Occupational therapy for persons deprived of their liberty or on probation

Course Code: TO 213 • Study year: II • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Psychology • Field of study: Occupational Therapy
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: English
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Sebastian Claudiu Stefani
Seminar tutor: Sebastian Claudiu Stefani
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class
Number of teaching hours per semester: 56
Number of teaching hours per week: 4
Semester: Summer
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 5

Course aims:

Acquiring knowledge and methods of working with people who have committed crimes.

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

1. Probation, conceptual delimitations
2. Probation history.
3. Probation in a European and international context
4. Probation models
5. The legal context of probation
6. Face-to-face probation.
7. Sentencing probation: community surveillance
8. Sentence probation: assistance and counseling.
9. Sentencing probation: assistance and counseling.
10. Therapeutic intervention for people with mental health problems.
11. Methods and techniques of working with people with mental health problems.
12. Correctional paradigms.

Teaching methods:

Lecture, conversation, examples

Learning outcomes:

-Students will know the concepts and terms specific to the discipline.
-Students will acquire the necessary skills to identify the role of custodial sanctions and community sanctions.
-Students will acquire the necessary skills to identify the role of prison in the punishment system.
-Students will acquire the ability to self-assess training needs and identify resources and ways of personal development in order to adapt to the requirements of the occupation of occupational therapist in the field of work with people who have committed crimes.

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Written exam and project

Recommended reading:

Poledna, Sorina, Modalităţi de intervenţie psihosocială în activitatea de probaţiune, Presa Universitara Clujeana, Cluj Napoca, 2002, 205.
Poledna Sorina, Probaţiunea în România. Politici. Legislaţie Proceduri, Presa Univesitara Clujea na, Cluj Napoca, 2001, 250.
none, none, none, Abrud, 2017, 211.