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.
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
Valerie Teglia, PT, DPT is the Director of Clinical Education and Assistant Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy at University of Southern California, in Los Angeles. Dr. Teglia is a graduate of Mount Saint Mary’s University Master’s Program in Physical Therapy, received her DPT from Temple University, and a BS in Physiologic Science from UCLA. Her clinical experience includes treating patients with spinal cord injury across the continuum of care, treatment of pediatric patients in home and school settings, and serving as the Site Coordinator of Clinical Education at a hospital in the San Fernando Valley. Dr. Teglia's current interests relate to student development in the affective domain. She has a certification in Applied Positive Psychology from the Flourishing Center, and has attended continued education coursework in motivational interviewing and appreciative inquiry.
April 4, 2020
7:45-8:00 am Registration
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
*3:30-5:00 pm Orientation to the Assessment Center (AC) and Score Report
AC Stations 1 and 2
Scoring, Questions, and Answers
April 5, 2020
8:00-10:00 am Section IV
10:00-10:15 am Break
10:15-12:15 pm Section V
12:15-1:30 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 timeafter Station 4)
Scoring and Post-test
Questions and Answers
Approved for 16.0 contact hours or 1.6 CEUs
PTs and PTAs who work with students or foreign trained licensed applicants. Instructional Level is Basic-Intermediate.
Registration received by March 21, 2020
$375 APTA PT and PTA members
Add $100 for late registration.
No on-site registration permitted.
All cancellation requests must be received in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org – 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 March 21, 2020.
Free surface parking
Radisson Suites Hotel – 7762 Beach Road, Buena Park
Courtyard by Marriott – 7621 Beach Road, Buena Park
Hampton Inn & Suites – 7307 Artesia Boulevard, Buena Park
Registrants must complete a dossier electronically. Dossier is emailed to you and embedded in the registration confirmation. Please return the dossier at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the course.