OCTH 506 Client-Centered Care

The therapeutic use of self is explored with appraisal of self, values and communication style as in the context of effective clinical practice. The identification of one's own culture and its influence on behavior contributes to self-awareness as the first step toward cultural competence. Students increase their knowledge of diversity and cultural issues and the meaning of client-centered care. The relationship among therapeutic use of self, cultural competence and the role of occupational therapy will be examined. Course content also assists students in understanding the specific needs of diverse populations related to living with a disability, sexuality and disability, and dealing with the process of dying during integrated lab activities.

Credits

2

Prerequisite

Successful completion of previous module of Weekend Occupational Therapy Program