Announcement: TOTA’s Mental/Behavioral Health Ad Hoc Committee is hosting live Synchronous workshops for The Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) and the Adult Needs and Strengths Assessment (ANSA). 

“Our distinct value for people living with severe mental illness includes our deep understanding of functional performance in the areas of play and leisure, rest and sleep, ADLs and IADLs, and work. If we are not in community mental health, many who need our support will not have access. We have specific skills to support participation in occupations that they need and will not receive without occupational therapy’s ability to serve them in the community”. Claudette Fette, OTR, Ph.D.

The Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) Workshop
Tuesday, November 01, 2022, 9:00 a.m. to Wednesday, November 02, 2022, 9:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. CDT

Course Description: The Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) is a collaboratively completed measure of child, youth, and family’s strengths and needs. This evidence-based, standardized assessment was developed to support decision-making and action planning, facilitate quality improvement initiatives, and to allow for the monitoring of clinical and functional outcomes. As a communication tool, it facilitates the linkage between the assessment process and the design of individualized service plans.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
November 1
9:00 Welcome, Introductions and Logistics
9:30 The Practice Context
10:00 Transformational Collaborative Outcomes Management: Philosophy and Framework
10:45 BREAK
11:00 Communimetrics and the 6 Key Principles
12:30 Adjourn

November 2
9:00 Welcome Back!
9:30 CANS: Domains and Items
10:15 BREAK
10:30 Breakout Session: Coming to Consensus
11:30 Review of Preferred Ratings
12:15 Certification
12:30 Adjourn

Registration open (Limited to 25 participants) - click here to register
cost: $99 for all Occupational therapists and Occupational Therapist Assistants
CEU: 5.5 contact hours
This special price is offered to those who register through TOTA.  The workshop would cost $150 if taken as an individual. 

THE ADULT NEEDS AND STRENGTHS ASSESSMENT (ANSA) Workshop
Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 9:00 a.m. to Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 9:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. CDT

Course Description: The ANSA is a collaboratively completed measure of an individual’s strengths and needs. These evidence-based, standardized assessments were developed to support decision-making, including the level of care and action planning, to facilitate quality improvement initiatives, and to allow for the monitoring of outcomes. Using these communication tools facilitates the linkage between the assessment process and the design of individualized service plans.

The Overview Training workshop is designed for individuals who are interested in coaching and/or training on the use of the tools, Key concepts and skills will be practiced through small group discussions, exercises, and activities. In addition to participating in this 2-session videoconference workshop.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
Day 1
12:30 Welcome, Introductions and Logistics
1:00 TCOM Philosophy and Framework
2:00 Introduction to ANSA
2:30 Communimetrics and the 6 Key Principles
2:45 BREAK
3:00 6 Principles
4:00 Adjourn

Day 2
12:30 Welcome Back!
12:45 Domains and Items
1:30 Vignette, Ratings and Rationale
2:45 Break
3:00 Review of Ratings
4:00 Adjourn

Registration is open (Limited to 25 participants) click here to register
cost: $99 for all Occupational therapists and Occupational Therapist Assistants
CEU: 505 contact hours
This special price is offered to those who register through TOTA.  The workshop would cost $150 if taken as an individual. 

TOTA Mental/Behavioral Health Adhoc committee members:
Claudette Fette, OTR, Ph.D.
Sharon Hennigan, OTR, MA, CCM, CHT
Ricky Joseph, OTR, Ph.D.
John Luna, OTR, OTD
Paul Martinez, OTR, MOT
Clarissa Medrano, OTR, MOT
Anjali Parti, OTR, OTD
Kathlyn Reed, OTR, Ph.D., MLIS, FAOTA
Sandra Whisner, OTR, Ph.D.
Lauro A. Munoz, OTR, MOT, QAP, FAOTA