Wednesday, 9 October 2013

First SHOUT of the Semester! Tonight: Chris Mayers on Spirituality

SHOUT is back for the new term and tonight Chris Mayers will be getting us off to a great start with her talk on 'The relationship between occupation, person-centred practice and spirituality'.

Chris has worked as an occupational therapy practitioner, lecturer and researcher in London, Dublin and York. Her key areas of research and interest are the use of person-centred practice within occupational therapy; defining spirituality, assessing and meeting spiritual needs; the close relationship between spirituality and the meaningful occupationals of individuals; and the European Cooperation in OT Research and Occupational Science (ECOTROS).

Chris developed the Mayers' Lifestyle Questionnaire (1), (2) and (3); person-centred tools which enable people to state their quality of life priorities at the beginning of occupational therapy intervention.

Within the session we will be exploring and discussing a working definition of spirituality for occupational therapy practice; the relationship of this to occupational engagement; the relationship of spirituality to health and well-being; and ways of assessing spiritual needs.

To book your place at this popular event email and your place will be confirmed.

The talk will take place in the Robert Winston Building on our Collegiate Campus. Registration and light refreshments are from 5.30pm in the reception/cafe, with the talk starting at 6pm and finishing before 7.30pm. 

Costs: £2 for students and BAOT members and £3 for non-members.

We look forward to seeing you at our first event of the season!

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