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Course Webinar: Strategies for Rehabilitation Therapists to Avoid Burnout

Course description: Burnout is very prevalent among rehabilitation therapists. We give 100% of ourselves and it is important that we take the steps necessary to avoid burnout. Learn confidence-boosting strategies, self-advocacy, resiliency, and self-care strategies to manage a stressful career, family, and personal life for balance and overall wellness.

Presented by Aimee E. Ketchum, OTD, OTR/L, CNMI

Live course date: Thursday, September 23, 2021

Time: 10 am pacific | 11 am mountain | 12 pm central | 1 pm eastern

Dr. Aimee Ketchum is a pediatric OT with 24 years of experience who currently practices in the NICU and serves as a professor in the OT doctorate department of Cedar Crest College. Dr. Ketchum creates and teaches workshops on early child development through PA Keys and is also the founding director of Aimee’s Babies, LLC and creator of STEM Starts Now, digital parenting program. Dr. Ketchum recently had her book, “See Occupational Therapists Run,” published by See Us Run Publishing. Her baby development DVDs and apps have been featured on the Rachael Ray show and her work has been recognized with the prestigious Word Gap Challenge Award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Duration: 1 hour.

Target audience: OTs, COTAs, PTs, PTAs, SLPs, SLPAs, and other healthcare professionals, in any setting, struggling with stress and burnout.

Therapy Insights is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID 02968. This webinar is offered at 1 CEU.


0:00 - Introductions and background
0:10 - Definition/prevalence of Burnout
0:20 - Confidence in the field of rehabilitation therapy
0:25 - Resources
0:30 - Self-Advocacy
0:40 - Continuing Education Demands
0:45 - Physical Demands
0:50 - Compassion Fatigue
0:55 - Q/A Session

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 practical strategies to avoid burnout and manage on-the-job stressors.
  2. Identify signs of burnout and how it affects life balance.
  3. Demonstrate problem solving strategies to build confidence and resilience.
  4. Describe strategies to benefit them in their life roles, facilitating holistic wellness.

      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 September 30, 2021.
      • The course will be available for CEUs until September 22, 2026.
      • 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 at Cedar Crest College and works as an occupational therapist for UPMC Hospital.
        • Presenter wrote the book See Occupational Therapists Run and benefits monetarily from its sales.
        • Presenter is the founder of Aimee’s Babies, LLC and creator of STEM Starts Now which she benefits from monetarily.
      • Non-financial:
        • The presenter would like to disclose that she is a white, straight, cisgender/woman.

      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.