Continuing Education at USC Chan
The division strives to offer ongoing learning opportunities for expanded knowledge and skills in occupational science and occupational therapy.
- For information on USC Continuing Education, visit continuingeducation.usc.edu.
- Any occupational therapist who wishes to attend one or more USC courses for credit towards a degree as a “limited status” student is invited to contact a member of our Admissions Team.
Pathways To Excellence
Designed for the experienced clinician but accessible to all master’s students, these courses are key building blocks in creating programs of study with specific occupational therapy specialty focus areas, enabling graduate students to both broaden and deepen their knowledge and expertise in cutting-edge practice areas.
- OT 560: School-based Practice
- OT 564: Sensory Integration Theory
- OT 571: Assistive Technology
- OT 572: Ergonomics
- OT 573: Hand Rehabilitation
- OT 574: Enhancing Motor Control for Occupation
- OT 575: Dysphagia Across the Lifespan: Pediatrics through Geriatrics
- OT 576: Universal Design
- OT 578: Therapeutic Communication for the Healthcare Practitioner
- OT 583: Lifestyle Redesign®
- OT 584: Clinical Applications of Telehealth Technologies
- OT 610: Sensory Integrative Dysfunction
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Fieldwork Educators Seminar
May 11, 2023 | 8am-12:30pm | .3CEUs
This continuing education seminar is for academic fieldwork educators who provide level I and level II fieldwork supervision for Chan students. Fieldwork educators will be oriented to the Chan curricular threads, key topics related to prohibited conduct and best practices in responding to students who report experiencing or witnessing prohibited conduct, and the integration of evidenced based mindfulness practice into clinical practice and fieldwork supervision.
At the end of the seminar, participants will:
- Define prohibited conduct within the context of the USC fieldwork rotation.
- Explain best practices for responding to students who report experiencing or witnessing prohibited conduct.
- Review site-specific processes related to reporting prohibited conduct, including communications to students and staff.
- Identify when and how to reach out to USC resources to ensure a safe learning environment.
- Recognize the benefits of mindfulness practice.
- Identify behaviors associated with dysregulation and/or stress in a fieldwork student.
- Apply tools to assist the student with managing their stress and self-regulation.
Check-In and Breakfast
Introduction to Curricular threads
Prohibited Conduct and the Fieldwork Experience
Creating Safe Learning Environments: Best practices for creating safe learning environments
Self-Regulation and Mindfulness for Fieldwork Educators
Candace Chatman OTD, OTR/L
Deanna Mannarelli OTD, OTR/L
Bari Turetzky OTD, OTR/L
Clarissa Saunders-Newton PhD, OTR/L
Rahel Denboba JD
Financial Disclosure: Presenters are employees of the University of Southern California. Non-Financial Disclosure: No non-financial relationships to the content of this course.
Attendees will receive an invitation via email that includes an RSVP link.
Cancellation by USC will result in an email communication to those registered. There is no fee for this seminar, therefore there is no monetary compensation for a cancellation.
Special Needs Requests
USC Chan is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development (#4613). PD activity approval ID# pending. Seminar is offered at .3 CEUs, Introductory educational level. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
Life Management Series
Starting October 1, 2022, we will no longer be offering new enrollment for the Life Management Series. Current enrollees will have until March 10, 2023, to complete their intended remaining Life Management Series courses.
To expand access to Lifestyle Redesign® training and enable OT clinicians to utilize Lifestyle Redesign® in clinical practice, the USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy is excited to offer a certification in Lifestyle Redesign®.
The certification will involve continuing education courses in Lifestyle Redesign® topics, motivational interviewing training, mentored practice hours, and a final skills assessment.
If you are interested in receiving more information regarding the certification in Lifestyle Redesign®, please contact us.
USC Sensory Integration Continuing Education (CE) Certificate Program
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USC Chan is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development (#4613). C1: PD activity approval ID# 03171. C2: PD activity approval ID# 03658 and C3: PD activity approval ID# 3659. Course 1 is offered at 3.0 CEUs, Introductory educational level. Courses 2 and 3 are 2.1 CEUs each, Intermediate educational level. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.