Washington Occupational Therapy practitioners (OTs and OTAs) are required to have 3 hours of CE credit in the area of suicide prevention at the time of their licensure renewal. (See this clarification from the DOH for more information.)
- First, either become a WOTA member or renew your membership if needed.
- Then, watch the course on WOTA's YouTube playlist.
- Finally, take the post-test, which will be checked along with your member status. Following that, you will be emailed a certificate of completion.
The discussion is presented by WOTA member Diane Norell, MSW, OTR/L, CPRP. Diane is a full time special faculty member who teaches the mental health courses such as group process and mental health within the Department of Occupational Therapy. She also the Department's Academic Fieldwork Coordinator for Level I and II Fieldworks. Her interests and expertise are in mental health illnesses, group process and intervention, and multifamily psychoeducation. She has been a practicing occupational therapist for the past 30 years with experience in mainly mental health illnesses and rehabilitation. Ms. Norell received her BS in occupational therapy in 1974, from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, N.D., and earned her MSW degree from Eastern Washington University in 1982.