AOTA Specialty Conference: Mental Health Focus: Adults-related Content
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Published: 2022

On Demand Conference Session
Basic Member Price
Non-Member Price: $250.00

Product Overview

Earn 9.0 Contact hours

Concurrent Sessions
Occupational Discovery for Recovery: How Occupational Therapy Aligns With the Recovery Model to Support Engagement in Meaningful Occupations
This short course will provide clinicians with evidence of the recovery model and how it aligns with our Practice Framework, including occupation-based intervention strategies that connect with the stages of recovery for adults with acute mental illness.
Speakers: Emily Petersen, OTD, OTR/L; Virginia Stoffel, PhD, OT, FAOTA
Contributing Author: Teresa Wickboldt, OTD, OTR/L
Psychosis, Trauma, & Attachment: Intersections and Implications for Reimagining OT Approaches to Support Meaningful Occupational Participation
Participants will explore intersections of trauma, attachment, and psychosis. Perspectives of trauma-responsive care within client-centered practice will create space to reimagine traditional practice approaches to enhance occupational participation.
Speakers: Carol Lambdin-Pattavina, OTD, OTR/L, CTP; Elizabeth Lannigan, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA; Christine Linkie, PhD, OTR, SIPT, CPRP
Integrating Occupational Therapy Practice Into a Community-Based Mobile Crisis Team
We will explore mental health crisis responders’ perspectives of how occupational therapists could be integrated into a community-based mobile crisis team. We will offer a case study to illustrate the creation of a crisis plan through an occupation-based lens.
Speakers: Avery Schneider, OTD, OTR/L, QMHP; Amanda Pisani, MOT, OTR/L, QMHP
Contributing Authors: Jamie Angell; Julie Cuba 
Effectiveness of Interventions to Improve Occupational Performance for People With Psychosocial Impairments Following Traumatic Brain injury
This presentation will summarize the body of evidence supporting the role of occupational therapy in providing psychosocial, behavioral, and emotional interventions for people with traumatic brain injury. Interventions that support community participation will be discussed.
Speakers: Steven Wheeler, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA; Amanda Acord-Vira
Contributing Authors: Diana R. Davis, PhD, OTR/L; Gracie James; Brionna Lehman; Jamie Basch, OTR/L 
Mental Health Occupational Therapy Consultations on Medical Units: Demonstrating our Distinct Value on the Interprofessional Team
Occupational therapists are well suited to address mental health in all settings. Case examples of consultations in medical units that foster participation in occupations for individuals with mental health challenges will be discussed.
Speakers: Bobby Walsh, DBH, OTR/L, BCMH; Kelli Chen, MS, OTR/L 
Metacognitive Reflection and Insight Therapy (MERIT) for the Occupational Therapy Practitioner
This session outlines an evidence-based approach—Metacognitive Reflection and Insight Therapy (MERIT)—that complements and can enhance occupational therapy mental health practice while prioritizing belonging and equity for all clients.
Speakers: Sally Wasmuth; Lisa Mahaffey, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Reducing Provider Bias Toward People With Substance Use Disorders and Intersecting Minoritized Identities to Promote Occupational Justice
This session will equip occupational therapy practitioners and/or students to lead an evidence-supported intervention that reduces provider bias toward people with substance use disorders and/or other intersecting minoritized identities.
Speaker: Sally Wasmuth
Beyond the Living Wage: Fostering Empowerment and Community Capital With Valued Work Roles in Incarcerated Individuals With Mental Illness
This presentation will cover the development and implementation of an evidence-based occupational
therapist–led multi-disciplinary supported employment program for federal male inmates with serious mental illness prior to release. Aspects of the program include paid employment opportunities of varying skill levels, such as, but not limited to, durable medical equipment repair, custodial work, landscaping, construction, and fabrication of reentry kits for peers releasing to the community.
Speakers: Catherine Kaminski, MS, OTR/L BCMH; Gillespie Wadsworth, Psy.D.
Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Occupational Therapy Practitioners 
ACT is an emerging evidence-based therapy well aligned with the values and goals of occupational therapy and an occupation-centered approach. Participants will be introduced to ACT and its application to a variety of practice settings.
Speaker: James Hill, OTR/L