Mental Health | Occupational Therapy Continuing Education Courses

Aspire OT believes that OTs, OTAs, & students deserve mental health continuing education courses specific to OT practice.

Upcoming Mental Health Webinars

Aspire OT is an AOTA approved provider!

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Self-Paced Mental Health CEU Courses

What OTs and OTAs are saying about these courses

"It was fascinating! I loved it! Very understandable and relatable. I feel like I can apply it in areas to most of my caseload even if the focus of care is not mental health related"

OT Course Participant for OT & Mental  Health: Applying the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework From a Lived Experience

"I found this course to be very good, informational wise and keeping my attention through out the presentation."

OT Course Participant for OT & Mental Health: Applying the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework From a Lived Experience

"I see many people who are being discharged from the hospital with prescriptions for these types of medications. I have never thought about educating patients or family members about these guidelines or assisting with any concerns they may have."

OTA Course Participant for OT and Opioid Guidelines

Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants are uniquely trained to address the mental health needs of individuals across all practice settings. 

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Mental health courses created JUST for OT! 

Created by OT practitioners for OT practitioners, our occupational therapy continuing education services allow you to advance your skills and help your clients meet their goals.

Choosing Aspire OT for your CE needs means you are supporting other OT and OTA instructors as well as our partner occupational therapy associations.  

Aspire OT was created to provide exceptional evidence-based CEs at reasonable prices designed to meet the needs of occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants in everyday practice.

Meet Our Instructors

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Stephen Nawotniak, OTR/L, NYCPS
Aspire OT Instructor
Stephen Nawotniak OTR/L has a Self-Designed Masters from Buffalo State College, a Masters in Occupational Therapy from Utica College, and is a New York State Certified Peer Specialist. Starting in August, 2000 Steve set out on an 8-month, non-motorized Trek of service where he hiked, biked, sailed and canoed from Buffalo, NY to Key West, FL. He gave presentations to over 1000 youth on the values of volunteerism and education and completed over 230 hours of community service along the way.

Two years later, in August 2002, Steve was hospitalized for a week with a major depressive episode and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. From that point forward, Steve has spent his life learning how to live with his condition on the journey from hospitalized patient to licensed healthcare professional. Steve has spoken internationally on occupational therapy and mental health. He has also published the books "Handbook for Healthy Living with a Mood Disorder" and "Bipolar Life Hacks: Keys to Loving Life with a Bipolar Disorder" to share the skills and tools he uses daily to live, what he calls, a desired quality of life. Steve lives and works in Buffalo, NY.
DISCLOSURES

Financial:  Stephen is compensated as an Aspire OT instructor. He also is the owner of Compass Recovery Coaching. 

Non Financial:  Stephen does not have any non-financial disclosures.
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Niccole Rowe, BA, COTA/L
Aspire OT Founding Partner

Niccole Rowe, BA, COTA/L found her way to occupational therapy through her first profession in television news producing. She is grateful one story lead to changing to such an amazing profession as occupational therapy. She is in her 8th year of clinical practice. She treated for 4.5 years at an outpatient occupational therapy pain program. 

DISCLOSURES

Financial: 
Niccole is compensated as a Founding Partner of Aspire OT.

Non Financial: 
Niccole serves as Founding Partners of Aspire OT, which has partnerships and affiliations as noted on the Partner and Affiliation sections of the Aspire OT website.
Niccole and Kimberly, together, developed an outpatient occupational therapy pain program. They have authored two continuing education articles on the subject of chronic pain and opioid guidelines. They have also served as contributing authors to an occupational therapy textbook on the subject of occupational therapy's role in pain management. They have traveled across the country serving as instructors for various courses on the subject of pain and non-pharmacological interventions for the treatment of pain.
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Kimberly Breeden, MS, OTR/L
Aspire OT Founding Partner

Kimberly Breeden, MS, OTR/L has 25 years of experience working in occupational therapy in a variety of settings. She has an extensive background in clinical program development, leadership, administration and reimbursement. Kimberly served as clinical lead for an outpatient occupational therapy pain program for 5 years.

DISCLOSURES

Financial: Kim is compensated as a Founding Partner of Aspire OT.

Non Financial: Kim serves as Founding Partners of Aspire OT, which has partnerships and affiliations as noted on the Partner and Affiliation sections of the Aspire OT website.

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Live OT Workshops

Aspire OT provides in-person live pain management continuing education courses where we focus on providing your organization practical tools with interactive practice opportunities. OT practitioners will leave with specific strategies that can be used the next day in their practice setting.

We can create an event that meets your organization's continuing education needs.
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We can create a custom CEU event to meet the needs of your organization.

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