CAOT- Occupation and Trauma: Expanding Occupational Therapy Practice- Ottawa, ON
8-Jun-2017 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM - Thursday
9-Jun-2017 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM - Friday
88 Albert St
Capital Hill Suites
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5E9

Occupational therapists registered in Ontario may be eligible for reimbursement through the Allied Health Professional Development Fund. Please visit their website for more information about eligibility and how to apply:

Occupation and Trauma:Expanding Occupational Therapy Practice

Ottawa, Ontario

Thursday, June 8 and Friday, June 9, 2017 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

This two-day workshop will explore the nature and prevalence of trauma and resulting impacts, current evidence-based assessment and intervention approaches using a framework based on client readiness, and holistic practice methods that include families and support networks. The workshop will use both small and large group learning methods, and participants will have the opportunity to discuss and share their own practice experiences.

Participants will receive a certificate of attendance electronically following the workshop


Day 1

Day 2


  • Defining trauma: Prevalence, diagnoses, key terms
  • Current trauma interventions and approaches
  • Best practices in assessment and intervention


  • Best practices in assessment and intervention
  • Including families and support networks
  • Resilience and post-traumatic growth

Goals and learning objectives:

After taking part in this workshop, participants will be able to: 

  1. Describe trauma-related diagnoses and explain its impact on daily life;
  2. Better understand the exposures of first responders, military personnel and veterans;
  3. Utilize a framework for assessment and intervention approaches related to trauma based on client readiness;
  4. Consider the impact on families and support networks;
  5. Increase their evidence-informed practice and critically consider emerging trends.

Target audience:

This workshop is relevant for occupational therapists, occupational therapist assistants and students in occupational therapy or OTA/PTA programs who work with (or are interested in working with) adults with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or operational stress injury (OSI) from any source (e.g., military, first responders, auto accident, victim of abuse, workplace injury, natural disasters).


Megan Edgelow, MSc, OT Reg. (Ont.)

Megan Edgelow is a Lecturer in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen’s University. She has clinical, teaching and research experience in the area of mental health and activity participation. She also has a clinical practice serving Veterans.

Heidi Cramm, PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.)

Heidi Cramm is an Assistant Professor in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen’s University and Head of Knowledge Translation for the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR). Her program of research focuses on military family health.


Early bird rates: by March 22, 2017

CAOT Members and Associates: $425 – CAOT Student Associates: $325 – Non members: $637.50

Regular rates: between March 23 and May 3, 2017

CAOT Members and Associates: $475 – CAOT Student Associates: $375 – Non members: $712.50

Plus applicable taxes

Registration deadline
: May 3, 2017

 *If you would like to inquire on accessibility options available to you, please contact or 1-800-434-2268 ext. 222.

 ** Limited registrations available: Maximum 45 registrants

Workshop location:

Capital Hill Suites, 88 Albert St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5E9


To offer this workshop at a competitive price and to allow each one to choose food items that best suits their needs and preference, lunch is not included in the registration fee. Participants will either bring their lunch or they can go to one of the nearby restaurants. Coffee/tea/water will be provided in the morning and afternoon.

Cancellation / refund policy:

All refund/cancellation requests must be sent in writing to the CAOT National Office to Requests received prior to the registration deadline will be given a 50% refund. CAOT will not provide a refund after the registration deadline. CAOT reserves the right to cancel or modify the offering.

If you would like to attend this workshop in another location, please complete this brief survey to let us know. Please note that the registration fee may vary from one location to another as there are different costs involved.

For additional information, contact us at or 1-800-434-2268 ext. 222.


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