Occupational Therapy: Occupation-Based Intervention as an Integrative Tool: Evidence-Based Guidelines

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About Course #I6389

Release Date: October 26, 2017

Expiration Date: October 26, 2020

This intermediate level course, will prepare OT practitioners to recognize symptoms of addiction in their clients and to identify the impact of these symptoms on 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 current evidence. This course is particularly relevant for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants working within newly established Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs).

AOTA Content Focus - OT Process: evaluation, intervention, outcomes

0.3 AOTA CEUs are awarded upon successful completion of this course.

About the Author(s)

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. 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.

Course Disclosures

  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that the course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools' policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
  • There are no prerequisites for this course.

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