Catalogue 2020 - 2021

OTD 524 Adult & Aging Practice 3


4 crs.


OTD 514

Course Description

This course is focused on training students about evaluation and evidence-based interventions, appropriate for patients/clients of different cultures, throughout the lifespan, who have mental health diagnoses and conditions. Students learn to apply theories and models of practice, as well as social or community supports, to meet client occupational needs and reduce social and institutional barriers to performance and participation. They learn to apply these theories and models of practices to ethical practice related to intervention planning, implementation, documentation, and discharge appropriate to hospital and community mental health settings. Concepts that underlie much of the material of the course include the pervasive impact of trauma, a client-centered and individualized definition of recovery, and the inter-related impact of cognition and emotions on occupational performance. The course includes role-playing activities to enhance communication skills and exposure to the use of technology in evaluation and treatment. The course also covers the positive and negative effects of medication on cognition and occupational performance. Content relevant to legislative, legal, political, economic, and management/billing considerations for these service delivery areas is also covered.