Occupational Performance Coaching

On-line training

Member Price 30.00
Non-Member Price 250.00
Start Date 1 14 Feb 2022
Start Date 2 15 Feb 2022
Start Date 3 16 Feb 2022
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Occupational Performance Coaching (OPC) is an evidence-based intervention for rehabilitation specialists developed by Dr. Fi Graham, University of Otago New Zealand. OPC is a way of working with caregivers to achieve goals for themselves, their children and/or families. This approach elicits caregivers’ strengths and creativity to find enduring solutions.

OPC is relevant to all health conditions that restrict children’s participation in home, school or community settings. OPC involves highly collaborative goal setting and shared analysis of situations with caregivers. Communication with caregivers is structured in ways that enhance caregiver engagement and sense of competence.

The OPC approach has been extremely beneficial through the current climate of teletherapy enabling us to coach families in their own settings and being able to journey alongside them in their daily lives.

The course runs over 3 modules plus one follow up session.

Course Objectives:

  • Following the 3- Modules, participants will be able to:
  • Describe the philosophy and purpose of coaching in the context of paediatrics.
  • Demonstrate the key techniques of coaching namely meaning-orientated goal setting, eliciting caregiver’s knowledge, and shared performance analysis.
  • Have the opportunity to practice these techniques and to reflect on how OPC can be used in their own clinical area.

Who should attend?
The Course will be relevant to OTs and allied health professionals working in
Paediatrics in schools, child development services, rehabilitation, community or education settings.

The first 3 sessions (14th, 15th and 16th of February) 8am -11am

There will be a follow-up session planned date TBC

About the facilitators:

Arul Hamill Dip COT NZROT & Lucy Charles Dip COT NZROT

Arul and Lucy are both Occupational Therapists with over 25 years-experience working with children in a number of different health, educational and community settings in New Zealand, Australia, the Pacific Islands and the United Kingdom. They are co-founders of Paediatric Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Aotearoa in Auckland New Zealand.

Arul and Lucy provide Occupation and Participation focused OT, Physiotherapy and multidisciplinary services for infants and children, based on relationship-directed and family centred interventions. They provide clinical and professional mentoring, supervision and training for Paediatric Therapists on Knowledge Translation, Clinical Reasoning, The FWords Life Wheel, Implementing Coaching into practice as well as Occupational Performance Coaching (developed by Dr Fi Graham)

Arul and Lucy developed the “F-Words Life Wheel” in collaboration with Kelly Reynolds Physiotherapist from Kidsplus Australia and CanChild Canada. They are passionate about hearing the child and family’s voice, journeying alongside families, building on individual’s strengths and enabling participation in their lived environment. As well as connecting with families, meeting and matching them where they are at, respecting their values, culture and life capacity at any given time.

They will deliver this OPC course using interactive online platforms with live demonstrations, video examples and break out rooms, providing opportunities to practice coaching skills and to discuss how you can translate this new knowledge into your practice.

Application and Payment information:
  • Payment in full is taken at the time of application.
  • Payment of the fee does not guarantee you a place at this event.
  • Full payment must be received prior to the closing date in order to secure your place.
  • If the event is oversubscribed you will be provided with a full refund.
  • Successful applicants will be notified that they have a place at the event following the closing date.
  • Places are limited and members are advised to apply early to secure a place.
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