2019 Eleanor Clarke Slagle: Asserting Our Competence and Affirming the Value of Occupation With Confidence
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SKU: WA0319

Publisher: AOTA Continuing Education

Published: 2019

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Non-Member Price: $24.95

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Ellen S. Cohn, OTR, ScD, FAOTA

Director, Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) Program                                             Boston University, Boston, MA 

Earn:  1 Contact hour; 1 NBCOT PDU 


Throughout the years, leaders in the profession have challenged us to affirm the value of occupational therapy and to substantiate what we do. Occupational therapy practitioners have always focused on what most matters to clients, now called client-centered or patient-centered practice. We have also focused on client function to enable participation in everyday life. In a welcome shift, society’s views about health and meaning-making are becoming more congruent with the long-standing ideals of occupational therapy. Now, more than ever, we have a powerful opportunity to communicate our competence. But how do we assert our competence and the complexity of occupation with confidence? This lecture will draw on the conceptual foundations of theories about competence and confidence and provide examples from research literature, practitioner and client narratives, and popular culture to illustrate the factors that enable us to effectively demonstrate the value of occupational therapy