The professional occupational therapist should think logically and analytically, communicate clearly and effectively, be intellectually autonomous, understand the interrelationship of various branches of knowledge, and acquire a set of personal and professional values. The following are the program-specific educational goals:
- Establish a therapeutic relationship and maintain rapport with clients.
- Evaluate clients using interview, observation and testing.
- Identify problems appropriate for occupational therapy intervention and plan treatment with an identified frame of reference.
- Effectively and efficiently implement client intervention.
- Supervise the implementation of client intervention.
- Manage the intervention setting.
- Consult and participate in health care planning.
- Identify, implement, write and critique research relevant to occupational therapy theory and practice.