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Seniors Flourish Podcast | Occupational Therapy


The Seniors Flourish Podcast is an occupational therapy podcast helping occupational therapy practitioners working with older adults be the best they can be - not only by showcasing relevant interviews, answering questions, current articles and hot topics, but also to getting OT practitioners EXCITED about working with older adults, give actionable ideas that listeners can take and use in their own practice and have some FUN along the way

Jan 9, 2020

The biopsychosocial model and occupational therapy are the perfect match as they both focus on the biological, psychological, and social elements, as well as a person's individual experiences. It is often confused as being a biopsychosocial frame of reference, but it's not, as a model of practice helps organize a clinician's thinking and approach, vs  a frame of reference is a tool to guide one's intervention.

What I love about this model, is that it really puts the person first but wait, I know what you are thinking, "I am an OT practitioner and I already do put my patient's needs first!" But wait! Rafael Salazar II, MHS, OTR and owner of Rehab U Practice Solutions digs in, gives some examples, and shows us how to use this model to maximize our outcomes.

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→ 3 Key Takeaways

  1. Utilizing the biopsychosocial model in occupational therapy can help be a more holistic practitioner
  2. Using the biopsychosocial model can help you be more client centered and have better outcomes
  3. It can help address more psychological factors in a medical model 

Resources from the Show

Links, resources and specific recommendations from Rafi

Using Therapeutic Use of Self to Maximize Occupational Therapy Outcomes

Occupational Therapy Documentation: The Ultimate Guide to Simplify Your Documentation

Click Here to Get: Skilled Terminology Quick Reference with Key Phrases for Billing and Reimbursement Cheat Sheet

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