This course has been designed to provide the clinical doctoral learner with the opportunity for examination and discussion of the responsibilities, challenges and opportunities inherent in doctoral level occupational therapy practice. Themes of this course include cultural responsiveness, interprofessionalism, and analysis of how the profession’s values and beliefs have evolved over time. Speakers represent a variety of practice areas, education, research and leadership. Doctoral learners will contribute their own unique and varying professional experiences to the dialogue as we discuss ways to enhance occupational therapy and maximize participation at both individual and societal levels. Thus, it is hoped that together, learners and faculty will engage in a broad sharing of perspectives related to promoting professional development and advancement of occupational therapy.
Upon successful completion of the course, the participant will: