How to become an occupational therapist | The Virtual Pediatric OT

Occupational therapy involves working hands-on helping different patients to get back to or learning everyday tasks or “occupations”. Occupational therapists help individuals of all ages develop, recover, or maintain the skills needed to complete daily living and work activities. Photo byMichele Schwartz, MS, OTR/L Many are drawn to this profession because they have a passion…

The dystopian cheeriness of Singapore’s useless, gaslighting AI therapist chatbot

In August 2022, the Ministries of Health and Education in Singapore launched a free online AI mental health chatbot service called Mindline at Work. The main idea was to ease the stress for overwhelmed teachers who can’t find other mental health support. That, in theory, isn’t so bad! In practice, however, it seems to be…

Use of a Fictional Character as Part of Therapy

As part of therapy, to facilitate better self-understanding, I teach patients how to access their subconscious. Improved self-understanding helps empower patients including through allowing them to choose therapeutic avenues and define their own solutions to their psychological issues. The subconscious can be accessed in different ways including through muscle strength testing, talking, typing, and imagining…

SSU Occupational Therapy student looks forward to a diverse career

A freshman from Circleville, Ohio, Kaleigh Spires was drawn to attend Shawnee State University for the two-year Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program. “This is one of the only places that offered an in-person OTA program and I really wanted to stay on campus,” she said. First having an interest in pursuing a…

Laser therapy is beneficial in treating short-term memory problems: Study

Researchers have discovered that laser light therapy is beneficial for short-term memory problems. The findings of the study were published in Science Advances. Scientists at the University of Birmingham in the UK and Beijing Normal University in China, demonstrated that the therapy, which is non-invasive, could improve short-term, or working memory in people by up…

Whitehall community hosts fundraiser for therapy dog

Students at Whitehall High School have raised about $2,400 so far. WHITEHALL, Mich. — A West Michigan community is coming together to help a beloved member of the Whitehall School District. During the week, you can often see Winston the therapy dog walking the hallways of Whitehall High School with his dog mom and school…

Biblical Counseling Coalition | 15:14 Ep. 262

Vision of Hope is a faith-based residential ministry whose staff and program focus on applying loving, practical solutions from God’s Word to help produce permanent and lasting change in women whose lives have become characterized by negative, life-dominating habits. In this episode, Heather Putney and Nikki Barnhizer discuss the ministry as well as internship opportunities…

Is Calmerry Online Therapy Right for You?

Initial Questionnaire To get started with Calmerry, you’ll need to create an account using your email address. Once you verify your email address, you’ll complete an introductory questionnaire to help Calmerry find the right therapist match for you. After asking basic questions, such as where you live and whether you’re employed, the questionnaire will ask…

Physical therapist Carrie Moss helps refugees in Ukraine

Carrie Moss has dedicated her life to helping people with disabilities. It’s the reason she went to Ukraine in the first place. It’s what’s kept her there for the past eight years. But after the Russians invaded in February, the Tulsan’s skills as a physical therapist were no longer what her patients needed most from…