FWE – OT Student Communication – Part 3: Embracing Difficult Topics


Arementhis Lester, BSOT, MAMC


Zari Cooper, MOT, OTR/L, CLT


Sherry L Bredy

Occup Therapist

This 3-part series will address the Fieldwork Educator (FWE) and fieldwork student relationship throughout the level II experience and how this can either facilitate or hinder the learning experience. Through moderated discussion and Q&A with a diverse panel of fieldwork educators across various clinical practice settings, participants will gain insights on best practices for student-centered communication and learning while optimizing client-centered care.

Target Audience

This course is well suited for occupational therapy fieldwork coordinators and fieldwork educators as well as other occupational therapists interested in supervising students.

Educational Level

Introductory: Information is geared to practitioners with little or no knowledge of the subject matter. Focus is on providing general introductory information.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Prioritize a healthy relationship with your student to allow a safe space to communicate.
  • Illustrate examples of implicit biases that may become evident in fieldwork experiences.
  • Appraise your own implicit biases and your role in creating a psychological safe space.
  • Discuss Coalition of Occupational Therapy Advocates for Diversity (COTAD).

Completion Requirements

1 Contact Hour for State of Florida Occupational Therapy practitioners will be awarded upon a successful completion of a multiple choice post-test. Participants will be able to print a certificate of completion after completing a short course evaluation in addition to the post-test.

Disclosure Statement

Instructors have stated that they have not received funding to support this training.

Instructional Methods

One (1) hour course during which the learner will view a streaming video presentation, reference PowerPoint® slides, and take a multiple choice post-test.


UF OT Continuing Education at OTContinuingEd@phhp.ufl.edu with special needs requests, questions, or concerns.