“Our distinct value for people living with severe mental illness includes our deep understanding of functional performance in the areas of play and leisure, rest and sleep, ADLs and IADLs, and work. If we are not in community mental health, many who need our support will not have access. We have specific skills to support participation in occupations that they need and will not receive without occupational therapy’s ability to serve them in the community”. Claudette Fette, OTR, Ph.D.

Announcement: TOTA’s Mental/Behavioral Health Ad Hoc Committee live Synchronous workshops for The Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) and the Adult Needs and Strengths Assessment (ANSA) have been canceled due to low enrollment. 





TOTA Mental/Behavioral Health Adhoc committee members:
Claudette Fette, OTR, Ph.D. 
Ashley Harrell, OTR, IMH-A
Sharon Hennigan, OTR, MA, CCM, CHT
Cynthia Hoskins OTR, MOT, DBH
Ricky Joseph, OTR, Ph.D. 
John Luna, OTR, OTD 
Paul Martinez, OTR, MOT
Clarissa Medrano, OTR, MOT 
Lauro A. Munoz, OTR, MOT, QAP, FAOTA
Anjali Parti, OTR, OTD 
Sue Ram, OTD, OTR 
Kathlyn Reed, OTR, Ph.D., MLIS, FAOTA