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Journaling in OT: A Reflective Practice to Address Anxiety and Sensory Regulation

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Aditi Mehra, DHSc, OTR/L


Journaling in OT: A Reflective Practice to Address Anxiety and Sensory Regulation

Occupational therapy practice in mental health has gained significant momentum in the past few years. However, research suggests that many practitioners struggle to find simple, effective ways to implement intervention strategies. Mental health issues like anxiety and emotional regulation are always important factors to consider in any intervention. When left untreated, they can gravely impact client outcomes and overall participation.

In this 2-hour webinar, we explore and combine 2 evidence-based strategies: the art of Journaling and the science of Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT). This strategy is rooted in the principles of behavioral psychology to address negative thoughts, overthinking, and emotional dysregulation, which often leads to anxiety and can be debilitating.

In this hands-on course, practitioners practice these strategies by creating their own journal entries using downloadable worksheets specifically designed to help with these areas: organizing emotions, using coping strategies, and mindfulness practice. Practitioners learn research-based coping strategies to use in their practice the very next day and discover the profoundly therapeutic impact of journaling as being a highly effective, versatile, and low-cost strategy to add to their toolboxes.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Summarize the research on the efficacy of OT interventions in emotional regulation and mental health.
  2. Identify the myths and benefits of journaling for mental health.
  3. Describe the evolution of negativity bias and its impact on the mind.
  4. Differentiate the principles of Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) used to address emotional regulation.
  5. Identify the problems with avoidance of negative thoughts in ACT.
  6. State the steps and benefits of using the Standard Celeration Chart to determine the effectiveness of journaling intervention.

Course Information

  • Target Audience: intermediate- to advanced-level OTs, COTAs, and other pediatric professionals
    Note: While many professionals may benefit from the course content, we can only guarantee acceptance of continuing education credit as described in the following CEU section.
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  • Course Instructor: Aditi Mehra, DHSc, OTR/L
  • CE Broker course code: 20-910851

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

AOTA-Approved Provider Program Sensational Brain LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. PD activity ID# 04382. This distance-learning, independent format is offered at 0.2 CEUs, Intermediate Level, OT Service Delivery. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.


Photo of Sensational Brain speaker Dr. Aditi Mehra

Aditi Mehra, DHSc, OTR/L, received her Bachelors in Occupational Therapy from Western Michigan University in 1998 and her Doctorate in Health Sciences from Midwestern University, Illinois, in 2016. Since then, she has practiced as a pediatric OT in various settings such as early intervention, hand therapy, NICU, inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation, and schools. During her doctoral studies, Dr. Mehra pursued a certification in Applied Behavior Analysis to improve and enhance collaboration within multidisciplinary teams. Once she delved deeper into this field, she discovered Fit Learning, an academic program based on the principles of ABA designed to build fluency and address all differences in learning (executive functioning, ADHD. etc.). Dr. Mehra is currently the Director of Fit Learning Labs in the Chicagoland area and continues to practice OT in both schools and private teletherapy services. She is passionate about Interpersonal Education and strives to foster multidisciplinary collaboration among OTs and other allied health professionals. She provides continuing education presentations for various allied health groups in her community and is an avid blogger for Psychology Today. To view Aditi’s course, check out her product page.


  • Financial: Aditi Mehra receives a speaking fee from Sensational Brain LLC. She is the author of 25 Tips to Improve Student Engagement via Telehealth and offers free and paid OT resources on her website:
  • Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

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