Mental Health CEU Courses for OTs

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Shinrin-Yoku: An Occupational Therapy Exploration
Presented by Gina Taylor, MS, OTR/L, HPCS
Live WebinarTue, Nov 26, 2019 at 12:00 pm EST
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.

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.

Cultivating a Sustainable Core, Part II: Therapeutic Interventions from Yoga, Physical Therapy, and Sports Medicine in Rehabilitation
Presented by Liz Gillem Duncanson, PT, MPT, ATC, CSCS, PYT, RYT-200, C-IAYT
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Course: #9290Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This course is a continuation of the course titled, "Yoga Therapeutics to Cultivate A Sustainable Core". We build on the evidence-based and anatomical foundation of the dynamic core and apply the clinical reasoning of progressing patients and athletes through therapeutic exercises.

Perspectives on Yoga Inputs in the Management of Chronic Pain
Presented by Catherine McDowell, OTR/L, LMBT, E-RYT200/RYT500
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Course: #4182Level: Introductory1 Hour
Chronic pain triggers changes in brain structure that are linked to depression, anxiety, and impaired cognitive function. New research shows that practicing yoga has the opposite effect on the brain and can relieve chronic pain.

The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Approach to Eating Disorders
Presented by Sabina K. Gojraty, OTD, OTR/L, CBIS
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Course: #4114Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course is designed to provide evidence-based information on the cognitive behavioral therapy treatment approach for eating disorders. Various occupational therapy treatment techniques and interventions will be highlighted.

Facilitating Occupational Therapy Groups in Mental Health and Other Practice Settings
Presented by William Lambert, MS, OTR/L
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Course: #4146Level: Introductory1 Hour
A variety of groups and group intervention activities will be presented that may be used in mental health, skilled nursing, school-based and a variety of other practice areas. This presentation addresses groups specific to occupational therapy and provides a basic outline of how to facilitate a group.