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Mental Health SIG

  • 18 May 2023
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Zoom


Mental Health Special Interest Group

Professional Development / Continuing Education contact hours will be awarded

FOCUS:                      Mental Health

DATE:                        Thursday May 18, 2023

TIME:                         6:00-7:00 pm

LOCATION:              Zoom (link to be sent by MAOT prior to meeting)

SIG CHAIRS:            Allyson Lewis, OT, OTR, Rosa Colorado, OT, OTR, and Emily Walker                      OT, OTR (this SIG meeting hosted by Allyson and Rosa)

IMPORTANT: to attend PLEASE sign up to through MAOT events calendar, registration will close THE DAY PRIOR to meeting date

Topic: The Power of Mentorship in Developing and Establishing an OT Program 

Speaker: Maggie Flynn, OT, OTD, OTR and Jane Musgrave, OT, MSOT, OTR

Maggie Flynn, OT, OTD, OTR: Maggie is a ‘20 OTD graduate of MGH Institute of Health Professions and serves as the Director of Rehab/Inpatient Group Therapy at McLean SouthEast. In this role, she is currently developing and establishing a rehabilitative/OT program at both campuses in Middleboro, MA. Maggie is an adjunct faculty member at MGH IHP, supporting students in the classroom and as a fieldwork supervisor. She is also training as a certified psychodramatist and will be teaching a foundational OT course for undergraduate students at Stonehill College in Fall 2023. 

Jane Musgrave, OT, MSOT, OTR: Ms. Musgrave is the president and founder of Just Good Sense, an Occupational Therapy consultation company. She conducts workshops and provides consultation at state and national levels in Occupational Therapy, Sensory Modulation assessments and techniques, and the development of sensory programs and environments in hospital, residential and group settings, and family homes. She is the author of articles in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy and American Journal of Psychiatry. She is the creator of Nigel the Weighted Polar Bear, and author of The Nigel Story: Calming and Coping Through the Senses. 

Learning Objectives:

1.     Identify strategies in pursuing mentorship to support personal and professional development 

2.     Discuss barriers and challenges of program development in a setting in which OT is not established 

3.     Discuss and Propose models (I.e. rehab coordinator model), active strategies, and daily practices to overcome presented obstacles

4.     Demonstrate the effectiveness of mentorship in developing, establishing, and advancing an OT program in an inpatient psychiatric setting


Doyle, N.W., Gafni Lachter, L. and Jacobs, K. (2019), Scoping review of mentoring research in the occupational therapy literature, 2002–2018. Aust Occup Ther J, 66: 541-551.

Randy P. McCombie & Meredith E. Antanavage (2017) Transitioning From Occupational Therapy Student To Practicing Occupational Therapist: First Year of Employment, Occupational Therapy In Health Care, 31:2, 126-142, DOI: 10.1080/07380577.2017.1307480

Henry-Noel, N., Bishop, M., Gwede, C. K., Petkova, E., & Szumacher, E. (2019). Mentorship in Medicine and Other Health Professions. Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education, 34(4), 629–637.

Meeting includes Introductions (if time permits, on chat) Announcements, and Discussion

Meeting is Free to MAOT members. Non-members $10.00, Students $5.00

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Allyson Lewis email:                                                                      
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Emily Walker email:

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