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Occupational Therapy’s Use of Self-Compassion, Mindfulness, and Co-Regulation for Acute/Chronic Pain Management

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This course is discounted for OTAC members. (Registration Guide)

Occupational Therapy’s Use of Self-Compassion, Mindfulness, and Co-Regulation for Acute/Chronic Pain Management

$10 (Free for OTAC Members)
.75 Contact Hour

This course is created by the Occupational Therapy Association of Colorado.

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How does occupational therapy’s use of mindfulness, self-compassion, and co-regulation play a part in acute and chronic pain management?   Learn about the updated pain science, occupational therapy’s role in pain management, and tips to use mindfulness, self-compassion, co-regulation in practice.

Added bonus! You will receive a copy of an educational resource and interactive worksheet to use with people experiencing pain to help them TAKE CONTROL OF THEIR PAIN.

The focus of this course is on occupational therapy’s use of mindfulness and co-regulation as an element of self-compassion practice for acute and chronic pain management. Occupational therapy practitioners have the unique ability to work with individuals experiencing pain and research has found that co-regulation, mindfulness and self-compassion practices play a significant role in pain management.

The course consists of an evidence-based educational resource on pain management to help individuals implement mindfulness and self-compassion practices within their daily lives to take control of their pain. In addition, this educational power point was developed to educate OT practitioners on their distinct role to work with individuals who experience pain using these pain management practices.

Target Audience: Occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, occupational therapy students

Presented by: Hayley Mapes, OTS
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Learning objectives
After completion of this occupational therapy continuing education course, participants will be able to:
  • Explain the capstone project design, questionnaires, implementation, outcomes, and educational resources
  • Understand the current pain science and occupational therapy’s role in pain management
  • Learn about the role of self-compassion, mindfulness, co-regulation, and therapeutic relationship in occupational therapy practice
Instructor bio
Hayley Mapes, OTS
OTAC Guest Instructor

Hayley Mapes is an occupational therapy student at Creighton University (Regis Pathway Program) receiving her doctorate degree in May 2022. Hayley completed her final doctoral capstone experience at an outpatient hand clinic studying occupational therapy’s use of mindfulness and co-regulation as an element of self-compassion for acute/chronic pain management. Hayley was born and raised in Colorado, has fieldwork experiences in acute care and inpatient rehabilitation settings, and she would like to continue to learn and educate others on occupational therapy’s role in pain management.
Completion Requirements
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In order to receive the certificate of completion, participants must meet ALL of the following criteria:
  • Complete payment or OTAC membership log in for course enrollment
  • View the recorded presenation for the full duration
  • 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 info@aspireot.us 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.