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Psychosocial Aspects of Rehabilitation - OT88

Psychosocial Aspects of Rehabilitation

by Pat Precin, PhD, PsyaD, OTR/L, LP, NCPsyA, FAOTA
(4.5 / 13 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Occupational Therapy (0.10 AOTA CEU)

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


Clients’ psychosocial issues can profoundly affect rehabilitation for individuals with disabilities. Most individuals undergoing rehabilitation are under stress, and their ability to cope with anxiety may be compromised. Depression also can occur secondary to physical disability and/or changes in levels of functioning and occupational participation. Clients who are anxious, emotionally upset, or depressed may struggle to concentrate on rehabilitation goals and may not be able to employ therapeutic techniques unless their psychosocial factors are identified and managed. Psychosocial status has been shown to be a significant predictor of physical health. Thus, education on identifying and managing psychosocial concerns within the therapeutic scope of practice is vital for physical, occupational, speech-language pathology, and audiology rehabilitation specialists.


The goal of this education program is to provide rehabilitation therapists with information about the definition, incidence, identification, and treatment of clients with psychosocial issues during rehabilitation. After reviewing the information presented in this module, you should be able to:
  • Define and describe how the psychosocial aspects of coping skills, anxiety, and depression affect rehabilitation
  • Identify psychosocial intervention techniques to help promote psychosocial adaptation and adjustment to illness and disability
  • Discuss resources and tactics for psychosocial client education, wellness, and prevention
Content Level: Intermediate
Instructional Method: Online Course — Clinical Vignette & Narrative
Content Focus
Domain of OT: Client factors
Domain of OT: Context and environment
OT Process: Intervention

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists and audiologists.
Occupational therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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Relias LLC is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy and Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 9/12/2019
Date of Most Recent Review: 9/12/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 9/12/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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Gregory H - Cedar Crest, NM  ·  Nov 04, 2019
This course was very informative
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Erica S - Riverside, IL  ·  Oct 22, 2019
good information to put into use in future practice
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CAROL S - Milan, IN  ·  Oct 06, 2019
Good course with a lot of useful information
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Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50