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Brittany Ferri

I'm a mental health OT, health writer, teletherapist, clinical consultant, and textbook author. I love plants and hiking. :) Reach out to me for mentorship or to learn more about non-clinical OT! Also, check out my website simplicityofhealth.com !

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Resources
4 Reasons Why OTs Excel as Healthcare Writers
Allied Health March 30th, 2020
4 Reasons Why OTs Excel as Healthcare Writers

Occupational therapists (OTs) are commonly known as experts in self-care, task analysis, and functional performance. Part of our job as therapists is to retrain patients on how to care for themselves after an injury or illness including bathing, grooming, feeding, toileting, and dressing.

Top 5 Legal Pitfalls to Avoid as a Private Practice OT
Allied Health March 25th, 2020
Top 5 Legal Pitfalls to Avoid as a Private Practice OT

Many therapists may underestimate the knowledge, skills, and hard work that are associated with owning a private practice. The core of our education as therapists focuses on the human body, the mind, and how to rehabilitate each of these aspects to promote health, wellness, and functional performance in our patients.

How to Hire an Occupational Therapist in Rural America
Allied Health March 18th, 2020
How to Hire an Occupational Therapist in Rural America

While some people would rather live and work in a rural setting than anywhere else, many therapists and other healthcare professionals opt for big city jobs at large, prominent hospitals and treatment facilities. There are many appealing aspects of rural living, and working in this setting also affords therapists the opportunity to meet many residents who play a big part in their town.

Occupational Therapy Staffing Issues in 2020
Allied Health March 12th, 2020
Occupational Therapy Staffing Issues in 2020

Having trouble hiring a healthcare provider? Depending on where you live, it may be hard to hire an occupational therapist and it's likely you'll need one in the future.

Interdisciplinary Communication for Occupational Therapists
Allied Health February 3rd, 2020
Interdisciplinary Communication for Occupational Therapists

Occupational therapists work with nearly everyone on the healthcare team. Here's how to communicate your thoughts clearly and concisely to make sure your client's needs are known.

The Guide to Outpatient Occupational Therapy
Allied Health November 21st, 2019
The Guide to Outpatient Occupational Therapy

As one of the most popular OT settings, an outpatient orthopedic clinic offers unique challenges. Here, we cover common diagnoses, evaluations, and interventions in outpatient occupational therapy.

The Ultimate Guide to Mental Health and OT
Allied Health October 10th, 2019
The Ultimate Guide to Mental Health and OT

As healthcare professionals, it's crucial to be aware of all aspects of systemic health, including mental health. However, many OTs don't receive the education they need in order to fully understand how to successfully treat patients with these conditions.

When is it Time to Fire Your OT?
Allied Health September 27th, 2019
When is it Time to Fire Your OT?

How do you know if it's time to fire your OT? How many excuses can someone have for poor job performance, constantly showing up late, or upsetting patients before it's time? Could they just be having a rough week? Read on to find out.

Interview Questions to Ask an OT
Allied Health September 18th, 2019
Interview Questions to Ask an OT

Basic interview questions lead to cookie cutter answers. What questions should you really be asking? Create a compelling dialogue and move past the standard surface-level questions with these tips.

How Mentorship can Change Your Occupational Therapy Career
Allied Health September 5th, 2019
How Mentorship can Change Your Occupational Therapy Career

Being a new graduate in any field can be scary, especially when you are an occupational therapist. One way to smooth some of the turbulent waves that come with your first few years in practice is to find good support. Mentorship will take your career to the next level.

Trauma-informed Care in Occupational Therapy
Allied Health July 2nd, 2019
Trauma-informed Care in Occupational Therapy

Addressing a patient's history of trauma is an essential part of treating them holistically. Inform yourself and speak with the patient to give them the best treatment possible.

OT Advocacy: Inside and Outside of the Clinic
Allied Health April 23rd, 2019
OT Advocacy: Inside and Outside of the Clinic

Being an advocate for your patients is invaluable for great patient care, but don't forget to advocate for yourself as well, both in and out of the clinic.