The 360-Degree View of Mental Health and Well-Being for Occupational Therapy

The University of Florida is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. PD activity approval ID# 8622. This Distance Learning-Interactive is offered at .4 CEUs (4 contact hours), introductory level, OT Service Delivery. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.

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Mental health is our inner strength and is important to an individual’s well-being. According to the OTPF-4, occupational therapy practitioners help clients manage mental health needs, including using coping strategies for illness, trauma history, or societal stigma, and using community and social support.

Target Audience

Occupational therapy practitioners, health care professionals, and stakeholders interested in sensory processing and integration.

Educational Level

Introductory: Information is geared to practitioners with little or no knowledge of the subject matter. Focus is on providing general introductory information.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • To discuss the influence of mental health on well-being.
  • To explain productive and healthy occupations that support participation, health, and well-being.
  • To identify opportunities for occupational therapy practitioners to innovate in community mental health. 
  • To summarize strategies for implementing a trauma-informed care approach.

AOTA Classification Codes

  • OT Service Delivery

Completion Requirements

0.4 AOTA CEUs (4 Contact Hours for State of Florida Occupational Therapy practitioners) will be awarded upon full attendance of the interactive conference. Participants seeking occupational therapy continuing education credit must demonstrate satisfactory participation in the entirety of the professional development activity and complete a learning outcome assessment at the end of the event.

Disclosure Statement

Instructors have stated that they have not received funding to support this training.

Instructional Methods

Four (4) hour distance learning and interactive conference course during which the learner will listen to four presentations, reference PowerPoint® slides, and verify attendance.


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