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NHOTA Communities of Practice - September

  • 26 Sep 2023
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


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NHOTA launches Communities of Practice (CoP) group meetings!

NHOTA invites you to join us (from the comfort of your own home) on 9/26/2023 for our Communities of Practice. All are welcome to attend.  NHOTA members earn CUEs !!! (Not a member? ASK US HOW!!) 

NHOTA welcomes Dr. Nikhil Tomar, Assistant Professor in the Occupational Therapy Department at University of New Hampshire to lead us in a discussion based on mental health. Dr. Tomar will share about contemporary and emerging research in the mental healthcare arena and the role that Occupational Therapy (OT) practitioners can play in the future of mental healthcare. Employing the current scholarly understanding of stigma, healthcare disparities and mental healthcare, this talk aims to reinvigorate discussion regarding engagement of OT practitioners in community-based mental healthcare. Finally, this talk also aims to challenge the conventional dichotomy of researcher and clinician roles, and advocate for a more collaborative and reciprocal understanding of clinical and research practice.

What is a community of practice? (CoP)

A community of practice is a group of like-minded people “who share a concern, a set of problems, or a passion about a topic, and who deepen their knowledge and expertise in this area by interacting on an ongoing basis” (Wenger et al., 2002, p. 4.).

What can you expect?

We envision the NHOTA CoPs to be an ongoing dynamic group of Occupational Therapy professionals who meet regularly with the intent of advancing their professional knowledge. The result will be a group of therapists, and future therapists, who are committed to networking, sharing ideas, problem solving, and growing as professionals while promoting the profession of Occupational Therapy. The focus of our time together will be on learning within a social environment. Our goal is that all attendees will feel empowered to share their experiences, ask questions and learn from others who practice within similar areas.   

Wenger, E., McDermott, R., & Snyder, W. M. (2002). Seven principles for cultivating communities of practice. Cultivating Communities of Practice: a guide to managing knowledge4.

Communities of Practice Manual (Powerpoint). Aota.org. (n.d.). Retrieved February 15, 2023, from https://www.aota.org/community/communities-of-practice

Members can earn CEUs with this event- preregistration is required to receive the zoom link. 


The mission of the New Hampshire Occupational Therapy Association is to advance the practice of occupational therapy in our state. We will accomplish this mission by supporting OT practitioners with education, mentorship opportunities, and fostering communities.  We will advocate for the profession's growth and quality at the local, state, and national level. NHOTA will raise awareness an educate the public on the unique contributions of occupational therapy.

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