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Grounding Techniques for Coping With Anxiety
  • Thursday, July 1, 2021

Grounding Techniques for Coping With Anxiety

Grounding Techniques are exercises used to take back control of your mind and body from anxiety and other problems. Grounding helps people focus on themselves in the present rather than worry over aspects of their life that may be out of their control....


Top Occupational Therapist Certifications of 2021
  • Thursday, June 24, 2021

Top Occupational Therapist Certifications of 2021

Top Occupational Therapist Certifications of 2021 | Pursuing a certification can broaden your skillset, allow you to offer the latest evidence-based interventions, provide top-notch client education and help you stand out from other providers....


What is Emotional Literacy?
  • Tuesday, June 22, 2021

What is Emotional Literacy?

What is Emotional Literacy? Understanding Concepts, Current Research, and Resources for Therapists. TheraPlatform Worksheets: List of Emotions, Emotion Faces, Emotion Assessment...


Physical Therapy SOAP Note
  • Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Physical Therapy SOAP Note

Physical therapy SOAP notes are a thorough and organized way of documenting patient progress. In this blog you will not only become more clear on the components of each section of the SOAP note but also learn about other things you should always include to ensure your documentation is not incomplete....


Top Psychology Journals and Magazines for Therapists
  • Monday, June 7, 2021

Top Psychology Journals and Magazines for Therapists

Looking for the latest latest psychology research and news? Browse our list of the top Psychology Journals and Magazines for therapists. Some of these are rigorous academic journals but many are popular magazines that contain more accessible information...


Free Occupational Therapy CEUs
  • Monday, May 31, 2021

Free Occupational Therapy CEUs

In an ever-evolving field that is designed to meet the needs of society, occupational therapists are expected to commit to continuing education in order to best serve our clients.  In fact, to maintain certification with the NBCOT, it is required to complete at least 36 units of continuing education at renewal (every three years).  The price of CEUs, however, can be hefty and traditional opportunities can be time-consuming for a busy therapist.  This blog entry will cover a variety of free CEU occupational therapy CEUs and opportunities for occupational therapists that can be accessed virtually. ...


Handwriting Games
  • Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Handwriting Games

Handwriting games and other intervention ideas for handwriting via teletherapy and in- person including: Using a multisensory approach; offering the client to step into the teacher role; utilizing a document camera; and isolating visual-motor skills by drawing. Ideas for motivating writing prompts including word association, an A-Z challenge, story cubes, and a silly picture challenge are also included. ...


Biopsychosocial Assessment
  • Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Biopsychosocial Assessment

Biopsychosocial assessment, how to write it and tips for conducting a biopsychosocial assessment will be covered in this blog post. Biopsychosocial assessment is a logical offshoot of Engel’s theory. It is an evaluation that takes into account the biological, social, and psychological aspects of someone’s life when determining what is the cause of their problems....


Occupational Therapy Games
  • Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Occupational Therapy Games

Occupational therapy games including a client-choice game; world record challenge; search and finds; scavenger hunts; Pictionary; Simon Says; mazes; sequencing; and bingo will be reviewed in this blog post....


Telehealth Training
  • Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Telehealth Training

Telehealth training- Do I need it? Telehealth has been gaining in popularity for the past decade. The coronavirus pandemic has only hastened the arrival of online platforms as a popular way to receive psychotherapeutic telehealth services. Performing therapy online (teletherapy) has some definite advantages over traditional in-person therapy: convenience, accessibility, and appeal to those people that have difficulties being in an office environment. While the advantages are substantial, no one is claiming it is the same as in-person therapy. Working online involves certain considerations that you may not think about with traditional counseling. That is why therapists that are performing virtual therapy may want to consider taking specific training in teletherapy. ...


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