Emily Bennett

Emily completed her MSc. In Occupational Therapy at McMaster University and has experience practicing in the public sector in rural and remote regions in Northern British Columbia. Emily worked on an Interprofessional team providing generalized OT services in the community and within indigenous communities. Emily also has experience providing OT services across the following hospital areas: internal medicine, family medicine, intensive care, high acuity, short stay medical, surgical, rehabilitation, and geriatric day hospital.

Emily has strong interests in health promotion and quality of life, mental health and wellness, community integration, and family-centered care. Emily is passionate about quality improvement and providing holistic and evidence-based care.

Emily recently moved to Vancouver Island with her partner and her dog, and enjoys spending her free time playing outside. She enjoys trail running, biking, rock climbing, yoga, cooking, and being around great people.

Education & Certifications:

M. Sc. OT

Professional development and education : Management of chronic pain, self-management strategies for chronic conditions, seating and mobility, dysphagia management, and trauma-informed care.

Additional training and/or certifications :

Use of the Assessment of Motor and Processing (AMPS) tool

Gentle Persuasive Approach  (GPA) for dementia care

Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia, San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training

Canadian Fall Prevention Curriculum

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), Motivational Interviewing Levels 1 and 2

Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Concussion Management

Regions Served:

Nanaimo

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