This course explores psychosocial aspects of occupational performance among adult and older adult populations. Using the DSM-IV-R criterion, occupation and function are explored in varied contexts and phases of wellness, illness, and disability. With this fundamental knowledge, students will engage in clinical reasoning in the areas of evaluation, goal setting and treatment planning using a collaborative model and an emphasis on meaning and purposeful activity. The inter-relationship and inter-dependence of person, physical environment, and the larger social context will be reinforced through the application of theoretical principles. Assessment tools, theoretical approaches, intervention planning, and techniques appropriate to this age range will be explored. Level I Fieldwork is integrated within the course work affording the opportunity to apply classroom experiences to real life clinical experiences.