Vanessa Yanez

Occupational Therapist

MS in Occupational Therapy 
Ph.D. in Occupational Therapy (in progress) – Contributing Faculty at the University of St.  Augustine, Health Sciences
Director/Owner of Bravo Centre

Occupational Therapy in Oncology: Enhancing  Occupational Performance and Quality of Life  Across the Cancer Care Continuum

Learning Objectives:

  1. To understand the physical, psychosocial,  and cognitive impact of cancer and its   treatment from diagnosis to survivorship. 
  2. To understand the unique role of occupational therapy in cancer care,  including the collaborative approaches within the multidisciplinary team.  
  3. To discuss assessment methods and evidence-based interventions to address the  occupational needs in oncology.


Vanessa Monique Yanez, MSOT, OTR/L was inspired to become an occupational therapist after undergoing cancer treatment and a bone marrow transplant at the age of 19. She understands some of the challenges of a medical diagnosis and the toll it can take on a person and those around them. Her personal experience fuels her dedication to help individuals of all ages live their best life after a cancer diagnosis.

Ms. Yanez co-founded Bravo Therapy & Independent Living Center, which provides services across the cancer care continuum with specializations in stem cell transplants, mental health, sexuality, and symptom/health management. Ms. Yanez also holds a faculty position at the University of St. Augustine and is pursuing a Ph.D. from Texas Woman’s University. She collaborates with research institutions to improve therapy services and is a frequent presenter at national professional conferences on relevant issues in cancer care.


MS in Occupational Therapy 

Ph.D. in Occupational Therapy (in progress) – Contributing Faculty at the University of St.  Augustine, Health Sciences

This Presentation is supported by Bravo Therapy

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What is Occupational Therapy? 

Occupational therapy is the only profession that helps people across the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations). Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent—or live better with—injury, illness, or disability in the home, work, school, and/or community. (American Occupational Therapy Association)

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Published by OT Trauma Tools

Founder Mental health Advocate; Phd Candidate; Occupational Therapy Teacher and Researcher Australia “As an occupational therapist diagnosed with BPD I will use this page to share about the various interventions and strategies that are helpful to those with BPD. I will also share about the positive and sometimes challenging approaches that health professionals have used in my treatment in emergency, inpatient, outpatient and community settings. I hope that by sharing my lived experience I can help improve the experience of those struggling to understand Borderline Personality Disorders (BPD) and also support those living with BPD and other mental health challenges Most importantly we will share how occupation can powerfully help change lives!" Laura

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