Implement nonstandardized observation-based performance analyses of a person’s quality of occupational performance
  • Understand when and how to link other occupational therapy models of practice and evaluation methods into the occupational therapy intervention process
  • Use the Transactional Model of Occupation to reason about the intertwined relationships among various elements of situational contexts and the elements of occupation: occupational performance, occupational experience, and participation
  • Write occupation-focused documentation, including observable and measurable client-centered goals
  • Use systematic strategies for accumulating practice-based evidence of the effectiveness of occupational therapy interventions
Who Can Benefit?

Occupational therapy clinicians, students, educators, and researchers who

  • seek an overarching reasoning model that provides a structure for thinking about the variety of available evaluation and intervention methods and then choosing which one to use at different phases of the occupational therapy process - such a structure can enhance both clinical practice and occupational therapy education;
  • want to invigorate practice and confidently implement authentic services that are occupation-based and occupation-focused;
  • already practice in a manner with which they are satisfied - attending this course will enable them to reflect on and evaluate their current practice, identify components that they can further improve so as to become even more occupation-centered, and enhance their ability to communicate to others the power of occupation; and/or
  • want to change practice and are struggling with where to start in order to overcome the many obstacles that limit what they can do.
Course Fees

*Pending VCF Approval

Registration Type Closing Date Fees (S$)
31 Mar 2021 1700
Normal Till Full 1850