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APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program
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APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program

The course and assessment center will be useful for new and experienced health care professionals involved with clinical education. While the information presented covers the basic skills for clinical instructors, the interactive tasks and large and small group discussions will be of benefit even to experienced clinical educators. Members of professions other than PT who attend will receive a certificate of completion, but may not complete the assessment center or receive the credential.

11/15/2014 to 11/16/2014
When: 11/15/2014 - 11/16/14
7:30am - 5:30pm
Where: San Diego Mesa College
7250 Mesa College Drive
Room S-201
San Diego 92111
Presenter: Marijean Piorkowski, PT, DPT
Contact: Rita Pierson
(916) 929-2782


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Who should attend?

The course and assessment center will be useful for new and experienced health care professionals involved with clinical education. While the information presented covers the basic skills for clinical instructors, the interactive tasks and large and small group discussions will be of benefit even to experienced clinical educators. Members of professions other than PT who attend will receive a certificate of completion, but may not complete the assessment center or receive the credential.

Approved for 15 contact hours (1.5 CEUs).

Course Description

This program is recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) as a Clinical Instructor (CI) Education and Credentialing Program. The program was developed through a grant funded by APTA.

The program addresses issues of planning and preparing for students from the health care disciplines during their clinical education experiences; developing learning experiences and supporting ongoing learning through questioning and effective feedback. Skills of evaluation are discussed, as well as the identification and management of students with exceptional situations. The program closes with a brief look at legal implications for clinical educators, including issues presented by ADA legislation.

The "Assessment Center" provides each participant with the opportunity to apply information from the program in simulated situations. Successful completion of each station in the Assessment Center results in the awarding of APTA’s CI Credential. The six assessment center stations are integrated into the program schedule.

It is essential that each participant attend all sessions of the course and assessment center in its entirety on order to receive the credential.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of the program, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify roles and responsibilities of CI’s
  • Assess a student’s readiness to learn
  • Plan clinical learning experiences
  • Evaluate student performance
  • Demonstrate skills to manage the exceptional student
  • Discuss legal issues in clinical education

Speaker Bio

Marijean Piorkowski, PT, DPT

Dr. Marijean Piorkowski, PT, MS, DPT graduated from UCLA/Children’s Hospital with a Bachelors Degree in PE and a Certificate in Physical Therapy,. She has worked in both in- and outpatient settings, research, and alcohol/drug treatment centers. Several years after PT school, she returned to UCLA for a MS in Kinesiology, then earned a transitional DPT from Western University. She has been a Center Coordinator of Clinical Education, a Director of Clinical Education and Program Chair for Cerritos College PTA program. Currently she is a Credentialed Instructor for the Clinical Instructor Education Program, a CAPTE PTA program team leader for accreditation, and a per diem physical therapist.

Course Schedule

Saturday, November 15, 2014

7:30am      Registration
8:00am      Workshop begins
                    The Clinician as Clinical Educator
                    Determining Readiness to Learn
12:00pm     Lunch on your own
1:00pm       Facilitating Learning in the Clinical Environment
                     Assessment Center: Two Stations
5:00pm      Conclusion

Sunday, November 16, 2014

8:00am      Workshop begins
                    Performance Assessment
                    Legal Issues 
12:00pm     Lunch on your own
1:00pm      Managing Exceptional Students and Students with Problems
                   Assessment Center: Four Stations
5:30pm      Conclusion

Location

San Diego Mesa College
7250 Mesa College Drive
Room S-201
San Diego, CA 92111

Registration Information

$350 CPTA Members
$560 Non-Members

* $100 Late fee for registrations received after  November 01, 2014*

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received in writing. Full refund less 20% if cancellation is received at least seven days prior to the start of the course. No refunds after November 8, 2014.

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