Southwest District

Counties:  Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Warren    

District Chair:  Sarah Koehler, OTR/L
Contact: [email protected]

 Upcoming Event


Occupational Therapy Student Workshop
How to prepare for your role as a new practitioner 

 Event hosted by the Southwest District Ohio Occupational Therapy Association

Friday January 10, 2020
Xavier University, Cincinnati OH
1:30 p.m. -  5:30 p.m.

 Join us for an event designed just for students. 

Topics will include:

  •  Building your interview skills and resume strengthening tips with a Career Coach/Advisor
  • Leadership and Networking with Katherine Slavik, MOT, OTR/L, 2018 AOTA Emerging Leader
  • How to survive your first year as a new practitioner, featuring a panel of recent graduates from various settings including Community Based, Non-Traditional, Mental Health, Acute Care, Geriatrics/SNF, Pediatrics School based, and Pediatrics Hospital based.
  • How to make yourself stand out as a new graduate. Tips and strategies for success.

begins at 1:00 p.m.
Cost: Free for students 

 Student OOTA Members in attendance will receive a swag bag!  
 Walk ins will be accommodated as space allows. Swag bag not guaranteed for walk-ins.

 Questions? Contact: [email protected]


Community Practice, Justice, and Older Adults: Transforming Communities through an Occupational Lens
Presented by Ryan Lavalley PhD, OTR/L

 Southwest District - OOTA Ethics Course

When: February 3, 2020

Where: Xavier University, HUB (Health United Building)
Room 402

Time: 4:30 pm – Networking
Snacks and beverages for sale from University of Cincinnati SOTA
4:45 pm - Business meeting
5:00 – 7:00 pm – Program
7:00 pm – Tours of the NEW Health United Building where Xavier’s OT Program is now located

What: Course Objectives:

⦁ Attendees will be able to describe various levels and approaches to community practice of occupational therapy.
⦁ Attendees will explore the application of principles of justice and ethics in community practice for 3 populations of older adults:
⦁ Families living with dementia
⦁ Older adults in need of home repair or modification
⦁ Latinx older adults participating in a senior center
⦁ Attendees will be able to articulate the re-emerging role of occupational therapy in community and social transformation
⦁ Attendees will consider ways in which they can support transformation toward more just communities through their own practice.

Cost: FREE for MEMBERS! Non-members $35.00 (pay online or at the door)

CEUs: 2.0 ethics contact hours; you may submit as PDUs. To receive the full 2 CEUs, you must be present for the entire program.

RSVP: Please click on the link below to RSVP by 1.27.20:

February 3 SW Ethics

Reservations are highly encouraged. Attendance without a reservation will be permitted on a first-come basis as space allows.

Directions: You will receive a parking pass as well as a map with details about areas to park and where the building is located earlier in the week leading up to the course.

Materials: Handouts will be emailed out leading up to the course, as these will NOT be provided at the course.

Questions? Contact us at [email protected]