Occupation and trauma: Expanding occupational therapy practice- Toronto, ON (Late registration)
3-May-2018 9:00 AM - 4-May-2018 5:00 PM
200 Victoria Street
Toronto, Ontario M5B 1V8

Occupation and trauma: Expanding occupational therapy practice

Toronto, Ontario

Thursday, May 3 to Friday, May 4, 2018 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Late workshop registration is available at the regular rate plus $50 administrative fee until April 26, 2018 or until maximum number of registrants is reached (whichever comes first)

This two-day workshop will explore the nature, prevalence, and impacts of trauma, current evidence-based assessment and intervention approaches using a framework based on client readiness, and trauma-informed practice approaches, inclusive of families and support networks. The workshop will use both small and large group learning methods, and participants will have the opportunity to discuss and share their own practice experiences.

Workshop topics:

Day 1

  • Defining trauma: Prevalence, diagnoses, key terms
  • Current trauma interventions and approaches
  • Best practices in assessment and intervention

Day 2

  • Best practices in assessment and intervention
  • Including families and support networks
  • Resilience and post-traumatic growth

Goals and learning objectives:

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe trauma-related diagnoses and explain their impact on daily life;
  2. Better understand the exposures of first responders, military personnel and veterans;
  3. Utilize a framework for assessment and intervention approaches related to trauma based on client readiness;
  4. Consider the impact on families and support networks;
  5. Increase their evidence-informed practice and critically consider emerging trends.

Target audience:

This workshop is relevant for occupational therapists who work with (or are interested in working with) adults with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or operational stress injury (OSI) from any source (e.g., military, Veterans, first responders, workplace injury). Students in occupational therapy programs and new graduates are welcome to attend the workshop.

Please note: Each participant is responsible to ensure they apply the information within the context of their licensure, provincial/territorial legislations, institution regulations, scope of practice, etc. 

Areas of practice

Mental health, cognitive, neurological and neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, general physical health, vocational rehabilitation

Client age groups

Adults (20-64 years), seniors (65 years +)

Workshop level:

Intermediate (3-5 years of experience in this specific practice area) 


Megan Edgelow, MSc, OT Reg. (Ont.)

Megan Edgelow is a Lecturer in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen’s University. She has clinical, teaching and research experience in the area of mental health and activity participation. She also has a clinical practice serving Veterans.

Heidi Cramm, PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.)

Heidi Cramm is an Assistant Professor in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen’s University. She is also Interim Co-Scientific Director for the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR) and Associate Director, Fire, for the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Personnel Research and Treatment (CIPSRT). Her program of research focuses on the health of military, Veteran, and public safety personnel families, with a particular interest in trauma. 

Registration fees:

Early bird rates: Registration and payment completed by January 24, 2018


CAOT Member and Associates

Student Associates

Non member*

Workshop only




Workshop and optional publication (see below)




Plus applicable taxes

Regular rates: Registration and payment completed between January 25, 2018 and March 7, 2018


CAOT Member and Associates

Student Associates

Non member*

Workshop only




Workshop and optional publication (see below)




Plus applicable taxes

Please note that for the 2017-2018 workshops, CAOT has reduced the registration fee for all registrants instead of offering a group rate. When available, CAOT offers late registration for workshops at the regular rate plus a $50 administration fee. We will only be able to accommodate if there is sufficient space.

Registration deadline: March 7, 2018

*In many cases it would be more cost effective to become a CAOT Member or Associate rather than pay the non-member rate. See “Can a non-member register for a Workshop?” in our Workshop FAQ to know which membership category you are eligible for. 

Included with your registration fee:

Two-day workshop, electronic copy of presentation slide handouts, coffee/tea/water during mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks, opportunity to network and make connections with other occupational therapists interested in this topic, one-hour Q&A webinar with the presenter approximately 2 months following the Workshop, electronic certificate of attendance

The Workshop registration fee has been reduced by $80 by not including lunch and snacks. Lunch and snacks are on your own.

Action Over Inertia cover

Optional related publication

Krupa, T., Edgelow, M., Chen, S., Mieras, A., Almas, A., Perry, D., . . . Bransfield, M. (2010). Action over inertia: Addressing the activity-health needs of individuals with serious mental illness. Ottawa, ON: CAOT.

Save on shipping by purchasing this publication with your workshop registration! Hard copies of publications purchased with the workshop registration will be available to pick up at the workshop registration desk on May 3, 2018. 

Member price: $39.99

Non member price: $49.99

For more information on this publication, please visit the CAOT Store.

Maximum number of registrants:


Workshop location:

Pantages Hotel Toronto
200 Victoria Street
Toronto, ON M5B 1V8

Overnight accommodations
A room block is available with the special rates of $229/night for a Standard Chic Room with a King Bed (double occupancy). Please call (416) 362-1777 and mention CAOT to book these rates. Book your room by April 2, 2018 to receive these rates.

Cancellation/refund policy:

All cancellation/refund requests must be sent to education@caot.ca. Cancellation requests received prior to March 7, 2018 will be given a 50% refund. CAOT will not provide a refund after the registration deadline.

CAOT reserves the right to modify the offering, interrupt Workshops, change the timing of a Workshop, cancel a Workshop or change the location of a Workshop because of insufficient registration, severe weather, power failure, building closures or other special circumstances that are beyond the control of CAOT. If the Workshop is cancelled by CAOT, registrants will receive a full refund of the registration fee. CAOT will not be responsible for other costs or expenses incurred by registrants as a result of any such changes.

Additional questions?

If you would like to inquire on accessibility options available to you, please contact education@caot.ca or 1-800-434-2268 ext. 222.

If you would like to attend this workshop in another location, please complete this brief survey to let us know. Please note that the registration fee may vary from one location to another as there are different costs involved.

We invite you to consult the Workshop FAQ for an immediate response to the most frequent questions we receive regarding Workshops. Please do not hesitate to contact us at education@caot.ca or 1-800-434-2268 ext. 222 should you have additional questions or concerns.

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