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Occupational Therapy Recovery Conference 2019 – REGISTRATION CLOSED

October 24, 2019 @ 8:00 am - October 25, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

$60.00 – $125.00

Registration is now Closed

Do – Live – Well: Mental Health Promotion Principles and Tools for Practice

The Edmonton Zone Occupational Therapy Practice Council is pleased to present a two-day event to addiction and mental health service providers that offers an opportunity to develop skills and network with peers.

Presenters: Nadine Larivière, OT, PhD and   Sandra Moll, PhD, OT Reg (Ont.)

“Do Live Well” is a health promotion framework developed by Canadian Occupational Therapists that is rooted in an understanding of daily activity patterns and their powerful impact on health and well-being.  In this workshop, you will have an opportunity to reflect on key “Do Live Well” messages, the evidence supporting them, and potential application in a range of mental health settings. You will leave with tools and/or strategies to use in your clinical practice.

Learning objectives

Participants will have an opportunity to:

  1. Discuss the power of ‘what we do every day’ in supporting mental health and well-being;
  2. Explore evidence-informed principles of the Do Live Well framework (including dimensions of experience, activity patterns) and their application with clients who experience mental health and/or addictions issues;
  3. Build a toolbox of strategies and resources to evaluate and promote the mental health and well-being of clients in a range of mental health settings;
  4. Generate systems-level strategies for promoting mental health from an occupational perspective

It is recommended that participants have familiarity with the concepts in the book Action Over Inertia. The book can be purchased on the CAOT website: https://www.caot.ca/client/product2/408/item.html

October 24 and 25 Schedule

  • Registration and morning refreshments are from 8:00 am – 8:30 am.
  • Opening remarks begin at 8:45 am, followed by our keynote speaker.
  • There will be breaks in both the morning and afternoon, as well as a lunch break for refreshment and networking opportunities.
  • Each day will wrap up with closing remarks from 3:55 pm- 4:00 pm.

The OT Recovery Conference is organized by the Edmonton Zone OT Practice Council Professional Development Group, in partnership with the Society of Alberta Occupational Therapists. Our goal is to focus on a cost-recovery process where the cost for registration has been directly applied to the cost of catering and speakers for the event, maintaining an affordable and accessible professional development opportunity. The following are the registration fees for 2019.

Refund and cancellation policy

Only online payment accepted

Cancellation on or before October 1st will receive a 100% refund.

Cancellation after October 1st, will not receive a refund.

General Information

Registration fee includes lunch: Deadline is October 10, 2019

Any handouts required will be emailed ahead of time.

Contact OTRecoveryConference@albertahealthservices.ca if you have questions. Certificates of attendance will only be provided upon request, please email if you would like one.

Presenter Bios

Nadine Larivière, OT, PhD, is currently the Director of the Occupational Therapy Program and Associate Professor at l’Université de Sherbrooke (Québec). She is also a researcher at l’Institut de première ligne en santé et services sociaux (Sherbrooke) and l’Institut universitaire de santé mentale de Montréal. Her research themes include: the occupational challenges of people living with borderline personality disorder; development, implementation and effectiveness evaluation of evidence-based practices in psychiatric/psychosocial rehabilitation; and occupational science. She is particularly interested in the concepts of occupational engagement, life balance and meaning in occupations. She has been part of the DoLiveWell team since 2012.

Sandra Moll is an Occupational Therapist and Associate Professor in the School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University.  She is one of the original developers of the Do-Live-Well framework, and has linked with clinicians and researchers around the world regarding its application in research and practice.  Sandra has over 30 years of experience as an OT, and is an active researcher, educator and advocate for mental health. Her primary program of research focuses on workplace mental health, including new/young workers, students, and healthcare workers, and she has an active interest in e-mental health, participatory co-design approaches, and occupation-based approaches to promoting mental health and resilience.


October 24, 2019 @ 8:00 am
October 25, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
$60.00 – $125.00
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Robbins Learning Centre, Royal Alexandra Hospital
10240 Kingsway NW
Edmonton, alberta Canada
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