Evolved Living Podcast

Dr. Josie Jarvis, PP-OTD, MA-OTR/L, BA, BS

This is a podcast dedicated to coming together and sharing multidisciplinary and multicultural wisdom from diverse perspectives to support adapting to change holistically and ecologically together with honesty about the messy and imperfect process of ongoing growth, change, and adaptation to the contemporary world.

This podcast seeks to help facilitate mindful, inclusive, and transformative dialog and responsive trauma-informed and responsive action to connect people across the globe toward constructive life-affirming adaptation in context with engagement in a diversity of honest and transparent perspectives and actions in the field.

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The information provided in the Evolved Living Podcast is for general informational purposes only and does not constitute professional advice. The views and opinions expressed by the host, guests, or any individual associated with this podcast are their own and do not reflect the views of any formal association related to and Professional Licensing Body or Employing Agency particularly related to Occupational Therapy or Occupational Science, or the Employers of the host and guests.

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Weaving the Threads of Our Occupational Histories: An Intergenerational Conversation with the Jarvis Family
3d ago
Weaving the Threads of Our Occupational Histories: An Intergenerational Conversation with the Jarvis Family
Learn essentials to develop your own intergenerational Occupational Profile Informed by Occupational Science Here:https://eln.upcoach.com/organizations/i/x9V5a6WydwaVTsGBXqwfUon13Fewi4nHAj6QYPMyQl2fwmKkPLDr. Josie Jarvis sits down with her parents, Julie and Wade Jarvis, to learn about their occupational histories and how their experiences have shaped Josie's own occupational path. Through conversation, they work to understand the threads that connect their lives across generations and cultural contexts.The discussion delves into textile manufacturing traditions in the family, gender roles and expectations through the decades, and how cultural roots in Iceland continue to influence identity. They also reflect on career influences, economic opportunities, and navigating norms within the Mormon church.Woven throughout are reflections on the power of quilting and fiber arts as artifacts preserving informal histories. Listeners are invited to gain insight into constructing their own intergenerational occupational profiles through family stories. This intimate dialogue models how deepening cultural understanding can evolve across the generations.Quotes"We're all more connected than we realize... especially through forces of occupation.""To move is about the only way that you can write your own story.""I think it's been occupationally helpful to me that I've had role models... women that have broken with some traditions.""There were just some people [in Utah] that were [racist], but it didn't feel like all people were that.""Everything to me from as long as I can remember was I wanted to be able to fix things... those were very appreciated skills.""There really always will always have to be some kind of a sewing machine because unless we stop wearing clothes... they can never make something that's just all-in-one piece that is a garment.""We're like such an honestly privileged cohort... we're holding these things [crafts] but it’s interesting... our ancestors cultivated that they had to do out of scarcity.""Quilting is one of the most embedded artifacts of informal publishing in United States history.""Your parents made a foundation for me to come into this world.""Even if you do look at things you don't like... find something unique... that you can be proud."Free Occupational Science 101 Guidebookhttps://swiy.co/OS101GuidePodcastOS Empowered OT Facebook Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1569824073462362/Link to full Podcast Disclaimerhttps://swiy.co/engagingOSPodcastDisclaimer
Elevating Occupational Therapy Leadership and Education Through the Transformative Lifestyle of Hip Hop Culture, Informal Publishing, and Collective Activism for Systemic Change Together
Feb 18 2024
Elevating Occupational Therapy Leadership and Education Through the Transformative Lifestyle of Hip Hop Culture, Informal Publishing, and Collective Activism for Systemic Change Together
This thought-provoking podcast brought together Dr. Jian Jones, Dr. Josie Jarvis and special guest Dr. Arameh Anvarizadeh to discuss the power of hip hop culture in advancing occupational therapy. They explored how hip hop represents activism, creativity and driving positive change through storytelling and community.Dr. Arameh shared her vision of bringing more diverse voices into leadership conversations at AOTA to address gaps and decrease barriers. Her approach aligns with hip hop's focus on opportunity, access and mobilizing through activism. She aims to reconnect members to AOTA's core values through authentic, community-focused leadership.Check out our Hip Hop Pedagogy and AOTA Election Resource Compilation Here! Now also includes the Disorienting Dilemma Toolkit For Culturally Mindful Dysregulation Support with New Learning! Free! Dr. Jian Jones, PhD, OTR/L, ACSM-CEP,  is the host of Two Fifteens: The Podcast Where Hip-Hop, Occupation, and Identity Collide where she and guests make connections related to Hip-Hop culture, the science of doing, and the shaping of the identity of people.  She is an Occupational Therapist, life coach, 500-HR yoga teacher, professor, and scholar who offers culturally relevant mental, emotional, social, spiritual and physical well-being techniques that assist you in uncovering your potential to live your best life. Jian blended her passion for wellness, nature, purpose and Hip-Hop into a personal development company, Jian Jones, LLC with a mission to transform lives one mind, body, and soul at a time. Jian encourages you to Press+FLY™: 'press through your obstacles so that you can fly toward your destiny'. Jian uses her personal evolution to serve others and looks forward to their individual growth and success as they cross the bridges of life.Dr. Josie Jarvis, PP-OTD, MA-OTR/L, BA, BS is a part-time Occupational Therapist and full-time Open Science activist with a focus on translating Critical Occupational Science Literacy to the field through mechanisms of informal publishing and holistic and transparent implementation science that is inclusive to social, physical, and indigenous sciences in the field as well as in the academy. She is the host of the Evolved Living Podcast a podcast dedicated to coming together and sharing multidisciplinary and multicultural wisdom from diverse perspectives to support adapting to change holistically and ecologically together with honesty about the messy and imperfect process of ongoing growth, change, and adaptation to the contemporary world.  Dr. Arameh Anvarizahdeh, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA  has already made history as the youngest and first African American/Iranian woman to become Vice President of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). She is also the youngest woman of color inducted into the prestigious Roster of Fellows (FAOTA).  Founding Member and Original Chair of the Coalition of Occupational Therapy Advocates for Diversity (COTAD), a non-profit organization striving to empower occupational therapy leaders to engage in practices thaFree Occupational Science 101 Guidebookhttps://swiy.co/OS101GuidePodcastOS Empowered OT Facebook Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1569824073462362/Link to full Podcast Disclaimerhttps://swiy.co/engagingOSPodcastDisclaimer
Exploring and Reviving Indigenous Science and Decolonization in Everyday Suburban Living in the United States and Other Colonized Lands Contextually:  Featuring Hawaiian Artist and Activist Malialani Dullanty
Nov 23 2023
Exploring and Reviving Indigenous Science and Decolonization in Everyday Suburban Living in the United States and Other Colonized Lands Contextually: Featuring Hawaiian Artist and Activist Malialani Dullanty
Just in time to decolonize Thanksgiving, even in "progressive" Pacific Northwest Seattle Suburbs where exclusive and protective...does not always mean...safe...for everyone...Check our Hawaiian Artist and Indigenous Human Rights Activist Malialani Dullanty! Please consider following her work on instragram: https://www.instagram.com/malialani/And supporting her Patreon!https://www.patreon.com/malialanimadeThe podcast primarily involves Josephine Jarvis and Malialani Dullanty discussing their experiences in relation to cultural assimilation, systemic racism and the importance of decolonizing their mindsets and practices.-Both discuss their school experiences, highlighting the lack of accurate and comprehensive historical education regarding marginalized populations.-They delve into the topic of indigenous science, emphasizing its validity and the need to view it through a non-colonial lens.-A significant portion of the conversation revolves around the systemic abuse and sexualization of women, particularly women of mixed-race and native heritage.-The two express their shared experiences of growing up in white supremacist structures and discuss the need for systemic change and healing, rather than solely focusing on healing the victims.-Josephine Jarvis acknowledges the trauma and harm caused by her ancestors and commits to not letting that be her legacy.-The conversation touches upon the importance of acknowledging and understanding the harm caused by their ancestors, and the importance of healing together.-The participants discuss the need for critical thinking and challenging the established norms and systems.-The conversation ends with Josephine expressing her admiration for Malialani's authenticity and bravery.Disorienting Deliemma Toolkit to Help Navigate Challenging Emotions Available in the Onboarding Module of Foundations of Occupational Science 101 Course (free)Supplementary Learning:Occupational Consciousness [Free open access article] (helpful decolonizing lens contributed to OT and OS literature by 2023 Ruth Zemke Lecturship Recipient Dr. Elelwani L. Ramugondo, PhD, MSc, BSc(OT), Associate Professor) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4606822/The Devastating Effects of Colonization on Hawai'ihttps://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/83474c5d6077492d990b961bab0bcd74 What is indigenous science?https://wisn.org/about/what-is-indigenous-science/Resources to help with Decolonizing Whiteness for Settler Descendents:https://www.marybethbonfiglio.com/blood-and-belongingContext on Decolonizing Occupational Science Educationhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14427591.2020.1780937Maui Wildfireshttps://www.nytimes.com/article/maui-wildfires-hawaii.htmlHarms of Purity Culture in increasing vulnerability to sexual assault https://awra-group.org/purity-culture-is-wounding-women-and-sexFree Occupational Science 101 Guidebookhttps://swiy.co/OS101GuidePodcastOS Empowered OT Facebook Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1569824073462362/Link to full Podcast Disclaimerhttps://swiy.co/engagingOSPodcastDisclaimer
Navigating the Paradox of Supported Independence in Communication with Nuanced Neurodivergence Featuring Speech Language Pathology Clinical Fellow and Young Hemiplegic Stroke Survivor Ashley Lynn Waldron
Oct 9 2023
Navigating the Paradox of Supported Independence in Communication with Nuanced Neurodivergence Featuring Speech Language Pathology Clinical Fellow and Young Hemiplegic Stroke Survivor Ashley Lynn Waldron
This is a very meaningful podcast discussion for me as I not only get to catch up with a dear college friend I also get to deeply explore the occupational impact of how one's life path can evolve after acquiring a profound neuro divergence early in life. Ashley and I's paths in our early twenties crossed quite a bit however I never would have guessed I would ever become a therapy colleague with her over a decade after moving away from Olympia, WA. When I last was actively connected to Ashley's life she was the most prolific fiction and play writer I had ever met. She was destined to become a professional editor and facilitator of creative wonder. Her momentum as a writer was however stunted as it is for many of us with the sudden acquisition of a disabling experience. At age 25 Ashley acquired a cerebral vascular accident impacting her left side. This occupational disruption ended up fueling Ashley's passion to go back to school.  She not only regained her motor function, but she also regained her voice, and new gifts, however, she could not develop these ambitions on her own, it took a village including occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, brain injury support groups, vocational rehab, and the fight to self advocate for her educational accommodations. Connecting with Ashley I couldn't avoid the correlations between her life path and the challenges my friend Paul Johnson a leader in the WA disability rights movement in how hard he had to fight to access the ability to write in general and to access formal publishing in particular.  His life story took over a decade to write and I was his support volunteer intern where it took over 2.5 years of active letter by letter word by word typing a revising. Because of Paul, I have learned to never take my voice and mobility for granted. I am so glad I was able to share Paul's work with Ashley with a new foundation of shared meaning as we all interconnected in our experiences of rare young adult neurodivergence and how that impacts and changes access to writing and our relationship to our own voice when you depend on supported communication to express yourself. Paul's family offered consent to continue sharing his story and our time together publically with the goal of inspiring others to tell their stories.  Ashley's Request for community support for survivors of acquired brain injury! Please help save this wonderful organization through donations and volunteering. Sarah Bellum's Bakery launched in 2017 and officially opened its doors in Multnomah Village in SW Portland in 2018. They provide job training support for adults with acquired brain injuries. They also have volunteer opportunities in speech, occupational therapy, and rehabilitation psychology for students here at Pacific University. Check out the links below. Together we can save Sarah Bellum's!acquired brain injury workshop/community and nonprofit at risk of closing.Paul's Publically Published Writing in Evergreen's Inkwell 2013: Paul Johnson's Book : A Long Road to Advocacyhttps://www.amazon.com/Long-Road-Advocacy-Paul-Johnson/dp/1490478884Free Occupational Science 101 Guidebookhttps://swiy.co/OS101GuidePodcastOS Empowered OT Facebook Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1569824073462362/Link to full Podcast Disclaimerhttps://swiy.co/engagingOSPodcastDisclaimer
Intersectional Accessibility: Navigating Imperfect Systems and Creatively Developing New Inclusive Ones Together Part 2
Oct 3 2023
Intersectional Accessibility: Navigating Imperfect Systems and Creatively Developing New Inclusive Ones Together Part 2
AnnouncementsThe first 3 modules of my Online Doctoral Capstone Course Foundations of Occupational Science is available now for free for a limited time: https://engage.evolvedlivingnetwork.com/If you are in the Tacoma Area or are a fan of the Social Justice Sewing Academy and would like to be involved in supporting the adaptation of their workshops to focus on disability justice and to be accessible to people with disabilities in more heavily institutionalized spaces consider joining in our community event virtually or in person with AOTA President Alyson Stover on Monday, October 16 [6-8pm]Get details on how to register here:  https://www.facebook.com/events/706895548119940/?ref=newsfeedIn-person capacity: 60, Live virtual: 150, Recording: UnlimitedEpisode Show NotesIn part two twe explore the costs of mental health neglect in and under investment in mental health infastructure in the United States and systemic patterns that contributed to adverse occupational outcomes and how all occupational beings access to proactive investment in mental health care for all.  We also explore the benefits of building your own care village for lifespan occupational wellbeing. Jennifer Pearlstein, PhD, is a post-doctoral fellow in rehabilitation medicine at the University of Washington and completed her graduate work in clinical science at the University of California, Berkeley. Jen strives to improve the well-being of people with disabilities across her research, clinical work, and advocacy. She has received funding from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and National Science Foundation (NSF), published work related to disability and mental health and training, and has gained specialized clinical training in evidence-based practices for diverse psychological presentations, including how to support populations experiencing illness or disability.She also writes about her personal experiences navigating academia with a disability and strives to increase the representation, equity, and inclusion of people with disabilities in academia and in medicine.Connect with UW's Behavioral Health ECHO Project: (How Josie met Jennifer without expense of a fancy conference) https://bhinstitute.uw.edu/events/?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D163336444Accessible Mental Health Support Resources:https://openpathcollective.org/As long as there is a financial need, our lifetime membership will allow you to see anyone in our network for the rates listed above. This is our guarantee. A lifetime membership to our nonprofit only costs $65.Employee Assitance Programs:https://www.insperity.com/blog/employee-assistance-programs/Holistic Wellness for BIPOC OTs/Communitieshttps://otbayarea.com/resourcesSupport Group for Disabled OTPshttps://www.facebook.com/groups/DisabilOTSuicide Prevention and Crisis Line:https://988lifeline.org/NAMI Warmline Directoryhttps://nami.org/NAMI/media/NAMI-Media/Helpline/NAMI-National-HelpLFree Occupational Science 101 Guidebookhttps://swiy.co/OS101GuidePodcastOS Empowered OT Facebook Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1569824073462362/Link to full Podcast Disclaimerhttps://swiy.co/engagingOSPodcastDisclaimer
Intersectional Accessibility: Navigating Imperfect Systems and Creatively Developing New Inclusive Ones Together Part 1
Sep 21 2023
Intersectional Accessibility: Navigating Imperfect Systems and Creatively Developing New Inclusive Ones Together Part 1
AnnouncementsThe first 3 modules of my Online Doctoral Capstone Course Foundations of Occupational Science is available now for free for a limited time: https://engage.evolvedlivingnetwork.com/If you are in the Tacoma Area or are a fan of the Social Justice Sewing Academy and would like to be involved in supporting the adaptation of their workshops to focus on disability justice and to be accessible to people with disabilities in more heavily institutionalized spaces consider joining in our community event virtually or in person with AOTA President Alyson Stover on Monday, October 16 [6-8pm] Get details on how to register here:  https://www.facebook.com/events/706895548119940/?ref=newsfeed In-person capacity: 60, Live virtual: 150, Recording: Unlimited Episode Show NotesThis important conversation explores the complexity of making our work as health and human services providers accessible across various contexts including both collaborative clinical work and in academic scholarship. We also explore some of the complexities and nuances around accessing mental health providers and the costs of lack of mental health care literacy and systemic patterns of misdiagnosis and how that intersects with disability and structural sexism etc. Be sure to check out Part 2 as well! Jennifer Pearlstein, PhD, is a post-doctoral fellow in rehabilitation medicine at the University of Washington and completed her graduate work in clinical science at the University of California, Berkeley. Jen strives to improve the well-being of people with disabilities across her research, clinical work, and advocacy. She has received funding from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and National Science Foundation (NSF), published work related to disability and mental health and training, and has gained specialized clinical training in evidence-based practices for diverse psychological presentations, including how to support populations experiencing illness or disability.She also writes about her personal experiences navigating academia with a disability and strives to increase the representation, equity, and inclusion of people with disabilities in academia and in medicine.Connect with UW's Behavioral Health ECHO Project: (How Josie met Jennifer without expense of a fancy conference) https://bhinstitute.uw.edu/events/?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D163336444 Accessible Mental Health Support Resources:https://openpathcollective.org/As long as there is a financial need, our lifetime membership will allow you to see anyone in our network for the rates listed above. This is our guarantee. A lifetime membership to our nonprofit only costs $65.Employee Assitance Programs:https://www.insperity.com/blog/employee-assistance-programs/Holistic Wellness for BIPOC OTs/Communities https://otbayarea.com/resourcesSupport Group for Disabled OTPshttps://www.facebook.com/groups/DisabilOTSuicide Prevention and Crisis Line:https://988lifeline.org/NAMI Warmline Directoryhttps://nami.org/NAMI/media/NAMI-Media/Helpline/NAMI-National-HelpLFree Occupational Science 101 Guidebookhttps://swiy.co/OS101GuidePodcastOS Empowered OT Facebook Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1569824073462362/Link to full Podcast Disclaimerhttps://swiy.co/engagingOSPodcastDisclaimer
Overcoming Gender-Based Occupational Deprivation Through Fiber Arts, Community, and Creative Expression  with Special Guest:  Mx. Domestic!
Aug 11 2023
Overcoming Gender-Based Occupational Deprivation Through Fiber Arts, Community, and Creative Expression with Special Guest: Mx. Domestic!
***Trigger Warning: Discussion of Suicidal Ideation, Gender-Based Violence and Harassment, and explicit language***Continuing our exploration of the evolution of the Contemporary Arts and Crafts Movement we are joined today by Matthew Boudreaux the creator of Mx. Domestic where we explore navigating experiences of Gender-Based Occupational Deprivation and how creative expression and community building can be a way to engage in healing towards occupational wellbeing, participation, inclusion, empowerment, liberation, and ultimately systemic change. Mx. Domestic is a multitalented non-binary, queer, and neurodivergent sewist who is a leader in increasing diversity in representation and inclusion of communities that tend to be underserved by the conventional crafting communities that tend to prioritize and center the needs and experiences of a narrow demographic of well resourced, heterosexual, cis-gendered, and often Christian white females. While Matthew wanted to learn how to sew from his Mother as a young child, this ambition was not supported because of Matthew's perceived gender identity and restrictive Western gender role expectations.  Luckily Matthew did not let his mother's discouragement hold him back.  Matthew credits crafting and fiber arts and his soul pull toward using fiber arts as a symbolic occupation to engage in honoring the development of his daughter.  Matthew overcoming his own experience of occupational deprivation ultimately helped to build an inclusive community that has fundamentally changed the culture of how crafting is now being marketed nationally and he has partnered with others to create safe spaces for a wider diversity of communities to gain the healing benefits of crafting and creative expression. Please consider supporting Mx. Domestic's ongoing work and I hope you enjoy this meaty conversation!  https://mxdomestic.com/What is Occupational Deprivation:  “A reduction in the amount and diversity of opportunities for occupational performance and occupational engagement for an extended period of time. It impacts negatively on health and well-being and may have serious consequences if prolonged. It is generally seen as caused by factors outside the control of the individual such as social structures or stigma, religious practices, political differences, poverty, or geography. There is debate as to whether factors such as illness and injury can cause occupational deprivation given that they are internal to the individual. Nonetheless, they are beyond the control of the individual and can have similar consequences, namely, reduced opportunities for diverse occupational performance and occupational engagement” (Molineux, 2017) Molineux, M. (2017). A dictionary of occupational science and occupational therapy (Oxford Quick Reference). OUP Oxford. WOTA is currently giving away 7 free Epic online CEUs and 10 special offers from small OT businesses through August 31st! (Including my training on orientation to OS and the OTPF4) Annual Membership for Students is only $35! Access Here: https://wota.org/virtual-summer-con-2023/?fbclid=IwAR24DNUeI8AP0KYk2id26OscCsdTddGozzdREv1oQNzS6iQziW1iLaGCvik#!event-register/2023/7/26/virtual-summer-con-2023Please check it out and take advantage while this promotion is live! Session evaluations must be submitted by Aug 31st for free CEUs! Learn more and sign up here: Free Occupational Science 101 Guidebookhttps://swiy.co/OS101GuidePodcastOS Empowered OT Facebook Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1569824073462362/Link to full Podcast Disclaimerhttps://swiy.co/engagingOSPodcastDisclaimer
Trailblazing OTs: Neurodivergence, Mentorship, and Building Inclusive Communities Part Two of Discussion with Dr. Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L
Jul 25 2023
Trailblazing OTs: Neurodivergence, Mentorship, and Building Inclusive Communities Part Two of Discussion with Dr. Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L
Trailblazing OTs: Neurodivergence, Mentorship, and Building Inclusive CommunitiesDescription: In this thought-provoking and insightful podcast episode, Dr. Bill Wong, a trailblazing occupational therapist (OT), and the host Josie Jarvis engage in a candid conversation about the intersection of neurodivergence and OT. They dive into the importance of mentorship and the role it plays in supporting and empowering neurodivergent OTs and students. Dr. Wong shares his personal journey and experiences with Autism while engaged in OT leadership, shedding light on the need for representation and diverse perspectives within the OT field.Key Points:Neurodivergence and OT: Dr. Bill Wong discusses his experiences as an OT with Autism highlighting the importance of representation and diverse perspectives within the profession. Josie explores how these intersections connect with her experiences of neurodivergence with ADHD and NVLD as well. The Power of Mentorship: Both guests emphasize the significance of seeking mentorship as a sign of strength rather than weakness. They explore how mentors can empower neurodivergent OTs and help them navigate challenges in their careersBreaking Traditional Boundaries: The discussion explores the need for strategic disruption in the OT profession to foster growth and inclusivity. Both guests challenge the status quo and advocate for a more diverse and open-minded approach to OT practice and leadership.Embracing Passion Projects: Dr. Wong shares his experience with organizing TEDx events and how passion projects can provide a creative outlet for OTs to explore and utilize their talents and skills beyond traditional practice.Low-Cost Alternatives for Conferences: The conversation delves into the high costs of attending conferences and explores the potential for low-cost alternatives and inclusive approaches to knowledge sharing and professional development.Building Inclusive Communities: Both guests stress the importance of building communities that welcome and support individuals from diverse backgrounds, including ethnicity, disability, and socioeconomic status.Amplifying Voices: The podcast advocates for partnering with other disability communities to amplify their voices and advocate for accessibility and inclusion in various spaces, including OT practice and academia.Join this inspiring conversation as they challenge the norms, celebrate diversity, and encourage the next generation of OTs to embrace their unique strengths and talents. Whether you're an OT, a student, or simply interested in promoting inclusivity and mentorship in healthcare professions, this podcast episode is a must-listen!Free Occupational Science 101 Guidebookhttps://swiy.co/OS101GuidePodcastOS Empowered OT Facebook Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1569824073462362/Link to full Podcast Disclaimerhttps://swiy.co/engagingOSPodcastDisclaimer
Supporting Neurodiverse OT Leadership Pathways in New Spaces with Dr. Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L: Part 1
Jul 14 2023
Supporting Neurodiverse OT Leadership Pathways in New Spaces with Dr. Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L: Part 1
Shifting Perspectives and Supporting Neurodivergent OTsDescription: In this episode of the Engaging Occupational Science Podcast, the conversation delves into the importance of shifting perspectives within the occupational therapy (OT) community. The discussion focuses on partnering with the disability community, building relationships, and considering the well-being of individuals across the lifespan. The lack of infrastructure and support for young adults with disabilities after leaving the K-12 school system is highlighted, particularly in the United States.The guest, Dr. Bill Wong, a publicly known autistic OT, shares insights into his journey and the challenges faced by neurodivergent individuals in OT education. The conversation touches on the need for representation, diversity, and support within the OT community. The host and guest discuss the significance of learning from mistakes and embracing challenges as opportunities for growth.Overall, the episode emphasizes the importance of creating a more accessible and inclusive field of occupational therapy, where the voices and perspectives of individuals with disabilities are valued and integrated into the curriculum, practice, and leadership. Join the conversation to gain valuable insights into supporting neurodivergent OTs and evolving the profession for the better.Links to Samples of Dr. Bill Wong's Scholarship: https://cris.brighton.ac.uk/ws/portalfiles/portal/32107109/Twinley_Neurodivergent_occupational_therapists_original_text.pdfMedbridge Course Coming Soon: https://www.medbridge.com/instructors/bill-wong-occupational-therapy/?utm_source=Google+Ad&utm_campaign=ind_rmk_dynamic_all-pages&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=&mbt_adcid=ga-20250817580&gad=1Bill Wong TedX Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaOADcEH_00Free Occupational Science 101 Guidebookhttps://swiy.co/OS101GuidePodcastOS Empowered OT Facebook Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1569824073462362/Link to full Podcast Disclaimerhttps://swiy.co/engagingOSPodcastDisclaimer
Mindfully Navigating Cultivation of a Non-Traditional Inclusive Learning Community w/ Taylor Wilmont, AMFT
Jun 27 2023
Mindfully Navigating Cultivation of a Non-Traditional Inclusive Learning Community w/ Taylor Wilmont, AMFT
Taylor Wilmot, AMFT brings in to this dialog a lens developed as an active student in non-traditional learning environments cultivated since 2007. She offers a lens as emerging practice mental health counselor with an educational background that focused on developing skills to support multicultural approaches to counseling.It's normal to feel emotions like grief, anger, and confusion when our worldview is challenged by something new. In order to support ourselves and others through this process, we should allow space for feeling without judgment, try to recognize and validate our emotions, and seek towards expression and exploration.1. Josie and Taylor both went to an interdisciplinary college and are now working as therapists in different fields.2. They discuss the challenges and benefits of learning in an educational community that is intentionally non-hierarchical.3. They are exploring how different modes of learning can be used to benefit the inclusion, well-being, and empowerment of diverse humans.Josie and Taylor discuss the challenges of creating a safe space for emotional expression in an online learning environment. They note that it is important to be aware of the difference between emotions and information and that emotional reactions are not necessarily acts of violence. They also suggest that it is important to be prepared for the possibility that people may show up in a state of hyperarousal and that it is important to have grace for those who are in that state.The scapegoating dynamic can lead to a blind spot in terms of understanding the full problem and potential solutions. It can also create a sense of division within a group.It can be helpful to think about your own culture and how it might be different from the dominant culture when you are trying to learn about and be sensitive to other cultures. It is also important to be curious and humble when asking questions about other cultures.This conversation between Josie and Taylor is about the importance of approaching education with an openness to all different types of perspectives, and the role that educators can play in de-institutionalizing some of the harmful beliefs that are perpetuated in society. They discuss how everyone has a role to play in creating a more just and equitable world, and how we can all learn from each other by engaging in dialogue and critical inquiry.Supplementary Learning Referenced in Guest Interview (20EP)Supplementary Learning Referenced in Guest Interview (20EP)Information on Hyperarousal and Zone of Tolerance https://www.nicabm.com/trauma-how-to-help-your-clients-understand-their-window-of-tolerance/Information on Victim-Rescuer-Perpetrator Triangle https://www.heatherhayes.com/overcoming-the-drama-triangle/Information on Scapegoatinghttps://www.washingtonpost.com/wellness/2022/07/19/scapegoating-causes-reasons/Self-Reflection Excercise: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZIhR1t8qlkfEXn077fSJ8qSeeNGPgu3RxvfhSaqPIOo/copyFree Occupational Science 101 Guidebookhttps://swiy.co/OS101GuidePodcastOS Empowered OT Facebook Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1569824073462362/Link to full Podcast Disclaimerhttps://swiy.co/engagingOSPodcastDisclaimer
Engaging with an OS Lens to Support Intersectional Allyship with Gender Expansive and Queer Communities (Calls to Action for AOTA 2024 Florida Conference)
Jun 17 2023
Engaging with an OS Lens to Support Intersectional Allyship with Gender Expansive and Queer Communities (Calls to Action for AOTA 2024 Florida Conference)
This episode of the Engaging Occupational Science Podcast explores the AOTA 2025 Vision and the complexities that emerge in attempting to realize this vision in the United States context during a time of escalating national tensions and the spread of trans-exclusionary laws that are seeking to target and oppress members of the gender expansive and queer communities throughout the United States.Please sign COTAD’s 2024 AOTA Conference petition here: https://www.change.org/p/urgent-concerns-and-call-for-action-aota-inspire-2024-conference?recruiter=1309629281&recruited_by_id=777815f0-0272-11ee-bfd4-bdda0c0943a5&utm_source=share_petition&utm_campaign=share_for_starters_page&utm_medium=copylinkPanel Guests:Andi Brown, MS-OTR/L and Writer Andi Brown is a trans writer, artist, and occupational therapist. He is passionate about disability rights and the transformative power of story. He is a writer and intersectional OT researcher who conducted autoethnographic research on identity disruption and occupational identity disruption following traumatic brain injury. He is a fantastic example of an OTP who engages with and helps develop our knowledge of occupational science through practice and lived experience expertise. Andi currently works in Boston with LGBT+ youth in the foster care system. Previously, he completed a fellowship at CSU working with college students with mental health challenges, founded a pain management clinic in Oregon State Hospital, and coordinated OT services in an acute psychiatric unit in Oklahoma. Susan L. Yebra, OTD, OTR/L, CLT Susan L. Yebra a pelvic floor occupational therapist who is focused on improving the inclusion of gender in occupation, specifically gender-affirming surgical techniques + impact on function, to include context, sequencing, and roles associated with gender affirmation.  She is a current member of the AOTA and Holistic Occupational Therapy Association. She has presented at numerous state and national conferences, has been featured on podcasts is currently working on her first submission to the open journal of occupational therapy. Website: https://susanyebraotd.wixsite.com/susan-yebraCapstone Course for OTPs: Lower-Body Gender-Affirming Surgery:The Occupational Therapy RoadmapKnowledge Dissemination and Collaboration Facebook Group:S3xuality & Gender Capstones & Dissemination for the OTP/OTshttps://www.facebook.com/groups/198386916377180Free Occupational Science 101 Guidebookhttps://swiy.co/OS101GuidePodcastOS Empowered OT Facebook Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1569824073462362/Link to full Podcast Disclaimerhttps://swiy.co/engagingOSPodcastDisclaimer
Broadening the Roots of the Arts and Craft Movement in the US with Lauren Black, Executive Director of the Social Justice Sewing Academy
Jun 11 2023
Broadening the Roots of the Arts and Craft Movement in the US with Lauren Black, Executive Director of the Social Justice Sewing Academy
Free Occupational Science 101 Guidebookhttps://beacon.by/evolved-living/occupational-science-101-guide-podcastOS Empowered OT Facebook Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1569824073462362/One of the core themes of this module is contextualizing the inseparable connection we have as OTs to the history of the United States and the opportunity we have today to author our legacy and to expand and repattern the legacies of our past foundation to be an active part of constructive change and multilayered intergenerational healing. This discussion highlights how the Arts and Crafts movement can be connected to navigating contemporary social challenges and how OTs can practically build partnerships with community stakeholders such as the Social Justice Sewing Academy and use artistic expression and occupation as a medium to build connections across differences and repair divisions, and harm brought about through system injustice and marginalization. Today we as OTPs have the opportunity to connect to, build off of, and expand the legacy of resistance, resilience, and repair we have inherited in response to current challenges.Information on Arts and Crafts Moment in OT HistoryWilliam Dunton's connection to simplified quilt blocks for occupational intervention in mental health asylums in the turn of the century United States Context.Social Justice Sewing Academy:https://www.sjsacademy.org/Social Justice Sewing Academy Free Antiracist Guidebookhttps://www.sjsacademy.org/antiracist-guidebookSocial Justice Sewing Academy Learning Community Facebook Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/sjsaclc Recent Book Published on the Social Justice Sewing Academy Remembrance Quilt ProjectStitching Stolen Lives: Amplifying Voices, Empowering Youth & Building Empathy Through Quiltshttps://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09F2XWCKY/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0Trail, S., & Wong, T. D. (2021, September 25). Stitching stolen lives: Amplifying voices, empowering youth & building empathy through quilts. C&T Publishing.Free Occupational Science 101 Guidebookhttps://swiy.co/OS101GuidePodcastOS Empowered OT Facebook Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1569824073462362/Link to full Podcast Disclaimerhttps://swiy.co/engagingOSPodcastDisclaimer
Multigenerational Panel on Delayed Exposure to OS and its Impact on Their OT Practice
May 29 2023
Multigenerational Panel on Delayed Exposure to OS and its Impact on Their OT Practice
Free Occupational Science 101 Guidebookhttps://beacon.by/evolved-living/occupational-science-101-guide-podcastOS Empowered OT Facebook Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1569824073462362/ This panel interview (a sample from the Foundations of Occupational Science for US-Based OTP's Capstone Course) explores the perspectives of 4 Occupational Therapists from different Generations (Baby Boomer, Generation X, Millennial, and Generation Z) on getting exposed to Occupational Science in the middle of their careers (or before entering the field) and how it has benefited their practice in the field and future aspirations as OTs. Dr. Susan Burwash (Baby Boomer Panelist)Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/susanburwashWebsite: sburwash.wordpress.com (Portfolio)Twitter: subu_otDr. Karen Dwire (Generation X Panelist) Linked in: https://www.linkedin.com/in/karendwireotr/Anna Braunizer, Reg. OT (BC),  (late Millennial/Gen Z Panelist)Linked in: linkedin.com/in/anna-braunizerSupplementary Learning: Link to Dr. Susan Burwash's Dissertation: Doing occupation: A narrative inquiry into occupational therapists’ stories of occupation-based practiceLink to Dr. Karen Dwire's Capstone Presentation Pets Alleviating Loneliness in Seniors (PALS) An Adjunct Occupational Therapy Program to Impact Loneliness in Isolated Older AdultsArticle Referenced by Anna on Sanctioned Occupations: (Available through Researchgate)Kiepek, Niki & Beagan, Brenda & Laliberte Rudman, Deborah & Phelan, Shanon. (2018). Silences around occupations framed as unhealthy, illegal, and deviant. Journal of Occupational Science. 26. 1-13. 10.1080/14427591.2018.1499123. Link to full Podcast DisclaimerFree Occupational Science 101 Guidebookhttps://swiy.co/OS101GuidePodcastOS Empowered OT Facebook Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1569824073462362/Link to full Podcast Disclaimerhttps://swiy.co/engagingOSPodcastDisclaimer
Empowering Practical Knowledge Translation with Katie Caspero, MS, OTR/L of OT Graphically
May 18 2023
Empowering Practical Knowledge Translation with Katie Caspero, MS, OTR/L of OT Graphically
Free Occupational Science 101 Guidebookhttps://beacon.by/evolved-living/occupational-science-101-guide-podcastOS Empowered OT Facebook Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1569824073462362/Katie Caspero, MS, OTR/L is the founder of OT Graphically where she uses infographics to help researchers share their work, supports occupational therapists with staying up to date on evidence, and empowers clients to be more engaged in their care. Katie describes herself as an entrepreneur, pediatric occupational therapist (OT), research assistant, and knowledge translator. Katie has completed an Advanced Practice Certificate in Implementation of Evidence in Clinical Practice at The University of Pittsburgh. She has been a research assistant for over 10 years and a clinical OT for 8 years. Katie's work focuses on taking complex topics and synthesizing them down into easy-to-understand visuals, especially of research articles through her membership community called The OT Graphically Library This coming fall you can join me along with  Katie  who is partnering with Randi W. Aas, PhD, OT of Sense of Science to offer an interactive online two hours international digital workshop for Occupational Therapists, Occupational Scientists, Students, Teachers, OT academics, and Retired OTPs supports in how to turn their practice and academic wisdom into knowledge translation business to empower awareness of our power field and science base! Here is some info for their upcoming event! I hope to see you there! Learn more and sign up here: https://www.senseofscience.no/become-ot-infopreneur-2023"We need more OT voices out thereCurrently, there are more than 633,000 occupational therapists worldwide. Many of them are going beyond to share their powerful and evidence-based message with the world on how activity and participation are crucial for health and living a meaningful life.However, there is a need for more such voices, that can solve the threat of occupational disruption and deprivation, along with the competence to secure occupational justice for more people worldwide. Are you ready for a career boost?This event will be a motivational and an encouraging boost to think outside the box for your future career. In this workshop we will give you 15 examples of new ways to share your knowledge, and we are sure you will be suprised when learning to know these oportunities that you can apply yourself. You will be inspired to learn how many OTs already are spreading their crucial OT competence in new ways, worldwide. We look forward to share stories about OTs that will inspire your future career."Link to full Podcast DisclaimerFree Occupational Science 101 Guidebookhttps://swiy.co/OS101GuidePodcastOS Empowered OT Facebook Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1569824073462362/Link to full Podcast Disclaimerhttps://swiy.co/engagingOSPodcastDisclaimer
Empowering Academic and Clinician Partnerships with Tim Dionne, PhD, OTR/L
Apr 10 2023
Empowering Academic and Clinician Partnerships with Tim Dionne, PhD, OTR/L
Free Occupational Science 101 Guidebookhttps://beacon.by/evolved-living/occupational-science-101-guide-podcastOS Empowered OT Facebook Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1569824073462362/ In this episode, Dr. Tim Dionne explores the importance of building active partnerships between clinicians and academics and exploring where together we have the agency to transform the systems and services our current and future clients receive. We are working together on a textbook chapter exploring how we can start to share and develop information to support our practice outside of official channels that tend to be more exclusive than inclusive.  He will be at AOTA this year sharing information on how OTPs can access research in the field to support their practice and we are working together to develop a knowledge dissemination/discussion/networking/collaboration platform that you can check out here to allow connect more with his work and resources for OTPs: community.evolvedlivingnetwork.com  Submit Comments on ACOTE Standards by end of the day April 10th here: https://acoteonline.org/accreditation-explained/standards/ AOTA Representative Assembly submissions are not closed for comment Project ECHO: https://hsc.unm.edu/echo/AOTA Commission on Practice (Currently in need of an OTA Rep, Reach out to Tim if Interested): https://www.aota.org/community/volunteer-groups/commission-on-practice-copNetwork with Tim at AOTA Inspire and on our new online knowledge translation, discussion, and collaboration platform here: https://community.evolvedlivingnetwork.com/tpdionneBiographyDr. Tim Dionne earned his BS in Occupational Science and MS in Occupational Therapy from the University at Buffalo in 2010 and worked at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (now Shirley Ryan Ability Lab) for 5 years. Then transitioned to Rehab Science PhD program at the University at Buffalo, completed in 2019His research emphasis is on supporting therapists provided quality care, through knowledge dissemination and dissemination and implementation research methods. Improving expertise in occupational therapy across urban and rural settings and equity of knowledge are my top research priorities.Areas of SpecialtyNeurorehabilitationAssistive TechnologyPhysical Agent ModalitiesDissemination and ImplementationMixed-methods research designLink to full Podcast DisclaimerFree Occupational Science 101 Guidebookhttps://swiy.co/OS101GuidePodcastOS Empowered OT Facebook Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1569824073462362/Link to full Podcast Disclaimerhttps://swiy.co/engagingOSPodcastDisclaimer
Transcending Addictive Systems Through Relationship Building with Kary Gillenwaters, OTR/L
Mar 7 2023
Transcending Addictive Systems Through Relationship Building with Kary Gillenwaters, OTR/L
Free Occupational Science 101 Guidebookhttps://beacon.by/evolved-living/occupational-science-101-guide-podcastOS Empowered OT Facebook Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1569824073462362/Kary Gillenwaters, OTR/L:Blog: https://solidagovc.com/blogFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=life%20well%20occupiedBooks Referenced on Addictive Patterning/Systems:The Addictive OrganizationDaily Reminders for Living a New ParadigmThe Mindful Family Guidebook: Reconnect with Spirit, Nature, and the People You LoveSee Me as a PersonVideo/Podcast Transcript in EnglishEpisode Corrections:OT for the Advancement of Minnesota Mental Health Services (OTAMMHS) was co-developed between clinician Beth Kessler, OTR/L, and academic/clinician Kristine Haertl, PhD, ACE, OTR/L, FAOTA with the Minnesota Community as a joint effort to expand access and impact of Mental Health focused OT.Upon greater reflection, we regret framing the conversation on encouraging OT autonomy and exploration through the metaphor of "offering greater leash" as this framing still upholds an imbalanced power dynamic and we both wish to encourage the development and encouragement of OT practice that is empowering for all outside of hierarchical power dynamics where ever we live, work, play, and grow.  Key Insights:• Occupational Science is at the core of OT practice and is used by many other disciplines• It is important to be aware of the power imbalance that can exist in the relationship between OTs and OTA's and to ensure that all voices are heard in policy decision-making• Occupational Science can be a powerful tool to help with creative understanding and problem-solving• OTs in Minnesota have a longer and more focused history on mental health• OT clinicians need to build relationships with OS researchers in order to better understand how to bring their clinical insights into the academic world• OTA's and OTR's should be seen as having equal value in the OT community and it is important to create an inclusive language for both professionals• Capitalism is a social system which is very well served by addictive patterning, and OT professionals are working with addiction in some form or another whether they know it or not• Healing happens at the intersection of technical and relational skills, and rest is necessaryNext SFree Occupational Science 101 Guidebookhttps://swiy.co/OS101GuidePodcastOS Empowered OT Facebook Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1569824073462362/Link to full Podcast Disclaimerhttps://swiy.co/engagingOSPodcastDisclaimer
OS Informed 2023 New Years Reflections for International Occupational Therapy with Dr. Michael Sy
Jan 25 2023
OS Informed 2023 New Years Reflections for International Occupational Therapy with Dr. Michael Sy
Free Occupational Science 101 Guidebookhttps://beacon.by/evolved-living/occupational-science-101-guide-podcastOS Empowered OT Facebook Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1569824073462362/Want to learn more about Occupational Science?  Get your free 101 guide here I was so inspired to reach out to Dr. Michael Sy as my first official guest on the Engaging OS podcast outside of the Foundations of Occupational Science course because I loved his reflections and resolutions for the international OT community to consider in relation to his own cultural context of the Philippines. One of the aspects of Occupational Science that I love is how it can inspire us to grow through connection and dialog with our international peers.  I believe we have so much to learn from each other and our own rapidly changing and developing cultural context. The new year invites us all to reflect and contemplate how we might utilize our agency for intentional growth and change.  I hope this conversation inspires you to reflect on your own practice and consider how Occupational Science can enhance our awareness and practice in collaboration with our international peers and scholars. We have so much to learn from each other. If you would like to explore Dr.  Micheal Sy's work deeper invite you to explore the following:Dr. Michael Sy's New Years Reflections and ResolutionsWebsite: https://www.drmikesyot.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drmikesyotYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/michaelsyotrpReserachGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Michael-Sy Works Referenced in this episode:Theorising Occupational Therapy Practice in Diverse SettingsEdited By Jennifer Creek, Nick Pollard, Michael AllenSocial Occupational Therapy: Theoretical and Practical Designs By Roseli Esquerdo Lopes &  Ana Paula Serrata MalfitanoYao, D. P. G., Sy, M. P., Martinez, P. G. V., & Laboy, E. C. (2022). Is occupational therapy an ableist health profession? A critical reflection on ableism and occupational therapy. Cadernos Brasileiros de Terapia Ocupacional, 30, e3303. https://doi.org/10.1590/2526-8910.ctoRE252733032Link to full Podcast DisclaimerFree Occupational Science 101 Guidebookhttps://swiy.co/OS101GuidePodcastOS Empowered OT Facebook Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1569824073462362/Link to full Podcast Disclaimerhttps://swiy.co/engagingOSPodcastDisclaimer
Positioning Our Work Today as OTPs in the Legacy of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science History with Dr. John White, Ph.D., OTRL, FAOTA
Oct 7 2022
Positioning Our Work Today as OTPs in the Legacy of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science History with Dr. John White, Ph.D., OTRL, FAOTA
Free Occupational Science 101 Guidebookhttps://beacon.by/evolved-living/occupational-science-101-guide-podcastOS Empowered OT Facebook Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1569824073462362/The Engaging Occupational Science Podcast is set to launch in 2023. This episode is being launched as a promotion of the type of content that is yet to come, and that is included in the Foundations of Occupational Science Asynchronous Online Course and Learning Community designed for US-based OTPs and Prospective OT students who possibly were never exposed to Occupational Science and want to learn more about how this 35-year-old field relates to current and emerging practice in the US and across the globe. Dr. John White, Ph.D., OTRL, FAOTA, started his career on a trajectory that most of us as US-based OTPs can connect with as someone seeking a stable career with medical prestige while witnessing rapid change to the structure of US social support infrastructure. He initially saw his work as apolitical (without politics) and entered the field without much exposure to OT theory. Later he found himself at the apex of the founding of Occupational Science in the United States at the University of Southern California as a Masters's Student and teacher assistant. There he got exposed on the ground floor to a field that would go to shift the trajectory of his worldview and his life's work. In this interview, we explore together how we can contextualize are positioning in Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science history and create space for transformational learning and the evolution of our practice in the United States in connection to this dynamic international field and perspective. If you enjoyed this episode you may be interested in signing up for the waiting list for the Foundations of Occupational Science for US-Based OTPs online course and free OS Empowered OT and Engaging OS Interdisciplinary Stakeholder Facebook group  community: https://swiy.co/engagingoslinktreeFree Occupational Science 101 Guidebookhttps://swiy.co/OS101GuidePodcastOS Empowered OT Facebook Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1569824073462362/Link to full Podcast Disclaimerhttps://swiy.co/engagingOSPodcastDisclaimer