Occupational Therapy: Occupation-Based Intervention as an Integrative Tool

29.95
Online
Elective
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About the Course: 
This intermediate-level course will prepare occupational therapy practitioners to recognize symptoms of addiction in their clients and to identify how these symptoms, contextualized by mental and physical health, race, economic status, and gender, impact occupational performance in and outside of therapy. Practitioners who have met the objectives of this course will possess the resources to create and implement an evidence-based intervention plan for dually diagnosed clients and/or clients with physical health conditions that are affected by addiction. This course is intended for practitioners who are skilled in the occupational therapy process but wish to expand their knowledge of integrated, holistic care models rooted in cultural humility and current evidence. 

Course Objectives: 
After completing this course, the learner will be able to: 
1. Describe the prevalence of addiction and its impact on communities and individuals’ occupational lives 
2. List risk factors for addiction and mental illness. 
3. Describe the impact of race and social context on mental health and addiction. 
4. Identify at least two neurological markers of addiction and mental illness and describe their roles in mental functioning. 
5. Distinguish occupational therapists’ evidence-based role in addressing co-occurring disorders. 
6. Define “readiness to change” and differentiate appropriate evidence-based interventions for each stage. 
7. Describe the need for Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT) and list at least five components of this approach. 

About the Author: 
Sally Wasmuth, PhD, MA, OTR, received her PhD in critical and philosophical studies of biology from the University of Exeter in 2012. She has also received a master of arts degree in philosophy of biology (2007) and a master of science degree in occupational therapy (2011), and completed a 2-year postdoctoral training at the Roudebush Veterans Administration Medical Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. She is currently assistant professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Dr. Wasmuth has been conducting research on the neurobiology of addiction and the bidirectional relationships between addiction and human occupation since 2006, and has published several papers on the subject in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, the American, British, and Canadian Journals of Occupational Therapy, and the Journal of Occupational Science. She has coauthored papers on mental health employee burnout and integrated dual disorder treatment (IDDT) implementation and has been the principal or co-investigator on several related grants. Dr. Wasmuth has published her own theoretical model of addiction and piloted an occupation-based treatment approach to facilitate community engagement in people recovering from addiction. She recently was the recipient of a $750,000.00 Community Foundation Grant to further implement and study this intervention model. Dr. Wasmuth has taught mental health to doctoral- and master’s-level occupational therapy students since 2013 and has been an invited guest lecturer for several universities and organizations including the University of Southern California and the Psychosocial Occupational Therapy Action Coalition (POTAC) in San Francisco. She was the invited plenary speaker at the International Institute on the Model of Human Occupation (MOHO), where she discussed the concept of addiction-as-occupation, and has presented her work at several AOTA annual and specialty conferences.About the 1st Edition Peer ReviewerKaren McCarthy, OTD, OTR/L, began her career as an occupational therapist in the research study The USC Well Elderly Study II: Health Mediating Effects of the Well Elderly Program. She completed her clinical doctorate in occupational therapy at the University of Southern California in 2008, focusing on the development of the program Lifestyle Redesign® for the College Student. She then moved from Los Angeles to Ireland, to teach mental health occupational therapy at University College Cork, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy from 2012 to 2016. She commenced her position at Dominican University of California in fall 2016, teaching psychosocial aspects of occupation. Her clinical experience is in the areas of mental health, Lifestyle Redesign®, life coaching, dating coaching, older
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Occupation-Based Intervention as an Integrative Tool

29.95
About the Course: 
This intermediate-level course will prepare occupational therapy practitioners to recognize symptoms of addiction in their clients and to identify how these symptoms, contextualized by mental and physical health, race, economic status, and gender, impact occupational performance in and outside of therapy. Practitioners who have met the objectives of this course will possess the resources to create and implement an evidence-based intervention plan for dually diagnosed clients and/or clients with physical health conditions that are affected by addiction. This course is intended for practitioners who are skilled in the occupational therapy process but wish to expand their knowledge of integrated, holistic care models rooted in cultural humility and current evidence. 

Course Objectives: 
After completing this course, the learner will be able to: 
1. Describe the prevalence of addiction and its impact on communities and individuals’ occupational lives 
2. List risk factors for addiction and mental illness. 
3. Describe the impact of race and social context on mental health and addiction. 
4. Identify at least two neurological markers of addiction and mental illness and describe their roles in mental functioning. 
5. Distinguish occupational therapists’ evidence-based role in addressing co-occurring disorders. 
6. Define “readiness to change” and differentiate appropriate evidence-based interventions for each stage. 
7. Describe the need for Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT) and list at least five components of this approach. 

About the Author: 
Sally Wasmuth, PhD, MA, OTR, received her PhD in critical and philosophical studies of biology from the University of Exeter in 2012. She has also received a master of arts degree in philosophy of biology (2007) and a master of science degree in occupational therapy (2011), and completed a 2-year postdoctoral training at the Roudebush Veterans Administration Medical Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. She is currently assistant professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Dr. Wasmuth has been conducting research on the neurobiology of addiction and the bidirectional relationships between addiction and human occupation since 2006, and has published several papers on the subject in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, the American, British, and Canadian Journals of Occupational Therapy, and the Journal of Occupational Science. She has coauthored papers on mental health employee burnout and integrated dual disorder treatment (IDDT) implementation and has been the principal or co-investigator on several related grants. Dr. Wasmuth has published her own theoretical model of addiction and piloted an occupation-based treatment approach to facilitate community engagement in people recovering from addiction. She recently was the recipient of a $750,000.00 Community Foundation Grant to further implement and study this intervention model. Dr. Wasmuth has taught mental health to doctoral- and master’s-level occupational therapy students since 2013 and has been an invited guest lecturer for several universities and organizations including the University of Southern California and the Psychosocial Occupational Therapy Action Coalition (POTAC) in San Francisco. She was the invited plenary speaker at the International Institute on the Model of Human Occupation (MOHO), where she discussed the concept of addiction-as-occupation, and has presented her work at several AOTA annual and specialty conferences.About the 1st Edition Peer ReviewerKaren McCarthy, OTD, OTR/L, began her career as an occupational therapist in the research study The USC Well Elderly Study II: Health Mediating Effects of the Well Elderly Program. She completed her clinical doctorate in occupational therapy at the University of Southern California in 2008, focusing on the development of the program Lifestyle Redesign® for the College Student. She then moved from Los Angeles to Ireland, to teach mental health occupational therapy at University College Cork, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy from 2012 to 2016. She commenced her position at Dominican University of California in fall 2016, teaching psychosocial aspects of occupation. Her clinical experience is in the areas of mental health, Lifestyle Redesign®, life coaching, dating coaching, older