Catalogue 2020 - 2021

OTD 647 Preparation for Professional Practice


2 crs.


Fall 2 - OTD 614, OTD 624, OTD 626, OTD 630, OTD 632, OTD 633, and OTD 638

Course Description

This course focuses on facilitating the transition from academic student, to fieldwork student, and ultimately to future practitioner. Topics addressed include clinical supervision, communication, ethics, certification and licensure, employment, professional organizations and affiliations, professional behaviors at fieldwork and beyond, the student’s role as a future fieldwork educator, interviewing skills, negotiation, and lifelong learning. In addition, students will complete an electronic portfolio highlighting their progress throughout the didactic portion of their education and in preparation for fieldwork and employment.