This course focuses on psychosocial evaluation and intervention in various settings. Individuals and families are viewed within a framework that considers how biological, psychological, and sociocultural issues influence occupational behavior. A client-centered approach is emphasized, with a corresponding interest in the client's subjective experience of meaning through activity. Though this course focuses on occupational therapy in mental health settings, implications for psychosocial practice in other contexts are discussed. Course content is intended to broaden the student's psychosocial perspective, applicable theoretical base, and clinical reasoning skills in working with individuals and families in various practice settings.
OTH 609: Evaluation and Intervention: Psychosocial Settings with Lab