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2021-2022 General Catalog 
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OCTA 204 syllabus

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OCTA 204:Mental Challenges to Occupation

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture hours per week: 2
Lab hours per week: 3

Prerequisite(s): OCTA 200 OCTA 201  
Corequisite(s): OCTA 203 OCTA 205 OCTA 206 OCTA 208  
This course will introduce the history and theories, contexts, and interactions with individuals with psychosocial issues that alter an individual’s performance in areas of occupation (ADL, IADL, health management, education, play, work, play, leisure, rest and sleep and social participation).  It will explore treatment approaches and techniques for the client with psychosocial dysfunction to be performed by the OTA. Topics include role of the OTA, practice models, behavioral and life span issues, major DSM-V diagnoses, contexts of intervention, symptoms, therapeutic use of self, safety, culture, professional behaviors, communication skills (oral and written), group techniques and planning strategies for group intervention and group activities. The evaluation process and appropriate assessments will be introduced. Students will apply didactic knowledge to the clinical setting in a variety of Level I-A fieldwork settings. Enrollment in OCTA program courses is limited to those students who have been selected and admitted to the professional phase of the program. Program courses are sequenced by semester and must be taken as a group each semester per program requirements.(Fall semester only)

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