Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists

CAOT Learning Services Workshops

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Presented by Kim Hewitt

 Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day standardized training developed to offer  individuals with the skills for brief, crisis intervention when suicide is a risk. 

 Guelph, Ontario on March 4 & 5, 2016

 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 25 & 25, 2016 & October 28, 2016

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
FrederictonNew BrunswickSeptember 9 & 10, 2016

Enabling Occupation Through the Assessment and Treatment
of Cognitive Impairments in Adults

Presented by Debby McQuillen

 This two-day hands-on workshop will provide occupational therapists with the  opportunity to  learn and practice functional structured activities used to assess and  treat cognition in  adults.  

 Sudbury, Ontario on April 8 & 9, 2016
 Thunder Bay, Ontario on August 26 & 27, 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
 Vancouver, British Columbia on June 25, 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

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