Advanced – Occupational Performance Coaching

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Advanced – Occupational Performance Coaching

Allied Health practitioners can use coaching to promote meaningful occupational change with their clients.  Through coaching clients are able to clarify what is important to them, clarify their goals and create a plan to achieve what is important to them. Research supports coaching as way to enhance participation, improve quality of life and satisfaction for allied health clients. Coaching has also proven to be well suited for use within our current climate of telehealth.

Occupational Performance Coaching (OPC) is a contemporary intervention approach which is person/family centered, occupation based and enablement focused. OPC focuses on the interpersonal aspects of the therapeutic relationship. It facilitates client engagement and goal achievement through a solution-focused approach that enables occupational performance through client implemented change.

This interactive workshop will provide clinicians already familiar with OPC, an opportunity to practice and develop their coaching skills. In small and large group practices, and with a standardised patient, participants will  self-assess and be provided feedback on their alignment with OPC fidelity measures.

Aims/objectives of the workshop include:

  • An enhanced ability to apply OPC with fidelity (in the way OPC was intended)
  • An ability to identify each of the five OPC threshold concepts within their own and others’ coaching
  • An ability to recognise their own personal coaching style and areas for further development
  • Guidance on how to effectively address challenges in implementing OPC within their service delivery context.

This workshop is suitable for allied health professionals who consider Occupational Performance Coaching as part of their professional “tool kit” and are wanting to further enhance their knowledge and skills in this area.  Participants would benefit from having attended an Occupational Performance Coaching (Introductory) training workshop prior to registering for this workshop.

About the Presenter/s

Dr Fiona Graham (Fi) is a Senior Lecturer in interprofessional rehabilitation at the University of Otago, New Zealand. Fiona has over 25 years’ experience working with children and families in public, private, health, and education sectors. Her PhD with the University of Queensland has examined the effectiveness of coaching parents of children with disabilities to enhance children’s success in everyday life. Current research interests include working with families and caregivers, therapists’ uptake of evidence-based practice, knowledge translation, and interprofessional practice. She travels internationally, speaking and teaching on the use of Occupational Performance Coaching across diverse settings.

Expressions of Interest  for this workshop are now being sought. Please contact Zi Mei Events on or (07) 3358 3689 to register your interest.