PT/PTA, OT/COTA, SLP, RN, CNA, Therapeutic Recreation, Social Work
To review common mental health diagnoses, identify how they can impact health care provision, and provide effective strategies for successful client interaction and treatment.
1. Define therapeutic modes of interpersonal interaction (advocating, collaborating, empathizing, encouraging, instructing, problem solving).
2. Identify from completion of self-assessment which mode of communication the health care practitioner tends to gravitate towards and how to facilitate development and utilization of other modes of interpersonal interaction.
3. Identify common signs and symptoms of mental health diagnoses seen in various clinical areas and potential impact upon healthcare practitioner interaction, motivation, client engagement, and successful intervention/treatment.
4. Identify two to five resources/strategies to facilitate client success at discharge.
IA Nursing: 7 contact hours will be awarded by Iowa Board of Nursing Provider #59, Genesis Medical Center.
IL Nursing: may use CE certificate for IL license renewal.
Iowa: Eligible for up to 8.4 hours of credit for PT, PTA, OT, COTA, & SLP
Illinois: 8.4 hours of credit will be provided for PT, PTA, OT, and COTA by Genesis Medical Center, Silvis Campus.
Illinois Social Work and Speech Language Pathology: 7 hours of credit will be provided by UnityPoint Trinity, Rock Island, IL
Schedule: 7:30 am – 4:15 pm
0730: Registration/Continental Breakfast
0815: Who are our patients/clients? What concerns do they bring to therapies/healthcare?
0845: What defines a “good” therapist/health care practitioner?
0900: Knowing ourselves: Understanding therapeutic modes of communication & interaction.
1015: Challenges presented by the client. Inevitable events in healthcare. Therapy strategies for motivating challenging clients.
1115: Navigating therapeutic challenges. Managing difficult behavior/environments, resolving conflict, empathy, and working effectively with others.
1245: Overview of signs/symptoms of common mental health diagnoses seen in acute care, home health, IP Rehab, OP Neuro/Ortho, skilled care, and the impact upon care.
1400: Continued signs/symptoms and how to engage in therapeutic process.
1500: Planning for discharge, resources, strategies for success for client and practitioner.
1600: Final questions, discussions, course evaluations.
Christine Urish, PhD, OTR/L, BCMH, FAOTA received her Bachelor of Science degree in 1989 and Master of Science degree in 1993 from Western Michigan University, majoring in Occupational Therapy. She then received a Doctorate of Philosophy in Education in 2005 from the University of Iowa. She is a professor at St. Ambrose University,where she is responsible for educator entry level doctoral occupational therapy students in multiple content/course areas. Additionally, Christine is an adjunct professor at the University of Iowa as well as occupational therapist at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.