Kim Barthel: Inspiration From an Extraordinary Occupational Therapist
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From craniosacral therapy to biomechanics and neurobiology, attachment theory, neurodevelopment, sensory integration, mental health and trauma. Kim Barthel is eclectic, grounded and everything in between. She is an OT, an author, a teacher and a visionary. Kim is both an NDT and Sensory Integration instructor, she has consulted at government level on policies and programs impacting vulnerable populations. She was mentioned by Karen Pape in her book, "The boy who could run but not walk" and was introduced to me by the very wise Shelley Mannell from Heartspace PT. I was super excited to get the chance to peek inside her head to see what makes her tick and I was not disappointed!
I truly wished I could bottle Kim up to keep in my pocket for a daily dose of inspiration and wisdom. She has a gift for putting things in perspective and making complex ideas simple - You will come away from her interview with a deeper understanding of many different therapy approaches and a feeling that you could probably start to make headway with some behaviorally complex kids. You don't want to miss her insights!
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The Podcast: Listen, enjoy, share...
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On creating profound change and curing disabilities 5:35
Truths about science and neurobiology (in the bathtub) 7:20
Sensory Processing not sensory integration therapy 9:40
The most challenging clients for Kim 10:35
Fascinating clinical stories that shaped Kim's therapy approach 12:08
On Behavior - An integrated approach 20:52
Becoming a behavioral detective 21:47
Projects for youth with multiple complex behaviors 21:40
Where to start with your treatments (tracking) 27:29
On NDT & transdisciplinary models of care 29:30
Craniosacral Therapy 30:49
Working with traumatized clients 35:56
Treating the highly mobile child with autism 40:44
The evidence for SI and evidence based practice 45:32
How to do therapy with kids who don't want to be touched 49:37
Great advice for new therapists 52:35
Current Passions 54:00
Recommended learning 55:12
Books + other good stuff
The Body Keeps the Score - Brain, mind and body in the recovery of trauma - by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.
Conversations with a Rattlesnake: Raw and honest reflections on healing and trauma - by Theo Fleury, Kim Barthel
Temple Grandin - the movie
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