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Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP)
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Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP)

7/29/2017 to 7/30/2017
When: July 29-30, 2017
From 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Where: West Coast University
590 N Vermont Avenue
Classroom 706
Los Angeles, CA  90004
United States
Presenter: Teressa Brown, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS & Valerie Teglia, PT, DPT, NCS
Contact: Rita Pierson
(916) 929-2782 x105

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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.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you 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


Teressa Brown, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS is Program Director and Associate Professor at West Coast University. A recent transplant from Boston, she spent five years on the faculty at Simmons College in Boston in the role of Assistant Director of Clinical education and Associate Professor of Practice. Her teaching responsibilities included clinical education, human anatomy, musculoskeletal physical therapy and complex conditions. In addition, as a board certified specialist in orthopedics, Dr. Brown has maintained active clinical practice over the past 10 years, most recently working as a therapist at New England Baptist Hospital and Beverly Hospital in the Boston area. Her research interest is focused on teaching and learning methodologies as well as predictors for success in the classroom and the clinic. Her dissertation is examining current practice for teaching human anatomy in physical therapy education. Additionally, she has been exploring the use of Simulated and Standardized patient experiences in physical therapy education and their effect on student learning.

Dr. Brown has APTA certification for both the basic and the advanced clinical instructor programs. She is a trainer for the APTA Clinical Instructor Training Program and has run multiple courses credentialing over 100 new clinical instructors in a variety of health care disciplines.

Valerie Teglia, PT, DPT, NCS
is the Director of Clinical Education and an Associate Professor at Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles. She serves as faculty advisor for the student led pro-bono physical therapy clinic. Dr. Teglia is a graduate of Mount St. Mary’s College Master’s Program in Physical Therapy, received her DPT from Temple University, and a BS in Physiologic Science from UCLA. Her clinical experience includes positions as a staff PT, clinical supervisor and Clinical Education Coordinator at Northridge Hospital Medical Center and lead therapist at New Start Homes for clients with high level spinal cord injury. She currently treats pediatric patients in school settings in addition to her academic appointment.

Course Schedule

July 29, 2017

7:45-8:00 am
8:00-8:15 am  Introduction 

8:15-9:30 am


Section I

The Clinician as Clinical Educator

9:30-9:45 am  Break

9:45-12:15 pm

Section II

Readiness to Learn

12:15-1:15 pm  Lunch (on your own)

1:15-3:15 pm


Section III

Facilitating Clinical Learning

3:15-3:30 pm  Break

*3:30-5:30 pm



Orientation to the Assessment Center (AC) and Score Report

AC Stations 1 and 2
Scoring, Questions, and Answers


July 30, 2017

8:00-10:00 am

Section IV

Performance Assessment/CPI

10:00-10:15 am  Break

10:15-12:15 pm


Section V

Legal Issues

12:15-1:15 pm  Lunch (on your own)

1:30-3:00 pm


Section VI

Managing the Exceptional Student

3:00-3:15 pm  Break

*3:15-5:30 pm




AC Stations 3, 4, 5, and 6

(Take a break as needed any time after Station 4)

Scoring and Post-test

Questions and Answers



Approved for 16.0 contact hours or 1.6 CEUs

Target Audience

PTs and PTAs who work with students or foreign trained licensed applicants. Instructional Level is Basic-Intermediate.

Registration Fees

Registration received by July 14, 2017
$360 APTA PT and PTA members
$580 Non-members

Add $100 for late registration.
No on-site registration permitted.



All cancellation requests must be received in writing – no exceptions. A full refund, less 20% service fee, if cancellation is received 14 days prior to the start of the course. No refunds after July 14, 2017.


Free surface parking


Hotel Normandie
605 Normandie Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90005
(213) 388-8138
Request the West Coast University preferred rate of $149 single/double

Embassy Suites
800 North Central Avenue
Glendale, CA 91203
(818) 550-0828

Special Note(s)

Registrants must complete a dossier electronically. Dossier is emailed to you and embedded in the registration confirmation. Please return the dossier at least 3 weeks prior to the start of the course.

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