Prerequisites: Full major status in Occupational Therapy.
This course covers psychosocial dimensions of occupational therapy practice in all settings, as well as information related to the specialized practice of occupational therapy in mental health settings. Learning topics include practice models; impact of specific psychosocial challenges on human performance across the lifespan; and occupational therapy assessment and intervention skills relevant to psychosocial functioning and occupational performance. Students will also demonstrate competency in interviewing skills by participating in a standardized patient assessment activity. The Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain & Process will be integrated as a way to introduce client-centered and occupation-based practice.