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CE Article: Connected and Mobile: Social Media Tools and Apps for Occupational Therapy and Mental Health Applications

Susan C. Burwash, PhD, OTR/L, OT(C), Brock Cook, OT and Tina Champagne, OTD, OTR/L

 

Earn .1 AOTA CEU (1.25 NBCOT PDU/1 contact hour)

 

Abstract

Occupational therapy practitioners and clients alike increasingly use social media tools and apps. This article describes some common social media tools and apps, suggests considerations for their safe and effective use, and provides resources for learning more about social media tools and apps relevant to mental health practice.

 

Learning Objectives

 

1.   List three popular social media tools.

2.   List three apps developed by occupational therapists that may be useful in occupational therapy practice in mental health.

3.   Identify at least two ways social media tools and apps might enhance occupational therapy practice in mental health.

4.   List at least two resources that will assist you in reviewing and choosing relevant social media tools and apps.

 

Learning Level: Entry

 

Target Audience: Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants

 

Content Focus: Category 3: Professional Issues: Contemporary Issues and Trends

 

Reference Information:

Burwash, S., Cook, B., Champagne, T., (2014). Connected and Mobile: Social Media Tools and Apps for Occupational Therapy and Mental Health Applications. OT Practice, 19(3). CE-1–CE-8

Additional Details:

SKU: CEA0314
Product Type: Download
Year Published: 2014

Publisher:
  • AOTA Continuing Education
Audience:
  • Practitioner
Purpose:
  • Continuing Education
Topics:
  • Across Practice Areas/General Practice
Keywords:
  • Mental Health
  • Apps
  • Social Media
  • Technology