Presentation Title

Translated Evidence Based Mental Health Interventions for Adults with Serious Mental Illness

Location

Guzman 110, Dominican University of California

Start Date

4-17-2019 2:40 PM

Department

Occupational Therapy

Student Type

Graduate

Faculty Mentor(s)

Gina Tucker-Roghi, Phd, OTR/L

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

During the residents’ stay in a long term care (LTC) facility, the resident lacks access to meaningful occupations. Living in a LTC facility presents a number of difficulties related to the institutionalized environment that may result in the loss of their old lifestyle (Sullivan & Williams, 2017). Thus the LTC environment impacts routines and meaningful occupations for the residents in a SNF. The institutionalized structure within a SNF may perpetuate a lack of autonomy and stigma for residents with a SMI (Choi, Ransom, Wyllie, 2008; Sullivan & Williams, 2017). Furthermore based on the literature, the OT practitioners’ role in a SNF focuses on areas such as activities of daily living skills and fall prevention (Rafeedie, Metzler, & Lamb, 2018). OT practitioners can redefine their role in the SNF to include mental health interventions. The Practice Guidelines for Adults with SMI (2012) outlines best practice using the recovery approach. Finding effective approaches that considers the residents’ preferences while acknowledging the rigidity in the institutional environment in a SNF can improve mental health care (Choi, Ransom, Wyllie, 2008). Therefore, this project will identify and select the most current evidence-based mental health assessments and interventions using the PEO model and recovery approach as a guideline (Brown, 2012; SAMHSA, 2013). The findings will be synthesized into a toolkit for OT practitioners to use in the context of a SNF and address the needs of the residents with a SMI. The toolkit consists of the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure, Modified Interest Checklists, Wellness Recovery Action Plan, Goal Attainment Scale, and suggestions for Life Skill groups. The goal of the project is to contribute to the OT field by providing a foundation for other OT practitioners, who can continue utilizing mental health interventions in settings that do not primarily address mental health.

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Apr 17th, 2:40 PM

Translated Evidence Based Mental Health Interventions for Adults with Serious Mental Illness

Guzman 110, Dominican University of California

During the residents’ stay in a long term care (LTC) facility, the resident lacks access to meaningful occupations. Living in a LTC facility presents a number of difficulties related to the institutionalized environment that may result in the loss of their old lifestyle (Sullivan & Williams, 2017). Thus the LTC environment impacts routines and meaningful occupations for the residents in a SNF. The institutionalized structure within a SNF may perpetuate a lack of autonomy and stigma for residents with a SMI (Choi, Ransom, Wyllie, 2008; Sullivan & Williams, 2017). Furthermore based on the literature, the OT practitioners’ role in a SNF focuses on areas such as activities of daily living skills and fall prevention (Rafeedie, Metzler, & Lamb, 2018). OT practitioners can redefine their role in the SNF to include mental health interventions. The Practice Guidelines for Adults with SMI (2012) outlines best practice using the recovery approach. Finding effective approaches that considers the residents’ preferences while acknowledging the rigidity in the institutional environment in a SNF can improve mental health care (Choi, Ransom, Wyllie, 2008). Therefore, this project will identify and select the most current evidence-based mental health assessments and interventions using the PEO model and recovery approach as a guideline (Brown, 2012; SAMHSA, 2013). The findings will be synthesized into a toolkit for OT practitioners to use in the context of a SNF and address the needs of the residents with a SMI. The toolkit consists of the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure, Modified Interest Checklists, Wellness Recovery Action Plan, Goal Attainment Scale, and suggestions for Life Skill groups. The goal of the project is to contribute to the OT field by providing a foundation for other OT practitioners, who can continue utilizing mental health interventions in settings that do not primarily address mental health.