A number of my own beloved occupations revolve around books. Reading them, writing them, collecting them, looking at the towers of unread books that may well collapse on top of me any moment! As an avid reader and a writer/aspiring author I knew that moving into Independent Practice would be as much about my passion for books as well as for occupational therapy.
We Are OT
A collaborative project called “We Are OT” – this will briefly explore the history of, but mainly focus on, personal accounts of diversity within OT.
Launched World OT Day (27th October 2020).
Featuring narratives from Occupational Therapists from a range of ethnic backgrounds, sexualities, disabilities and other diverse identities. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, publishing in ADHD Awareness Month and on World OT Day – 27th October 2020. It also precedes this year’s UK #OTWeek – 2nd – 8th November 2020 which has the theme “Securing the future workforce and increasing diversity within the profession”.
Presented in a range of formats from poetry to occupational analysis, personal career narratives and fiction, to a game of spot the job advert discrimination.
Answers the question: What are the benefits of diversifying the Occupational Therapy workforce for the populations we work with?
With reflective prompts after each entry this is designed to engage critical reflection of your practice and support you to engage in diversifying the Occupational Therapy Profession.
People are encouraged to share their own narratives and reflections on their blogs and social media using the hashtag #WeAreOT.
Because Occupational Therapy is only as good as the people delivering it.
We Are OT!
All profits from previous purchases have gone to a small scholarship fund for Black student/s training in Britain. Two £50 funds will be awarded – details on how to apply will be on the blog shortly – if you would like to donate use the Paypal.Me link and include the reference WAOT.
An OT CPD Activity a Day (CPD Journal)
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My second and solo project is something I have been considering for a while. “An OT CPD Activity a Day” is a coil bound creative journal to inspire your continuing professional development.
£25 (print copy inc UK P&P – PDF version (for personal use) also comes as standard with the print).
£12 (PDF version for personal use) (Other accessible formats can be made available on request).
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An OT CPD Activity A Day by Kirsty Stanley is a Creative CPD Journal for occupational therapists to use to: re-invigorate their Continuing Professional Development, try a range of creative methods of reflection, reconnect with the philosophy of our wonderful profession, imagine its future, and to explore their own occupational wellbeing.
The 366 activities included are not dated so they can be completed in any order, and started on any day of any year. If you do join me in using the journal in 2021 share your activities with everyone on social media using #OTCPD21.
From clinical reasoning to your favourite occupation, anti-racist practice to risk management, reflective art and poetry to basket weaving. There will be something in here to spark new insights in even the most experienced of OTs. You can see some example pages here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CCshVE4DBoN/?igshid=u5x5tb4s0m7i.
Please do feel free to leave a comment below if you have either of the books or review them on Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/20847860.Kirsty_Stanley. Thank you.