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MAOT Special Interest Groups

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MAOT Calendar of Events

Upcoming events

    • 15 May 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Zoom
    Register


    Date and Time: Wednesday, May 15, 2023 at 7:00 PM

    Chairperson(s): Natalie Sadon, OT and Colleen Craven, OT

    Location:  Zoom - to be sent out day before the event

    Title: Occupational Therapy in the NICU: Impact on Infant’s Neurodevelopment and Maternal Mental Health

    Learning Objectives: 

    1. Participants will be able to state the role that Occupational Therapy Practitioners (OTPs) play in the NICU.
    2. Participants will be able to understand the significant impact that OTP’s have in the NICU which separates them from other professionals.
    3. Participants will be able to state the increased risk factors of postpartum depression for mothers with infants in the NICU.

    Speaker’s Bio: Rachel Carpenter is a clinical specialist working at Newton Wellesley Hospital in Newton, MA. She has been an occupational therapist for 25 years. She is a certified neonatal therapist with 8 years of experience in a level II NICU. During her post-professional doctorate program, her specific area of study was maternal mental health, specifically of mothers in the NICU. She has three children of her own who are almost all out of the nest. She was most inspired to specialize in this area of practice because of her own experience having a child who required a NICU stay.

    References: 

    Craig, J. W. (2019). The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU): Self-efficacy of caregiving and the lived experience of parents post-NICU discharge. Neonatology Today, 14(1), 25-32.

    Podvey, M. (2018, May). Maternal mental health and occupational therapy: A good fit. OT Practice: SIS Quarterly Practice Connections, 3(2). 17.

    Shovers, S. M., Bachman, S. S., Popek, L., & Turchi, R. M. (2021). Maternal postpartum depression: Risk factors, impacts, and interventions for the NICU and beyond. Current Opinion in Pediatrics, 33(3), 331-341. https://doi.org/10.1097/MOP.0000000000001011

    Stark, A. R., Pursley, D. W. M., Papile, L. A., et al. (2023). Standards for levels of neonatal care: II, III, and IV. Pediatrics, 151 (6): e2023061957. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2023-061957

    This event will be closed day before event.  Please register by MAY 14, 2024

    Please keep this copy for your own records and keep with your certificate.  MAOT is not responsible for maintaining records for contact hours.


    • 29 May 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Zoom
    Register

    Date and Time: May 29nd 6-7:30pm

    Chairperson(s): Emily Walker, OT, Allyson Lewis, OT, & Rosa Colorado, OT

    Location:  Zoom - to be sent out day before the event

    Title: Occupational Therapy in Congregate Care

    Learning Objectives: 

    1. Participants will have an increased understanding in applying the occupational therapy process within a resident setting.
    2. Participants will describe a trauma-informed model utilized within a residential treatment milieu.
    3. Participants will identify novel leadership opportunities for occupational therapy practitioners within a residential setting.

    Bio/Focus

    Emily Walker, OT, is the Senior Clinical Supervisor within a congregate care setting. Join in as she shares about her experience in providing occupational therapy services to youth and families in congregate care programs. During this presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the application of the OT process in a group home setting, including evaluation, treatment planning, and delivery of interventions. This presentation also focuses on use of trauma-informed practices and models utilized in a treatment milieu and opportunities to expand leadership roles as an occupational therapy practitioner. This meeting will include a presentation, case study application, and opportunities for discussion.

    References:

    Cahill, S. M., & Beisbier, S. (2020). Occupational therapy practice guidelines for children and youth ages 5–21 years. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 74(4), 7404397010p1-7404397010p48.

    Fleming-Castaldy, R. P., & Patro, J. (2012). Leadership in occupational therapy: Self-perceptions of occupational therapy managers. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 26(2-3), 187-202.

    Hodgdon, H., Kinniburgh, K., Gabowitz, D., Blaustein, M., & Spinazzola, J. (2013). Development and Implementation of Trauma-Informed Programming in Youth Residential Treatment Centers Using the ARC Framework. Journal of Family Violence, 28(7), 679–692. https://doi-org.ezproxyworc.helmlib.org/10.1007/s10896-013-9531-z

    This event will close on May 28, 2024.

    Please keep this copy for your own records and keep with your certificate.  MAOT is not responsible for maintaining records for contact hours.


    • 04 Jun 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Zoom
    Register

    Date and Time: Tuesday, June 4th, 2024, 7-8:30pm

    Chairperson(s): Mary O’Donnell (OT, OTD, OTR), Sarah McKinnon (OT, OTD, OTR), Haley Matuszek (OT, OTD, OTR)

    Location:  Zoom - to be sent out day before the event

    Title: State Policy Across the Country: Compact, Mental Health and More!

    Learning Objectives: 

    1. Describe at least 3 current state policy issues from various states across the US.
    2. Explain key issues affecting OT practice and education in the state of Massachusetts.
    3. Describe action steps to advocate for state legislation currently in Committee.

    Bio/Focus: Mary O’Donnell, Co-Government Relations Representative for MAOT and Co-Chair of the MAOT Advocacy SIG, will present an overview of current state policy issues facing state associations across the country. Key insights from the AOTA State Policy Symposium from AOTA INSPIRE 2024 will be shared.

    References:

    1. Markels, D. (2024). State Policy Symposium. Short Course presented at AOTA INSPIRE 2024. Orlando, FL.
    2. Markels, D. (2024, March). 2024 state legislative forecast. OT Practice, 29(3): 6-8. https://www.aota.org/publications/ot-practice/ot-practice-issues/2024/capital-report-2024-state-legislative-forecast
    3. American Association of Occupational Therapy. (2024). Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact. AOTA. https://www.aota.org/advocacy/issues/ot-licensure-compact

    This event will be closed day before event. Please register by June 3, 2024.

    Please keep this copy for your own records and keep with your certificate.  MAOT is not responsible for maintaining records for contact hours.


    • 13 Jun 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Zoom

    Board Meeting 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

    • 19 Jun 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Zoom


    SAVE THE DATE!

    • 16 Sep 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Zoom

    SAVE THE DATE

    Monday, September 16, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.

    • 12 Nov 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Zoom

    SAVE THE DATE

    Tuesday, November 12, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.

Past events

17 Apr 2024 MH SIG - Collaborative Connection: A Model of Mentorship for Occupational Therapy Practitioners Practicing in Behavioral and Mental Health Settings
11 Apr 2024 Board Meeting
21 Mar 2024 MH SIG - Music Therapy and Occupational Therapy, How to Collaborate in a Mental Health Setting
20 Feb 2024 Advocacy SIG - OT Federal Legislative Priorities for 2024 with Andy Bopp
08 Feb 2024 Board Meeting
31 Jan 2024 Mental Health SIG - To Evaluate or not to Evaluate, that is the Question
22 Jan 2024 SPTP SIG: Neurodiversity Affirming Practice and Resources
06 Dec 2023 Acute Care SIG - Where is Rehab in Palliative Care?
16 Nov 2023 MH SIG - Functional Neurological Disorders
09 Nov 2023 MAOT Annual Business Meeting - Public
03 Nov 2023 MAOT/RIOTA 2023 Annual Conference
23 Oct 2023 SPTP SIG
18 Oct 2023 MH SIG - Community Re-Entry Support Services for Justice-Involved Persons
03 Oct 2023 Advocacy SIG
28 Sep 2023 Mental Health SIG Practice Chat
19 Jul 2023 Acute Care SIG
27 Jun 2023 Advocacy SIG
21 Jun 2023 Mental Health SIG - Occupational Therapy’s Role in Addressing the Mental Health Needs
12 Jun 2023 SPTP SIG
18 May 2023 Mental Health SIG
11 May 2023 MAOT Board Meeting
01 May 2023 Environmental Action: An Introductory Overview for Occupational Therapy Practitioners
27 Apr 2023 MAOT Licensure and Continuing Education Town Hall
13 Apr 2023 MAOT Advocacy Town Hall - Meet & Greet with MA Legislators and Lobbyists
12 Apr 2023 MAOT Advocacy Town Hall - SOTA Groups Unite: Let’s Advocate in Numbers!
11 Apr 2023 MAOT Advocacy Town Hall-Federal Advocacy 101: An Update from AOTA's Federal Affairs Team
10 Apr 2023 MAOT Advocacy Town Hall: An Intro to OT Legislation in Massachusetts
16 Mar 2023 Mental Health SIG - Working with Individuals with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
09 Mar 2023 MAOT Board Meeting
01 Mar 2023 Acute Care SIG
28 Feb 2023 School, Pediatric and Transition Planning SIG
15 Feb 2023 Mental Health SIG
07 Feb 2023 Compact Town Hall Meeting
31 Jan 2023 School, Pediatric and Transition Planning (SPTP) SIG
19 Jan 2023 Mental Health SIG
12 Jan 2023 MAOT Board Meeting
21 Dec 2022 Worcester Mental Health SIG
12 Dec 2022 School, Pediatric, and Transition Planning SIG Virtual Meeting
06 Dec 2022 MAOT Advocacy Group
17 Nov 2022 Metrowest Mental Health SIG
10 Nov 2022 MAOT Board Meeting
01 Nov 2022 Western Mass Mental Health SIG
28 Oct 2022 MAOT Annual Conference 2022
19 Oct 2022 Worcester Mental Health SIG
05 Oct 2022 MAOT Acute Care Special Interest Group
29 Sep 2022 Metrowest MH SIG meeting
21 Sep 2022 Virtual Mentoring for New OTPs and OT/OTA students
13 Sep 2022 MAOT Advocacy Group
06 Jul 2022 Acute Care Special Interest Group
22 Jun 2022 Worcester Mental Health SIG
14 Jun 2022 The AOTA 2022 Bylaws: What You Need to Know to Make an Informed Decision
31 May 2022 MAOT Advocacy Special Interest Group
19 May 2022 Mental Health Special Interest Group
17 May 2022 Virtual Mentoring for New OTPs and OT/OTA students
28 Apr 2022 MAOT Private Practice Town Hall
26 Apr 2022 MAOT Pediatric Practice and Transition Planning Special Interest Group Virtual Meeting
20 Apr 2022 Worcester Mental Health SIG Presentation
23 Mar 2022 Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
17 Mar 2022 Mental Health Special Interest Group
15 Mar 2022 Virtual Mentoring for New OTPs and OT/OTA students
02 Mar 2022 MAOT Acute Care Special Interest Group
28 Feb 2022 Pediatric Practice and Transition Planning Special Interest Group Virtual Meeting
16 Feb 2022 Worcester Mental Health SIG
08 Feb 2022 WMASS MH SIG
20 Jan 2022 Mental Health Special Interest Group
18 Jan 2022 Virtual Mentoring for New OTPs and OT/OTA students
15 Dec 2021 Worcester Mental Health SIG
01 Dec 2021 The Coma Recovery Scale (CRS-r) in Acute Care
17 Nov 2021 Mental Health Special Interest Group
16 Nov 2021 Virtual Mentoring for New OTPs and OT/OTA students
20 Oct 2021 Worcester Mental Health SIG
30 Sep 2021 The MetroWest and Worcester MH SIG
29 Sep 2021 Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) for OT Practice and Education
20 Sep 2021 Acute Care Special Interest Group
14 Sep 2021 WMASS MH SIG
09 Sep 2021 MAOT Assistive Technology Special Interest Group
04 Aug 2021 MAOT Assistive Technology Special Interest Group
20 Jul 2021 Virtual Mentoring for New OTPs and OT/OTA students
17 Jun 2021 MAOT MetroWest Special Interest Group (SIG)
27 May 2021 MAOT Assistive Technology SIG
26 May 2021 Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) in OT Education and Practice
19 May 2021 MAOT Worcester Mental Health SIG
18 May 2021 Virtual Mentoring for New OTPs and OT/OTA students
18 May 2021 WMASS MH SIG
12 May 2021 OT Acute Care Special Interest Group
10 May 2021 MAOT Pediatric and Transition Planning Special Interest Group
29 Apr 2021 The (MetroWest) Mental Health Special Interest Group
22 Apr 2021 Worcester Mental Health SIG
20 Apr 2021 WMASS MH SIG One Year Later: Personal Perspectives on the Pandemic
31 Mar 2021 Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion – A NEW MAOT SIG!
18 Mar 2021 Third Town Hall Meeting School Based Medicaid
18 Mar 2021 MetroWest MH SIG and the Worcester MH SIG
16 Mar 2021 Virtual Mentoring for New OTPs and OT/OTA students
09 Mar 2021 MAOT Western Massachusetts Mental Health Special Interest Group
02 Mar 2021 Second Town Hall Meeting School Based Medicaid
25 Feb 2021 Town Hall Meeting School Based Medicaid
18 Feb 2021 Mental Health Special interest Group
10 Feb 2021 MAOT Acute Care Special Interest Group
09 Feb 2021 Mental Health Special interest Group
02 Feb 2021 Embracing our identity in a changing climate - MAOT Annual Conference
28 Jan 2021 Pediatric Practice and Transition Planning Special Interest Group Virtual Meeting
25 Oct 2019 MAOT Annual Conference 2019
27 Apr 2019 MAOT Spring Conference 2019
26 Oct 2018 MAOT Annual Conference 2018
10 Nov 2017 MAOT Annual Conference 2017
11 Apr 2017 Central MA SIG
08 Apr 2017 MAOT Spring Conference

Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy, Inc. (MAOT)
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