Occupational Performance Coaching Introductory Workshop

The intervention

Occupational Performance Coaching (OPC) is an intervention which is relationship and strength-based, occupation-centred, and research informed. OPC involves working alongside clients to achieve their goals for themselves, their children and/or their families.
In the OPC introductory workshop, participants will develop an understanding of the basis of OPC. They will be introduced to the three domains of OPC (Connection, Structure and Sharing), OPC session format and therapeutic coaching techniques used during OPC. At the end of the workshop, participants will have an understanding and basic skills to begin to utilise OPC within their services.

The workshop will also include practical sessions (e.g. case studies, videos/vignettes) and discussion of telehealth delivery to assist participants to integrate their knowledge and skills.
This workshop is suitable for all healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives:

Through a combination of lecture and practice-based learning, participants will

  • Understand the basis of occupational performance coaching (OPC) with reference to other interventions which support the use of OPC.
  • Articulate the theoretical and conceptual foundations of OPC.
  • Develop an understanding of the three domains, session format and therapeutic techniques used during OPC.
  • Develop and enhance skills in the domains of OPC: Connect (listen, empathise and partner), Structure (participatory goal setting and collaborative performance analysis) and Share.
  • Develop a repertoire of strategies to situate agency with clients, and maintain this while prompting client reflection and teaching principles as appropriate.
  • Understand how to effectively utilise OPC within their services.
    • June 4-5 2022 | 10:00 – 16:00 (Greek Time)***We have availability***

Dr. Dorothy Kessler, PhD, MSc OT

Seminar duration:
  • 12 hour with break.
Price: 490 €

Certificate of attendance will be provided from the OPC Network.
The OPC workshop is conducted in collaboration with the University of Otago and the University of Queen’ s.

Brief Bio:

Dr. Dorothy Kessler is an Assistant Professor in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen’s University, Canada. She trained as an occupational therapist at the University of Manitoba, received her MSc at Dalhousie University and her PhD at the University of Ottawa. For her doctoral thesis she pilot tested Occupational Performance Coaching with persons living with the experience of stroke.

Dr. Kessler has over 20 years of clinical experience in stroke rehabilitation and complex care. Her research focusses on understanding the experiences of people living with chronic health conditions, as well as developing and testing of interventions and models of care to improve community reintegration and participation in personally valued activities among people with chronic health conditions such as stroke and Parkinson’s’ disease. Her research is centered on interventions and approaches that engage and empower the person to manage their care. View More!

Click here to watch how the OPC intervention looks like.

Read here about the evidence-based OPC approach.

Book your place by sending an email to contact@psychomotortherapy.gr.

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