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Mental Health, Health And Wellness CEU Courses for OTs

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Yoga Tools For Schools (K-5): Mindful Movement For Pediatric And School-Based Therapists
Presented by Amy Starkey, COTA/L, E-RYT200, CTP-E
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Course: #5587Level: Introductory1 Hour
Mindful movement, based on various yoga principles and exercises, has been proven to be highly effective in helping children deal with stressors often associated with the school/classroom environment. Through both lecture and experiential exercises, participants will learn effective therapeutic yoga and mindfulness strategies to integrate into the K-5 school/classroom environment for helping students gain self-regulation skills necessary for optimal learning preparedness.

Mental Health First Aid Awareness
Presented by Tania Sofia Nogueira, MSc, HCPC – UK, COT – UK, ACSS – PT
Live WebinarTue, Oct 11, 2022 at 12:00 pm EDT
Course: #5714Level: Introductory1 Hour
Mental health literacy is a key component of occupational therapy interventions. The high prevalence of mental disorders increases the likelihood of any of us engaging with someone experiencing mental health issues. This course aims to raise awareness and understanding about mental health first aid. It provides a general overview of this intervention and highlights its key elements.

Depression After Brain Injury
Presented by Jasleen Grewal, Registered Occupational Therapist, PhD Candidate, University of British Columbia, Julia Schmidt, PhD, BSc (Occupational Therapy)
Live WebinarTue, Oct 25, 2022 at 12:00 pm EDT
Course: #5741Level: Introductory1 Hour
An overview of the experience of depression after brain injury will be discussed in this course. Specifically, it will describe how depression can impact occupational engagement after brain injury and address current literature in this area and future considerations for practice.

Bullying Among Older Adults: Not Just A Playground Problem
Presented by Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP
Live WebinarThu, Nov 10, 2022 at 3:00 pm EST
Course: #5660Level: Introductory1 Hour
The definition and incidence of bullying in adult living communities and day centers including what older adult bullying looks like in this population are reviewed in this session. Characteristics of older adult bullies as well their targets and gender differences will be explored. The reasons why bullying occurs as well as the five different types of bullies are defined. Interventions for the organization, the bully, and the target will be reviewed to help communities minimize (and prevent where possible) bullying and mitigate the effects on the target. Addressing bullying behavior among older adults is critically important for enhancing quality of life and promoting emotional well-being; strategies to create caring and empathic communities for all residents and staff members are also reviewed.

Occupational Therapy's Role In Opioid Recovery Podcast
Presented by Monica Robinson, OTD, MS, OT/L, BCMH, FAOTA, Dennis Cleary, MS, OTD, OTR/L
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Course: #5671Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Opioid-use disorder is a national population health crisis affecting those of all ages. Understanding the demographic, socioeconomic, psychosocial, and substance use characteristics of different groups of opioid users allows OT practitioners to tailor interventions. OT practitioners can provide interventions across the life span supporting a return to meaningful occupations, roles, and routines. This is part of the Continued Learning Podcast series.

Treating Sleep Deficits In Individuals With Neurological Impairment Utilizing Occupation-Based Sleep Interventions
Presented by Yvonne Monti, OTD, OTR/L
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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
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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.

Disability Inclusion: What Healthcare Providers Need To Know
Presented by Kathryn Sorensen, OTD, OTR/L, ADAC
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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.

Journaling In OT To Address Anxiety And Emotional Regulation
Presented by Aditi Mehra, DHSc, OTR/L
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Course: #5580Level: Intermediate2 Hours
Research suggests that practitioners struggle to find simple, effective ways to address mental health issues in OT. This course combines the efficacy of 2 evidence-based strategies: the art of journaling and the psychology of Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) to offer a solution. Upon completion, practitioners will be able to access downloadable worksheets required to implement these strategies the very next day, into practice.

Adolescent Eating Disorders And Occupational Therapy Podcast
Presented by Lindy L. Weaver, PhD, OTR/L, Dennis Cleary, MS, OTD, OTR/L
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Course: #5629Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Common eating disorders that occur among adolescents, their functional impacts, and ways occupational therapy practitioners can support young people and their families experiencing eating disorders will be explored in this course. This course is part of the Continued Learning Podcast series.

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