Spirituality and Belief in Occupational Therapy Class
Instructor: Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L
Date: February 11, 2023, 8 – 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time / 10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Central Time / 11 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Live via Zoom
Class Hours: 3 CEUs REGISTER HERE
Regular Price: $75 Full Holistic OT Members: $55, become a member here
3 CEUs: Participants will receive a certificate of completion that may be submitted to their professional board for professional development credits. A completed course evaluation is required to receive a certificate of completion. This course meets the NBCOT requirement as a Professional Development Activity.
Course Description: The Spirituality and Belief in Occupational Therapy class will give occupational therapists the skills to successfully support clients with their spirituality and beliefs. The OT will understand research that supports that spirituality and belief can enhance meaning and purpose. This class will enhance the occupational therapist’s confidence addressing spirituality and belief as an effective tool when assisting clients to meet their occupational performance goals related to health, wellness, and prevention.
- Identify the role spirituality and belief can play in health, wellness, and prevention
- Identify how to assess and support a client engage with their spirituality and belief
- Understand research supporting that spirituality and belief can impact health, wellness, and prevention
- Identify which occupations may enhance a sense of meaning and purpose
- Understand how health care practitioners addressing spirituality and belief can improve rapport, outcome, and overall patient satisfaction
Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L, BCTMB, ARCB is a Holistic Occupational Therapist, who is Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, an American Board Certified Reflexologist, and Intuitive Healer who specializes in integrative health, wellness and prevention. She graduated with her B.S. in occupational therapy and psychology from St. Catherine University in 1996. She is the founder and director of the Holistic OT Community that supports OTs interested in or practicing integrative health, wellness and prevention. She has a deep understanding of the mind-body-spirit connection having provided care as an OT and integrative health practitioner in the hospital setting, nursing homes, clinics, and private practice. She is trained in medical qigong energy healing, meditation, mindfulness, relaxation techniques, intuitive development and healing, guided imagery, massage therapy, acupressure, reflexology, aromatherapy, myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, emotional freedom technique (EFT), and yoga. She has been studying and practicing holistic and integrative health for 20 years. She teaches continuing education and provides consultation to health care professionals about how to incorporate holistic and integrative health approaches into their practice and for self-care. She is in private practice serving children and adults in St. Paul, MN. Visit EmmyVadnais.com and HolisticOT.org.