Our Misson...

We seek to advance and advocate for the profession and practice of occupational therapy.   

We also strive to further educational opportunities, increase professional engagement of occupational therapy practitioners, promote evidence-based practice, and align ourselves with the practice standards established by AOTA.

NOTA Annual Conference 2019

Looking Through the Lens of Mental Health: Therapeutic Impact of OT

June 1, 2019

8am - 5pm

7:30am Registration

Nevada State College

1300 Nevada State Drive

Henderson, NV 89002

Topics Include:

  • Psychology of pain catastrophizing

  • Providing care for LGBTQ populations

  • Functional cognition for adult inpatient behavioral consumers

  • Occupation for end of life

  • Therapeutic use of self outpatient physical rehabilitation

  • Nutrition and weight loss for mental health centers

  • Systematic review poster presentations based on emerging OT areas

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Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

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2019 NOTA Conference Award Nominations

Recognize your friends and colleagues for their hard work and dedication to the care of the community!

Awards will be presented the day of the conference.

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Continuing Ed

OT In Mental Health Symposium

Friday, April 26, 2019 - Sunday, April 28, 2019

Dominican Hospital & Local Home

Santa Cruz, CA

Friday, April 26 - 6pm-8pm: Movie Night with Wine and Cheese Social

Movie: Crazy Wise

Location: Dominican Hospital

Saturday, April 27 - 8am-4:30pm: OT in Mental Health Symposium

Location: Dominican Hospital

Included in registration is light continental and lunch

Sunday, April 28 - 9am-12pm: Brunch & OTs in Education: What the Future Holds for Our Students (An Informal Breakfast Gathering/Dialogue)

Location: Local home, 5 minutes from Dominican Hospital

On your own cost for brunch

Limited Space so please RSVP to karen.mccarthy@dominican.edu

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Member Spotlight

Susan Skees Hermes, OTD, OTR/L

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1) Why did you become an OT?
OT was one of those professions on my high school career aptitude test, but I tried the other ones out as college majors first. I knew I wanted to help people, use my creativity and ingenuity from my arts background, and I like to help people "do" things.

2) A brief summary of your current/past OT roles?
I usually say that I have worked with people in all settings across all ages and stages of life. My first job was in a 200-bed faith-based psychiatric hospital with a ballroom-size "craft room" that had just taken out the floor looms much to my dismay. The choices of how to help people find what they needed to engage in for recovery, conversation, or reconstruction were many. The first half of my career (after my start in mental health) shifted to adults with physical challenges primarily, and most recently to pediatrics in the school-based setting. My most unique and personally rewarding OT role has been in helping promote opportunities for OT in mainland China.

3) What advice would you like to give to new OTs?
Get involved in your OT associations. Only your voice will make a difference, don't wait for someone else to advocate for your job security, determine your job quality, or assure you can keep the "fire" that brought you into this great profession going. I have been involved in all 6 state associations where I have lived, and have found ways to volunteer with AOTA through simple ad hoc committee, reviewing conference abstract submissions, or showing up for a day to "work" at Hill Day or the annual conference. I love what I get to do for a living, and know many people have put their heart and souls to make it grow.

4) What is your proudest moment or greatest accomplishment as an OT?
Tough to say because I keep collecting them - and it is not what I do, but what I get to be a part of. My proudest moment was when a nonverbal little 3-year-old boy (after he had some tough life circumstances added to some preexisting developmental delays) found his first words were . . . "Su San". The ST was a little disappointed, but he would run to me when I arrived at the door because he loved to play with the therapy ball and other SI equipment when I came to his home. He was learning to use his body and feel good in it, and that released his voice.

Thank you, Susan, for all you do! Thank you to all you school-based OTs too!

Shadowing Hours Resource

Are you a student interested in getting into an OT program? Are you having difficulty getting those required shadowing hours?

This resource can help! Click here!

Thank You To Our Collaborative Partners

Mountainview Hospital


Thrive Therapies

Motivated Kids

Desert Canyon Health South

Valley Hospital

Pima Medical Institute

Touro University Nevada

YESnick Vision Center

Are you interested in hosting a NOTA meeting at your clinic or worksite?  Email us at:  nevadaota@gmail.com

What Do I Get As A Member?

Membership Benefits Include:

  • Employment Opportunity Connections
  • Free & Discounted Continuing Education Opportunities
  • Access to Networking Events
  • Regulatory & Legislative Updates
  • Advocacy Opportunities

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Upcoming events

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Coming Soon...

Evidence-Based Practice Resources for You!

Research Surveys

Help some fellow OTs with their research by participating in these surveys!

Usefulness of OSA-SF in Acute Care Settings

The Occupational Self Assessment-Short Form (OSA-SF) is a fairly new assessment and we would like to learn more about how it is utilized in acute care settings from clinicians and students. We are looking for OTs in the acute care hospitals who are willing to use the OSA-SF. After using the OSA-SF in your practice setting, there are several questions about the usefulness of it and it should take about 10-20 minutes.

Perceptions of Incivility During Level II Fieldwork

DId you graduate from an OT, OTA, or OTD Program in 2018? If yes, this survey is for you! It will take approximately 10 minutes of your time and be available through Sunday, 3/17.

Provision of School-based Occupational Therapy Services to Address the Mental Health Needs of Middle and High School student with Disabilities

Survey takes approximately 25 minutes and helps with an exploratory study by the Masters of Occupational Therapy students are the University of Scranton.

Differentiation and Screening for Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline in Occupational Therapy Practice

This survey consists of 23 questions and should take about 8 minutes of your time to help with a research project out of Huntington University.

Sexuality in Older Adults

Research study on OT practitioners' knowledge, attitudes, and  beliefs about sexuality in older adults from students at CSU Dominguez Hills.

Mobility Equipment & Assitive Tech Services, Southern NV

Only a 9 question survey looking at satisfaction with these services in southern Nevada.

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