Occupation & Trauma: Expanding Occupational Therapy Practice

November 22 – 23, 2018
Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel and Conference Center

This two-day workshop will explore the nature and prevalence of trauma and resulting impacts, introduce and utilize an occupational therapy trauma intervention framework, and present holistic practice methods that include families and support networks.

The workshop will use both small and large group learning methods, and participants will have the opportunity to discuss and share their own practice experiences.

Goals and Learning Objectives:

  1. Develop a working knowledge of trauma and its impact on daily life;
  2. Increase understanding of the exposures for a variety of clients who experience or witness trauma, including first responders, military personnel, and Veterans;
  3. Utilize an evidence-informed occupational therapy trauma intervention framework;
  4. Expand consideration of the impact of trauma on families and support networks;
  5. Explore opportunities for growth in occupational therapy practice.

Day 1:

  • Defining trauma: prevalence, diagnoses, key terms
  • Current trauma interventions and approaches
  • Occupational therapy trauma intervention framework

Day 2:

  • Occupational therapy trauma intervention framework
  • Resilience and post-traumatic growth
  • Including families and support networks
  • Growth of occupational therapy practice in this area
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Megan Edgelow, MSc(RHBS), OT Reg. (Ont.)






Megan is a Lecturer in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen’s University. She is currently completing her Doctorate of Education (EdD) at Western University. Her current clinical work and research includes military, Veteran, and public safety personnel mental health and occupational engagement.


Heidi Cramm, PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.)






Heidi is an Assistant Professor in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen’s University, Associate Scientist, Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR), and Associate Director, Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research & Treatment (CIPSRT). Her program of research focuses on military family health, Veteran transition, public safety personnel health, trauma and mental health.

Additional Information

Your registration includes:

  • a highly coveted 2-day workshop
  • all required workshop materials which will be sent in digital format prior to the workshop date
  • morning smoothies and homemade granola bars (daily)
  • gourmet lunch (daily)
  • afternoon refreshments (daily)
  • wifi
  • onsite parking

This workshop is designed for Occupational Therapists working in trauma, private, community and hospital sectors.

If you require hotel accommodations for the workshop we have reserved a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre. Guestrooms can be booked via the Solutions for Living Reservation Link or by phone at 905-639-4443 through RESERVATIONS using the group code SFL.

Solutions for Living by Entwistle Power Occupational Therapy is committed to complying with both the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

Our workshop will take place at a fully accessible location.  Please contact us with any accessibility needs and we will be happy to accommodate.

Solutions for Living reserves the right to cancel the workshop due to low enrollment and / or unforeseen circumstances.  Should the workshop be cancelled by us a full refund will be given.

Please note the following cancellation policy for this workshop:

All cancellations must be received via email to, through contacting our booking page (, or by calling the Solutions for Living office directly at 905-648-9593.

  • Cancellations received 60-45 business days prior to the event will be provided a full fee refund, however subject to an administrative fee of $25.00
  • Cancellations received 45-30 business days prior to the event will be provided a 75% fee refund plus an administrative fee of $25.00
  • Cancellations received 30-15 business days prior to the event will be provided a 50% fee refund plus an administrative fee of $25.00
  • Cancellations received 14-0 business days prior to the event are not eligible for a fee refund.
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