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Course Webinar: Using the Science of Habits to Promote Healthy Behaviors Across Practice Settings

Description: Chronic diseases are on the rise, and occupational therapists can play a crucial role in addressing the primary risk factor for developing chronic diseases, personal behaviors. These personal behaviors, otherwise known as performance patterns, include habits, routines, rituals, and roles. Performance patterns can either support or hinder occupational performance and play a significant role in preventing and managing chronic diseases. This course will review the vital role of habits in daily behavior, behavior change techniques, and how to measure habits across practice settings. In addition, this course will provide participants with evidence-based interventions within the scope of occupational therapy to change existing habits and establish new habits to promote healthy occupational engagement using the client’s natural context and environment.

Presented by John Rider, MS, OTR/L, CEAS

Course designed for: Occupational therapists working with adults in rehabilitation settings.

John (Johnny) Rider is an assistant professor at Touro University Nevada in Henderson, Nevada. He has worked in a variety of settings, including school-based, home health and hospice, acute and post-acute rehabilitation, and orthopedic and neurological outpatient clinics. He is also a nationally certified American Sign Language interpreter specializing in medical and mental health interpreting. He has a passion for chronic disease management and lifestyle interventions and the unique contribution of occupational therapy. He is currently in the dissertation phase for a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences with an emphasis on rehabilitation science at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Originially presented: Friday, May 29, 2020

Duration: 1 hour.

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

Course pre-requisites: None.

Key learning outcomes:

  1. Identify the role of habits in everyday behavior and the contribution to chronic diseases.
  2. Identify 2 evidence-based interventions for changing existing habits and for developing new habits.
  3. Identify 1 potential method of measuring habits in clinical practice.

Instructor disclosures:

  • Presenter is being paid by Therapy Insights to prepare and present this course
  • Presenter receives royalties for this course
  • Presenter is a Therapy Insights Content Specialist
  • Presenter is an assistant professor at Touro University Nevada and employed by Good Life Therapy, LLC and Mesa View Home Health and Hospice

Instructional methodology: Lecture

Course completion requires completing an exam. 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. We will take attendance at the live webinar. Once the exam is completed, you will receive a certificate of completion emailed to you with course title, course instructor name/title, learning objectives, your name, your license number (if desired), and a signature from the CE Task Force director confirming attendance and completion of course.

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

Is this course accredited by any association? This course is part of the Therapy Insights Continuing Education Task Force application to become an accredited AOTA CE Provider, wherein we demonstrate our commitment to meeting the high standards of AOTA. At this time, Therapy Insights is not an AOTA CE Provider. Note that this course may count towards your CE requirements for your state license. Keep in mind that state licensing boards set the guidelines for CEU requirements (not state or national organizations). Each state has different rules. No stamp of approval from any organization is a guarantee that any CEU will be accepted by your local licensing board. Always check with your local rules and regulations before spending time on or paying for a continuing education course.


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.

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