Here are the latest episodes.

Episode 5: A unique vision for mental health with Justin Teerlinck

Listen to Episode 5: A unique vision for mental health with Justin Teerlinck

On episode 5 of The Innovative OT, Justin Teerlinck, a mental health occupational therapist, entrepreneur, and author, sits down with host Sarah Anderson and shares his experience working in various mental health settings, his experience starting his own private practice, and vision for the field of OT.  Justin is an extremely accomplished person having started several inpatient mental health programs.  Additionally, he has created his own therapeutic intervention, and has authored several books.   

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Episode 4: Childhood trauma and my time at a child advocacy center

Listen to Episode 4: Childhood trauma and my time at a child advocacy center

Episode 4 is all about my time at the child advocacy center. I share with you all about the different individuals I worked with, strategies and interventions I used, and my vision for OT’s role in treating childhood trauma. In future episodes I will share with you all how to develop and integrate trauma –informed/trauma-responsive evaluations, assessments, and strategies/interventions into your own practice.  Show notes can be found at www.theinnovativeot.com

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Episode 3: Finding Gaps in Service with Bethany Dejarnatt

Listen to Episode 3: Finding Gaps in Service with Bethany Dejarnatt

Today's guest Bethany Dejarnatt, MOT, OTR/L shares her passion for pediatric OT and why she started her own business/online courses geared towards parent empowerment.  Bethany is a pediatric occupational therapist, yoga enthusiast, and coffee lover!  She has been based out of Phoenix, Arizona for the past several years but is currently making her way to Salem, Oregon (quite literally-she is making her move as I am typing this).   If you have any interest in starting up your own pediatric OT practice/online courses this is the episode for you!

Episode 2: What defines role emerging OT?

Listen to Episode 2: What defines role emerging OT?

This episode explores the definition of role emerging OT! The most basic way to explain what role emerging practice looks like is--- these are areas where OT is not currently a service provided. This does not mean you have to 100% change up what you are already doing, but you are venturing out and offering a service in an industry where OT is currently not a typical provider. Role emerging areas of practice don’t just focus on disease management and rehabilitation but instead they also focus on illness prevention, increase overall wellness, and policy change.  If you want to learn more tune in!


Episode 1: What's Your Vision

Listen to Episode 1: What's Your Vision

Hey there OTs!  How many of you dream about starting your own business, or practicing in a role-emerging setting.  How many of you work in academia and want to explore adding role emerging fieldwork experiences to your program?  How many of you dream of developing your own program dedicated to a population that typically wouldn't be able to access our services?  If any of these questions have sparked your interest this is the podcast for you!  Hello everyone!  This is your host Dr. Sarah Anderson, OTD, OTR/L, and I am so excited to get this show on the road!  In today's episode I am going to give you a very brief insight into what is to come on this podcast.  I will take sometime to introduce myself, explain why I started this podcast, and why I am such a supporter of role emerging and role enhancing areas of practice.  So come one-press play-I know you want to! ;)

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