New Hampshire
Occupational Therapy Association

Maine OT Association 2013 Spring Conference

  • 08 Jun 2013
  • Hilton Garden Inn, Bangor Maine
Maine OT Association 2013 Spring Conference

Registration is now open for the Maine Occupational Therapy Association 2013 Spring Conference: “Promoting Mental Health and Wellness for All Ages” being held Saturday, June 8, at the Hilton Garden Inn, Bangor, Maine.

The conference features AOTA President-elect Dr. Virginia Stoffel as keynote speaker and a variety of course topics addressing occupational therapy’s role in promoting and supporting mental wellness with our clients, communities, and ourselves.

Highlights of the conference courses include:
Using the Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) model to promote mental health in the school setting
Addressing the impact of homelessness, poverty, and marginalization on daily life
Interpreting Allen Cognitive Levels for discharge recommendations
Understanding the potency of change in professional and personal lives
Neuro-occupation: 17 years recovery from traumatic brain injury

Dr. Virginia “Ginny” Stoffel PhD, OT, BCMH, FAOTA, will give the keynote address, “Promoting and Advancing Occupational Therapy’s Critical Role in Mental Health.” Dr. Stoffel has worked on numerous leadership and service projects with AOTA, including a 2012 Congressional staff briefing in support of the Occupational Therapy Mental Health Act. As AOTA’s vice-president, she chaired its Centennial Vision commission. Among many publications, Dr. Stoffel co-authored the mental health text, Occupational Therapy in Mental Health: A Vision for Participation.
Poster presentations, vendor representatives, and opportunities for networking add to the day’s events. Our profession “focuses on enabling clients to maximize their capacity to participate in life activities that are important and meaningful to them”.1 Don’t miss this opportunity to enrich your skills and promote participation in mental health wherever you practice.
Registration information can be found on MeOTA’s website: www.meota.org. Please contact Susan Spear with any questions: sspear@usm.maine.edu

See you in Bangor June 8!

Reference: 1. www.aota.org/Consumers/Professionals/WhatIsOT/RDP/Facts/Health-Promotions.aspx?FT=.pdf

New Hampshire Occupational Therapy Association   

1 Simons Lane, Newmarket, NH 03857
P.O. Box 842, Durham, NH 03824 
NHOTA Office: (603) 868-7475


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