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Hybrid Refresher Course for Occupational Therapists

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Online component began on April 28, 2020. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have changed the face-to-face session to a synchronous Zoom format that will begin on Saturday July 11th (from 9:00 a.m. - noon and then 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.). The rest of the synchronous sessions will take place on Tuesdays throughout the summer. The Tuesday dates are from 6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. CST July 14, 21, 28, and August 4, and 11.

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refresher course

NBCOT Professional Development Units (PDU) - 75 PDUs
AOTA Continuing Education Units -  60 Contact hours - 6 CEUs
Course fee: $1,229.95

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have changed the face-to-face session to a synchronous Zoom format that will begin on Saturday July 11th (from 9:00 a.m. - noon and then 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.). The rest of the synchronous sessions will take place on Tuesdays throughout the summer. The Tuesday dates are from 6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. CST July 14, 21, 28, and August 4, and 11.

*** Do you need a clinical experience in order to obtain relicensure in your state? If so, contact Linda Maleitzke at lmaleitz@umn.edu

This 'introductory-level' course is designed for occupational therapists who want to:

  • Return to practice
  • Change their area of practice,
  • Further develop their practice skills,
  • Earn contact hours/NBCOT Professional Development Units(PDU), 1 contact hour = 1.25 PDU,
  • Reinstate their Minnesota License when lapsed for 4 years or more

Course Outcomes: 

  • Gain confidence in knowing the basics of occupational therapy.
  • Gain confidence in performing skills needed for occupational therapy interventions.
  • Develop a network of resources to further their practice in occupational therapy (faculty, colleagues, texts, internet).
  • Gain confidence in re-entering the workforce or changing an area of practice.

“The course Instructors/faculty are hands down the best! Anyone out of practice, no matter how many the years, changing careers, or wanting to change practice areas are going to benefit from this Hybrid OT course!”


“The course gave me confidence and an awareness of areas that I need to continue to learn about. I cannot imagine trying to return to work without this course!”


“This was a totally comprehensive refresher course that provided me with the knowledge and confidence to return to practice. Being around other OTs that were in similar situations put me at ease and provided peer support. The instructors were competent, dynamic, and overall amazing! They were all very approachable as well. The availability of dorm housing was appreciated and the proximity to the classroom was very close. This a "must do" for OTs wanting to return to practice!”

Additional Info: 

The online modules opened on Tuesday, April 28 and will continue in a highly structured and mentored online learning experience of learning modules. Each module will provide an overview of current OT practice topics. After completion of 8 of the 9 modules, participants will continue with a synchronous Zoom format that will begin on Saturday July 11th (from 9:00 a.m. - noon and then 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.). The rest of the synchronous sessions will take place on Tuesdays throughout the summer. The Tuesday dates are from 6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. CST July 14, 21, 28, and August 4, and 11. The course will conclude with one additional online module to be completed after the synchronous sessions conclude. Participants should complete the first eight online modules prior to the first synchronous session on July 11th. Participants will have until the end of 2020 (if needed) to complete the remaining online module.

Pediatric Medical Based OT

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child in hospital This online course was designed for occupational therapists interested in expanding their knowledge of the roles of OT in pediatric medical settings. We will guide you through the occupational therapy process of referral, evaluation, documentation, intervention planning and discharge. You will explore child and family centered care, reimbursement, and ethical considerations in practice. Best practice, learner friendly and state-of-the art instructional design supports learner and instructor communication.

NEWLY REVISED WITH NEW CONTENT ADDED!

On-demand, ongoing enrollment

Contact hours: 16
AOTA Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 1.6
NBCOT Professional Developmenty Units (PDUs): 20
AOTA Classification Codes: Category 1: Domain of OT: Client Factors, Performance Skills, Performance Patterns, Context and environment; Category 2: OT Process: Evaluation, intervention, activity and occupational demands, outcomes. Category 3: Professional Issues:Legal,Legislative, Regulatory and Reimbursement Issues; Contemporary trends and issues, Supervision

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CANCELLED - 2020 State of OT Forum: Impact of Value Based Payments

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DUE TO THE ONGOING COVID-19 PANDEMIC, WE HAVE DECIDED TO CANCEL THE 2020 OT FORUM. 
We will refund the registration cost to everyone who has registered for the event.

Upper Extremity Strength Evaluation and Intervention Refresher Course

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Arm therapyThis online course was created to review entry-level knowledge and skills necessary to evaluate and design interventions for remediation of upper extremity strength deficits. Topics include strength evaluation and manual muscle testing; evaluation of grip and pinch strength; and interventions to remediate muscle weakness.

NEWLY REVISED WITH NEW CONTENT ADDED!

On-demand, ongoing enrollment

Objectives

  1. Determine when evaluation of upper extremity strength is appropriate and the best method for obtaining such data.
  2. Determine when muscle strengthening is indicated.
  3. Describe preparatory and occupation based interventions as a mechanism for improving strength.

Contact hours: 6
AOTA Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 0.6
NBCOT Professional Developmenty Units (PDUs): 
AOTA Classification Codes: Category 1: Domain of OT: Client Factors, Performance Skills, Category2: OT Process: Evaluation, intervention, activity and occupational demands, outcomes.

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Mind and Body Aspects of Practice

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Mind and Body Aspects of OT Practice photoFeeling frustrated with your patients/clients? Feeling frustrated with yourself? Reconnect with the basics of therapeutic use of self by exploring the psychosocial aspects of practice that influence the experience of both therapists and patients/clients. Concepts of mental and physical health, wellness, resilience and interpersonal style and approaches are emphasized to demonstrate how mind and body are inextricably connected to occupational engagement in anyone.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the factors and trends influencing the larger profession from  the perspectives of theory, reimbursement and client centered care.
  • Appreciate how your personal traits influence your practice
  • Understand how the experiences our clients influence your practice
  • Identity strategies to facilitate resilience in yourself and your clients. 
  • Identify the  principles of the Intentional Relationship Model and Relationship Based Care that can support therapeutic relationships and how to incorporate them.

Contact hours: 6
AOTA Continuing Education Units (CEUs): .6
NBCOT Professional Developmenty Units (PDUs): 7.5
Level: Introductory
AOTA Classification Codes: Occupational Therapy Process; Professional Issues

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The Task-Oriented Approach and Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT)

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Task Oriented Approach to CIMT photoNeurorehabilitative approaches are intervention strategies that promote occupational performance and participation with individuals who have neurological injury or neurological development that is altered and impacts day-to-day activities.

On-demand, ongoing enrollment

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the factors and trends influencing the larger profession from  the perspectives of theory, reimbursement and client centered care.
  • Describe the assumptions, assessments, and intervention strategies associated with the OT Task-Oriented approach and Constraint-Induced Therapy approaches
  • Describe the evidence that supports the OT Task-Oriented Approach Constraint-Induced Therapy approaches

Contact hours: 6
AOTA Continuing Education Units (CEUs): .6
NBCOT Professional Developmenty Units (PDUs): 7.5
Level: Intermediate
AOTA Classification Codes: Domain of OT; Occupational Therapy Process: Professional Issues

Occupational Therapy Approaches for Neurocognitive Disorders Online Refresher Course

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OT Approaches for Neurocognitive Disorders photoThis course is designed for occupational therapy practitioners who are interested in learning about the role and professional practice with clients with age-related Neurocognitive Disorders (NCD). The course will briefly summarize delivery of client-and family-centered care with this population and ethical considerations in practice. You will be able to describe practice settings that support occupational therapy services for older adults with NCD. In your learning activities, you will engage in interactive activities and case studies to apply occupational therapy processes of screening, evaluation, and intervention planning through discharge.

On-demand, ongoing enrollment

Course Objectives:

  • Describe neurocognitive disorders prevalent in the older adult population and impact on performance and participation
  • Apply the OT Process guided by the OT Practice Framework to evaluate individuals with select neurological conditions using standardized assessments
  • Develop intervention plans based on evidence for individuals with neurocognitive disorders throughout the course of the disorder
  • Identify outcome measures within the domain of practice of occupational therapy for this population
  • Recognize continued competencies and resources in a specialty area of practice for NCD.

Contact hours: 6
AOTA Continuing Education Units (CEUs): .6
NBCOT Professional Developmenty Units (PDUs): 7.5
Level: Intermediate 
AOTA Classification CodesDomain of OT; Occupational Therapy Process: Professional Issues

School-Based OT Practice

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School OT photoThis online course is designed for occupational therapists interested in expanding their knowledge about the role of OT in school-based settings. It provides information about current legislation affecting practice including IDEA and the evolution of NCLB (No Child Left Behind) to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The course includes information about best practice including the updated OT Practice Framework 3rd Edition and practice strategies with children with autism, learning disability, and behavioral disorders. Cultural diversity and issues of ethical practice are included in the review of the referral process from screening to evaluation to IEP planning. 


NEWLY REVISED WITH NEW CONTENT ADDED!

On-demand, ongoing enrollment

Contact hours: 16
AOTA Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 1.6
NBCOT Professional Developmenty Units (PDUs): 20
AOTA Classification Codes: Category 1: Domain of OT: Client Factors, Performance Skills, Performance Patterns, Context and environment; Category 2: OT Process: Evaluation, intervention, activity and occupational demands, outcomes. Category 3: Professional Issues:Legal,Legislative, Regulatory and Reimbursement Issues; Contemporary trends and issues, Supervision

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