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Homeless Not Hopeless & Decreasing Readmissions to Inpatient Psych
Tuesday, February 08, 2022, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST
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Homeless Not Hopeless, Effective Strategies to Working with Homeless Women and
Interventions to Decrease Readmission Rates in Inpatient Psychiatric Hospitals

*This is a live event held via Zoom.

Timed Agenda:
6:00-6:25  Presentation - Elizabeth Campbell
6:25-6:30 questions
6:30-6:55 Presentation  - Emily Petersen
6:55-7:00 Questions and evaluation
7:00 – course evaluation

Event Description:
Presenters will share the evidence found for the topics above, including the search strategy, level 1 and level 2 evidence, summary of themes and recommendations. 
Each topic will be a 25 minute powerpoint presentation

Speaker Biographies:
Elizabeth Campbell, MOT, OTR/L is an occupational therapist (OT) working primarily in the inpatient and acute hospital setting. Throughout her studies at St Catherine’s University, Elizabeth has focused on uncovering the evidence to advocate for the benefit and necessity of life skills interventions for homeless women. Elizabeth hopes to assist her local women’s transitional housing facility by educating stakeholders on the evidence supporting life skills interventions and the benefits of incorporating occupational therapy services within their facilities. 

Emily Petersen, MA, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist (OT) that works in an inpatient psychiatric hospital.  After completing her Master’s in OT at St. Catherine University in 2008, Emily worked in an early intervention outpatient program for children diagnosed with ASD for ten years before transitioning to inpatient mental health.  She has completed several quality initiatives at her worksite, including collaboration with an inpatient Shared-Decision Making project and utilizing technology to enhance patient education.  Emily is currently in her second year in the Post Professional OTD program at St. Catherine’s University, focusing on evidence-based mental health interventions. 

Learning Objectives: Homeless Not Hopeless
Participants will:
Describe the themes within research supporting the effectiveness of strategies to working with homeless women and children.

Be able to identify approaches and interventions supported by evidence to assist in women breaking the homeless cycle.

Examine recommendations for OT practice and possible benefits of implementing OT into facilities serving homeless women. 

Learning Objectives: Interventions to Decrease Readmission Rates
Participants will:

  • Describe the themes within research that are effective at reducing inpatient mental health readmission risk

  • Be able to identify interventions that are supported by evidence, and the level of confidence for the research of effective interventions for decreasing the likelihood of readmission to the hospital. 

  • Examine recommendations for OT practice related to effective interventions to reduce readmission and our role within the interdisciplinary mental health team.  

Target Audience: All

Level of Content:  Advanced

AOTA Practice Area: Health & Wellness, Mental Health

CEUs: 1

Fees: MOTA members $5/ non-members $25


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