The purpose of this course is to increase awareness and develop understanding of interpersonal and intra-personal skills as they relate to the Allied Health Professional. The focus is to enhance communication skills essential for positive and effective therapeutic and inter-professional relationships in the health care field. Information is considered fundamental for personal, professional and therapeutic engagement. Particular emphasis will be placed on self-awareness, therapeutic use of self, values clarification, verbal/non-verbal communication, written communication, conflict resolution and dispute resolution methods, professionalism, and performance evaluation. . Prerequisites: Admission to the OTA program, BIO213, ENG101, OTS101, PSY101; Co-requisites: BIO214, OTS103, OTS104.