Occupational Therapy and Mental Health: An Overview

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

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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.
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Meet Your Presenter

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.


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

Course Details

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants 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.

Time-ordered Agenda

  • 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
  • 1:00 - End course + quiz

Instructional Level

Information is geared to practitioners with little or no knowledge of the subject matter. Focus is on providing general introductory information.

Target Audience

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

Live Course Information

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

Recorded Course Information

The course will be available for CEUs until January 21, 2027.

Instructor Financial Disclosures

  • 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.

Instructor Non-financial Disclosures

  • None.

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.

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