This course will examine the occupational therapy process in relation to individuals with psychosocial disorders and disruptions. Topics include assessment/evaluation tools and techniques, frames of reference, group processes and group dynamics, psychiatric diagnosis based on the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, effective documentation skills, and intervention strategies specific to this population. Using the OTPF III as a guide, students build their abilities to plan, implement and evaluate interventions for persons representing the full lifespan. Personal and professional development as a professional responsibility is included.
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