Mental Health, Health And Wellness CEU Courses for OTs

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Suicide and Self-Harm in the Elderly
Presented by Teresa Fair-Field, OTD, OTR/L
Live WebinarTue, Mar 3, 2020 at 12:00 pm EST
Course: #4596Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will discuss the signs that go beyond depression to reveal active suicidal or self-harm risk. We will address the prevalence of suicidality in long term care settings, elevated risks in care transitions, steps to improve the comfort and ability to conduct effective interviews and risk assessments, the Baby Boomer cohort effect, and provide clinical tips and resources.

The Magic of Mindfulness: Evidence Based Guidelines for Practicing the Art of Mindfulness in Children
Presented by Aditi Mehra, DHS, OTR/L
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Course: #4532Level: Introductory1 Hour
This is an introductory course to the art of mindfulness as an intervention tool for pediatric occupational therapists. Practitioners will gain an insight to the step by step process to not only practice mindfulness for their own wellbeing but will also learn techniques and strategies to effectively teach mindfulness to children.

20Q: Holistic and Compassionate Care Educator
Presented by Kristine Haertl, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA
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Course: #4528Level: Introductory1 Hour
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.

Shinrin-Yoku: An Occupational Therapy Exploration
Presented by Gina Taylor, MS, OTR/L, HPCS
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Course: #4476Level: Introductory1 Hour
Forest bathing has a growing body of evidence to support it as a method of health promotion and recovery. Occupational therapy practitioners can learn more about the application of forest bathing through invitations and for specific patient populations.

Considering The Caregiver: Identifying And Addressing Dementia Caregiver Health
Presented by Paul Arthur, PhD, OTR/L
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Course: #4377Level: Introductory1 Hour
In the United States there are nearly 16 million caregivers caring for persons with dementia; nearly half have clinically significant symptoms of depression. This course will introduce means to identify and address caregiver well-being.

20Q: Mental Health and Homelessness Advocacy
Presented by Sharon Gutman, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
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Course: #4412Level: Introductory1 Hour
In this edition, we highlight Dr. Sharon Gutman's career and contributions to occupational therapy. Her work with homeless adults with mental illness has received national recognition. 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.

Application of the Kawa Model in Geriatrics
Presented by Jennifer Lape, OTD, OTR/L
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Course: #4380Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will explore the use of the Kawa model, a culturally sensitive occupational therapy model of practice, in geriatric care to establish rapport, identify client strengths and barriers, and improve communication. Attendees will gain knowledge regarding the components of the Kawa model, how to apply the model to geriatric practice, as well as the current research on use of the model in long term care, home care/caregiving, and community-based settings.

Infant Mental Health
Presented by Elizabeth Cara, Ph.D., OTR/L, MFC
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Course: #4276Level: Introductory1 Hour
This presentation defines infant mental health, reviews attachment, and explains how to promote attachment behaviors in the caregiver/infant dyad or family system.

A Mindful Approach to Persistent Pain Management in Home Health
Presented by Jamie Lowy, PT, MSPT
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Course: #9376Level: Intermediate2 Hours
Because there is no recipe, managing chronic/persistent pain in home health can be challenging and daunting. This course will dive into the realms of neuroscience and best practice for helping clinicians aid their patient’s to better self-manage their pain based on current available research.

Dance-Based Interventions For Clients With Parkinson's Disease
Presented by Erika del Pozo, MOT, OTR/L
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Course: #4263Level: Introductory1 Hour
The purpose of this course is to examine dance-based interventions to address the physical and cognitive symptoms associated with Parkinson’s Disease to improve outcomes and enhance well-being. Using different styles and modifications of dance moves and sequences, clinicians will be instructed on how to implement beginner dance-based interventions in seated and standing positions along with modifications with their clients diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.