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Community Mental Health Practice
The attached article "Our Journey Into the Community" by Debbie Follis and Ann Nolen was the winner of the 2001 Jeanette Bair Writer's Award. This yearly award was established to honor former AOTA Executive Director Jeanette Bair by recognizing articles that inspire occupational therapy...
Wed, Dec 10 2008
Time Mgmt. w/Co-Occuring Conditions
The attached article, "Time Management for Persons With Co-Occuring Conditions" by Suzanne White, Stacey-Anne Meade, and Lori Hadar, was the winner of the 2007 Jeanette Bair Writer's Award. This yearly award was established to honor former AOTA Executive Director Jeanette Bair by recognizing...
Wed, Dec 10 2008
Conference: Occupational Therapy/Psychiatric Rehabilitation Summit
David M. Merlo
Conference: Occupational Therapy/Psychiatric Rehabilitation Summit Occupational Therapy/Psychiatric Rehabilitation Summit June 16, 2011 Participate in the first National Psychiatric Rehabilitation Occupational Therapy Symposium in the country marked by joint sponsorship between USPRA and...
Tue, Apr 5 2011
Re: Group Ideas
treekamp and others added to this list... RICK Recommended Publications for Obtaining Ideas for Behavioral Health OTGroups by Davis, Eshelman, and McKay (coping skills) The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook The Relaxation Response &...
Thu, Sep 9 2010
OT will be Alive at Psych Rehab Conference
David M. Merlo
I am excited to report that we are finalizing our agenda and plans for promoting occupational therapy at the United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation (USPRA) Conference being held June 29-July 2. If you work in the areas of psychiatric rehabilitation, community mental health, psychiatric vocational rehabilitation...
Fri, Jun 12 2009
Re: Acute care Psych OT AT RISK
Any one still standing/out there? Working in an acute setting and would like to share ideas/research and projects with other therapists in a similar setting. Lee-Anne
Thu, Mar 15 2012
Mental Health OT: Homogenized or Cream on Top?
David M. Merlo
How do you maintain your OT identity while working within transdisciplinary settings? As mental health OT practitioners we contribute to a shared body of knowledge with other disciplines? How to you contribute to the mental health community while maintaining your distinct OT identity? In what ways do...
Sun, Dec 28 2008
Behaviorial Health OT Care Plans
Is anyone aware of an effort by OT's to put together a collection of Sample Behavioral Health OT Care Plans, much like Psychiatric Nursing has done for their profession? RICK
Sat, Jun 26 2010
Re: Mental Health OT: Homogenized or Cream on Top?
I work in a community mental health center in a non-traditional role (vocational specialist) and am the only OT in the center. I find that my occupational therapy identity is strongest when I address cognition--something that many practitioners don't address in the way OTs do. I use the Allen Cognitive...
Thu, Jan 8 2009
I'd like to converse with other OTs who have incorporated neurofeedback, or even biofeedback into their practice. I have just completed a biofeedback course & am planning to take a neurofeedback training.
Sat, Nov 20 2010
Is anyone aware of available psych/mental health positions available for an OT within the state of N.C
Mon, Mar 9 2009
Re: OT Introduction Group
Briefly, I lead a different OT group every afternoon on my inpatient behavioral health unit of a community hospital. Because the average Length of Stay is 7-10 days, I let the patients decide what few subjects they quickly want to explore, during that 45/ 50 minutes. I follow up with handouts, if interested...
Mon, Jul 13 2009
OT job openings in PA
Hi all I'm not sure if this is the right forum, but I am so excited to share.... I'm an OT working in recovery and community mental health in Philadelphia, PA. I recently presented about OT and Recreation Therapies role in mental health to community behavioral health workers- there was...
Mon, Mar 26 2012
Re: geriatric inpatient behavioral health unit
just checking in: I work on as a full time OT on a senior behavioral health unit for people over 65. the unit has a total of 14 beds and the average stay is 14 day. Diagnosis typically depression, dementia, delirium. I am part of an interdisciplinary team which include MSW, RNs, MHW, LVN, Psychologist...
Fri, Sep 3 2010
Let OT Shine Bright!
David M. Merlo
In light of the recent passionate discussions about the future of mental health OT, please consider the following opportunity: United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association has just issued a call for workshop proposals for the 2011 USPRA Conference (June 13-15 in Boston). This is the preeminent...
Thu, Sep 2 2010
Re: Community Based Mental Health--New to this practice area
Recommended Publications for Obtaining Ideas for Behavioral Health OTGroups The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook by Davis, Eshelman, and McKay (coping skills) The Recovery Book by Mooney, Eisenberg, and Eisenberg (coping skills, expressive media, self expression) Pathways...
Thu, Aug 26 2010
OT and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for PTSD
Hi, For the past six years I've worked in a VA outpatient clinic for veterans with PTSD. Last year I was trained by the VA in Cognitive Processing Therapy, a 12-session, manualized CBT for PTSD. This is considered a gold standard for treatment of PTSD and with decrease of PTSD symptoms, veterans...
Wed, Nov 3 2010
OT Will Be Represented at Psych Rehab Conference
David M. Merlo
I am excited to report that we are finalizing our agenda and plans for promoting occupational therapy at the United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation (USPRA) Conference being held June 29-July 2. If you work in the areas of psychiatric rehabilitation, clubhouse model, community mental health, psychiatric...
Sat, Jun 20 2009
Re: Looking for feedback on article
Ross Van Amburg
I read the article "Separating Fact from Fiction in the Etiology and Treatment of Autism-- A Scientific Review of the Evidence." Here are some of my thoughts: 1) Article authors support ABA - applied behavioral analysis because they are clinical psychologists. Is operant/classical type conditioning...
Fri, Jul 3 2009
Re: Health Care Reform
Thanks for your interest. AOTA has been advocating for mental health and substance abuse to be equitably covered in health care reform. Virtually every proposal currently going foward includes a category for mental health, as it does for rehabilitation/habilitation, professional services, etc. ...
Thu, Jul 23 2009
Educating Typical Peers About their Peers with Special Needs
Hi, My name is Kristyn and I am currently a second year occupational therapy doctorate student. As part of our curriculum, we are to complete a large capstone project. While there are many routes we can choose, I would like to do a program development plan that focuses on creating a disability awareness...
Thu, Oct 25 2012
OT in MENTAL HEALTH?
Hi all, Does anyone know if there are a lot of OT positions in Mental Health? I am trying to decide if I should go the OT route or the PhD in Clinical Psychology route. And I heard that OT itself is growing, but jobs are limited in the mental health field. Are there a lot of OT's in mental...
Tue, Aug 14 2012
AOTF Award for Community Volunteerism
The American Occupational Therapy Foundation is pleased to announce the AOTF Award for Community Volunteerism, an award and honorarium to be given to OTs who demonstrate commitment, excellence and/or innovation in providing community-based volunteer services using occupational therapy skills in the U...
Wed, Oct 19 2011
Recreation Therapy Scope of Practice
Hello! I am 3 weeks into my first level II placement in mental health at a medical center. At a recent team meeting, the recreation therapist mentioned that he was doing the same purposeful activities that my supervisor was planning to do with the same group! She asked me to look up the recreation...
Sun, Jul 15 2012
OT & Eating Disorders
Hello, I will be starting a graduate program for Occupational Therapy, and I was curious if anyone can give me some information on OT careers dealing with those suffering from eating disorders. I'm under the impression that mental health OT careers are somewhat limited. Is this true? Thanks...
Sat, Mar 10 2012
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