In this edition, we highlight Dr. Kristine Haertl's career and contributions to occupational therapy. Kristine Haertl is a distinguished professor, author, private practitioner, and community consultant in behavioral health and developmental disabilities. This course is part of a quarterly series on OccupationalTherapy.com designed as a salute to the OT pioneers with contributing editor Dr. Franklin Stein. It is presented in an engaging Q & A format and highlights the OT pioneer's journey into occupational therapy and research accomplishments.
Course created on December 16, 2019
Course Type: Text
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Introductory, Category 3: Professional Issues - Contemporary Issues And Trends; CE Broker/1.0 Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Professional/Health Care Related (SC), Related To OT (AZ), Related To OT (LA), Directly Related To OT (MS), Directly Related To OT (TN), CE Broker #20-756344; IACET/0.1; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Beginner, Mental Health
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the role of the occupational therapy consultant in mental and behavioral health.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the important factors in private practice in mental and behavioral health.
- After this course, participants will be able to list the concepts of a holistic occupational therapy program in mental and behavioral health.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe personal strategies for occupational therapists to use to deal with stress management and potential burn out.
Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA
Kristi is a professor in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at St. Catherine University. Kristi has been active in mental health research related to peer-supported mental health housing models; the role of writing in the development of the self; the lived experience of ASD; and exploration of the nature and efficacy of services at a free standing psychiatric occupational therapy clinic. Kristi’s research has led to legislative changes regarding evidenced based mental health practice in Minnesota and has helped secure funding for the development of Fairweather housing units in Pennsylvania. In addition to full time faculty work, Kristi has served as the Chair of a large mental health board in Minnesota, she is the co-founder and co-chair of Occupational Therapy for the Advancement of Minnesota Mental Health Services (OTAMMHS) and she maintains a private practice serving persons with psychiatric disorders and developmental disabilities. Kristi has extensive publications and presentations on a regional, national, and international level. Kristi is honored to be a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association, a member of the Leaders and Legacy Society of the American Occupational Therapy Foundation, and is a former recipient of Faculty of the Year at St. Catherine University. In addition to occupational therapy Kristi has taught Group Fitness classes for 34 years and in 2003 won a National Group Fitness Instructor of the Year award. Outside of professional work, Kristi is active in sports, church, and spending time with dearly loved friends and family.
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