AOTA/NBCOT National Student Conclave Handouts

AOTA/NBCOT National Student Conclave was held last November 17 to 18 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The American Occupational Therapy Association has posted the conclave handouts on their website. provides you with specific titles of the different topics for easier reference.

Session #1 – Clinical Session: Work and Industry

Session #2 – Clinical Session: Children and Youth (Pediatrics)

School-based Practice:  What’s It All About by R. Clausen, MS OTR/L, FAOTA
Adapting to Challenges in Practice: Context, Process & Skills by R. Ideishi JD, OT/L

Sensory Integration by Moya Kinnealey Ph.D.,OTR/L, FAOTA Temple University

Session #3 – How to Land Your First Job – From A to Z

Session #4 – Empower Your Future: Fieldwork Education Strategies for Personal Satisfaction and Professional Success

Session #5 – Clinical Session: Productive Aging
General Tips for Working with Older Adults

Session #6 – Clinical Session: Health and Wellness
Director of Early Childhood Imagination Stage Bethesda, Maryland

Metroaccess Certification Process with In-Person Assessments
Health and Wellness: The LifeAdvisor Training Program

LifeAdvisor Training Program

Session #7 

How to Be a Successful Agent of Change: Helping Your New Colleagues Understand Occupation-Based Practice

by Denise Chisholm, PhD, OTR/L and Cathy Dolhi, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA

Session #8 

Tools for Transitioning From Student to Entry-Level Practitioner
Your Career in Occupational Therapy:

Occupational Therapy Salaries and Job Opportunities Continue To Improve
A Look at the Job Market for OTs and OTAs
Life on the Job as an Occupational Therapist
Life on the Job as an Occupational Therapy Assistant

Program:  How To Be Part of the Centennial Vision

Session #9 – Clinical Session: Rehabilitation, Disability, and Participation 

Panel Facilitator: E.R. Skidmore, PhD, OTR/L

Session #10 – Clinical Session: Mental Health

 Addressing Psychosocial Issues in Rehab/Hospital Setting

by Elizabeth Dwyer DeIuliis M.O.T. OTR/L

Mental Health Occupational Therapy for Today and Tomorrow

Session #11 – Reimbursement and Documentation Primer for the New Graduate
Medicare 101: Understanding the Basics
Reimbursement & Documentation Primer for the New Graduate

Session #12 – OTA Student Forum
An Introduction to NBCOT
Mock Interviews and Resume Critiques
Preparing for the NBCOT Certification Exam by Margaret A. Bent, PhD, OTR
Advocacy 101 by Tim Nanof, MSW

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