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2021 TOTA Black History Month Lecture Series
Saturday, February 27, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM CDT
Category: Statewide

Free to all members of TOTA! As the nation recognizes the month of February as Black History Month, the Texas Occupational Therapy Association would like to do so as well. It is most fitting that Black OTs and OTAs be celebrated for their many talents, research, and commitment to the profession. We as practitioners celebrate the diversity within the profession as well as the ability to include and provide equity amongst all individuals. Kira Beal, OTR, OTD, Ed.D(c) - Facilitator of lectures

LOCATION: Virtual Zoom Meeting (can be watched from any computer location with internet access, do not need to be physically present)
TOTAL CEUS/CCUS: 1.25 CEU (per session attended) **Not including A highlight of Black Occupational Therapist and their contributions to the Occupational Therapy Profession which is not eligible for credit.
COST: Registration Required
     • TOTA Members Only: FREE

You can register for any or all of the sessions. 
Lectures will occur every Saturday from 10:00 AM -11:30 AM CST

Register for Black History Month Lecture Series

Saturday Feb. 6, 2021
10AM -11:30AM — Live Webinar

Role of Occupational Therapy in Guardianship
Objective: After this presentation, participants will explore and understand the three roles of occupational therapy in guardianship (non-traditional setting). The three parts of guardianship are:
1. initiation
2. administration
3. monitoring.
The three roles of occupational therapy are as follows:
1. O.T. as assessor/evaluator
2. O.T. as fiduciary (guardian)
3. O.T. as Court Visitor.

Presenter:  Carol Dabner , OTR, JD, PhD

Saturday Feb. 13, 2021
10AM -11:30AM — Live Webinar 

Providing Culturally Competent Care in Diverse Pediatric Populations
1. Understand cultural difference and similarities in the Black/African American culture
2. Understand how the use of racial stereotypes can hinder how occupational therapy practitioners provide care
3. Consider ways to partner with other professionals to support the children you serve in your practice 
4. Identify three ways to provide individualized care to children with a variety of cultural differences.
5. Identify ways to provide culturally competent evaluation and treatment services to minority children.

Presenter:  Michelle Atanu, OTR, MOT

Saturday Feb. 20, 2021
10AM -11:30AM — Live Webinar

Cultural Diversity in Clinical Practice
1. Participants will be able to explain the 5 pillars of AOTA's Vision 2025.
2. Participants will be able to identify the role of diversity and inclusion in patient care.
3. Participants will be able to select culturally appropriate treatment approaches.

Presenters: Vicki Thomas, COTA and Renee Shepherd, COTA, Med

Saturday Feb. 27, 2021
10AM -11:30 AM
— Live Webinar

A highlight of Black Occupational Therapy Practitioners and their contributions to the Occupational Therapy Profession. **This session is not eligible for CEUs
Objective: Attendees will be able to describe three contributions of Black Occupational Therapist to the profession.

Presenter:  Riqiea Kitchens, OTR, PhD