An overview of occupational therapy practice with adolescents who are experiencing mental health issues, including suicide, that are affecting their ability to function will be presented. Common diagnoses, presenting problems, psychosocial stressors and basic concepts used in providing occupational therapy are examined. Occupational therapy programming is discussed, including assessments and interventions that can be used in a wide variety of settings, both individually and in groups. Emerging trends and practice opportunities are discussed.
Course created on October 10, 2016
Course Type: Video, Audio, Text
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Introductory, Category 1: Domain Of OT - Client Factors; CE Broker/1.0 Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), CE Broker #20-575682; IACET/0.1; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Beginner, Mental Health
- By the end of this course, participants will be able to recognize the etiology and psychosocial stressors that effect the mental health of adolescents.
- By the end of this course, participants will be able to identify presenting problems, symptoms, and diagnoses common to this population.
- By the end of this course, participants will be able to become familiar with and be able to identify effective intervention strategies for adolescents experiencing mental health based issues.
|5-20 Minutes||Etiology and Psychosocial Stressors|
|20-35 Minutes||Presenting Problems, Symptoms, and Diagnoses|
|35-55 Minutes||Intervention Strategies|
|55-60 Minutes||Q and A; Summary|
William Lambert, MS, OTR/L
William L. Lambert, MS, OTR/L holds a bachelor’s degree in English and Psychology and a bachelor’s and advanced master’s degree in occupational therapy. He has twenty-eight years of experience working with children and adolescents in inpatient and community settings. Currently he holds the position of Faculty Specialist in the Department of Occupational Therapy at The University of Scranton where he teaches the psychosocial-based courses and conducts ongoing research on current preferred adolescent occupations and the piloting of the Scranton Adolescent Interest Checklist. He authored chapters on children and adolescents in Cara and MacRae’s 2013 textbook Psychosocial Occupational Therapy: An Evolving Process and on posttraumatic stress disorder in Weiss, Morgan and Kinnealey’s A Practitioners Guide to Clinical Occupational Therapy published in 2012. He was the lead author of the psychosocial chapters in the National Occupational Therapy Certification Exam Review & Study Guide published in 2014 and the National OTA Certification Exam Review & Study Guide currently in press, both edited by Rita P. Fleming-Castaldy. He is on the editorial board of the journal Occupational Therapy in Healthcare. Mr. Lambert is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association, the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association, and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists. He has presented numerous times at state and national occupational therapy conferences.
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