By Winnie Dunn, PhD, OTR, FAOTA
Earn .25 CEUs (3.13 NBCOT PDUs/2.5 contact hours)
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Occupational therapy has a lot to offer the public. When we take traditional approaches to our practices and to the idea of wellness, we fit occupational therapy into already existing programs for people in at-risk groups. Although these are great applications, they limit the possibilities for occupational therapy to have an impact on the public. Our focus on living a satisfying life embraces a global view about wellness, and invites us to consider the larger impact occupational therapy can have if we think BIG. In this course, we will explore the official documents and materials that support our concept of wellness, review examples of interdisciplinary literature on wellness, and explore strengths models from other disciplines as a way to inform our bigger thinking. Finally, we will examine our own practices and design an action plan for imbedding health and wellness perspectives into our current work, and consider how we can expand our influence to the public.
By completing all learning activities, participants will
- Delineate how official occupational therapy documents and other occupational therapy resources contain powerful language which supports occupational therapists to serve as health and wellness professionals.
- Identify what interdisciplinary colleagues have to tell us about health and wellness best practices.
- Recognize how evidence about strengths perspectives can inform occupational therapy practices.
- Identify strategies you can use to transform your teaching, practice or research programs so they reflect occupational therapy’s core beliefs about health and wellness.
Learning Level: Intermediate
Target Audience: Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants
AOTA Classification Codes for Continuing Education Activities
Category 1: Domain of Occupational Therapy, Areas of Occupation
Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process, Intervention and Outcomes
Continuing Education Credit
A certificate of completion for .25 AOTA CEU (3.13 NBCOT PDUs/2.5 contact hours) will be awarded on the successful completion of this course.
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