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Exercise Psychology

This course will describe the benefits of various modes of exercise and potential barriers and facilitators to exercise. Benefits discussed will include mood, cognitive function, and “The Self”. Periodization techniques will be discussed to transition exercise from a “chore” into becoming a purposeful activity (i.e., occupation).

Introduction to Community Mobility

The instructors will provide an overview of community mobility, including the discussion of various forms of transportation. Students will learn how community mobility can be applied to the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework contexts, performance patterns, and performance skills. Additionally, students will review community mobility concerns by life stage and disability or medical condition. This presentation highlights the Occupational Therapist role as a generalist and specialist in regard to community mobility, including a review of interventions and available resources.

Cultural Competency in Patient-Centered Care

Cultural competence is essential for OTs. In order to provide quality care, we need to individualize our treatment by considering background, values, language, etc.. When we expand our horizons, we are better able to address the needs of our diverse patients.

De-Escalation and Conflict Resolution

In this course, the author provides an overview of conflict resolution. The course includes basics of conflict theory as well a broad understanding of techniques in conflict management and resolution. Healthcare professionals taking the course will learn the importance of de-escalation as well as approaches to conflict within a rehabilitation setting.

The Opioid Epidemic: History and Clinical Implications

In this course, the author provides an overview of opioids. The course includes the main types of opioids and their effects on body systems. Healthcare professionals taking the course will learn the historical context of opioids that have influenced the opioids epidemic as well as implications for clinical practice. This course is well-suited for occupational therapists as well as other professionals who are involved with pain management.

Autonomous & Connected Vehicles (ACV): Introduction to the Health Care Professional

In this course, the author provides an overview of the current crash statistics in the USA, an introduction to autonomous vehicles (AV), including the levels of AV, how driving as an occupation may be affected/changed by AV, the pros and the cons of AV, a timeline for AV, as well as a discussion on the vulnerable road users and how they may benefit from AV. The presentation highlights that we are facing the greatest transportation revolution of the century and invite health care professionals to consider the opportunities of AV technology for mobility-disadvantaged people.

Doctoral Capstone Site Mentor Training

In this course, the author provides an overview of the doctoral capstone experience and project. Roles of all collaborators are explained. The training focus is on the role of the capstone site mentor and also includes the related paperwork requirements.

Fitness-to-Drive Screening Measure Short-Form

In this course, the author summarizes the development, use and clinical utility of the Fitness-to-Drive Screening Short-Form for identifying at-risk older drivers. Specifically, this training will examine the measure’s purpose, use, validity and reliability, development, and validation.

Older Adults’ Perceptions of Automated Vehicle Technologies

In this course, the author provides an overview of older adults’ transportation needs, the potential benefit of autonomous vehicle technology (AVT) to their health and safety, and results from a study conducted to determine older adults’ perception before and after being exposed to AVT (i.e. a driving simulator driving in autonomous mode and an automated shuttle). The presentation highlights implications for practice, policy and research.