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An Introduction to Trauma-Informed Care and Practice

Published by <p>This course will provide a concise yet comprehensive introduction to trauma-informed care and practice for rehab professionals. Participants will learn how to utilize trauma-informed care in their practice and explore the impact of exposure to trauma and the incidence of trauma in different populations and clinical contexts. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Follow-Up Analyses From a Wait-List Controlled Trial of Occupational Therapist-Delivered Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia Among Veterans With Chronic Insomnia (2022)

Published by <p>This study utilized a wait-list controlled trial with a three-month follow-up of the REST intervention delivered by an OT. REST is a 7-week multicomponent CBT–I intervention that uses concurrent weekly 1:1 and group formats with an emphasis on sleep restriction, stimulus control, and sleep hygiene treatments on the basis of best practice in CBT–I. In […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Effect of Occupational Therapy Program to Promote Well-Being in People with Experiences of Mental Illness – Quasi-Experimental Study (2021)

Published by <p>This study utilized a quasi-experimental design with an intervention group receiving standard OT (employment programs, psychosocial programs, voluntary planning, handicrafts, and recreation) in a day hospital with the addition of an OT program to promote well-being. The control group only received standard OT. Both groups received 12 weeks of intervention and four weeks of follow-up. […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Sleep: The Third Pillar of Health – Importance of Getting It & How to Improve It

Published by <p>Sleep is important to health; we know that now without a doubt. We can’t reap the full benefits of our good diet/exercise if we aren’t sleeping well. This presentation is about the most up to date science on why sleep is important, costs of not getting enough or good quality sleep, our sleep systems and […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Healthy Coping: Brief Behavioral Strategies for Clinicians and Patients

Published by <p>Clinicians and patients equally struggle with stress and anxiety (among other mental health symptoms) that can impact energy, motivation, and, ultimately, therapeutic outcomes. There are several brief behavioral health interventions that actively target physiological and psychological symptoms of stress and anxiety that are simple, effective, straightforward to use, and easy to teach. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Keeping Your Passion Burning Without Burning Out

Published by <p>Burnout is a type of work-related stress. For those of us that love our work and our job, it can feel very disorienting to balance the emotions of loving the work and also feeling burnt out. In this course, we will explore what burnout is, what possible causes can be, and how we can protect […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Occupational Therapy and Mental Health: An Overview

Published by <p>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. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Rehabilitation After Medical Trauma: Reinvent the Heal

Published by <p>Medical trauma is newly understood as a distinct expression of post-traumatic stress arising from exposure to healthcare. In the age of COVID-19, with record numbers of harrowing and prolonged ICU stays, medical trauma is on the rise. This course will prepare rehab therapists to identify risk factors and reduce the harmful effects of therapy procedures […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Strategies for Rehabilitation Therapists to Avoid Burnout

Published by <p>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. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Work Stress and Burnout: What They Are and How to Manage Them

Published by <p>This course will discuss stress and burnout in terms of what they are, how they happen, what impacts they have on work performance and satisfaction, and how to address them. This course will also apply the concepts of work stress and burnout as they relate to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has exacerbated symptoms of burnout […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>