Learning and Development events for 2018

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January 7, 2018 by permanentred

We will be organising a series of London regional events throughout the year, but don’t forget the learning events organised by RCOT nationally and hosted at RCOT HQ in Borough High Street. Here are a few of them.

Tuesday 6 February 2018
Help us shape the future for occupational therapists: Technology Enabled Care
Royal College of Occupational Therapists HQ, London, SE1
The Royal College of Occupational Therapists and TSA, the industry body for technology enabled care (TEC) services are running a networking and scoping event around the use of TEC within occupational therapy practice. This event is appropriate for all occupational therapists whether they are involved with TEC, or have an active interest in this area.
Chaired by Paul Burstow, President of TSA the day will include:
Talks from occupational therapists on TEC
Market place showcasing a range of technologies
Roundtable discussion sessions
The event is free and open to RCOT and TSA members only Visit: rcot.co.uk/tech

Monday 5 – Friday 9 March 2018
Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS) course
Royal College of Occupational Therapists HQ, London, SE1
The Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS) is an innovative observational assessment that is used to measure the quality of an individual’s activities of daily living. Following the completion of AMPS training, delegates will be able to administer, score and interpret the AMPS, use the AMPS methodology to assess a person’s functional ability and use the AMPS to plan and guide occupational therapy intervention (direct and consultative).
Visit: rcot.co.uk/ampsmar18

Friday 23 March 2018
Masterclass: Assessing and Treating Fatigue: Skills and Strategies for Occupational Therapy Practice
Royal College of Occupational Therapists, 106 – 114 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1LB
Facilitated by Sue Pemberton, this Masterclass is aimed at occupational therapists from any clinical setting who find that fatigue is a significant problem for their clients and who want to increase their knowledge, enhance their skills and develop this area of practice. Delegates will learn fatigue management strategies and gain an increased understanding of fatigue and how to assess its impact upon daily life.
Visit: rcot.co.uk/fatigue

Tuesday 17 April 2018
Masterclass: Seating and Posture
Royal College of Occupational Therapists, 106-114 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1LB
Facilitated by Fiona Collins, this Masterclass is aimed at occupational therapists who wish to develop their practice in the area of seating and posture. This masterclass will enable delegates to palpate key landmarks of the pelvis relevant to sitting position, identify abnormal sitting posture and make accurate judgements on the postural changes found.
Visit: rcot.co.uk/seating

Thursday 23 – Thursday 26 April 2018
Evaluation of Social Interaction Training Course (ESI)
Royal College of Occupational Therapists HQ, London, SE1
ESI is an evaluation tool used by occupational therapists to assess a person’s social interaction performance within the context of everyday occupations that involve social interaction. Suitable for occupational therapists working in all fields, at the end of the training course, participants will have a theoretical foundation for using the ESI to promote client-centered and occupation-based practice.
Visit: rcot.co.uk/esi

Monday 9 – Friday 13 July 2018
Essential skills for contemporary occupational therapy practice: Children and Young People
Royal College of Occupational Therapists HQ, London, SE1
Facilitated by Benita Powrie and Caroline Dunford, this course is suitable for occupational therapists, who want to update their occupation-centred practice, develop their evidence based practice or who want a change of specialism. This course is also appropriate for occupational therapists who are in-post but who are new to children’s practice or those who are returning to practice in this area. Occupational therapy students with an interest in children’s practice may also wish to attend.
Visit: rcot.co.uk/skillscyp


Friday 16 March 2018
Masterclass: The Occupational Therapy-led Home-based Memory Rehabilitation Programme (HBMR)
Royal College of Occupational Therapists HQ, London, SE1
Facilitated by Mary McGrath, this Masterclass is aimed at Band 6 and above occupational therapists working in the area of dementia.
This one day Masterclass will enable delegates to gain a working knowledge of the neuropsychology of normal memory and attention. Delegates will consolidate knowledge of the neuropathology of the common forms of dementia and will learn how to assess for insight.
Visit: rcot.co.uk/masterclass

Latest Publications

Embracing risk; enabling choice – guidance for occupational therapists (January 2018)
Occupational therapy should enable individuals to reach their full potential. In order to help service users achieve their chosen goals and participate fully in life, occupational therapists must embrace and engage with risk.
This guidance is an essential reference point that provides occupational therapists with a broad understanding of the principles and process of risk management. It also highlights some factors related to the management of risk at an organisational level.
Available to download in early January 2018
Visit: https://www.rcot.co.uk/practice-resources/rcot-publications/member/guidance


Occupational therapy for adults undergoing total hip replacement: Practice guideline (Second edition) (December 2017)
This publication is the second edition of an evidence-based resource to support occupational therapists working with adults undergoing total hip replacement. It provides a practice guideline with recommendations for those occupational therapists currently working in this speciality, as well as offering a useful reference document for students.
It can also be used to inform service users and carers, together with other health professionals, managers and commissioners working in trauma and orthopaedics, about the roles and responsibilities of the occupational therapist in this clinical area.
Available to download in late December 2017
Visit: https://www.rcot.co.uk/practice-resources/rcot-publications/member/practice-guidelines-publication

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