Virginia Occupational Therapy Association

2020 VOTA Annual Conference

IS GOING VIRTUAL!

The Conference Education Committee is currently reviewing all submissions for the call for papers.
If you have submitted a workshop or poster presentation for consideration, you will be notified soon. 

More information on the program will be coming soon.



VOTA Position on Equity, Equality, and Justice - click here to see the position statement.


VOTA VALUES

Group Discussions on Zoom

As new sessions are developed they will be listed here. These sessions are available to VOTA Members only. CEUs will be awarded. If you are a VOTA Member and are interested in learning about sessions and registering, click here for more information.  If you are not a member Click here to join VOTA!

This is what people who attended the Town Halls are saying .........

The Use of Infant Massage as an Intervention Modality in Maternal Mental Health and Early Intervention Practice - May 14

 - "One of the most beneficial online continuing education presentations I have attended. I enjoyed the presentation!"

 - "This presentation was well organized and timely. Thank you!!"

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Emotional & Mental Health Support - May 18

 - "I think this meeting provided great emotional support to all of us who have been impacted by COVID and PDPM who are no longer working."

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VOTA Town Hall Meeting - June 24

 - "I hope we can increase membership. What has been done shows you care. There are thousands of OTs and COTAs and we need their support and service to move forward, so we can all do our part to effect positive change. Hopefully the resources and momentum will continue."

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The OT Practice Framework & Social Activism June - 30

 - "I loved the setup of having OT as the client itself and performing an occupational profile! It helped to frame it in a way to shift to using my clinical reasoning skills as a means of addressing the issues. I also liked the small break out groups to learn about differing practitioners/students and their view of the profession and how they became aware of OT as a whole."

 - "There are many areas in our profession that are RIPE for change, and there are many practitioners who want to see those changes happen. The same issues of diversity and inclusion in our field have been discussed for more than 50 years without substantive change. It's time to do something about that!"


2 Virginia OTs Earn QMHP Designation

Savanah Howe

Savanah works in acute care at UVA Medical Center, including acute inpatient psychiatry. As an OT in a mental health setting, Savanah works with patients experiencing mental health crises to develop coping and life skills to promote successful return to the community. She is proud of obtaining her QMHP-A designation as it facilitates recognition of the role of OT in promoting mental health in our communities and provides a platform for further advocacy.

Lindsey Sawyer

Lindsey works in pediatric inpatient psychiatry at Virginia Treatment Center for Children with patients who are having acute mental health crises. As an OT in a mental health setting, Lindsey works with patients to develop stress and anger management skills, build assertive communication, and improve self-esteem. She is passionate about and proud of obtaining her QMHP-C designation because mental health is the foundation for our daily success. By addressing mental health at a young age, we can teach crucial skills that will be important for their future."

Congratulations Savanah and Lindsey!!!

Upcoming events

2019 VOTA Award Winners - click here to learn more about

  • OT Winner
  • Centennial Award Winner
  • Barbara Howard Memorial Scholarship
  • OTA Winner
  • Award of Merit Educator
  • Award of Merit Clinician

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