Posted July 13, 2020
We would like to commend and celebrate two of our MOT students, Helen Russell and Kaitlin Rand, for receiving the following student internships with the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).
Congratulations to Helen Russell for being selected for a student internship with The Home & Community Health Special Interest Section (HCHSIS).
Helen provided the following framework for the work she intends to do while working within this role:
“I am interested in networking with pioneers and ambassadors of the occupational therapy community to expand my clinical reasoning, to enhance my advocacy of the profession, and to improve my leadership and communication skills. In being a part of this program, I hope to be on the frontlines of positively transforming occupational therapy in the United States, while receiving mentoring from leaders in the field. Even as a physical therapist assistant, I encountered medical professionals who did not understand the occupational therapy profession. We need everyone, beyond healthcare, to know the impact of our profession.”
Congratulations to Kaitlin Rand for being selected for a student internship with The Mental Health Special Interest Section (MHSIS).
Within this role, she will help to support and advocate for people at risk or currently diagnosed with mental health challenges. According to the AOTA, “The MHSIS strives to support the membership by informing practitioners about evidence-based practice, legislative issues, payment systems, research, and recruitment and retention issues.” (AOTA, 2020)