8 April 2016

Programme

Day 1 (1 November 2019, Friday)

0830-0900 Registration
0900-1030 Workshop 1 Optimising Interventions to Promote Community Participation and in Your Practice
Dr Elizabeth Skidmore
Workshop 2Action over Inertia: An Occupational Therapy Intervention to Enable the Activity Health of People with Serious Mental Illnesses
Dr Terry Krupa
1030-1100 Tea Break
1100-1230 Workshop 1(continued) Workshop 2(continued)
1230-1400 Lunch
1400-1530 Workshop 1(continued) Workshop 2(continued)
1530-1600 Tea Break
1600-1730 Workshop 1(continued) Workshop 2(continued)

Day 2 (2 November 2019, Saturday)
Conference Programme Outline (subjected to change)

0800-0830 Registration
0830-0835 Welcome Guest of HonourAssociate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim
0835-0845 Welcome AddressMs Ngooi Bi Xia
President, Singapore Association Of Occupational Therapists
0845-0855 Video PresentationIntroduction to One Rehab
0855-0900 Emcee Introduction
0900-0930 Inspiring Occupational Therapist Award
0930-1030 Keynote LectureCommunity Participation: Occupational Therapy’s Role in Community Health and Well-Being
Dr Elizabeth Skidmore
1030-1100 Tea Break
1100-1230 Breakout Session 1TBC Breakout Session 2TBC Breakout Session 3TBC
1230-1330 Lunch
1330-1500 Breakout Session 4TBC Breakout Session 5TBC Breakout Session 6TBC
1500-1600 Inside ChatMr Wong Zi Heng
1600-1630 Tea Break
1630-1730 Plenary LectureHow Occupational Therapy Knowledge and Practice can Inform the Development of Interventions and Measures to Enable Participation.
Dr Terry Krupa
1730-1745 Closing Speech & Award PresentationMs Jeyamany Jacob
Scientific Committee Chairperson

Keynote Lecture

Community Participation: Occupational Therapy’s Role in Community Health and Well-Being Speaker: Dr Elizabeth Skidmore
2 November 2019, Saturday

Often, community participation is viewed as a distal outcome of health. However, a preponderance of evidence suggests that participation is a correlate of health, at a minimum, and even more likely, a contributor to health. This keynote address will provide a new conceptualisation of the associations between participation and health and a “call to action” in occupational therapy education, practice, and research to place participation at the forefront of health and health related discussions. The lecture will also describe the current relationships between community health and well-being and give and account of the theoretically-informed approaches that promote community participation, and the evidence of their effectiveness.


Plenary Lecture

How Occupational Therapy Knowledge and Practice can Inform the Development of Interventions and Measures to Enable Participation Speaker: Dr Terry Krupa
2 November 2019, Saturday

Contemporary conceptualisations of “health and well-being” are increasingly recognising the importance of the activities that people do in their daily lives and how these activities are experienced through participation in communities and society. Yet evidence-informed practice related to health and well-being through participation is relatively underdeveloped.

Participation is closely aligned to the construct of occupational engagement, a focal concern of occupational therapy knowledge and practice. This plenary session will develop ideas about realising the potential of occupational therapy to make meaningful contributions to the advancement of interventions and measures to enable full participation. Factors to be considered will include: articulating the links between participation and health/well-being; creating real opportunities for participation; integrating consideration of the multiple factors influencing participation; connecting interventions and outcomes to societal needs and priorities and views of justice; and sensitivity to the lived experience of individuals and their networks. The session will conclude with a brief discussion of how occupational therapists might raise the profile of their interventions and measures directed to enabling participation.


Workshop Synopses

Workshop 1 Optimising Interventions to Promote Community Participation and in Your Practice Presenter: Dr Elizabeth Skidmore
1 November 2019, Friday

Learning Objectives:
  1. Define community participation and characterise its relationship to health
  2. Describe core intervention strategies to promote community participation in practice
  3. Apply these strategies through case-based discussions
Educational Approach:

The workshop will provide an overview of current and emerging evidence, practical applications, case-based discussions, and video case examples.

Practice Implications:

Workshop participants will acquire skills in designing intervention programs focused on stimulating community participation. These skills will include community-based goal setting, behavioral activation, strategy training, and outcome assessment.


Workshop 2Action over Inertia: An Occupational Therapy Intervention to Enable the Activity Health of People with Serious Mental Illnesses Presenter: Dr Terry Krupa
1 November 2019, Friday
Learning Objectives:
  1. Apply this occupation-based intervention to address the activity-health needs of individuals with serious mental illnesses
  2. Participate in program-level continuous improvement related to occupational engagement and activity health
  3. Consider how the main intervention elements might be applied to other populations served by occupational therapists
Educational Approach:
This one-day workshop uses a case-based learning approach, personal reflections and experience with the intervention tools, didactic teaching and open discussion to:
  • Review of the theoretical and conceptual foundations of the intervention
  • Provide training in key practice elements of the intervention process
  • Consider how to build support for the intervention in practice contexts
Practical Implications:

Occupational therapists are interested in raising the profile of the profession in the mental health field and beyond. One approach to this is for the profession to develop, implement and evaluate occupation-based intervention approaches that are focused directly on poorly addressed challenges and gaps that currently exist in health service delivery. In this way the potential for the profession to meaningfully contribute and “add value” to the advancement of scholarship and practice in the mental health field can be demonstrated.

One such challenge is the profound lack of occupational engagement and social participation experienced by a significant number of people living with serious mental illnesses. This issue is enormously challenging, but it is directly within the purview and scope of occupational therapy scholarship and practice.

This full-day workshop will introduce participants to Action Over Inertia, an intervention approach which aims to re-engage community dwelling individuals with serious mental illness with meaningful activity patterns that are associated with health and well-being. While the intervention is based on theories of time use and activity-health, it is sensitive to the lived experience of individuals and is based on an understanding that such significant activity disruptions are likely the result of a complex interaction between biomedical, psychological, social and broader societal factors. In addition to therapeutic processes applied to the individual, the intervention involves occupational therapists in identifying the broader service and systems-levels factors that are key to support this occupation-based practice and offers approaches to building this supportive context for practice

Registration includes the intervention manual, which includes all required practice resources. The intervention manual can be purchased through CAOT publications.

Edgelow, M. and Krupa, T. (2011). A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study of an Occupational Time Use Intervention for People with Serious Mental Illness. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 65(3), 267-276.
Krupa, T., Edgelow, D., Radloff-Gabriel, D., Mieras, C. et al (2010). Action over inertia: Addressing the activity-health needs of individuals with serious mental illness. Ottawa: CAOT publications.