In this episode we talk to Gavin, an occupational therapist and trans man, about his transition. Gavin shares his personal experience of socially, legally, and medically transitioning during graduate school. We also discuss opportunities for occupational therapy practitioners to support the transgender community.
Trigger warning: suicide
In this episode, we talk with Sue Newsome, a sex and relationship therapist from Relational Spaces. Sue works with individuals with disabilities to help them achieve their sexual desires and needs. Sue talks about the importance of creating an environment that is supportive of sexual and intimate activities.
In this episode we talk to Bernadette Hattjar, DrOT, Med, OTR/L, CWCE, editor of "Sexuality and Occupational Therapy: Strategies for Persons with Disabilities". We talk to Dr. Hattjar about the importance of maintaining closeness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Hattjar also shares specific strategies for addressing sexuality with diagnoses such as arthritis, cardiac conditions, and anxiety.
In this episode we talk to Lindsey Vestel, occupational therapist and owner of The Functional Pelvis, about how dilators and vibrators are used to address issues related to painful sexual intercourse. We also get a crash course in lube!
In this episode we talk to Dr. Kathryn Ellis from the Institute for Sex, Intimacy and Occupational Therapy about the ethics and boundaries of addressing sexuality with our clients. We discuss how to develop a therapeutic rapport while also establishing boundaries to flirtatious behavior.
In this very special episode of OT After Dark we talk with several OT students from around the United States about their experiences with sex and intimacy in the classroom, student research projects, fieldwork, and in their personal lives. TRIGGER WARNING: There is a discussion of sexual abuse and sexual trauma in this episode.
On this episode we have a candid discussion with Mark Levand, PhD, MA, CSE about the field of sexuality educators and how healthcare professionals can talk to clients and patients about sex and sexuality.
In this episode we talk with Andrew Gurza creator of the podcast Disability After Dark as well as the #DisabledPeopleAreHot campaign. He shares his experience being a "queer cripple", and his experience bringing up the topic of sex with an OT.
OT After Dark is in NOLA!! In this episode we are joined by Kathryn Ellis from the Institute for Sex, Intimacy, OT and several clinicians and educators from around the US. Join us as we have a few cocktails and talk about sex from AOTA 2019.
In episode four we have a candid conversation with the mom of a 14-year-old with autism. She shares how her family deals with the topic of masturbation while maintaining dignity and respect for her son's needs and by teaching him to do "private things in private places".