Sensory Modulation Training - workshops and webinars:
WORKSHOP: Sensory Approaches in OT Clinical Practice (QLD)
7th Jun 19
Event Location:To Be Advised -
QLDRegister from:11th Jan 19 2:15 PM
Register up to:10th May 19 11:55 PM
Non-member Price:AU $ 535 (incl gst)
Member Price:375.00 (incl gst)
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This workshop will outline the theory and provide practical strategies essential to integrate sensory approaches into OT service delivery. It will support the growth of skills and proficiency in developing a sensory lens, enabling OTs to apply the concepts and strategies to any number of occupational roles and functions, to promote functional gains and independence for consumers.
This workshop will outline the theory and provide practical strategies essential to integrate sensory approaches into OT mental health service delivery. It will support the growth of skills and proficiency in developing a sensory lens, enabling OTs to apply the concepts and strategies to any number of occupational roles and functions, to promote functional gains and independence for consumers.
The content of the workshop will include:
Brief contextual summary (definitions, theory, evidence base)
Introduction to the sensory system & sensory preferences
Introduction to the concept of a ‘sensory lens’
Application of a sensory approach in the areas of assessment, clinical interventions, and environment.
Embedding sensory approaches in mental health service delivery with practical examples, case studies and exercises to brainstorm strategies to implement in the workplace.
Building on sensory skill base - additional techniques/ training/ resources/ education options
The workshop will be conducted utilising a variety of formats including:
breaking off into smaller groups to work on key material, pre-planned questions/ hypotheticals and case studies, with opportunity to feed back to larger group
individual goal planning to assist the application of concepts & techniques to the workplace.
opportunity to personally explore a variety of sensory tools and techniques.
To provide Occupational Therapists with an introduction to the use of sensory strategies in clinical service delivery. This will include contextual & theoretical underpinnings, as well as identification and discussion of practical application of sensory approaches.
OTs will develop an understanding of the background to and evidence base of sensory approaches, be knowledgeable about its value and benefit in clinical practice, understand the concept of a sensory lens, and be equipped with a number of practical strategies to employ in the delivery of sensory approaches in their work setting.
While having a focus on mental health, the concepts and techniques discussed in the workshop will have significant value and application to many other OT service delivery settings, including general adult, intellectual disability, adolescent, burns, pain and aged care.
How will this workshop enable participants to work occupationally with clients/patients?
Sensory Approaches are designed to support a person’s engagement in occupation by:
Participating in an activity that is in itself a sensory based occupation. For example, going for a swim in the pool to calm down, baking bread to help manage feelings of anxiety, or going for a walk or pottering in the garden to regain focus.
Using a sensory technique to help a person to enhance their occupational performance in an activity that is meaningful and important to them. For example, a person may be having difficulty grocery shopping because of the smells in the seafood aisle. An OT can use a Sensory Lens to work with the consumer to identify sensory strategies that would support the person to be able to complete the shopping independently. Sensory strategies may be incorporated into a person’s routines to help them with their studies, going to the dentist, socialising with peers, or even getting a good night’s sleep.
This workshop is suitable for:
SENSORY MODULATION FOR INPATIENT CLINICIANS
This was a workshop tailored for a government mental health service. Julie and Carolyn conducted the workshop and included content on
Sensory Rooms and Sensory Spaces and How to get started in using Sensory Modulation - What to say, What to use etc.
The Sensory Modulation Resource Manual will be launched at Avid Reader Bookstore in West End, Brisbane, Australia, on Friday 14th September 2018 at 6pm.
Libby Trickett (olympic swimmer and QLD ambassador for mental health) will be in conversation with Julie and Carolyn re Sensory Modulation.
Tickets available at Avid Reader bookstore:
All welcome - register with Avid Reader Bookstore to secure your place.
USING SENSORY INPUT TO CHANGE HOW YOU FEEL: USING SENSORY MODULATION IN PRACTICE
Date: Wednesday, 19th September 2018.
Time: 10.30am (AEST)
Duration: approx 90mins
What topics will we cover?
Sensory modulation is a treatment modality that uses sensory input (including sight, sound, taste, smell, touch and movement) to change how a person feels. It is easy to use and effective for all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity and health issues because it is safe, appropriate, individualised and meaningful to the individual. This 90 minute webinar will explain what sensory modulation is, why it works and how it can be used effectively to change feelings, reduce stress and enhance functioning. To help consolidate understanding, the application of sensory modulation to manage anxiety and improve sleep will be explored in detail. Additional resources for further learning will also be identified.
Enrollment Dates: Enroll Anytime
Who can Enroll: Anyone
Webinar Language: English
For information and to enrol:
About this Webinar
Delivery Method: Online
Overview: Sensory modulation involves supporting and guiding people to find effective ways to change how they feel by using their senses. Sensory input can include sight, smell, sound, movement, touch and deep pressure. In doing so, individuals can acquire adaptive skills in self soothing and self -management to better cope with illness symptoms as well as address emotional and behavioural responses to stress.
Suggested Audience: Mental Health Clinicians, Workers in Primary Care, Non-Government and Not for Profit Sectors, People working in educational and developmental sectors.
This two hour on-demand webinar will look at:
Helpful definitions relating to sensory modulation
The use of sensory modulation to change mood & stress levels
The powerhouse sensory systems
Sensory Environments, Spaces and Rooms
Sensory Interventions, including sensory items, sensory kits and sensory diets
Targeted neuroscience explaining:
How & why sensory approaches work
The role of sensory modulation in the treatment of trauma
Exploration of the E4 approach and integrating into clinical practice:
Explaining – How do you raise sensory modulation with your clients?
Exploring – How do you introduce and education your clients about using sensory modulation?
Embedding – How do you adopt sensory informed approaches into your day to day practice?
Evaluating – How do you know it’s working? How do you measure its effectiveness?
sensory Approaches in OT Mental Health Practice: Adopting a Sensory Lens to enhance functional outcomes for consumers
27th Jun 18
BRISBANE 1 DAY WORKSHOP
Sensory Approaches in OT Mental Health Practice:
Adopting a Sensory Lens to enhance functional outcomes for consumers
Presented by: Michelle Taylor, Julie O'Sullivan and Carolyn Fitgibbon
Occupational Therapist and OT Students welcome
This workshop is open to Occupational Therapists of all levels of experience and working in all areas of healthcare.
The workshop will outline the theory and provide practical strategies essential to integrate sensory approaches into OT service delivery. It will support the development of skills and proficiency in developing a sensory lens, enabling OTs to apply the concepts and strategies to any number of occupational roles and functions to promote functional gains and independence for people. Sensory approaches are particularly useful for clients who become so emotional that they are unable to use the thinking part of their brain.
Workshop content will include:
A brief contextual summary (definitions, theory, evidence base)
Introduction to the sensory system and sensory preferences
Introduction to the concept of a 'sensory lens'
Application of a sensory approach in the areas of assessment, clinical interventions and environment.
Embedding sensory approaches in service delivery with practical examples, case studies and exercises to brainstorm strategies to implement in the workplace
Building on sensory skill base - additional techniques/ training/resources/ education options.
This CPD activity can be used towards Better Access to Mental Health CPD point requirements
It is highly recommended that participants view the Webinar Series: Enhancing Functional Outcomes for Mental Health Consumers: An Introduction to Sensory Approaches (QLD) webinar series . To purchase this 3 part recorded series please contact the QLD OTA office on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carolyn Fitzgibbon | BOccThy
Carolyn is currently working in private practice, specialising in mental health. She is a Director and DBT Clinician at DBTBrisbane and incorporates Sensory Modulation into the distress tolerance skills. Carolyn and Julie recently published a book on Sensory Modulation to assist occupational therapists, mental health clinicians and teachers in getting started in using sensory modulation. She has over 20 years experience in public, private and non-government organisations in inpatient and community Mental Health settings.
Michelle Taylor | MA (Research) | BOccThy
Michelle has over 25 years experience working as an Occupational Therapist in the areas of mental health and substance use disorders. She has led the introduction of Sensory Approaches in a range of capacities - as chair of the Mental Health Occupational Therapy Sensory Approaches Clinical Group, contributing to the development of the Clinicla Capability Framework for Sensory Approaches, contributing to the Learning Centre's e-learning package on Sensory Approaches and to the research on its effectiveness, leading the introduction of this approach in the alcohol and other drugs sector through training, research and partnerships. Michelle has led the introduction of Sensory Approaches in government and nongovernment services, she has delivered training and presented papers on Sensory Approaches across Australia and recently developed a suite of resources for Sensory Modulation including a video and the TREE model.
Julie O’Sullivan | BOccThy
Julie has worked as an occupational therapist for over 20 years, in public and private sectors, not for profit organisations, community mental health and vocational rehabilitation for people with mental health, chronic pain and chronic fatigue conditions. Julie is an advocate for the use of sensory modulation in a diverse range of practice settings, including mental health, education, employment, physical, aged care and cognitive impairment. With Carolyn, Julie recently co-authored a book on sensory modulation, which provides practical strategies to help integrate the techniques into daily practice.
Member Standard: $349
Student Member: $199
Non Member: $399
Final Close: 20th June 2018
Further information: https://www.otaus.com.au/professionaldevelopment/event/sensory-approaches-in-ot-mental-health-practice-adopting-a-sensory-lens-to-enhance-functional-outcomes-for-consumers
Training can be individually tailored for your workplace.