University of Southern California
University of Southern California
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Academics
Academics

Life Management Series | Sleep Deficits and Disorders

USC Health Sciences Campus, CHP 106
December 12, 2019; 9am – 4:30pm

Course Description

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, insufficient sleep is epidemic in the United States. This course provides background and training in Lifestyle Redesign® occupational therapy interventions for persons experiencing sleep deficits, in order for practitioners to empower their clients with self-management strategies for daily life.

The Introduction to Lifestyle Redesign® course is a prerequisite to the other courses in the Life Management Series, and must be completed first.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the physiology of typical sleep, and many factors that contribute to sleep deficits and dysfunction
  • Describe sleep deficits and disorders, prevalence rates, and comorbid conditions
  • Recognize the occupational impact of sleep deficits
  • Choose interventions for people experiencing sleep deficits, integrating evidence-based reasoning for each intervention
  • Create plans of care that incorporate lifestyle intervention goals
  • Identify commonly used clinical outcome assessments to use for people with sleep deficits and disorders
  • Discuss relevant documentation, billing, and reimbursement issues when treating this population
  • Apply this knowledge to clinical case studies

Educational Level
Introductory

Agenda

9:00am: Cultural and physiological factors impacting sleep
10:30am: BREAK
10:45am: Evaluation of sleep deficits
11:15am: Sleep deficits and disorders — description and prevalence
12:15pm: LUNCH
1:15pm: Interventions for sleep deficits and disorders
2:45pm: BREAK
3:00pm: Interventions for sleep deficits and disorders continued
4:00pm: Documentation, billing, marketing, and program development
4:30pm: Course evaluations and learning outcomes

About the Presenters

Rebecca Cunningham OTD, OTR/L, MSCS

Rebecca Cunningham OTD, OTR/L, MSCS is an assistant professor of clinical occupational therapy and practices Lifestyle Redesign® at the USC Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice where she works predominately with clients living with Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, epilepsy, and other functional neurological conditions. She is a member of the USC Multiple Sclerosis multidisciplinary team, and NMSS Healthcare Provider Council for the southwest region. Dr. Cunningham received her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy degree from the University of Southern California in 2016.  She completed the CBT-I basic training course through Colorado State University at Fort Collins.

Samantha Valasek OTD, OTR/L

Samantha Valasek OTD, OTR/L, is an assistant professor of clinical occupational therapy at the University of Southern California. She primarily works as a clinician at the USC Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice, the USC Chan Division’s private clinic where occupational therapists deliver lifestyle-based interventions. As an experienced provider of Lifestyle Redesign® services, she works with clients with various chronic conditions to support the acquisition of health-promoting habits and routines. Dr. Valasek received her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy degree from the University of Southern California in 2016.

Marissa Marchioni OTD, OTR/L, CEAS

Marissa Marchioni OTD, OTR/L, CEAS received her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy degree in 2017 from the University of Southern California. Her clinical residency was completed at the USC Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice where she provided Lifestyle Redesign® services and explored Lifestyle Redesign® applications for workplace wellness. As an assistant clinical professor of occupational therapy, she provides Lifestyle Redesign® services across several programs including diabetes management, weight management, mental health and ergonomics.

Tracy Jalaba OTD, OTR/L

Tracy Jalaba OTD, OTR/L completed her doctoral residency at the USC Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice, where she focused on expanding and improving the Lifestyle Redesign® program for adults and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). As a clinical faculty member, Dr. Jalaba continues to work with clients in a variety of programs at OTFP with an emphasis on clients in the mental health, college student and ASD Lifestyle Redesign® programs. Additionally, Dr. Jalaba works as a team member representing occupational therapy at USC Disability Services & Programs.  She completed the CBT-I basic training course through Colorado State University at Fort Collins.

Fees

Course Regular AOTA members and USC Chan alumni
Sleep Deficits and Disorders $180 $162

General Course Information

Prerequisite. The Introduction to Lifestyle Redesign® is a prerequisite to the other courses in the Life Management Series, and must be completed first.

Schedule. Sign-in begins 30 minutes before the start of the course (8:30am sign in, 9:00am course).

Breaks. There are two 15 minute breaks, one in the morning, and one in the afternoon, at appropriate times.  There is a one hour lunch period, with lunch on your own. 

CEU Credit. Participants must sign in and out. Participants must complete a learning outcomes and course evaluation in order to receive a certificate of completion. Certificates will be available at the end of the course. Participants not fulfilling these requirements will not receive a certificate. Keep a copy of the brochure and certificate for your records.

Cancellation Policy. A refund, less $50 administrative fee, will be made if a cancellation notice is received 10 business days prior to the first course date. Cancellation by instructors will result in full refund. 

Special Needs Requests. If you require ADA accommodations, please contact us at (323) 442-2811 at least two weeks before the course date for arrangements. 

Audience. This course is designed for OTs, OTAs and others as an introductory level course; however all levels of experience are welcome as are all areas of practice. 

Contact/Help

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How to Register


AOTA Approved Provider of Continuing Education

AOTA Classification codes
Lifestyle Redesign®; Sleep/Rest; Intervention

The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

.6 CEUs (6 contact hours)