Feb 25, 2021  
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OTAH 221 - Psychosocial Fieldwork I

(Total minimum of 45 Hours Field Experience) 1 Credit

Prerequisite(s): OTAH 120 Pediatric/Adolescent OTA  , OTAH 121 Pediatrics/Adolescent Fieldwork I  , OTAH 122 Pediatric/Adolescent Clinical Conditions for the OTA  .
Corequisite(s): COMM 110 Interpersonal Communication  , FITN 201 Kinesiology  , SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology  , OTAH 200 Psychosocial OTA  .
Level I Fieldwork in Psychosocial OTA is the second among the primary clinical experiences as the student progresses through the lifespan curriculum. The students will have the opportunity to observe and interact off-campus with the psychosocial population under the supervision of an OTA or OT clinician. The focus of this fieldwork experience allows the student to use observational and interactional skills to relate theoretical and scientific principles learned in the didactic portion of the academic program.  Students observe psychosocial dysfunction as it impacts an individual’s occupational performance and participation.  The student will have the opportunity to gather information regarding the client’s personal and medical history to realize the importance in developing an occupational profile.  This will assist in determining client centered groups that are meaningful and occupationally based. This clinical experience will also provide the student the ability to observe therapeutic use of self and allow the student to exercise their professional communication and interpersonal skills through their interactions with clients, supervisors and other members of the psychiatric team. Specific assignments and objectives will be given to the students to serve as a guide during this clinical experience.


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