Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists

CAOT Learning Services Workshops

Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance(CO-OP)





Strategies for Success: Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance (CO-OP)

Presented by Dr. Angela Mandich and Dr. Helene J. Polatajko

This practical three-day workshop is designed for therapists who wish to expand their  knowledge of the CO-OP approach and how it can be helpful with a variety of client  populations (both with children and with adults). 

 Kelowna, British Columbia on May 27 & 28, 2016 & August 26, 2016 
 Kingston, Ontario on June 24 & 25, 2016 & October 28, 2016

L’approche CO-OP : Habiliter les enfants à s’engager dans leurs occupations

Présenté par Dre Noémi Cantin

Cet atelier de formation pratique de trois jours permettra aux professionnels de la santé d’apprendre davantage sur l’approche CO-OP et comment elle peut être utile dans leur pratique au quotidien avec une variété de clients (incluant des enfants et des adultes).

Le 1-2 décembre 2016 et le 7 avril 2017 à Montréal, Québec

Psychosocial Risk Factors and Return to Work… Let’s Get Started

Presented by Nancy Gowan and Lorraine Mischuk

 In this two-day hands-on workshop, you will learn how to identify psychosocial risk  factors and cognitive components with clients who have musculoskeletal injuries or  complex health issues with a Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) or a Functional  Assessment.

 Hamilton, Ontario on June 10 & 11, 2016
 Edmonton, Alberta September 9 & 10, 2016

Ergonomics for Occupational Therapists: Conducting Upper Limb Musculoskeletal Disorder Interventions in the Workplace

Presented by Dr. Judy Village

In this two-day interactive and hands-on workshop, participants will learn and apply up-to-date scientific evidence and ergonomic assessment techniques pertaining to the identification, assessment and intervention of upper limb musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace. 

Coquitlam, British Columbia on June 10 & 11, 2016 (SOLD OUT)
Fredericton, New Brunswick on September 9 & 10, 2016

The Multiple Errands Test: Developing, Administering and Scoring Site-Specific Versions
Presented by Dr. Emily Nalder and/or Dr. Deirdre Dawson

 This one-day interactive workshop is designed for therapists who wish to expand their  knowledge of the Multiple Errands Test (MET) and to develop a version for use at their own  clinical site.

 Vancouver, British Columbia on June 24, 2016 (SOLD OUT)
 Vancouver, British Columbia on June 25, 2016 
 Toronto, Ontario on November 18, 2016
 Toronto, Ontario on November 19, 2016

Home Modifications

Presented by Elizabeth Ainsworth

Home Modifications: Introduction

This one-day workshop is designed for occupational therapy professionals and students who wish to obtain an introduction to home modifications.

Vancouver, British Columbia on September 15, 2016
Montréal, Québec on September 21, 2016
Toronto, Ontario on September 28, 2016

Home Modifications: Introduction, Ramps, Rails and Bathroom Modifications
This three-day workshop on home modifications is designed for occupational therapy professionals and students who wish to obtain an introduction to home modifications, an in-depth review of ramps and rails, as well as an in-depth review of bathroom modifications.

Vancouver, British Columbia on September 15, 16 & 17, 2016
Montreal, Québec on September 21, 22 & 23, 2016
Toronto, Ontario on September 28, 29 &30, 2016

 Sensory Processing in Everyday Life: Concepts, Evidence and Practical Solutions

Presented by Dr. Winnie Dunn

 In this two-day evidence-informed workshop, participants will explore assessment,  intervention approaches and current evidence about sensory processing. 

 Calgary, Alberta on October 21 & 22, 2016
 Winnipeg, Manitoba on October 24 & 25, 2016

Best Practice Chronic Pain Management and Assessment for Occupational Therapists

Presented by Clare Lakes, Susan Schellinck and Linda Cundiff

This two-day interactive workshop will demonstrate how to teach pain neuroscience to clients and use this education to frame treatment direction. 

Toronto, Ontario on October 21 & 22, 2016
Edmonton, Alberta on November 18 & 19, 2016

Motivational Interviewing Workshop for Health Professionals (Level 1 & Level 2) 

Presented by Dr. Jennifer Irwin and Dr. Don Morrow

Level 1 (Introductory) Workshop

This introductory evidence-informed one-day workshop is designed for health professionals who wish to acquire applied motivational interviewing (MI) techniques to use with clients in their day-to-day practice.

Vancouver, British Columbia on October 28, 2016
Ontario on March 31, 2017

Level 2 (Advanced) Workshop

This advanced evidence-informed one-day workshop is designed for health                                                               professionals who wish to become more confident and further their skills in motivational interviewing, particularly when working with clients who seem highly resistant to change. 

Vancouver, British Columbia on May 5, 2017
Toronto, Ontario on June 9, 2017

Driver Screening – Increasing Occupational Therapy Competency

Presented by Lisa Kristalovich and Tracy Hansford

This two-day interactive workshop is intended for occupational therapists who are seeking increased competence and confidence in screening medically at-risk drivers.

Halifax, Nova Scotia on November 25 & 26, 2016
Ottawa, Ontario on April 28 & 29, 2017
Calgary, Alberta on June 2 & 3, 2017

 Licit, Illicit, Prescribed: Substance Use within the Occupational Therapy Scope of Practice 

Presented by Niki Kiepek

This one-day workshop is designed to introduce information about substance use and addiction that can be integrated into health practices, with an emphasis on the unique role of occupational therapy.

Toronto, Ontario on April 1, 2017
Vancouver, British Columbia on May 6, 2017


Enriching Occupational Therapy Practice with Occupational Science

Presented by Nadine Larivière

The overall aim of this one-day workshop is to inspire occupational therapists in clinical practice with major contributions from occupational science.

Toronto, Ontario on March 10, 2017
Surrey, British Columbia on April 7, 2017
Edmonton, Alberta on May 12, 2017


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