The Occupation of Worry

This course is discounted for ArizOTA members.

The Occupation of Worry

Self-paced Online Course
$15 | 1 Contact Hour

This course is created by the Arizona Occupational Therapy Association.

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This presentation will discuss in detail the neuroscience of anxiety (whether it is amygdala or cortex based), current evidence-based treatment strategies such as CBT/exposure therapy/exercise/yoga/deep breathing, and understanding occupational therapy's role in addressing anxiety through the use of occupations/routines/habits. The presenter will utilize the following teaching/learning strategies: PPT, case studies, direct exploration of interventions, and pre/post surveys (direct measure of participant learning).

Target audience: occupational therapist, occupational therapy assistant, occupational therapy students

Presented by:

Sarah Anderson, OTD, OTR/L

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Learning objectives
After this occupational therapy continuing education course, the learner will be able to:
  • Have an increased understanding of how anxiety is developed in the brain.
  • Be able to list and implement evidence-based treatment strategies and interventions or cortex-based and amygdala-based anxiety.

  • Have an increased understanding of occupational therapy's role in addressing anxiety

Instructor bio
Sarah Anderson, OTD, OTR/L
Dr. Sarah Anderson, OTD, OTR/L is a mental health and pediatric occupational therapist, and faculty member at Midwestern University. Areas of interest include trauma-informed care, occupational therapy's role in the treatment of anxiety, and program development.
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Completion Requirements
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In order to receive the certificate of completion, participants must meet ALL of the following criteria:
  • Complete payment to enroll in course
  • View course videos in entirety
  • Pass the course exam with a score of 80% or greater
Please note that no credit or certificate will be issued unless all criteria is met.  Partial credit will not be issued.  
cancellation policy
Live Courses and Webinars
Learner cancellations: In the event that the learner requests to cancel or is unable to attend a course, a refund for the total paid for the course will be granted if Aspire OT is notified via email at within 10 business days prior to date of the scheduled course, minus a non-refundable registration fee of 25% of registration price.  If the learner provides notification of cancellation less then 10 business days prior to the scheduled course, the learner will be offered the opportunity to attend the same webinar on an alternate date or enrollment in the recorded on-demand version of that webinar, instead of a refund.  

No refunds will be issued after a course has been attended for more than 30 minutes.  Partial credit will not be issued.  

Provider cancellations: 
In the event of inclement weather or other event resulting in the inability for a live course to be provided within the scheduled time, learners will be offered an alternate date or a full refund for registration paid.
On-Demand web Courses 
Web courses will remain available to learners for 1 year. No refunds will be available for web courses that have been attended or viewed for greater than 30 minutes. In the event of a refund, the learner will be unenrolled in the course immediately upon issuance of a refund. No refunds will be issued for any course in which a certificate has been issued.  

Course Author

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This occupational therapy continuing education course is being offered as part of Aspire OT's State Association Partnership Program. This course is discounted for ArizOTA Members.