Quarterly Ed Events

In 2014, a small group of thinkers from the Pacific University School of Occupational Therapy and the Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon came together to talk about a collaboration between the two groups that would provide continuing education courses to occupational therapists.

Out of this meeting, a small committee was formed to plan these continuing education events four times a year. The topics are varied, but our goal has always been the same; to provide OTs with quality continuing education at a low-cost, easy-to-access venue. Before each event, we also provide OTs with the opportunity to get together to socialize. Come join us!

Upcoming OT CE Event(s)

The Role and Relationship of OT/OTA Supervision

Wednesday, 2/19/2020

Kristin Johnson, OTAO Director, NW Oregon

Presentation by Kristin Johnson, COTA/L


About the presenter: Kristin is a COTA/L and Assistant Rehab Director working for Consonus Healthcare. Practicing since 2000, she has experience in skilled nursing, home health and mental health. Kristin has served on the OTAO board since 2017. A native Oregonian, she enjoys gardening, backpacking, international travel, cooking and lingering over a good cup of coffee.

This course will explore the roles, relationships and responsibilities between OT and OTA in the delivery of Occupational Therapy Services across settings. We will discuss the value of collaboration within scope of practice as well as the components for a successful supervisor/supervisee relationship. 

By the end of this course, you will be able to: 

  • Define Supervision, Roles, and Responsibilities during the delivery of Occupational Therapy services. 
  • Understand supervision in your own practice.
  • Identify the value of collaboration between OT/OTA. 

6:30PM to 7:00PM – Social 

7:00PM to 9:00PM – Presentation

OTAO Practitioner Member – $40 

Practitioner Non-Member – $55

OTAO Student Member – $20

Student Non-Member – $25


Note: you are welcome to bring a brown bag dinner as a meal will not be provided. 

2 CEU’s 

Below are some of the events we have had in the past:

  • Occupational Therapy for Individuals with Visual Impairment: An overview of vision function, screening, and intervention (Julie Allen, 2015)
  • The Pain Terrain: An inpatient look at the pain patient (Joanne Gatti, 2016)
  • Understanding Grief: Creating a Clinical Toolbox (Kelli Iranshad and Katy Danforth, 2017)
  • Aphasia: What You Can Do to Support Communication, Participation, and Performance(John White, 2017)
  • Feeding: Body, Soul, and Mouth (Kim Rathbun and Sandra Pelham Foster, 2018)
  • Navigating Driving for the OT in the State of Oregon (Jeff Lango, 2018)
  • Depression, Anxiety, and Self-Harm Behavior (Meg Boden Alvey, 2019, with a panel of coordinators from the Clackamas Behavioral Health Division)

Do you want to present for us? Have ideas on topics you’d like to see? Know a passionate practitioner who would like to share their expertise with fellow OTs?

Please contact info@otao.com to let us know!