Psychosocial Practice Without Borders: OT’s Unique Role in Addressing Mental Health Concerns Across Practice Settings

1.5 hours. This presentation will facilitate exploration of how OTs in New Mexico can integrate
psychosocial and mental health practice concepts and techniques into their work, no matter what setting they practice in. We will explore several generalist intervention techniques, OT specific assessments that capture psychosocial/mental health barriers to occupation, as well as discuss documentation wording and possible billing options. We will also discuss systemic barriers to this kind of practice, barriers to care that individuals with mental health diagnoses face, and strategies to address these barriers. An open Q&A with the facilitator will be included.

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