3rd Annual OTAC/POTAC OT in Mental Health Symposium: Applications of Occupational Justice to Mental Health OT

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Date & Time
April 24, 2021
12:00 AM – 12:30 AM



Saturday, April 24, 2021
9:00am – 12:30pm

$45 for OTAC/POTAC Members
$65 for non-OTAC Members
$25 for Student

Register Online https://www.otaconline.org/education/ot-mental-health-symposium

9:00am – 9:15am

9:15am – 10:15am
A Family of Veterans: An Introspective View of Intersectionality on Military Culture and Female Soldiers of Color
Alondra Ammon, MOT, OTR/L

This presentation will provide attendees with greater insight into some of the challenges females of color experience within a military culture through personal reflections from sisters who each served in a different military branch.

10:15am – 10:30am

10:30am – 11:00am
Building and Sustaining Healthy Communities: Understanding the Impact of Racism on Mental Health and Occupational Engagement
Arameh Anvarizadeh, OTD, OTR/L

11:00am – 12:00pm
Panel: Occupational Justice for the Unhoused
Gina Phelps, OTD, OTR/L; Erin McIntyre, OTD, OTR/L; Bianca Doherty, OTD, OTR/L; Robin Martin, OTS

Panelists will share their experiences in providing mental health occupational therapy services to the unhoused population in various community settings. Strategies for how the panelists promoted occupational therapy and partnered with community sites will be shared.

12:00pm – 12:30pm
Optional Lunch Networking with OTs in Mental Health

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