DPT 600 Psychosocial Aspects of Health Care

Psychological and sociological effects of acute, chronic, progressive, psychiatric, terminal, traumatic, and congenital medical problems on the client, family, and therapist; the relationship of race, religion, ethnic background, gender and sexuality, medical beliefs, and language to client/-therapist interactions and to the well-being of the client; communication skills used with clients, families, and colleagues; and use of self-awareness to enhance the therapist’s therapeutic presence.  Emphasis is on clinical application with active student involvement


4 sh

Future Course Number

DPT 6000


Unsatisfactory course grade—remediation during the break between             Modules II and III.

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