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The Occupation Station

The Occupation Station

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Occupation Station is podcast created by two Occupational Therapy students that aim to explore a variety of topics through the OT lens.
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The Occupation of Managing Anxiety Part 2
For ease of access, this episode starts with a grounding meditation led by Reyna Puentes that was featured in Part 1. Join Ana and Amy as they finish their interview with Reyna and explore more strategies for managing anxiety during a test and with daily life. Thank you so much for joining us again! We are glad you're here.
January 29, 2021
The Occupation of Managing Anxiety Part 1
Occupation Station is very excited to welcome back Reyna Puentes to the pod. She joins Ana and Amy as they prepare to take their NBCOT exam in two weeks. The three discuss anxiety, stress, and strategies to work through it before and during the test. Join at 31:00 for a guided mindfulness technique to use during your test! Part 2 will be posted next week! Keep an eye out on social media or subscribe on whichever platform you use! 
January 22, 2021
The Occupation of Surviving Fieldwork FINAL PART 5
Ana and Amy are officially DONE with Level II fieldwork and are graduating this week! Join us as we interview each other about our lived experience and bits of advice we picked up along the way.
December 10, 2020
The Occupation of Living with Lupus
In this episode, Ana and Amy sit down with their friend Laurie to talk about her process of getting diagnosed and managing Lupus.  They cover doctors visits, work-life balance, flare- ups and everything in between! 
September 26, 2020
The Occupation of Surviving Fieldwork Part 4
In this episode, Ana and Amy are quarantining AGAIN (yes, we know). Find out why and how we're coping with it for the second time! Keep listening for some great advice on graduating as well as preparing for and starting fieldwork in the midst of a pandemic. 
July 14, 2020
The Occupation of Surviving Fieldwork Part 3
Get inspired to be someone's doorknob!  In preparation for level 2 fieldwork, Ana & Amy read responses from occupational therapists who have experience as clinical instructors. They ask about advice, how to prepare, and the clinical instructor's expectations for fieldwork.  We hear feedback from Dr. Matthew Geddie, Dr. Laurie Stelter, Molly Setliff, Irene Winkler, and Sarah Putt (From OT4Lyfe)!
May 28, 2020
The Occupation of Netflix and Chilling
Ana and Amy take you on a journey through their current watch list! The girls sit down and dissect what they've been watching recently and discuss how it relates to Occupational Therapy. Skip ahead to 41:04 for a surprise visit from our Podfather!
May 04, 2020
The Occupation of Surviving Fieldwork Part 2
In this episode, Ana and Amy read the stories and experiences of other occupational therapy students in their fieldwork. This weeks favorite occupations include a super sick podcast and peace inducing TV shows!
February 17, 2020
The Occupation of Surviving Fieldwork: Part I
Ana & Amy sit down and recap their final level I fieldwork experiences! They discuss settings, the interprofessional team, highlights and challenges.
January 29, 2020
The Occupation of Caring
Ana & Amy talk about working with the Dementia and Alzheimer disease population. 8:02: Interview with Molly Setliff, OTR about her experience with this population, why we should care about them, and some tools for working with them.39:12: Ana and Amy reflect and talk about soup and word searches
December 30, 2019
The Occupation of Being Globally Minded
In this episode, Ana and Amy interview Dr. Karen Aranha, OTR, about what it means to be globally minded and why it is important for our profession7:06- Dr. Aranha talks about her journey as an OT here in the states and in Zimbabwe, her early years as an OT, and what we can do as students and clinicians to be more globally minded53:16- A&A recap the episode and discuss CEUs, Energy Eggs, Cardi B, and of course, Juno.
December 01, 2019
The Occupation of Using Assistive Technology
In this episode, Amy and Ana discuss what assistive technology is and why it matters. We interview Dr. Douglas Dendy and ask him questions about ADA and why it is important as clinicians to be familiar with the ins and outs of assistive technology.
November 15, 2019
The Occupation of Motivational Interviewing
In this episode, Amy interviews Reyna Puentes, a certified trainer in Motivational Interviewing, and then Amy and Ana chat about it.
September 27, 2019
The Occupation of Seeing Part II
Ana and Amy interview their good friend, Morgan to chat about her experience with Pars Planitis (aka Intermediate Uveitis).
September 27, 2019
The Occupation of Seeing Part I
Ana and Amy explore the sensory system of vision- what is it and how does it work?
September 24, 2019
Intro to Occupation Station
In this episode, Ana and Amy cover what Occupational Therapy is and Amy interviews, pediatric OT, Irene Winkler, OTR, who is based in southern California.
September 24, 2019