Date & Time
September 15, 2018
9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
El Camino Hospital Mountain View
POTAC & El Camino Hospital Present:
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY AND THE USE OF NARRATIVE MEDICINE AND THEATRE IN ADDICTION RECOVERY
with Sally Wasmuth, PhD, OTR (University of Indianapolis)
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Registration 9:00 AM
Presentation 9:30 AM–4:30 PM
El Camino Hospital Mountain View
Old Main Hospital, Meeting Room A
2500 Grant Road, Mountain View, CA 94040
This session will begin with an historical overview of narrative medicine and the use of theatre in addiction recovery. Following this brief historical overview, the speaker will outline specific and practical ways to implement narrative medicine methods in inpatient and outpatient clinical settings, and discuss the purpose and intended outcomes of this approach. Attendees will participate in a narrative medicine activity, and will then have the opportunity to design their own narrative medicine activity specific to their current or desired clinical setting. The second half of the session will consist of an introduction to an occupation-based theatre intervention protocol for people recovering from addiction. The speaker will discuss the biopsychosocial aspects of addiction and describe, based on scientific evidence, how the theatre protocol addresses these aspects. Several adaptations of the protocol for various settings will be presented. Attendees will then have a chance to participate in some of the activities that comprise the intervention, and brainstorm other occupation-based approaches that can address the aspects of addiction previously discussed. The session will close with a short video depicting an implementation of the theatre protocol.
The speaker will review the history of narrative medicine and the use of theater in addiction recovery. She will outline specific and practical ways to implement narrative medicine methods in in- and out-patient clinical settings, and discuss the purpose and intended outcomes of this approach.
She will introduce occupation-based theater intervention protocol for recovery from addiction, including biopsychosocial aspects.
Interspersed will be active participation in designing / adapting activities appropriate to specific clinical settings. The program will include active participation in the activities that comprise the intervention as well as viewing a short video depicting an implementation of the theater protocol.
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to describe the benefits of theater for addiction recovery, and will be able to write their own narrative medicine intervention(s) to address psychosocial client factors in variety of settings.
Dr. Sally Wasmuth has a PhD in Critical and Philosophical Studies of Biology and an MS in OT. Her research has largely focused on occupation-based solutions for addictive disorders and qualitative explorations of the experiences of addiction and other mental health challenges.
To reserve a space, contact Juliana Keeler at email@example.com or 650-988-7570, ext. 3 by Tuesday, September 11, 2018. Admission cannot be guaranteed without pre-registration.
Pay at the door: $75 for POTAC & OTAC members; $85 for nonmembers; students $20. Checks or cash only, no credit cards.
Meals: Light continental breakfast; lunch available in hospital cafeteria; afternoon snack.
Certificates of Attendance will be provided to qualify for PDUs – 6 contact hours. A percentage of all proceeds goes to the Kim Aspelund Memorial Scholarship.
For maps and directions, visit www.elcaminohospital.org.
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