The Mental Health
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a surge in mental health needs across the US. More and more often, Occupational Therapists are running into treatment challenges driven by the mental health needs of their consumers. While OT practitioners have the general training to address the mental health needs of clients, practitioners working outside of a mental health setting often report feeling under equipped to apply mental health based interventions to client sessions.
This course is aimed at providing Occupational Therapists with functional, evidence-based mental health interventions that can be easily utilized in a standard treatment session across a variety of settings, customizable to clients across the lifespan.
A framework for conceptualizing the origins and functional impacts of common mental health struggles such as depression, anxiety, trauma, self-harm, and suicide.
Practical mental health tools, strategies, and interventions aimed at addressing the psychosocial needs of clients across populations and across the lifespan
A roadmap for interdisciplinary collaboration with other mental health professionals (LPC-MHSP, LCSW, Psy. D, etc).
An introductory understanding of key mental health theories such as DBT, CBT, ACT, and other trauma-informed interventions
How to integrate mental health interventions with common functional interventions of occupational therapists
Supplemental Mental Health Resources
Supplemental mental health resources that clinicians can provide to their clients and client’s families