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September 2014 - Posts

When OTs Wore White Shoes

Becoming a Travelling Occupational Therapist
September 29, 2014 8:00 AM by Debra Karplus
It seems that a week does not go by without receiving a phone call from a recruiting company offering me a full time position "in my area". Many of these jobs are with companies that also employ travelling therapists. Some of the opportunities that have Read More...
Where Did You Receive Your OT Training?
September 22, 2014 9:55 AM by Debra Karplus
I was doing some cleaning and organizing and stumbled upon a few of my old college textbooks. I started thinking about some of my occupational therapy classes at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the mid-1970s, and about my professors there. I Read More...
What Do You Wear to Work?
September 15, 2014 12:44 PM by Debra Karplus
Cleaning out a closet here at home the other day, I stumbled upon a couple of lab coats, lurking in the back of the closet. One is jacket length, the other is three-quarter length. I can't remember the last time I wore either of these. But supposedly, Read More...
Occupational Therapy Defining Moments
September 8, 2014 11:29 AM by Debra Karplus
I frequently find myself in social situations where I'm meeting new people. It always humors me when people say, "So, what do you do?" typically respond by saying, "Well, I do many things, but I'm an occupational therapist by profession." Recently, I Read More...
Medical Marijuana and Occupational Therapy
September 2, 2014 9:15 AM by Debra Karplus
At a dinner party last week, my friend Nancy shared details of her recent vacation to Colorado vacation, a state where marijuana, both medical and recreational, is now legal. Nancy has had a long history of chronic pain. She bought some weed legally at Read More...