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Society of Alberta Occupational Therapists


October 2020

Live Virtual Workshop – Mindfulness: When It’s Not Rainbows & Lillipops

October 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$40 – $75 47 tickets left

Mindfulness has become a common buzzword in our society. While its popularity makes mindfulness a more accessible practice, there are many misconceptions and misrepresentations of mindfulness. For example, it is often confused with positive psychology practices, or the simple notion that if one could just “be present,” things would be better/peaceful/good. This diluted and narrow understanding of mindfulness makes it seem impractical to use in the context of challenging life situations, as we have experienced in recent months. How can…

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Live Virtual Workshop – Smart but Scattered: Improving Executive Skills at Home and at School

October 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$125.00 – $225 19 tickets left

Description: Children with poor executive skills are disorganized or forgetful, have trouble getting started on tasks, get distracted easily, lose papers or assignments, forget to bring home the materials to complete homework or forget to hand homework in. They may rush through work or dawdle, they make careless mistakes that they fail to catch. They don’t know where to begin on long-term assignments, and they put the assignment off until the last minute, in part because they have trouble judging…

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November 2020

Live Virtual Workshop – Smart but Scattered Adults: How to Work with Clients to Strengthen Executive Skills

November 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$125.00 – $225 31 tickets left

Even highly motivated clients with ADHD struggle to follow through on the changes they need to make in their lives to improve their physical or emotional well-being. They know they need to change, they know what they need to do to change, they may even be able to take a step or two toward making those changes—and then they plateau or give up. What’s getting in the way is not their unwillingness or resistance to change, but weak executive skills.…

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February 2021

Online – Disability, Posture and Adults: Therapeutic Positioning Around the Clock

February 19, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
$145 – $245 199 tickets left

Presented by: Tamara Kittelson-Aldred, MS, OTR/L, ATP/SMS Adults with chronic motor impairments often live with secondary complications related to postural deviations – sometimes of longstanding. These often developed as they grew, or with the onset of an injury or disease process in adulthood. Joint contractures, dislocations, scoliosis and kyphosis start early, and are often related to habitual postures assumed both day and night. Human beings spend their lives in three orientations - lying, sitting and standing - and for people…

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