The MHSIS provides a networking and information forum for occupational therapy practitioners providing services to address mental health disorders and psychosocial dysfunction in a wide range of settings.
Mental health occupational therapy practice cuts across many venues—psychiatric inpatient and outpatient facilities; general hospitals; and community settings such as case management organizations, clubhouse models, transitional living programs, homeless shelters, vocational training programs, home care, pediatric residential care, and well-elderly centers. Emerging practice arenas addressing mental health issues and demonstrating innovative occupational therapy intervention include school systems, employee assistance programs, and private practice.
The MHSIS provides a forum for networking with other practitioners, promoting mental health practice, sharing information, and accessing clinical resources. AOTA members have the opportunity to interact on an active listserv that addresses a wide range of issues pertinent to the profession. The MHSIS strives to support the membership by informing practitioners about evidence-based practice, legislative issues, payment systems, research, and recruitment and retention issues.
To join MHSIS, contact AOTA Membership at 301-652-2682, ext. 2769 or toll-free at 1-800-SAY-AOTA (1-800-729-2682).
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