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OT In Mental Health: Understanding The Role Of The Occupational Therapy Practitioner

Course: #6398Level: Intermediate 1.5 Hours 716 Reviews

A general overview of the history of OT in mental health and practice indications. More specifically, this course will inform OTPs of common practice settings, the clinical presentation which includes common diagnoses, impairments, and impact on areas of occupation, different assessment tools and evidenced-based treatment interventions, and desired OT functional outcomes.

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Course Type: Video, Audio

CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.15 Intermediate, OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge, 09568; CE Broker/1.5 CE Broker #20-1220706; IACET/0.2; NBCOT PDUs/1.88 Intermediate, Mental Health

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify common mental health challenges and their impact on areas of occupation.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to distinguish between a basic and a comprehensive assessment.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to evaluate and apply evidence-based strategies to improve patient functional outcomes and recognize the first steps for the OTP’s role in addressing mental health.

Course created on June 20, 2024


0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-20 Minutes Definitions and Historical Overview of OT in Mental Health, Settings, and First Steps
20-30 Minutes Common Mental Illnesses and Mental Health Challenges
30-40 Minutes Deficits Seen and Their Impact On Occupation
40-60 Minutes Comprehensive Assessment
60-75 Minutes Evidenced-based Strategies and Interventions
75-85 Minutes Desired OT outcomes
85-90 Minutes Summary; Q&A


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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Cynthia Hoskins has received an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-financial: Cynthia Hoskins has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by OccupationalTherapy.com, a Continued site.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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American Occupational Therapy Association

American Occupational Therapy Association

OccupationalTherapy.com is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, #7659. Course approval ID# 09568. This distance learning - independent course is offered at 0.15 CEUs/contact hours (Intermediate level, OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge Area). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

CE Broker

CE Broker

OccupationalTherapy.com is an approved provider for CE Broker, provider #50-14558. This course is offered for 1.5 hours. If you are an OT/OTA in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina or Tennessee, CE Broker may be of interest to you.

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

continued, LLC, DBA OccupationalTherapy.com, is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). continued complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, continued is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. continued, LLC, is authorized by IACET to offer 0.2 CEUs for this program.

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

OccupationalTherapy.com is a NBCOT® Professional Development Provider. This course is offered for 1.88 NBCOT PDUs (Intermediate level, Mental Health Area). NBCOT® is a registered trademark of The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.

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