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Mississippi Occupational Therapists

CE Requirements and Licensing

Mississippi-licensed occupational therapists have a license renewal every two years with an April 30th
deadline, even years. Twenty (20) hours of continuing education are required to renew a license. Out of
the twenty hours, seven (7) are allowed from online courses. Six (6) hours must be live, and related to
occupational therapy practice.
Occupational Therapy
Mississippi Advisory Council in Occupational Therapy
View the Board Website
Phone: 601-364-7360
CE Required: 20 hours every 2 years
Online CE Allowed: 7 hours
License Expiration: 4/30, even years
National Accreditation Accepted: AOTA
Notes: 6 hours must directly relate to OT practice & be live
Date of Info: 11/24/2015
Professional Development Resources is an AOTA-approved provider of continuing education (#3159).
The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or
clinical procedures by AOTA.

Continuing Education Courses for Occupational Therapists


Improving Social Skills in Children & Adolescents
Improving Social Skills in Children & Adolescents is a 4-hour
online continuing education course that discusses the social
skills children and adolescents will need to develop to be
successful in school and beyond. It will demonstrate the
challenges and difficulties that arise from a deficit of these
crucial skills, as well as the benefits and advantages that can
come about with well-developed social skills. This course will
also provide practical tools that teachers and therapists can
employ to guide children to overcome their difficulties in the
social realm and gain social competence. While there are
hundreds of important social skills for students to learn, we can
organize them into skill areas to make it easier to identify and
determine appropriate interventions. This course is divided into
10 chapters, each detailing various aspects of social skills that
children, teens, and adults must master to have normative,
healthy relationships with the people they encounter every day.
This course provides tools and suggestions that, with practice
and support, can assist them in managing their social skills
deficits to function in society and nurture relationships with the
peers and adults in their lives.

Animal-Assisted Therapy and the Healing Power of Pets


This is the first course in a three part series and includes the
story of Deirdre Rands journey with her animal companions
and the lessons learned from the challenges and rewards of
those relationships. Also discussed are temperament,
socialization and training; the role of the neurohormone
oxytocin in strengthening the human-companion animal bond;
the founding of the three major organizations which register
volunteer handler/therapy teams, along with the contributions
of key historic figures in developing animal-assisted therapy as
we know it today; examples of animal-assisted interventions
with dogs, cats and other animals; and attributes of a great
therapy animal and a great handler.

Cyberbullying
Cyberbullying is a 2-hour online continuing education
(CE/CEU) course that reviews evidenced-based research for
identification, management and prevention of cyberbullying in
children, adolescents and adults. Bullies have moved from the
playground and workplace to the online world, where
anonymity can facilitate bullying behavior. Cyberbullying is
intentional, repeated harm to another person using
communication technology. It is not accidental or random. It is
targeted to a person with less perceived power. This may be
someone younger, weaker, or less knowledgeable about
technology. Any communication device may be used to harass
or intimidate a victim, such as a cell phone, tablet, or computer.
Any communication platform may host cyberbullying: social
media sites (Facebook, Twitter), applications (Snapchat, AIM),
websites (forums or blogs), and any place where one person
can communicate with or at another person electronically.
The short and long-term effects of bullying are considered as
significant as neglect or maltreatment as a type of child
abuse. This course will describe specific cyberbullying
behaviors, review theories that attempt to explain why bullying
happens, list the damaging effects that befall its victims, and
discuss strategies professionals can use to prevent or manage
identified cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is a fast-growing area
of concern and all healthcare professionals should be equipped
to spot the signs and provide support for our patients and
clients, as well as keep up with the technology that drives
cyberbullying.

Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists,


7th Ed
This is a test only course (book not included). The book (or ebook) can be purchased from Amazon or some other
source.This CE test is based on the book Handbook of Clinical
Psychopharmacology for Therapists, 7th Ed. (2013, 369
pages), a highly readable text that has become the go-to
resource for thousands of mental health clinicians seeking a
reliable and easy-to-reference resource detailing the
indications, contraindications, and side effects of
psychopharmaceuticals. Organized by disorder and, within each
disorder, by medication, this book is a vital addition to any
clinicians bookshelf. An overview of neurobiology is
presented which provides a foundation for the discussions of
pharmacology and both adult and childhood disorders are
explored. This seventh edition includes an important new
chapter on withdrawing from psychopharmacological
medications that will prove useful for therapists seeking to help
their clients change medication or stop taking a
psychopharmacological medication. An extensive appendix and
sidebars throughout the text provide additional information and
discussion.