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MH SIG - Occupational Therapy in Congregate Care

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



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.


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.


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.

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.

Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy, Inc. (MAOT)
P.O. Box 850543 Braintree, MA 02185   Email:

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