OTH 622: Fieldwork Seminar and Professional Identity Exploration

The fieldwork seminar is a prerequisite to Level II Fieldwork. It is designed to assist students in their professional socialization and to identify issues related to professional behavior. Students will participate in a group process to effect personal change, to develop and apply communication skills, and to facilitate professional development. Through discussion and role-plays students are encouraged to become reflective practitioners who are more personally aware of themselves, the roles they are expected to play, and how their values and communication patterns may facilitate or interfere with the therapeutic process. Topics include: values as determinants of behavior; ethics; effective communication; group leadership and dynamics, teaching tools and strategies, and professional portfolio development.