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Workshops are one- to three-day live in-person events that provide you with in-depth, evidence-informed, occupation-based and hands-on learning opportunities so you can apply the skills and knowledge to your practice. They include various learning and interactive activities including presentations, demonstrations, group discussions, hands-on activities and the opportunity to ask questions. 

CAOT is pleased to partner with le programme de développement professionnel continu du programme d’ergothérapie de l’Université de Montréal to expand our workshop offerings in Quebec and in French.  CAOT Members and Associates receive preferred rates!

Professional Development Calendar Calendar of Events

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Potential Workshops

Potential workshops have no scheduled dates at this time, but could be scheduled if there is sufficient demand. Review the list of potential workshops and if you are interested in one of these workshops, put your name and preferred contact information in the survey and share the link with colleagues who may also be interested in participating. We monitor the results of these surveys regularly to plan future workshops.

Current Workshops

More Than 4 Wheels: Complex seating and mobility assessment and prescription for all ages
Presented by Sheila Buck

This two-day hands-on workshop will provide you with the skills and clinical reasoning to conduct a seating and wheeled mobility assessment with clients of any age. Enhance your ability to complete a MAT assessment and focus on customized seating and shape contour.



Kitchen and bathroom modifications
Presented by Elizabeth Ainsworth

This two-day interactive workshop equips you with the knowledge and skills you need to assist and provide consultation for bathroom and kitchen modifications to suit the needs of people with diverse accessibility needs.

Sensory processing and sensory-based interventions for children
Presented by Moira Pena

This two-day interactive workshop enhances your knowledge to select assessments and implement evidence-based intervention strategies related to various occupations for children with neurodevelopmental disorders who experience sensory processing challenges.

Cognitive behavioural therapy: Level 1 for occupational therapy
Presented by Gord Hirano 

This four-week online workshop introduces you to cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and how you can begin to incorporate it into your occupational therapy practice.
How to create and sustain an arts-based program in your occupational therapy practice
Presented by Isabel Fryszberg

This two-day experiential workshop provides you with the knowledge to create a sustainable arts-based program in your occupational therapy practice by tailoring an arts-based program (such as visual art and musical activities) to adolescents, adults and seniors with mental health disorders, acquired brain injuries, dementia and cancer. 
Chronic pain assessment and management: Best practice for occupational therapists
Presented by Linda Cundiff, Clare Lakes and Susan Schellinck

This two-day interactive workshop provides you with the knowledge and skills to teach pain neuroscience to adults and seniors experiencing chronic pain, to conduct client assessments using pain-related outcome measures, and to provide interventions and apply strategies to facilitate behaviour change.
Cognitive Stimulation Therapy: Making a difference for people with dementia

Presented by Gina Zoratti and Michelle Bickell

This one-day practical workshop equips you with the knowledge and skills to implement Cognitive Stimulation Therapy, a group intervention for people with mild to moderate dementia, into your practice. 

Home Modifications for Occupational Therapists - A Technical Collaboration

Presented by Marnie Courage and Lesya Dyk

This interactive workshop is ideal for occupational therapists who wish to improve their technical knowledge and skills for planning and implementing a home modification project with a special focus on the aging-in-place market.
Fundamentals of anxiety interventions: Assertiveness training, relaxation skills training and exposure therapy
Presented by Randy Paterson

This three-day interactive workshop increases your competence and confidence in training clients with anxiety disorders (such as specific phobia, social phobia, obsessive compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety, panic disorder and agoraphobia) to communicate more assertively, to utilize relaxation strategies and to reduce their anxiety with effective exposure-based techniques.
Coaching for return to work – Tools for occupational therapists to empower clients
Presented by Hélène Thériault

This one-day introductory workshop equips you with knowledge and hands-on skills to utilize a coach-approach with adults wishing to return to work, apply a framework of core competencies, and start to incorporate coaching skills in clinical practice to empower clients towards improving their occupational performance.

Hoarding: Assessment and intervention for occupational therapists
Presented by Becky Marval

This one-day workshop equips you with the knowledge to support adolescents, adults and seniors who demonstrate hoarding behaviours by using assessment tools to measure hoarding and its impact on function, safety, and tenancy, as well as by implementing interventions to manage the behaviours that contribute to occupational performance issues.
Pediatric feeding and swallowing: Managing complex issues
Presented by Sherna Marcus

This one-day intermediate workshop develops your skills in differentiating between different types of feeding and swallowing issues present in infants and children, in understanding when and how to advocate for nutritional and medical interventions, and in applying a problem-solving approach in working with infants.

Cognitive assessments and interventions for stroke and acquired brain injury
Presented by Charlie Chung

This two-day highly interactive workshop allows you to explore a range of cognitive assessments and apply findings to formulate occupation-based interventions aimed towards improving or managing cognition of adults and seniors following stroke or acquired brain injury.

Cognitive behavioural therapy: Level 2 for occupational therapy
Presented by Gord Hirano 

This two-day interactive workshop furthers your skills and improves your confidence in using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in your occupational therapy practice.
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