CPD Portfolio of an Occupational Therapy Geek

It’s that time in the life cycle of an occupational therapist, where reminders to renew HCPC registration go out and people start anxiously checking their mailbox for a “CONGRATULATIONS! YOU HAVE BEEN RANDOMLY SELECTED FOR AUDIT” letter. And it’s now that people inevitably start thinking more about their continuing professional development (CPD) portfolios - how… Continue reading CPD Portfolio of an Occupational Therapy Geek


5 Things You Should Know About Working with People with Eating Disorders

Having recently started a new role in eating disorders, and with Eating Disorders Awareness Week just around the corner, it seemed like a good time to collect my thoughts about working with people with eating disorders. The majority of my eating disorders experience has come from working at an eating disorders day service and supporting… Continue reading 5 Things You Should Know About Working with People with Eating Disorders


#OTalkOnTour – #COT2014 (3rd-5th June 2014)

Tweet/message me if you’re going to COT so we can meet up! 🙂



The #OTalk team are on tour again! Kirsty, Helen and Clarissa will be at the College of Occupational Therapists annual conference in Brighton (3rd-5th June). Unfortunately, Gillian isn’t able to make it this year, but her posters (P141 ‘Underpinning reablement assessment with occupational therapy theory and philosophy‘ and P150 ‘The added value of occupational therapy – Reablement Pilot Evaluation‘) will be on display.

We will be presenting two sessions about #OTalk:

And will be at the following social events:

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#OTalk Research – Survey Completion Request

If you’ve ever participated in #OTalk, accessed the blog or seen others take part, please take a few minutes to complete our survey.


The OTalk Team has been awarded ethical approval to conduct a survey evaluating the impact of OTalk.

Please find below:

A copy of the Participant Information

A link to the Survey

A sample tweet/status for you to share with your followers (feel free to copy and paste this).

Participant Information

Research Title
#OTalk – an evaluation of the experiences and impact of a weekly occupational therapy twitterchat.

Purpose of this research
This form is designed to collect responses on your experience with the Twitter chat that uses the hashtag #OTalk (also including previous chats using the hashtag #occhat).

The purpose of this research is to evaluate the impact of #OTalk on a number of factors including:
Opinions and knowledge of occupational therapy and occupational science.
Engagement in Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
Changes to Practice.

It is also important to form a better understanding of enablers and barriers to engagement…

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When Occupational Therapy Goes Right

In preparation for tonight's #OTalk entitled "When Occupational Therapy Goes Wrong", I've been reflecting on times when occupational therapy does not live up to its potential. I have never received occupational therapy services, but I've listened to a lot of people who have. Common themes I've heard/observed of occupational therapy "going wrong" include: When there is… Continue reading When Occupational Therapy Goes Right