OccupationalTherapy.com Phone: 866-782-9924

The Impact of Mindfulness-Based Interventions on Pain, Mental Health, and Well-Being

Cindee Quake-Rapp, PhD, OTR/L

January 23, 2017



How would you prepare for an eight week training and what would you do? Also, how do you bill for these mindfulness services?


With regards to preparing for mindfulness training, there are a lot of models out there. You can get online and search for examples. In the one I told you about, the first part is perception. People actually have to think about how they are perceiving their environment. You might spend a couple weeks on just perception; perceiving your environment and what is going on in your body. Are you mindful when you eat? Are you mindful in thinking, and attending, and all those other areas? That would be the first part. The second part would be actually practicing some mindfulness-based interventions like the meditation, Hatha yoga, the sitting meditation, or the walking meditation. There is actual programs that are set up in eight week segments that you can look at online for how to implement those, but that is how I would do it.

With regards to billing for mindfulness services, there are many things to be aware of. If you are working in behavioral health, as you know, there are more blanket coverages for these types of things under other services. I think you could go into the workforce and work on developing contracts with organizations or companies, just like when you go in and you do ergonomic assessments. You could do a survey to determine if the employees felt more of a sense of well-being and more job satisfaction after intervention. You could also go into an organization and identify that the worker compensation claims have been reduced since you introduced interventions for work safety to prevent cumulative trauma. I think the same thing could be done in the work environment to make sure that people have job satisfaction and to ensure that they will continue to contract with occupational therapy services.

cindee quake rapp

Cindee Quake-Rapp, PhD, OTR/L

Dr. Cindee Quake-Rapp, Ph.D., OTR/L is a professor and program director of the Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy at Spalding University. She has published extensively and presented nationally and internationally on pediatrics, behavioral health, and assistive technology including pain management.  Her short course on innovations in pain management was presented at the AOTA, 2014 annual conference in Baltimore, MD.


Related Courses

Disability Inclusion: What Healthcare Providers Need To Know
Presented by Kathryn Sorensen, OTD, OTR/L, ADAC
Live WebinarTue, Jul 12, 2022 at 12:00 pm EDT
Tue, Jul 12, 2022 at 12:00 pm EDT


Kathryn Sorensen, OTD, OTR/L, ADAC
Course: #5632Level: Introductory1 Hour
As a person with a disability and an occupational therapist, I have a unique perspective of living in two worlds. In this course, I will share my personal experience and things I wish healthcare providers knew and understood about living with a disability.

Incontinence: A Home Program to Stop Leaks and Teach Healthy Bladder and Bowel Habits
Presented by Tiffany Lee, MA, OTR, BCB-PMD, PRPC


Tiffany Lee, MA, OTR, BCB-PMD, PRPC
Course: #5384Level: Introductory1 Hour
  'Tiffany Lee is an Excellent presenter'   Read Reviews
Millions of Americans are negatively impacted by bladder dysfunction. This course discusses the OT’s role in treating incontinence, bladder urgency, and nocturia. It also summarizes treatment applications, practical strategies, successful home programs, and how to become board certified in this specialty field.

Treating Sleep Deficits In Individuals With Neurological Impairment Utilizing Occupation-Based Sleep Interventions
Presented by Yvonne Monti, OTD, OTR/L
Live WebinarTue, Jul 26, 2022 at 12:00 pm EDT
Tue, Jul 26, 2022 at 12:00 pm EDT


Yvonne Monti, OTD, OTR/L
Course: #5646Level: Intermediate1 Hour
The incidence of sleep deficits in the neurological population, as well as the secondary occupational deficits related to fatigue, will be discussed in this course. Occupation-based sleep assessment and intervention techniques will also be introduced.

Expanding Ergonomic Concepts Across Areas Of Occupation
Presented by Sara Loesche, MS, OTR/L, CHT
Live WebinarThu, Jul 21, 2022 at 3:00 pm EDT
Thu, Jul 21, 2022 at 3:00 pm EDT


Sara Loesche, MS, OTR/L, CHT
Course: #5647Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Applying ergonomic concepts to areas of occupation outside of the domain of work will be reviewed in this course. Rest and sleep, IADLs, education, and leisure participation will also be explored in order to support the health and wellness of persons, groups, and populations using occupational therapy activity analysis and ergonomic principles.

The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Approach to Eating Disorders
Presented by Sabina K. Gojraty, OTD, OTR/L, CBIS


Sabina K. Gojraty, OTD, OTR/L, CBIS
Course: #4114Level: Introductory1 Hour
  'Good information, very interesting'   Read Reviews
This course is designed to provide evidence-based information on the cognitive behavioral therapy treatment approach for eating disorders. Various occupational therapy treatment techniques and interventions will be highlighted.

Our site uses cookies to improve your experience. By using our site, you agree to our Privacy Policy.