OTA202 - Psychosocial Dysfunctions : Treatment and Applications

This course focuses on the further development of observation, assessment skills, task analysis and interventions for individuals with psychosocial challenges. Quality of life and meaningful occupations are emphasized. Conditions that lead to psychiatric and social-emotional challenges are examined. Clinical features, medical management and issues impacting OT are covered.

Credits: 8

Offered: Summer


  1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the concepts of human behavior to include the behavioral and social sciences (e.g., principles of psychology, sociology, abnormal psychology) and occupational science.
  2. Learn to facilitate discharge planning by reviewing the needs of the client, caregiver, family, and significant others; resources; and discharge environment, and identify those needs to the occupational therapist, client, and others involved in discharge
  3. Learn to recommend to the OT the need for termination of OT services when stated outcomes have been achieved or it has been determined that they cannot be achieved.
  4. Articulate the importance of how scholarly activities and literature contribute to the development of the profession, demonstrate where to find and understand the information (including quality of the source); identify how to utilize literature to make ev
  5. Identify strategies to assist the consumer in gaining access to occupational therapy services.
  6. Select and provide direct occupational therapy interventions and procedures to enhance safety, health and wellness, and performance in ADLs, IADLs, education, work, play, rest, sleep, leisure, and social participation.
  7. Articulate the ethical and practical considerations that affect health and wellness of those who are experiencing or are at risk for social injustice, occupational deprivation, and disparity in the receipt of services.
  8. Understand the effects of physical and mental health, heritable diseases and predisposing genetic conditions, disability, disease processes, and traumatic injury to the individual within the cultural context of family and society on occupational performan
  9. Describe basic features of models of practice and frames of reference that are used in occupational therapy.
  10. Gather and share data for the purpose of screening and evaluation methods including learning to administer selected assessments using appropriate procedures and protocols (including standardized formats), skilled observations, occupational histories, cons
  11. Understand how to assist with the development of occupation-based intervention plans and strategies (including goals and methods to achieve them) based on the stated needs of the client as well as data gathered during the evaluation process in collaborati
  12. Understand how to provide development, remediation, and compensation for cognitive, perceptual, sensory, and behavioral skills specific to individuals with psychosocial dysfunction.
  13. Promote the use of appropriate home and community programming to support performance in the client’s natural environment and participation in all contexts relevant to the client.
  14. Monitor and reassess, in collaboration with the client, caregiver, family, and significant others, the effect of occupational therapy intervention and the need for continued or modified intervention, and communicate the identified needs to the occupationa