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Course Title: Mental Health and Psychosocial Practice
Course ID: OTA 215

This course presents the role of the occupational therapy assistant in the psychosocial area of Occupational Therapy practice. Students will learn selected frames of reference, and explore the effects of psychosocial dysfunction on areas of occupation. Students will learn skills necessary to assess, implement, and document intervention in a variety of mental health settings. Client factors, including culture and diversity, therapeutic interactions, and methods are studied. Students will develop skills in administering individual and group interventions, professional communication, conflict negotiation, and advocacy. Lab activities, in-class activities, and Level I fieldwork opportunities will enable students to participate in and apply psychosocial principles to practice. Lecture 3 hours/Clinical 4 hours/Total 7 hours per week.

Credits: 4
Semester(s): Fall

Prerequisites: One-Year Certificate Pre-Occupational Therapy Assistant; accepted admission into OTA program with a minimum GPA of 2.5

Corequisites: None

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