The Role of OT in Substance Abuse and Addiction

Course Overview




Back by popular demand, The OT Role in Substance Abuse and Addition, as an on-demand course.

Registration is open and the course is loaded.

3 Hours. 3 CEUS

Video Presentation

This course will review:

  • Social determinates of addition
  • The role of OT in Substance Abuse Rehabilitation
  • Assessments
  • Goal setting and Occupation Based Intervention
  • Dual Diagnosis and Harm Reduction
  • Community re-integration and community based interventions

Recorded Webinar: Case Study and Questions

1 Hour.

Watch the recording of this session.  Teneil Bell presents a case study relating the video presentation to clinical practice.  There Q and A time and lots of discussion.   *You have until the 31st of December 2024 to complete this course*



The OT Link is delighted to welcome Teneil Bell!

Teneil Bell graduated with a BSc in Occupational Therapy from the University of the Western Cape in 2008. She completed her Masters in Early Childhood Intervention at the University of Pretoria in 2012 and her BA Honours in Psychology through UNISA, in 2014.  In 2012 she was appointed as a lecturer in Occupational Therapy at the University of the Western Cape. She has spent the past 11 years in lecturing, clinical supervision and research at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level, in the field of Mental Health. Teneil’s career highlights include her contribution to the development of e-Learning and blended learning within the UWC OT curriculum and realignment and development of the Mental Health curriculum at UWC. She brings clinical and supervisory experience in Substance Abuse and Addiction Rehabilitation in both the public and private sectors and has facilitated, published and presented research in this area.

Her publication in this area includes:

Bell, Teneil & Wegner, Lisa & Blake, Lauren & Jupp, Leigh & Nyabenda, Fides & Turner, Tamryn. (2015). Clients’ perceptions of an occupational therapy intervention at a substance use rehabilitation centre in the Western Cape. South African Journal of Occupational Therapy. 45. 10-14. 10.17159/2310-3833/2015/V45N2A3.

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