APTA Advanced Clinical Instructor Credentialing and Education Program
March 12-13, 2018
Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
The Advanced Clinical Instructor Credentialing and Education Program brings two constructs together in one professional development program that advances both clinical teaching and best practice when providing student clinical education. Using a case-based and interactive approach to education, this program provides participants with the essential knowledge and skill to more effectively teach and mentor students in the context of a doctoring profession. Through the program’s unique philosophy and design, best outcomes will be achieved for student learning by concurrently advancing concepts of clinical teaching and clinical practice.
Course objectives participants will learn
At the conclusion of the program, CIs will be able to teach using pedagogical methods that enable learners with patients/clients to integrate more complex concepts by demonstrating:
- Consistent application of professional standards & regulations
- Autonomous practice, professionalism, EBP, and elements of Vision 2020
- Correct use of the patient/client management model
- Clinical decision making
- The importance of lifelong learning through an individual professional development plan
- Professional communication, including documentation
CIs will be more effective and efficient practitioners and clinical instructors by:
- Advancing clinical teaching concepts learned in CI Education & Credentialing Program (Level I)
- Synthesizing information from APTA, FSBPT, CAPTE, and State & Federal regulations
- Modeling, integrating, and promoting behaviors congruent with and reflective of Vision 2020 and the Core Values
- Achieving successful patient/client and student outcomes through use of best practice information
- Living the philosophy of lifelong learning
Physical therapists who are APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructors and who have supervised at least one student since completing the education and credentialing program are eligible to register for this program.
Once registration is received, you will be sent an electronic list of pre-course assignments to be completed prior to your attendance.
Due to the time required to complete the pre-course assignments, participants are encouraged to register as soon as possible.
7:30 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:45 am - 5:00 pm Coursework
7:30 am Check-in and Continental Breakfast
7:45 am - 5:00 pm Coursework
Continuing Education Credit
The workshop is offered for 16.175 credit hours which may be applied toward relicensure requirements for physical therapists. A certificate of attendance will be provided to each participant.
Laurie Kontney, PT, DPT, MS has been a Director of Clinical Education at
Marquette University since 1994. Laurie has been an active member of the
Wisconsin Clinical Education Consortium (WCEC) since its inception in 1986 and
has been involved in the development and instruction of clinical instructor
workshops since 1987. She obtained her APTA Certification as a trainer for the
APTA’s Voluntary Clinical Instructor Education and Credentialing Program in 1997
and for the APTA’s Advanced Clinical Instructor Education and Credentialing
Program in 2007. Laurie is also the Chair of the Program Committee for the
Education Section of the APTA and has been involved in developing and conducting
programming for clinical educators throughout the country.
Alecia Thiele, PT, DPT, MSEd, ATC/LAT is an Associate Professor and the Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education (ACCE) in the Physical Therapy Department at Clarke University in Dubuque, IA. She has been in this position since 1999, and also served as Assistant ACCE at the University in 1997. She obtained her APTA Certification as a trainer for the APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP) in 2000 and the Advanced CCIP in 2007. She is an active member of the Iowa Clinical Education Consortium, the Treasurer for the APTA Education Section and has also served as the Secretary, National Clinical Education ACCE Co-Chair, Clinical Education Special Interest Group (CESIG) Secretary and CESIG Programming Chair for the APTA Education Section. Alecia has also served as the Center Coordinator for clinical education in her sports medicine practice area for the past 25 years.