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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

OTH 2300C - Occupational Therapy in Mental Health

(3 Credit Hours)

Two hours lecture and three hours laboratory per week. Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of OTH 1114C , OTH 1520C , OTH 1410 , ENC 1102  and the Humanities elective.

Corequisites: OTH 2261L , OTH 2420C  and OTH 2802L . This course is designed to enable the student to become knowledgeable of the basic concepts of mental health and mental illness and the related role of occupational therapy process in psychosocial practice. Focus is on evaluations, treatment planning, occupational therapy practice models, the role of the COTA in various mental health settings and the therapeutic use of self. The student is introduced to appropriate methods of responding to symptoms and behaviors, safety techniques, DSM V and documentation. Laboratory activities promote the use of case-based learning to focus on skills needed in the mental health setting, treatment planning and implementation, therapeutic use of occupational with individuals and groups for the purpose of participation in roles and situations in home, school, workplace, community and other settings, as well as the importance of evidence-based practice in the mental health setting. Additional special fees are required.

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