2024 General Session Bundle
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SKU: OL8710

Published: 2024

On Demand Conference Session
Basic Member Price
Non-Member Price: $75.00

Product Overview

Earn 3.75 contact hours.

Different but Same

Discover how occupational therapy is the ultimate contradiction; we are the same but can look so different. Join AOTA President Stover as she highlights some of the unique ways occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants are practicing today and come away inspired by the positive impact we're making in the world.

Speaker: Alyson Stover, MOT, JD, OTR/L, BCP


Bubble wrap is for Packages, Not for People: Balancing Dignity of Risk with Duty of Care

Supporting clients and their families to live "ordinary lives" is at the heart of occupational therapy. But an ordinary life—no matter who is living it—is full of risks. And risks often make us a little anxious. What if I, as a practitioner, encourage a client to take a risk and something undesirable does happen? Will I have shirked my duty of care?

Not all experiences we label as risky lead to undesirable outcomes. Some simply involve challenge by pushing individuals beyond their comfort zone so they can achieve more than ever before.

Self-esteem is born out of meeting challenges. So is respect. In supporting clients and families to meet the challenges of an ordinary life, we balance duty of care with dignity of risk.

Speaker: Anita Bundy, ScD, OT/L, FAOTA, FOTARA


The Hidden Occupations and Co-Occupations of Women 2.0

Back by popular demand, this panel of Women and Infant Health experts will continue the discussion around the occupations and co-occupations related to the perinatal period for both women and infants, and the important role that OTs and OTAs have in advocating for those needs.

They will explore common problems for pregnant/postpartum women in pediatric or other practice areas when the perinatal state is not the reason for seeking services, and why this is important in areas of occupational therapy practice outside of women's health.

Sally Wasmuth, PhD, OTR
Aviril Sepulveda, OTD, OTR/L, BCP, SCFES
Leanne Yinusa-Nyahkoon, ScD, OTR/L
Mara Podvey, PhD, OTR, PMH-C, FAOTA


TRANSform Your Perspective: Why Gender-Affirming Care Matters

Transgender and gender-diverse (TGD) individuals face unique barriers that can result in occupational injustice, deprivation, and alienation. Join this panel of transgender occupational therapy practitioners and care givers as they share their experiences to help educate and motivate you to deliver client-centered, gender-affirming care that promotes engagement in occupations.


Bri Guillory, (They/Them) OTD, OTR/L

"Tay" Temor Amin-Arsala, (They/He) OT, MS, OTR

Varleisha D. (Gibbs) Lyons, (She/Her) PhD, OTD, OTR/L, ASDCS, FAOTA,

Vanessa M. Galindo-Jackson, (She/They) OTD, OTR/L

Jack Kleine, (He/They) OTD, MOT, OTR/L