Pre-Congress Workshops

The following workshops will be held before the congresss on 15th October. Congress participants may admit the workshops for the addtional fee.
Please note that there is a limited number of admissions.

Pre-Congress Workshops
Tuesday, 15 October 2024
Time / VenueWorkshop 1Workshop 2Workshop 3Workshop 4
14:00-17:00

ICE Congress Centre Kraków
The Mindsetter: a game for personal and professional development in OT education
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Critically appraising standardised assessments and outcome measures for practice and research
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Navigating Assistive Technology in Occupational Therapy Practice
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Intensive short course: Programme Evaluation and Design in Occupational Therapy through lenses of Tuning Competences 2024
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Workshop 1:

The Mindsetter: a game for personal and professional development in OT education

Venue: ICE Congress Centre
Date & time: 14:00-17:00, 15.10.2024 (Tuesday)
Admission fee

COTEC/ENOTHE member participant: 35 EUR
Non-Member participant: 50 EUR

Pre-congress workshop organized by Chris Kemperman, MSc (she/her) Occupational Therapy BSc program coordinator practice placements Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands (c.kemperman@hva.nl) and Gesa Döringer (she/her), occupational therapist Amsterdam UMC, solution focused therapist, developer of the Mindsetter game, the Netherlands (info@listo-amsterdam.com)

Workshop lead: Chris Kemperman and Gesa Döringer

Abstract

Background: Solution focused therapy (SFT) is an established evidence-based approach for a wide range of populations, to support clients to change by constructing solutions rather than focusing on problems (1, 2). This aligns with occupational therapists’ person-centred and strength-based approach. SFT is one of the occupational therapy practical skills that are taught in the Netherlands (3).

Educational approach: To enhance the learning of applying SFT in practice, The Mindsetter game was implemented in the bachelor of the AUAS. This game offers an experience based on the four principles of SFT (4). It is used in a group setting, as part of the supervision on practice placements. By engaging in the game, students are challenged to reflect on their personal and professional development, in a provoking yet playful manner. The Mindsetter encourages them to find solutions for practical challenges, by focusing on strengths and resources, take ownership of their journey in becoming an OT and fostering a positive mindset, which are key ingredients of SFT.

Application to education: In this workshop OT educators will gain insight in SFT and its application in occupational therapy by 1) understanding the SF paradigm and underlying principles 2) practicing SF skills 3) engage in the Mindsetter Game to apply SF knowledge and skills and finally 4) discuss the applicability of the game in their curricula. The Mindsetter Game is currently available in three languages and used in 18 countries.

Workshop 2:

Critically appraising standardised assessments and outcome measures for practice and research

Venue: ICE Congress Centre
Date & time: 14:00-17:00, 15.10.2024 (Tuesday)
Admission fee

COTEC/ENOTHE member participant: 50 EUR
Non-Member participant: 75 EUR

Pre-Congress Masterclass organised by the Research into Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science (ROTOS) Foundation
Masterclass leads: Professor Alison Laver-Fawcett (Chair of ROTOS), Dr Margo van Hartingsveldt (Vice-Chair of ROTOS), and Emeritus Professor Diane Cox

Abstract

In this Masterclass we will discuss factors to consider when critically appraising standardised assessments and outcome measures for practice and research. This includes the assessments’ purpose, content and level of measurement, the adequacy of standardisation, and evidence of validity, reliability, and clinical utility. Several websites and resources to support your critical appraisal will be shared.

The Masterclass is being delivered by Professor Alison Laver-Fawcett, Professor in Occupational Therapy at York St John University and Chair of ROTOS, and Emeritus Professor Diane Cox, co-authors of the textbook Principles of Assessment and Outcome Measurement for Allied Health Professionals: Practice, Research and Development, and Dr Margo van Hartingsveldt, Associate Professor, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. Both Alison and Margo have experience in developing and standardising occupational therapy assessments, including the development of assessments during their PhD studies.

Workshop 3:

Navigating Assistive Technology in Occupational Therapy Practice

Venue: ICE Congress Centre
Date & time: 14:00-17:00, 15.10.2024 (Tuesday)
Admission fee

COTEC/ENOTHE member participant: 50 EUR
Non-Member participant: 75 EUR

Pre-Congress Masterclass organised by Council of Occupational Therapists for European Countries (COTEC)
Masterclass leads: Yara Peterko

As Occupational Therapists, our primary goal is to empower our clients to engage in meaningful occupations. We recognise the potential of assistive technology in facilitating this journey and the need to facilitate the interaction of the person, their environment, and their occupations. The term “Assistive Technology” covers a wide range of technological tools, systems, and services that aim to positively impact all areas of the individuals’ and the public’s health and well-being.

Occupational therapy practitioners can combine assistive technologies with occupational practice by assessing clients’ needs for assistive technologies, making recommendations for devices that maximise occupational performance, and acquiring funding to obtain necessary assistive technologies for clients. With the Person-Environment-Occupation Model (PEO) in mind, this workshop explores the range of assistive technology and examines the potential to enhance participation and well-being through the integration of such technologies.

Participants will explore the role of occupational therapy practitioners in utilising, recommending, and obtaining assistive technologies. Furthermore, discussions will be facilitated to investigate the impact of interprofessional collaborative practice in maximising the benefits of assistive technology in person-centred care approaches.

In this workshop, the diverse range of assistive technologies will be explored and we will examine their potential as environmental factors in the interaction of the person and the occupation. Through hands-on activities, case studies, and interactive discussions we will explore approaches for integrating technology into therapeutic interventions. This workshop will also address challenges in implementing assistive technologies into the therapeutic process by exploring sustainable models for assistive technology provision. The aim is to provide a solid theoretical foundation and practical insights for effectively navigating the world of assistive technology.

Furthermore, we will identify common barriers faced by practitioners, such as accessibility, affordability, finding the right sources and suppliers, and the continuous professional development linked to rapidly changing available technologies and resources. By equipping ourselves with the necessary knowledge and tools, to effectively suggest and provide assistive technology solutions that cater to the requirements of both our clients and practitioners taking into account their work environments and available resources.
Join us on this journey as we navigate the landscape of assistive technology together so that we leave this workshop better prepared to fulfil our role as experts regarding the connection between person, environment, and occupation.

Workshop 4:

Intensive short course: Programme Evaluation and Design in Occupational Therapy through lenses of Tuning Competences 2024

Venue: ICE Congress Centre
Date & time: 14:00-17:00, 15.10.2024 (Tuesday)
Admission fee

COTEC/ENOTHE member participant: 75 EUR
Non-Member participant: 100 EUR

Facilitators: ENOTHE Tuning-CALOHEE Taskforce

This intensive short course is designed for program managers and curriculum directors in occupational therapy education, offering an opportunity to acquaint themselves with the recently updated TUNING Competences for Occupational Therapy in 2024. These competences provide qualification reference frameworks and assessment reference frameworks for the first, second, and third levels of educational cycles to align with the evolving needs of the profession. During the course, participants will learn the rationale behind frameworks, how to utilize these frameworks in evaluating their programs and curricula, and how to align this type of reasoning for curriculum design generally. Fostering high-quality education is crucial to respond to contemporary societal challenges. As the profession of occupational therapy plays an increasingly vital role in addressing these challenges, ensuring that educational programs meet the highest standards becomes integral to producing well-prepared and adaptable professionals. Aligning programs with the TUNING Competences goes beyond enhancing the educational experience for students; it contributes to the overall capacity of the occupational therapy workforce to address the complex needs of individuals and communities in today’s rapidly changing world.

Course Objectives:

  1. Familiarize program managers and curriculum directors with Occupational Therapy TUNING Competences 2024.
  2. Equip participants with the skills to evaluate occupational therapy educational programs using the TUNING competences and critically reflect on strategies to align their curricula with new competences.
  3. Foster collaboration and exchange of ideas among participants.

By the end of the course, the participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the 2024 TUNING Competences for Occupational Therapy.
  • Critically examine and evaluate occupational therapy educational programs using the TUNING 2024 QRFs.
  • Discuss and exchange ideas about their program’s curriculum designs, including teaching, learning and assessment methods, with other participants.

 

Preparatory Work:
Participants are encouraged to engage in preparatory reading about the 2024 TUNING Competences for Occupational Therapy available from https://www.tuning-calohex.eu/occupational-therapy. Participants should also bring a copy of their program syllabus to work with during the course.

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Polish Occupational Therapy Association

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