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Therapy Practicum II

Location: 
Curative Education Program, Glenmoore, PA.
Length: 
30 hours (variable - over several weeks).
Dates: 
September 2006 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion, students will be able to: plan and administer a course of treatment in one of the following therapeutic modalities under the supervision of a qualified practitioner: therapeutic baths, colored daylight shadow therapy, Madonna treatment, therapeutic riding, embrocation (rhythmical massage), therapeutic eurythmy, music therapy, or art therapy.

Instruction: 

Students choose one therapeutic modality to pursue in depth during the course of their practicum. Students and mentors develop a learning agreement that specifies the nature of their engagement in the therapeutic process. Depending on the modality, students form part of a therapeutic team (e.g. in colored daylight shadow therapy), and are mentored by an experienced team-member, or they practice an individually administered treatment under the guidance of an experienced practitioner (e.g. therapeutic baths). In regular mentoring sessions, students are introduced to all practical aspects of conducting the treatment, as well as its rational, purpose and indication. Students keep a process diary and submit a written process summary at the end of the practicum experience. The process diary and summary are reviewed by student and mentor. Learning agreements are reviewed halfway through the practicum and may be changed if necessary.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours in Curative Education, Special Education, Complementary Health Care, Complementary Medicine and Therapy, and any discipline that could benefit from such a complementary learning experience (9/07) (10/10 revalidation) (11/15 revalidation).

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