OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY AND HOW IT CAN HELP THOSE WITH A MENTAL HEALTH DIAGNOSIS

Can you imagine living in a world where you are not understood or where you struggle to understand others? A world where you struggle with sensory issues or have difficulty regulating emotional issues?  Or maybe you struggle with anxiety/depression? What can you do to cope?

Please join FACES on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at FACES House, 11601 Lucks Lane, Midlothian, VA 23114 from 7pm-8:30pm.  to find out what other therapies can be used to manage positive changes in behavior. Elliot Norman, M.S., OTR/L and Shelly Bloomfield, M.S., OTR/L will discuss different strategies we can use to help our loved ones with a mental health diagnosis.

This event is free and open to the public.  Contact Jill at 804-378-0035 with any questions.

FACES is please to present:
Elliot Norman, Occupational Therapist, M.S., OTR/L has been an occupational therapist for almost 25 years, specializing primarily in helping people with cognitive and psychosocial difficulties. For the past 9 years he has been a therapist at VTCC and finds this work very rewarding. Elliot is also an accomplished potter and is currently learning the art of brewing beer and other beverages.

Shelly Bloomfield, M.S., OTR/L graduated from JMU and has been an Occupational therapist for almost 2 years. She primarily has been serving individuals with mental health diagnoses during this time. Shelly started her career as an intern at Eastern State Hospital and then moved to Richmond to work in Adult Acute Psychiatric care at VCU. She has worked at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children for the past 6 months, but still continues to provide services to the adult acute psychiatric population as needed. She has a passion for community programming and advocacy in mental health care and OT. Shelly is the proud owner of two dogs and loves exploring her new home in Richmond.

 

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