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Course Webinar: Occupational Therapy and Mental Health: An Overview

Course description: Regardless of your role in occupational therapy, all areas of practice will encounter individuals with mental illness and across the spectrum of mental health. This course aims to provide a broad overview of occupational therapy’s role in mental health, including practical tools to address mental health across all practice areas.

Presented by Quinn Tyminski, OTD, OTR/L, BCMH

Live course date: Friday, January 21, 2022

Time: 11 am pacific | 12 pm mountain | 1 pm central | 2 pm eastern

Dr. Quinn Tyminski currently serves as an Instructor in the Program of Occupational Therapy and Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM). She earned her master’s degree in occupational therapy from WUSM in 2012 and her clinical doctorate in occupational therapy in 2017 from Saint Louis University. She is the founder and Director of the Community Independence Occupational Therapy Clinic for individuals experiencing homelessness. Dr. Tyminski’ s research focuses on improving occupational participation and quality of life for populations experiencing marginalization through providing occupation-based services targeted at improving life skills and community re-integration.

Duration: 1 hour.

Target audience: Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants working with adults in acute care, home health, outpatient and rehabilitation settings.

Course accreditation: Therapy Insights is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID 03729. This webinar is offered at 1 CEU.


0:00 - Overview of mental health (MH) in OT
0:10 - Mental Health Toolbox
0:15 - DSM and OT
0:25 - Occupational performance and MH
0:40 - MH OT intervention ideas
0:50 - Q/A Session
1:00 - End course + exam

Instructional level: Introductory (Information is geared to practitioners with little or no knowledge of the subject matter. Focus is on providing general introductory information.)

Key learning outcomes:

As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to...

  1. Identify the three tiers of mental health service provision.
  2. Describe the impact of mental health on occupational performance.
  3. Describe an intervention to improve mental health.

        Webinar information:

        • This course will be presented on the Zoom platform. 
        • High-speed internet connection is required.

        Recorded course information:

        • The recorded course will be made available by January 28, 2022.
        • The course will be available for CEUs until January 21, 2027.
        • You may register before the course is available and will receive an email with the link to the course once it becomes available.

        Instructor disclosures:

        • Financial
          • Presenter is being paid by Therapy Insights to prepare and present this course.
          • Presenter is a salaried faculty member who conducts research related to the content of this presentation. Her employer is Washington University School of Medicine.
          • Presenter has created mental health content for Medbridge and Simucase.
        • Non-financial:
          • None.

        Instructional methodology: Lecture

        Course completion requirements:

        • Full attendance during webinar, as tracked by on-time login and online presence for the duration of the course.
        • Passing score of 100% on a 3-5 question quiz. You will receive immediate feedback and be able to correct answers. We want to ensure that you have the correct information as presented in this course.
        • Quiz needs to be completed within 2 hours of end of course.
        • Completion of program evaluation form.

        Access to this course is reserved for Access Pass members.

        Certificates of completion: Once the exam is completed and you have provided feedback about the course, you will receive an emailed certificate of completion with course title, course instructor name/title, learning objectives, your name, your license number (if desired), and a confirmation from the CE Task Force director confirming completion of course. If your state licensing board requires specific records of course participation (all licensing boards are different), please email us and we will provide the documentation.

        Special accommodations: Please email us with any special needs (e.g., people with hearing loss, people with learning disabilities, etc) prior to the event.

        Complaint policy: In the event that an individual is not satisfied with the organization’s continuing education program, we request a formal letter of complaint from the individual that outlines their concerns in writing. For more information, please read our full complaint policy.

        Cancellation policy:

        For Access Pass subscribers: In the event that a course is canceled or rescheduled, no cash refund will be provided to subscribers of the Access Pass. Therapy Insights will work to reschedule the event, or create a new event within the same month. Therapy Insights guarantees access to one live course per month to all subscribers. In the highly unlikely event that this commitment is not met, subscribers will receive a 50% refund for that month’s subscription cost. Subscribers who are on an annual payment plan will receive a pro-rated refund for 50% of the cost of that month.

        All refunds will be provided within 30 days of time of cancellation.

        Refund policy in the event that a participant cancels their registration.
        In the event that a participant/subscriber registers for the live course and then cancels participation, no refund will be provided. The participant will have the opportunity to access the recorded presentation at no additional cost as part of their subscription or registration fee.

        View our full cancellation policy.