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Dealing with A Difficult OT Fieldwork Educator

dealing with a difficult ot fieldwork educator

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 …

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6 Things I Wish I Knew Before OT Fieldwork

6 things I wish I knew before OT Fieldwork tips

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 …

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5 Strategies for Self-Care During Mental Health Fieldwork

Self-care strategies for OTs

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 …

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6 Ways to Crush Your Mental Health Fieldwork

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 …

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OT Fieldwork Advice From a Senior Therapist

Some OT Fieldwork Advice can make or break your clinical experience. Sure, you will probably pass, but it is all about having a great experience! Naomi Aaronson, an OT who has been practicing for 25 years, has put together this guide to help you prepare and succeed for Fieldwork. Whether …

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