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Special Topics in Behavioral Health 1: Diagnosis


Contact Hours: 10.5 Contact Hours

Length: 3 weeks Online + Sync Session

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For: PT, PTA, MD, DO, RN, OT, NP, PA, PSYCH, Other Licensed Health Care Providers

This course provides an overview of common behavioral health diagnoses seen across disciplines in the provision of health care services. These include depression, anxiety, PTSD, personality disorders, OCD and adjustment disorders. Special consideration is given to suicide and trauma, with preparedness planning guidelines and resources incorporated to equip learners for complex and/or emergency situations. The majority of the content is provided via recorded lectures and reading assignments, but further reflection and application opportunities are also provided via challenge journal questions for self-study and group activities during the synchronous session.

Course Objectives/Outcomes

By the end of the course, a successful participant will be able to: 

  • Examine clinical features of the most common depressive and anxiety disorders. 
  • Explain the impact of trauma and ACEs on the central nervous system. 
  • Assemble an emergency plan for a suicidal patient in their clinic.  
  • Break down the clinical decision-making process a primary care provider executes when determining a care plan for a patient with a behavioral health diagnosis. 
  • Contrast the similarities and differences in behavioral health treatments carried out by primary care physicians/PAs/NPs compared to psychiatrists, neuropsychologists and clinical psychologists and counselors. 
  • Characterize the clinical features of personality disorders, OCD and attachment disorders, including how these disorders may impact the therapeutic relationship and prognosis of a patient seeking care for pain and/or other health concerns. 



Evidence in Motion is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. PD activity approval ID# 5975. This blended/hybrid activity is offered at 10.5 Contact hours/1.05 CEUs Intermediate, Foundational Knowledge. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures. 

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