Southwest District

Counties:  Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Warren  

District Chair:  Sarah Koehler, OTR/L




Emerging Areas of Practice in Mental Health Across the Lifespan
When:  Saturday, May 5, 2018
Where: Xavier University, Conaton Learning Commons, Cincinnati OH                     
What:   For this full day workshop themed “Emerging Areas of Practice in Mental Health Across the Lifespan,” various presenters will speak on topics that will provide new/different perspectives on non-traditional settings occupational therapy that can be influential and provide opportunities to help others live their life to the fullest.
The workshop will have a morning session, which will include everyone and then in the afternoon is broken into 2 tracks (Adult and Pediatric) with 2 sessions in each track.  You can choose to remain in one track or register for sessions in both tracks.  Unique to this workshop will be several mental health organizations from the area present, so that you can get to know better the resources they offer to our community and specifically to our clients who have needs.  You will have an opportunity to earn .5 extra CEUs by visiting and interacting with the representatives present.
Cost:    Members:  $70     Non-members:  $120     Students:  Free
 All registrations include Lunch.
**All Mid-Year Workshop attendees will be entered to win a free membership or renewal**
CEUs:  6 contact hours (with an additional .5 CEUS for attending the mental health organizations resource tables over lunch). You may submit as PDUs. To receive the full CEUs, you must be present for each entire individual session.  CEU certificates will be emailed after the workshop.
Parking: A parking pass will be emailed out to prior to the workshop date to those who have registered.
Materials:  A link to the materials will be emailed out prior to the workshop date to those who have registered.  Handouts will NOT be provided at the workshop.
8:00 – 8:30 a.m.  Check-in

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Session #1
Therapy in a Holistic Manner: Factors to Consider and Strategies to Better Meet our Client’s Needs presented by Miranda Tippie

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.  Lunch/Mental Health Resource Tables: National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Southwest Ohio; Beckett Springs Hospital; Talbert House; Recovery Center of Hamilton County; End Slavery Cincinnati; St. Vincent De Paul
1:45 – 2:45 p.m. Session #2
Adult Track: Occupational Therapy in Community Based Practice: Accompanying Homeless Families presented by Laura Menze
Pediatric Track: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics presented by Jill Frank
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Session #3
Adult Track: Using Sensory Modulation to Promote Self-Regulation presented by Kate Flaig
Pediatric Track: Occupational Therapy in Juvenile Justice: Why It Matters & What We Can Do presented by Rachel Snodgrass                            
Payment:  OOTA accepts VISA, Mastercard or Discover.
Refund Policy:  No refunds will be given for cancellations after course materials have been sent. 
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