Catalogue 2017 - 2018

OTD 520 Therapeutic Use of Self and Group Interventions


3 crs.


Fall 1

Course Description

This course focuses on group and individual treatment methodologies in mental health and cognitive settings. Using the OTPF as a guide, students will learn a variety of psychosocial treatment methods, including those addressing the areas of social skills, relaxation, cognition, sensory integration, and other areas. These methodologies and intervention techniques are considered in a variety of settings, including inpatient, outpatient, and community-based. The course also focuses on the group process and the relationship of the self to the group. Group dynamics/group development is also emphasized, including group stages, leadership roles, conflict resolution, and problem solving. Therapeutic use of self is woven throughout the course as a therapeutic tool in occupational therapy.