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Fake it 'til you make it! Tales of newly qualified OTs
Wed 29 March 2017, 17:30 – 19:00 BST
SHOUT is very plasesed to welcome back SHOUT alumni Kate Ashley and Connie Kendall. This SHOUT talk will compare and contrast the experiences of two newly qualified OT's working in very different areas. This talk will be particuarly benefically for students who are begining to think about their future career beyond university.
Kate Ashley graduated from the BSc Occupational Therapy Programme in June 2016 and began working as an occupational therapist at The Corner House as soon as she qualified. The Corner House was set up by the organisation Turning Point, and is a locked rehabilitation unit for men with a mental health diagnosis, learning disability and in some cases a forensic history or history of substance misuse. The Corner House has a small multidisciplinary team and Kate is the only occupational therapist. Occupational therapy at The Corner House is based on The Model of Human Occupation, the focus is to support the men to develop the skills important for living in a community setting. Kate runs practical group sessions, an education group and does one to one intervention with the men to promote this skill development.
Connie Kendall graduated from Sheffield Hallam BSc Occupational Therapy in 2016 and started working at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals in October as a rotational band 5 OT. The rotations involve 6 months within different teams and Connie started in respiratory medicine and will be moving to stroke in April. Having previously studied landscape architecture Connie is fascinated by the relationship between health and wellbeing and the environment and would like to research this topic in the future of her career.