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Written by Devin Diedrich, Published on September 11, 2018

Fieldwork placements come with all sorts of “new”: new setting, new commute, new knowledge, new experiences, new co-workers, new clinical instructors. And as if juggling all this newness isn’t challenging enough, some OT students get the added bonus of dealing with a clinical instructor who is not so inviting and supportive of their learning experience. What do you do when you wind up with a difficult OT fieldwork educator?

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Topics:ClinicalfieldworkGrad SchoolLevel 2 fieldworklevel IItips for occupational therapy students

Written by Chelsea Wehrman, Published on August 21, 2018

To begin with, level II fieldwork is an overwhelming experience. You are in a new and unfamiliar setting, you typically meet your supervisor the day you begin, and you may have no idea the expectations they have for you. For the first four weeks, you are a nervous wreck every time you walk through those doors. But it gets better. You learn. You listen. You observe. You become friends with your supervisor (hopefully!) and look forward to work every morning.

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Topics:fieldworkGrad SchoolLevel 2 fieldworklevel IImental healthtips for occupational therapy students

Written by Jessica Broughton, Published on April 10, 2018

Congratulations, my friend: you have finished applying to occupational therapy school!

You shadowed for many hours, studied for the GRE, and conquered the OTCAS beast. You are now on to the next step of the process and are faced with the decision of what OT program to choose. Now, before you go ahead and send in that deposit for the first school that accepts you, take a moment to consider your options. Choosing an OT program is a major personal, professional, and financial life decision.

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Topics:applying to grad schoolchoosing a programGrad Schoollevel IIot schoolResearchundergrad OT

Written by Nakisha Gutierrez, Published on March 6, 2018

You’ve aced every group project (or at least passed), explored and absorbed countless clinical diagnoses and principles, and then shockingly passed your cadaver lab without fainting (that’s a lie, I actually joined the ranks of the fainthearted). What’s next on the journey? The best part of our educational experience: level II Fieldwork!

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Topics:fieldworkGrad Schoollevel IImental healthself-caretips for occupational therapy students

Written by Grant Mitchell MOT, OTR/L, Published on August 24, 2017

A mental health fieldwork may sound completely foreign.

Images of psych wards, straight jackets, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest may come to mind. First of all, a mental health fieldwork can take place in a wide variety of locations including homeless shelters, outpatient and day treatment locations, or even community centers. However, if you are going to an inpatient location or a state hospital, there is certainly a stigma about mental health in our culture.

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Topics:CareersClinicalfieldworkGrad Schoollevel Ilevel IImental healthsuccess

Written by Ray Salvador, Published on June 8, 2017

So, you think you might be failing Fieldwork...

Imagine this.

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Topics:failing fieldworkfieldworkGrad SchoolLevel 2 fieldworklevel IItips for occupational therapy students


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