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Written by Brittany Ferri, MS, OTR/L, CCTP, CLT, Published on August 2, 2018

Occupational therapists understand the need for a good balance between life activities, but can still struggle with practicing it themselves. This can be especially true for occupational therapists who are caregivers. It is not an unusual situation to care for an ill loved one but it certainly is a weight to carry, especially through the trying times of graduate school and/or through your working career. Despite the wealth of knowledge you possess, you may struggle with how you can best promote quality-of-life for an ill loved one, what resources or supports to use first, and how to practice caregiver self-care in a time such as this.

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Topics:burnoutClinicalmultiple sclerosisself-carework-life balance

Written by Matthew Alpert, OTR/L, Published on December 21, 2016

It is that time of year when occupational therapists and OT students return home to spend time with their families for the holidays.

As we know occupational therapy is an ongoing process, so the OT and OTA will always be churning up interesting ideas for treatment approaches that can be holiday oriented. Here is a list of five reasons why everyone should spend the holidays with an OT. A few of these can even be used as examples to explain profession with a holiday twist.

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Topics:Careersfamilyhumortips for new gradswork-life balance

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