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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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