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Mindfulness Practices for Managing Pain and Promoting Occupational Performance
Presented by Richard Sabel, MA, MPH, OTR, GCFP
Live WebinarWed, Jan 27, 2021 at 12:00 pm EST
Course: #5002Level: Introductory1 Hour
The past decade has seen exponential growth in the use of mindfulness-based interventions among health professionals. This program will explore how approaches such as Yoga, Tai Chi, Feldenkrais, breath, and meditation can be used by occupational therapy practitioners to manage pain and promote occupational performance. This is Day 3 of a virtual conference on pain management.

Nonpharmacological Pain Management Strategies: A Lifestyle Redesign® Approach
Presented by Lindsey Reeves, OTD, OTR/L, CEAS
Live WebinarThu, Jan 28, 2021 at 12:00 pm EST
Course: #4982Level: Introductory1 Hour
Learn about nonpharmacological pain management strategies with a focus on Lifestyle Redesign® as an occupational therapy treatment approach for chronic pain conditions. An introduction to lifestyle, behavioral, and self-management strategies that can be utilized to reduce pain, improve coping, and increase patient self-efficacy in order to improve function and quality of life will be reviewed. This is Day 4 of a virtual conference on pain management.

OT and Acute Pain: Staying True to Our Holistic Roots
Presented by Megan Doyle, MS, OTR/L, FPS, Cert-APHPT
Live WebinarFri, Jan 29, 2021 at 12:00 pm EST
Course: #4994Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will provide a broad introduction to the most up to date pain neurophysiology, and the application of the biopsychosocial model of pain to the scope of occupational therapy in the treatment of acute pain. A multitude of holistic interventions to address when working with clients with acute pain will then be discussed, with an emphasis on achieving increased occupational engagement and self-management of pain interference. This is Day 5 of a virtual conference on pain management.

Using Principles of Yoga to Benefit the Adult Patient
Presented by Lisa Mechler, MA, CCC-SLP, RYT200
Live WebinarWed, Feb 10, 2021 at 7:00 pm EST
Course: #5017Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will review fundamental principles of yoga and demonstrate simple movements and breathing techniques that can be applied when working with adult patients in acute care and outpatient settings. Benefits and contraindications will also be discussed.

Using the Science of Sensory Process to Survive The Holidays
Presented by Rondalyn V. Whitney, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Video
Course: #4952Level: Advanced2 Hours
Stress reduces our ability to cope and the holidays increase the number of stressors in our daily lives: The pandemic presents a unique pile-on effect for families. This advanced level course builds of foundational knowledge of Ayre’s theory of Sensory Integration to the occupational needs of families during holiday celebrations.

Face Masks and Communication - Audiological Implications
Presented by Barbara Weinstein, PhD
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Course: #4972Level: Introductory1 Hour
Face masks may impact communication in healthcare settings, particularly for people with hearing loss. Strategies for professionals to use in order to optimize communication for all patients when face masks are worn will be reviewed.

Tools to Optimize Quality Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care: Tackling Loneliness and Social Isolation
Presented by Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L
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Course: #4961Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This session will review practical and cost-effective strategies care providers can implement to impact these areas. Following the framework of person-centered care, providers will hear about meaningful and purposeful activity, sensory, technology, and wellness strategies they can implement to mitigate the potentially harmful effects of isolation.

OT’s Mental Health Response to the COVID Pandemic: Older Adults
Presented by Elizabeth Alicea Torres, MS, OTR/L
Video
Course: #4940Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will provide an overview of a variety of the mental health issues the elderly face in the presence of the COVID-19 pandemic. This course will also provide examples of situations where the deteriorating mental health of the elderly has changed their abilities to function at their maximal potential, as well as explain implications for occupational therapy involvement. This is Day 5 of the virtual conference, OT's Mental Health Response to the COVID Pandemic.

OT's Mental Health Response to the COVID Pandemic: Persons Experiencing Homelessness
Presented by Caitlin Synovec, OTD, OTR/L, BCMH
Video
Course: #4943Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course seeks to provide an overview of occupational therapy response and interventions to Covid-19 for adults experiencing homelessness and/or housing instability. This is Day 4 of the virtual conference, OT's Mental Health Response to the COVID Pandemic.

OT's Mental Health Response to the COVID Pandemic: Promoting School Participation, A Trauma-Informed Approach
Presented by Amanda M. Rodriguez, OTD, MOT, OTR/L
Video
Course: #4950Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This is an introductory course focused on the impact of the pandemic on school participation and well-being through a trauma-informed lens. The course offers an overview of trauma, trauma-informed care, and opportunities for practitioners to utilize trauma-informed approaches to support student engagement in the classroom. This is Day 3 of the virtual conference, OT's Mental Health Response to the COVID Pandemic.