Eating Disorders, Mental Health, Occupational Therapy

The Hidden Depths of Occupational Therapy in Eating Disorders – LSBU Student Conference

Following on from our presentation at the College of Occupational Therapists Eastern Region 'Dark Side of Occupational Therapy' study day, Mary Cowan and I met today to prepare our presentation for the London South Bank University student conference. The theme of the conference is 'The Power of Occupation: Maintaining Professional Identity in the Face of Change'… Continue reading The Hidden Depths of Occupational Therapy in Eating Disorders – LSBU Student Conference

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Eating Disorders, Presentations

‘Occupation Matters in Eating Disorders’ – References for Plymouth University Presentation

Presentation: Sorlie C, Biddle L, Cowan M (2015) 'Occupation Matters in Eating Disorders', presentation on 18th March at Plymouth University References Elliot M (2012) ‘Figured World of Eating Disorders: Occupations of Illness‘, Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 79(1), 15-22 Lock L, Pepin G (2010) Eating disorders. In: in Brown C, Stoffel VC, eds. Occupational therapy in mental… Continue reading ‘Occupation Matters in Eating Disorders’ – References for Plymouth University Presentation

Eating Disorders, Mental Health

Call for #EDAW15 Volunteers: Eating Disorders and Occupational Therapy Q&A’s

Last year, @pd2ot and I hosted an #OTalk tweetchat about occupational therapy and eating disorders for Eating Disorders Awareness Week (#EDAW14). We had 63 participants, and tweets from the chat made 659,387 impressions. Eating Disorders Awareness Week is a chance to raise awareness and understanding of eating disorders, challenge stereotypes and stigmas and raise funds for… Continue reading Call for #EDAW15 Volunteers: Eating Disorders and Occupational Therapy Q&A’s

Eating Disorders, Mental Health, Occupational Therapy

What do you know about eating disorders and occupational therapy?

The week of 24th February - 2nd March 2014 is Eating Disorders Awareness Week. It's a great time to increase your understanding, especially if your answer to my question was, "not a lot". Check out the beat (beating eating disorders charity) website for information about eating disorders. For me, the best way to learn about disorders are… Continue reading What do you know about eating disorders and occupational therapy?

Eating Disorders

“Dear Occupational Therapists” – Responses to #OTalk “When Occupational Therapy Goes Wrong”

Revisiting this blog post as I start my second week as an occupational therapist in an eating disorders service.

OTalk

Last week, @pd2ot hosted an #OTalk entitled “When Occupational Therapy Goes Wrong” (the transcript of the chat can be found at this link). Following this chat, we invited people to continue the conversation, unrestricted by Twitter’s 140 character limit:

I was pleased to receive two thought-provoking responses: one from Sarah (@carerseyes), who blogs about her experiences  of caring for her partner with borderline personality disorder, and the other from Linda (@lapsangsusie), who has experienced a range of occupational therapy input as a service user.  I’d like to thank both for taking the time and effort to write about their experiences, and welcome further responses from people who have come into contact with occupational therapy services.

Sarah’s Letter

The full text of Sarah’s…

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