Psychosocial Issues in Occupational Therapy (OCTH121)
This course provides a perspective of psychosocial issues across the human life span. It provides the student with the basic knowledge regarding the role of occupational therapy in a psychosocial setting; etiology, clinical features, and prognosis of mental health diagnoses; historical and current OT theories; and documentation. The course will provide the OTA student with the opportunity to practice clinical skills and conduct groups for a variety of persons with psychosocial dysfunctions. An emphasis will be placed upon the importance of incorporating the psychosocial components of evaluation and treatment in all clinical settings. Two credit hours of lecture; four credit hours of lab. This course meets the requirement for an oral communication course (see Communication Requirements in the Academic Section of the Academic Catalog).