Oct 29, 2020  
Spring 2019 Catalog 
Spring 2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

OT 150 - Therapeutic Use of Self

Credit Hours: 1

A practice skills course designed to teach students use of self within direct patient/client care settings. Interpersonal skills development, use of therapeutic groups; group protocols, role-play and cultural competence will be stressed.

Course Outcomes
At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • articulate an understanding of the importance of the history and philosophical base of the profession of occupational therapy through a personal philosophy of helping; 
  • demonstrate therapeutic use of self-including one's personality, insights, perceptions, and assumptions as part of the therapeutic process in both individual and group interaction utilizing therapeutic interpersonal techniques of attending, responding, questioning, and disclosing;
  • describe and exhibit strategies to build therapeutic relationships including empathy, trust, and respect whish are reflective of occupational therapy principles and values;
  • describe consumer, provider, cultural, social, and environmental and other contextual barriers to therapeutic closeness and how practitioners can overcome those barriers;
  • develop personal guidelines for therapeutic use of attending, responding, questioning, disclosing;
  • articulate the therapeutic use of groups including: types of groups; appropriate application of groups in treatment and rehabilitation settings; the benefits and limitations of group modalities; strategies for designing and conducting groups; and teaching-learning strategies to enhance learning through group process; and
  • develop an occupational therapy treatment or rehabilitation group session that will effectively address participant goals and program objectives related to quality of life, well-being, occupation, health, or injury prevention, considering contexts (cultural, physical, social, personal, etc.).

Corequisites: PS 202
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