PT 668 - Psychosocial Aspects of Physical Disability
(2 cr.) This course addresses the psychosocial dimensions of physical therapy intervention from both the therapist's and client's perspective. Students foster clinical reasoning by completing and presenting an integrative case project at the end of semester. Topics include: the humanistic philosophy as part of psychological rehabilitation; physical and psychological variables that influence recovery; clinical reasoning process of PTs and qualities of experts; the therapeutic relationship and client-centered practice; psychological influences on rehabilitation and adaptation including stress and trauma; typical mental health conditions that are part of PT practice; behavioral management of difficult persons and situations including suicidality, abuse and mental illness; and sexuality and disability-intervention strategies. Every Year, Summer

Summer 1 2015