[Posted on:24 April 2014]
Service to others and to my profession is extremely important to me. It is an opportunity to promote OT, innovate, and lead. In November of 2012, with the help of Tina Champagne, Susan Burwash, and Gillian Crossley, we launched #OTalk2US, a monthly Twitter chat for occupational therapists. Since our launch, there have been over 14 MILLION unique impressions of tweets carrying this tag, from which over 6.5 million originate via my accounts, @allisulliotprof and @allisulli. This chat has been more successful at promoting occupational therapy than I ever dreamed possible. Due to this success, I was invited to be a participant in a session at AOTA 2014 on the use of social media by OTs led by AOTA's Web Editor and Public Relations reps. In addition to #Otalk2US, since 2011, I have chaired the MAOT Western Massachusetts Mental Health Special Interest Group, a professional group of academics, practitioners, and students that meets monthly to discuss relevant topics and share resources related to psychosocial occupational therapy. In my capacity as chair and as an active group member, I have presented on a variety of topics, ranging from use of apps and social media in psychosocial OT, a summary of mental health resources from AOTA 2014, and trauma-informed care. I am looking forward to being actively involved in these pursuits as we head toward OT's Centennial in 2016.
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