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Society of Alberta Occupational Therapists


September 2020

Recovery from Pain – Webinar

September 9 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Free 69 tickets left

Free 60-minute virtual in-service with live question and answer with the virtual audience. This session will provide an overview of pain assessment and management, with additional free tools and resources that can be found on the www.mypainmyway.ca website. The content is applicable to occupational therapists, physiotherapists, kinesiologists, psychologists, and others who work with motivating and reactivating clients with chronic pain. Presenter: Bonnie Klassen, BSc(OT), MSc, is a clinical occupational therapist with 23 years of experience in a variety of settings, community,…

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Live Virtual Workshop – A Pandemic of Loss: Understanding, Supporting and Integrating Grief

September 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$125.00 – $225 26 tickets left

"Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world's grief. Do justly now, love mercy now, walk humbly now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it.” Grief is the internal and natural response to loss. Everyone, either in their personal or professional life, will inevitably be faced with a situation of loss and resultant grief. 2020 has been a year marked with global loss and grief, bringing these experiences front…

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Online Chronic Pain Workshop

September 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$125.00 – $225 90 tickets left

The online Chronic Pain Workshop is a 6-hour practical, non-pharmacological approach to the assessment and management of chronic pain. The content and tools can be applied to various age groups and settings but will focus on complex clients and the use of virtual platforms for rehabilitation, reflecting our current reality. The content is applicable to occupational therapists, physiotherapists, kinesiologists, psychologists, and others who work with motivating and reactivating clients with chronic pain. There will be opportunities for interaction with small…

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October 2020

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

October 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$40 – $75 40 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 88 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 79 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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