Thinking and Learning Through an Occupational Lens with Brock Cook

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Episode Summary

Within the profession of occupational therapy, being a lifelong learner tends to be one of the phrases that comes up time and time again. And it is super important as OT practitioners that we uphold this mindset to continue learning and building our knowledge throughout our career. On today’s episode, Brock Cook and I dive deep into aspects of thinking and learning. We chat about how people learn, building self-awareness, the fear of failure, and how to empower OT practitioners and students to think for themselves. Brock shares how his OT journey has influenced his own learning and how his podcast Occupied continues to spread learning and knowledge for the occupational therapy profession.

Show Notes

Sarah and Brock discuss:

  • His favorite things about OT
  • How his podcast Occupied has impacted his own learning: http://www.brockcook.com/category/podcast/
  • Hero vs Anti-hero theory
  • Importance of understanding complex theories and how they apply to understand people better
  • Self-awareness as a therapist
  • The great coriander debate
  • “Pot Stir Thursday” on MH4OT: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MH4OT/
  • How he came to think about things differently
  • Empowering his students to think for themselves
  • The fear of failure
  • Taking a step back to realize where you are
  • Episode with Sarah’s first supervisor- Inspiration, Sensory Integration and Zen with Roxie Fernandez: https://ot4lyfe.com/1/
  • How being in academia has impacted his own view on learning
  • Where he wants to see the profession of occupational therapy go in the future
  • Brock’s episode with Professor Gail Whiteford: http://www.brockcook.com/024/
  • What Brock has learned from podcasting
  • The episode Brock talks about that pushed him way outside his comfort zone: http://www.brockcook.com/063/
  • List of Occupational Therapy Podcasts: http://www.otpodcasts.com/
  • #OTTalk on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hashtag/ottalk

Contact Brock:

Website: http://www.occupiedpodcast.com

Email: brock.cook@me.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/brockcookOT

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/occupiedpodcast

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/occupiedpodcast

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