204a PLT Practicum

204a PLT Practicum

Course Description

Blending stress management and PLT technologies is a novel approach to health promotion.  Translating  "book learning" to practical application takes time and hands on practice.  The SMCPLT Practicum is designed to get you started integrating your academic understanding of stress management and polychromatic light technology in real time practice. 

Using your PLT system with family and friends give you a safe way to practice and develop your new skills.  Describing what a PLT sessions is, using compliant language to describe your client interactions, listening to your client reports and adjusting your session plans, these are all part of the therapeutic relationship and the skills you are beginning to develop. The goal is for you to practice PLT applications with expert guidance to build your confidence.

The Practicum requires you work with a minimum of 5 people with different stressful (emotional or physical) issues. The expectation is you will complete at least 15 one-hour sessions with these 5 family members, friends, or clients.

While writing your clinical note, you are expected to document the appropriate demographics, history, subjective, and observable findings. Subsequent visit notes require you to describe the observable progress and changes the client is experiencing and correlate these findings to the client’s reported "allostatic load".

After each series of 5 visits, you'll write a one-page “reflection” on your experience.  These reflections will be shared with the practicum mentor. Please use the recommended client log for reporting sessions. CEUs will be granted upon successful completion of required sessions and a reflective summary call with your course instructor.

Sound intense?  Good.  We designed this experience to push our students to a new level of professional practice.

Continuing Education Units

30 CEUs

Learning Objectives

  • Experience the different applications of each PLT pad
  • Ascertain the appropriate demographics from clients
  • Explain the following terms:
    • Observable findings
    • Demographics
    • Subjective findings
    • History
    • Allostatic load
  • Identify elements of the client’s allostatic load
  • Write your observations of the client response to the PLT intervention
  • Explain your PLT pad application strategy.
  • Self-reflect on your professional growth throughout this Practicum experience 

Course Features

  • Lectures 2
  • Quizzes 0
  • Duration 30 hour
  • Skill level Professional Level
  • Language English
  • Students 4
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assessments Yes
  • 204a PLT Practicum – Telephonic Course 0/2

    Notice: It is important to click COMPLETE at the end of each module before advancing to the next module. Once you reach “100% COMPLETE” you will be given the option to click FINISH COURSE to view your Certificate (not applicable to FREE courses). Your Certificate of Completion will be delivered to your account once you complete the course evaluation and click COMPLETE.

    • Lecture1.1
      Practicum Client Reflection
      15 hour(s)
    • Lecture1.2
      Course Evaluation
      2 minute(s)
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As a pioneer in professional education, Lana Ford served as the graduate and undergraduate teaching faculty in the Occupational Therapy Department at six different universities. As the chairperson, she was the first to use distance teleconferencing to unite three campuses in west Texas. She was also the first to establish a graduate program in Holistic Occupational Therapy. As an advocate for licensing, Lana was instrumental in getting licensure established in 18 different states. Always an innovator, researcher and professional speaker, she introduced the idea of “intuitive reasoning” in the clinical decision-making process. After leaving academia she pursued private practice using biofeedback, sound, quantum technologies, and light therapeutics. For the past 7 years, she has been working with a variety of natural health practitioners to get them appropriately licensed and certified. Lana serves as the Program Director for Stress Management Coach – PLT certification and licensing.
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Jody Mittiga is an adult nurse practitioner, trained in naturopathic health and a variety of health optimizing strategies. She specializes in palliative nursing and stress management. She is an engaging, dynamic and experienced facilitator and presenter on issues of palliative medicine, stress management, post-traumatic stress disorder, and light therapy. She has presented at venues ranging from the kitchen table to the national conference stage. She has been at the forefront of the light therapy industry for the over 5 years and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the conversation. Jody is committed to supporting a healthful re-entry for our veterans into civilian life. Her light therapy presentations include a thorough review of the evidence supporting light therapy interventions for pain reduction, circulation improvement, wound healing and stress management.