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USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Academics
Academics

Continuing Education
Overview

The division strives to offer ongoing learning opportunities for expanded knowledge and skills in occupational science and occupational therapy.

  • For general questions about Continuing Education at USC Chan, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
  • For inquiries about the Sensory Integration Continuing Education (CE) Certificate Program, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
  • For information on USC Continuing Education, visit continuingeducation.usc.edu.
  • Any occupational therapist who wishes to attend one or more USC courses for credit towards a degree as a “limited status” student is invited to contact a member of our Admissions Team.

Pathways To Excellence

Designed for the experienced clinician but accessible to all master’s students, these courses are key building blocks in creating programs of study with specific occupational therapy specialty focus areas, enabling graduate students to both broaden and deepen their knowledge and expertise in cutting-edge practice areas.

  • OT 560: School-based Practice
  • OT 564: Sensory Integration Theory
  • OT 571: Assistive Technology
  • OT 572: Ergonomics
  • OT 573: Hand Rehabilitation
  • OT 574: Enhancing Motor Control for Occupation
  • OT 575: Dysphagia Across the Lifespan: Pediatrics through Geriatrics
  • OT 576: Universal Design
  • OT 578: Therapeutic Communication for the Healthcare Practitioner
  • OT 583: Lifestyle Redesign®
  • OT 584: Clinical Applications of Telehealth Technologies
  • OT 610: Sensory Integrative Dysfunction (offered every January, April and September)

2021 Buehler Award
“The Choices We Make: The Road Less Traveled”

Date/Time: October 6, 2021; 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm
Location: Zoom

The lecture will take a look back at Dr. Miller’s career and her contributions to our understandings of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), as well as introduce her most recent work in scale/assessment development and its implications for treatment.

Lecture Agenda
4:30 pm — Welcome and Introductions
4:35 pm — Lecture by Dr. Lisa Porter
5:35 pm — Q&A

Target Audience
Occupational scientists, occupational therapy practitioners, OS and OT students, and all others interested.

Educational Level
Introductory (however all levels of experience are welcome as are all areas of practice).

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this event, participants will be able to:

  • Identify at least two key findings from Dr. Miller’s research regarding underlying mechanisms of sensory processing disorders (SPD) and behavioral phenotypes of SPD.
  • Explain why norm-referenced standardized assessments of sensory integration were needed and will identify at least one such scale/assessment.
  • Describe at least two features of the STAR PROCESS treatment approach.

CEU credit
Participants must complete a learning outcomes and course evaluation in order to receive a certificate of completion. Participants not fulfilling these requirements will not receive a certificate.

Special Needs Requests
If you require ADA accommodations, please contact Danny Park at (323) 442-2850 at least two weeks prior to the lecture start date so that arrangements can be made.

Registration
See more information, and go to the registration form. Please RSVP by Friday, October 1, 2021.

AOTA Approved Provider of Continuing Education

AOTA Classification Codes
Evaluation; Interventions; Outcomes

USC Chan is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. PD activity approval ID# 03152. This Distance Learning-Interactive lecture is offered at .1 CEUs, introductory educational level, AOTA category: Occupational Therapy Process. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

2021 Occupational Science Symposium
“Occupations, Disrupted: Pandemics and the Reshaping of Everyday Life”

A virtual occupational science conference that explores how the COVID-19 pandemic has altered the shape of everyday occupations and intersected with overlapping crises related to systemic racism and inequalities.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this event, participants will be able to:

  • Explain how intersectional and decolonial approaches to understanding occupation can help occupational scientists and occupational therapists address the effects of overlapping pandemics
  • Describe how various disciplinary approaches contribute to a holistic understanding of the occupational impacts of intersecting pandemics
  • State how an occupational perspective can contribute to future disaster preparedness, recovery, and response efforts
  • Identify how researchers, educators, and practitioners are drawing on occupational science ideas to understand and respond to pandemic-related phenomena
  • Explain how occupational science theories, such as occupational reconstruction, can help resolve problematic situations arising from intersecting pandemics

Target Audience
Occupational scientists, occupational science students, occupational therapists, and all others interested.

Educational Level
Intermediate (however all levels of experience are welcome as are all areas of practice)

CEU credit
Participants must complete a learning outcomes and course evaluation in order to receive a certificate of completion. Participants not fulfilling these requirements will not receive a certificate.

Special Needs Requests
If you require ADA accommodations, please contact Beccy Aldrich at (323) 442-2850 at least three weeks prior to the symposium start date so that arrangements can be made.

Cancellation policy
A refund, less $50 administrative fee, will be made if a cancellation notice is received by October 22, 2021. Cancellation by the USC Chan Division will result in full refund.

Registration
For program and registration, go to chan.usc.edu/symposium.

AOTA Approved Provider of Continuing Education

AOTA Classification Codes
Contemporary Issues & Trends; Evidence-Based Practice

USC Chan is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. PD activity approval ID# 03084. This Blended/Hybrid symposium is offered at .65 CEUs, Intermediate educational level, AOTA category: Professional Issues. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Life Management Series

The USC Life Management Series prepares you to work with patients to better manage chronic health and medical conditions such as obesity, diabetes, chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, stress, behavioral health, and autism spectrum disorders.

The USC Life Management Series includes 7 courses that are offered distance learning.

Prerequisite course:

  • Introduction to Lifestyle Redesign®
    (distance learning/online, 6 contact hours)
    This course is a prerequisite for all other courses in the Life Management Series. (The prerequisite is waived for anyone who has taken the USC OT583 Lifestyle Redesign® course or the AOTA Lifestyle Redesign® Webcast Series, Units 1-6.)

Other courses:

  • Lifestyle Redesign® for Weight Management, Diabetes and Related Co-morbid Conditions
    (distance learning/online, 6 contact hours)
  • Lifestyle Redesign® for Chronic Pain and Headache Management
    (distance learning/online, 6 contact hours)
  • Sleep Deficits and Disorders
    (distance learning/online, 6 contact hours)
  • Lifestyle Redesign® for Mental Health
    (distance learning/online, 3 contact hours)
  • Lifestyle Redesign® for Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis
    (distance learning/online, 3 contact hours)
  • Lifestyle Redesign® for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
    (distance learning/online, 3 contact hours)

Registration
Find out more about the Life Management Series and how to register >

AOTA Approved Provider of Continuing Education

USC Sensory Integration Continuing Education (CE) Certificate Program

AOTA Approved Provider of Continuing Education

AOTA Classification Codes
Motor Skills, Process Skills, Body Functions

USC Chan is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. C1: PD activity approval ID# 03171. C2 and C3: Course approval ID# pending. This Blended/Hybrid symposium is offered at 3.0 CEUs, Introductory educational level, AOTA categories: Domain of OT; Occupational Therapy Process. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.