Mental Health in Occupational Therapy   [Archived Catalog]
2012-2013 Catalog [Aug. 2012-Aug. 2013]

OTH 2300 - Mental Health in Occupational Therapy

This course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for treatment of individuals experiencing conditions commonly seen in the mental health setting. Study of conditions will include etiology, symptoms, prognosis, medical and psychiatric treatment approaches and the impact of the condition on occupational performance throughout the lifespan. Application of theory to treatment interventions to promote engagement in occupations is emphasized. Topics include a historical and theoretical overview, mental health assessments, therapeutic use of self, client safety, treatment settings, and communication/interaction skills. Planning and facilitating occupational based individual and group sessions and the study of group roles and stages are covered.
Prerequisites: OTH 1001, DEP 2004 and PSY 1012.
Degrees Offered: A.S.

Credit Hours:3. 
Contact Hours: 2 lecture hours; 2 laboratory hours.