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#OTalk – 17th June 2014 – Exploring the River.

KAWA Symposium Review

Date:  17/06/2014   Host: @Helen_OTUK

Blog Post  –  Transcript

Earlier in the day in Japan (1am-7am UK time) will have seen the inaugural Kawa Symposium. #Kawa14. Being held prior to the World Federation of Occupational Therapist Conference #WFOT14

Following the live and broadcast #Kawa14 event, here is a brief Storify of the resources and tweets to get the conversation started for #OTalk. I hope that they provide a flavour of the event for you and starts the discussion flowing.

988857_10152139129956799_6110250576451647816_nAs it will not be possible for everyone to stay awake all night to be part of the event, we thought it would be a good idea to dedicate this weeks #OTalk to exploring the resources shared during the event.

So please do join us to share what has come from this great event.

Anyone who may have been up all night to take part please feel free to come along and share your thoughts.

I am sure that those fortunate enough to be in Japan will have shared their experiences across social media so please do come along and discuss your highlights from #Kawa14.

Healthcare Hashtags Transcript. – #OTALK

#OTalk – Kawa Transcript 17 June 2014 – PDF

Healthcare Hashtags Transcript – #KAWA14

#Kawa14 – Transcript – PDF

Below are the off-site presentations:

‘Climbing up a mountain or flowing down a river: a different way of viewing the Kawa Model’ (Carina Andreasson and Evelina Stridh, Sweden)

‘Kawa Model and its relationship with elderly in Hong Kong’ (David Lau, Hong Kong)

 ‘Using Kawa for CPD workshop’ (Gill Smith, UK)

‘Flow: an OT student’s CPD journey with the Kawa Model’ (Gill Smith, UK)

‘Flowing through the Indian land: Kawa in India’ (Kavitha Murthi, India)

‘Coaching with Kawa’ (Jen Gash, UK)

 ‘Painting my river: a personal Kawa journey’ (Jen Gash, UK)

 ‘The Kawa Model in research’ (Clarissa Sorlie, UK)

‘Flood’ (David Nixon, UK) A short film of a flood in Hebden and a reflection on the meaning of the Kawa Model.


For those who are able to join the event live-online here are the details:

For online participants, please check times using Time and Date Link #Kawa14 as all times in this schedule are according to Japan times!

Event Schedule and links for online viewing:

Introductions and keynote:

9.00 – 9.07 Opening & Welcome Beki Dellow)
9:07 – 9.10 Introduction to Keynote Speaker (Nicole Thomson)
9.10 – 9.40 Keynote by Michael Iwama
9:40 – 9.45 Introduction to day’s event and format.

Session 1:

9:45 – 10.00 Understanding mental health recovery through the Kawa Model ( Kee Hean Lim – UK)
10:00 – 10: 15 Influence of play in women: Rediscovering their lives through the Kawa Model Daniela Castro and Daniela Olivares Aising – Chile)
10:15 – 10: 30 Using the Kawa Model for Team Building and Managing Staff Stress and Burnout Jennifer Lape – USA)
10.30 – 10.45 Ina Stavril Australia
10:45 – 11:00 The Role of the Kawa Model in the Emerging2OT Conference (Michelle Perryman UK)

Session 2:

11.00 – 11.15 Learning about Kawa: A Tale of Three Cities Anita Hamilton Australia, Susan Burwash USA/Canada, Marianne Bonassi Australia)
11.15-11.30 Comprehending Domestic Violence using the Kawa Model (Tamera Humbert USA)
11.30 – 11.45 Social Determinants of Health in Chile Roberto Nieto Velásquez)
11.45 – 12.00 Using the Kawa Model in a lifestyle medicine approach (Donna Mann)

Session 3:

1.00 – 1.15 Poetics – Symbolic Language of the River David Nixon UK)
1.15-1.30 The life of Takeo Arishima and changes of his thoughts – seen from the perspective of the Kawa Model Akiyo Harigae, Japan)
1.30 – 1.45 The Kawa Model as a framework to Guide International OT Fieldwork ( Pam Kearney Bethany Johnson USA)
1.45 – 2.00 Applying the Kawa Model in an Australian Mental Health Setting ( Brock Cook)

Session 4:

2.00 – 2.15 Advancing the OT river through the system “Will we flow quietly?” – KAWA as a lobbying strategy Saša Radić, Croatia)
2:15 – 2:30 The Kawa Model’s journey through Japan over the past 10 years Mayumi Okuda
2:30 – 2:45 Launch of the Kawa Model app
2:45 – 3:00 Close


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