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Bright Futures: An Authentic OT Approach for Facilitating Clients' Transition to Adulthood

Bright Futures: An Authentic OT Approach for Facilitating Clients' Transition to Adulthood

Bright Futures: An Authentic OT Approach for Facilitating Clients' Transition to Adulthood

 Debora Davidson PhD, OTR/L
Debora Davidson PhD, OTR/L

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Bright Futures: An Occupational Therapy Approach to Facilitating Young Adults’ Transition to Adulthood

Young and mid-life adults with learning, developmental, and/or mental health disabilities sometimes find it impossible to achieve their life goal and full potential. The publicly-funded service system is not be a fit for many, and traditional counseling and psychiatric care alone may not be enough to enable essential everyday behavioral changes and skills development.

Bright Futures is a unique home- and community-based occupational therapy private practice that has a proven track record of helping clients who had been stuck at home for months or years, with no hope or ideas for how to have more. Our success with many clients has surprised all involved, and taken them the full distance to their ultimate goals for career, independent living, education, and social connection.

This presentation provides a detailed overview of what Bright Futures is and does, and how it compares with more traditional services. The ultimate goal of the presentation is to inspire and inform occupational therapists wanting to deliver OT in real-life contexts and to practice independently.

Objectives

Objective 1
Understand how occupational therapy can powerfully impact the lives of young adults who need help with transitioning into adult roles
Objective 2
Articulate 5 key differences between this private practice model and those of large
public service organizations
Objective 3
List a variety of ways that therapeutic activities can occur in natural settings
Objective 4
Be inspired to think about private practice as a great option for OTs
 Debora Davidson PhD, OTR/L

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Debora Davidson PhD, OTR/L

Debora Davidson, PhD, OTR/L has been an occupational therapist since 1980. Her clinical career initially centered on children and adolescents with behavioral and emotional problems. For 20 years she served as an OT faculty member at nationally-ranked universities including Washington University and Saint Louis University. She has published extensively in professional journals and occupational therapy textbooks, and presented at state, national and international OT conferences. In 2011 Debora left academia to initiate Bright Futures, a private practice serving young adults with developmental, cognitive and emotional disabilities who want to achieve a satisfying transition to adulthood. From 2011-2015 she was the OT Clinical Editor for OnCourse Learning, and she continues to write a monthly column for Today in OT. In response to Today in OT readers’ comments related to shrinking autonomy and increasing demands at their workplaces, Debora initiated Authentic Occupational Therapy to inspire and assist occupational therapy practitioners who want to regain or achieve their clinical authenticity and effectiveness. Debora lives in the Chicago area with her husband and business partner, Ken Bolyard.

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